For David Lynch Fans, on Isabella Rossellini and the Movie Blue Velvet
ERASERHEAD, anyone? No, not here, but remember that ear? For BLUE VELVET fans there came a notice from Mike Olson, via ON THE EDGE CINEMA on Facebook, of an interesting article thirty years after the making of that film, by Rebecca Bengal, including photography by Peter Braatz. The thirty year anniversary, actually, is coincidence — as is part of the subject of the piece, “Blue Velvet Revisited: Unseen Images From a New Documentary on the Making of David Lynch’s Classic,” on VOGUE.COM. Also by Peter Braatz, the documentary is hoped to be out sometime this year, at least for film festivals and the like.
Indiana University Cinema, anyone?
And of the ear, discovered in the grass: Lynch has said he got the idea for BLUE VELVET from that ear — the film’s central metaphor and a seashell-like portal to this small-town underworld — but also from Bobby Vinton’s 1960s version of the song. “There was something mysterious about it,” he said. “It made me think about things. And the first things I thought about were lawns — lawns and the neighborhood.”
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