Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Unit 3 - Blue Velvet (1986)




Directed by David Lynch. After coming back to his home town since being away for a long time, he discovered an ear in a field near his hometown. Soon he started to discover more horrific things at a certain apartment owned by a beautiful, yet mysterious women, being abused by a dangerous and violent man.

Maddness doesn't seem to effect the main character much but the violent man, Frank, and the beautiful woman, Dorothy. The reason why is that Dorothy has an obsess over getting hit by men and as well as sexual activities on seducing men like Jeffrey. Frank seems to have an obsess with the music Blue Velvet as well as the material and also sexual activities on seducing Dorothy that seems to be like he is raping her. He also seems to put the Blue Velvet material in people's mouths to shut them up so he can do whatever to them.







(Lynch, David. (1986). Blue Velvet. http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lcfoomkD7R1qanqt5o1_500.jpg)

(Lynch, David. (1986). Blue Velvet. http://img.listal.com/image/607870/500full.jpg)

(Lynch, David. (1986). Blue Velvet. http://thisdistractedglobe.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/blue-velvet-1986-isabella-rossellini-pic-1.jpg)

(Lynch, David. (1986). Blue Velvet. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LikzyndVj-g/SaGdbcIXYKI/AAAAAAAA9VA/dqHtjCW52Gc/s400/KyleMacLachlanBlueVelvet.jpg)


The uncanny that comes in the film is the apartment building and inside, and Dorothy's flat. The reason for it is that the apartment building from the outside seem to look old and abandon though it's not. Inside the apartment building along the corriors, it's all slightly dark and eerie, not knowing what will come at you. Dorothy's flat shows the uncanniness of it by the use of lighting in the rooms.







(Lynch, David. (1986). Blue Velvet. http://www.blogcdn.com/blog.moviefone.com/media/2010/09/carolina-apartments-427-090110.jpg)

(Lynch, David. (1986). Blue Velvet. http://glenmontgomeryiii.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/01-MS-014710resize560.jpg)

(Lynch, David. (1986). Blue Velvet. http://filmgrab.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/21-dorothys-apartment.png)




"First of all, the way David Lynch makes Blue Velvet increasingly disturbing is a perfect example of how pristine the dynamics of weirdness and tension are built (remember Eraserhead and Elephant Man)."

(auberus; 2004)

As the quote explains, Blue Velvet shows its disturbing images and as well as for its weirdness the same way Eraserhead and Elephant Man in their own way. One shows what it is like being in an industrial area with a child and a wife, while the other shows the horror of being different to everyone else.

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