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Midnight Movie - Blue Velvet

Fri 11 December 2009 // 23:55

(Fri 11th / midnight / £4/3)
(David Lynch / 1986 / USA / 120 minutes / cert 18)

It's dark, it's wonderfully weird, it's spooky, and unsettling but Blue Velvet is a timeless classic and an original thriller from arch cinema-magician and director, David Lynch. This is the darker side to America. Beneath the squeaky clean surface lurk neuroses and perversions, degradation and despair.
Brilliantly done, this film is as haunting and beautiful as it is twisted.
Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) discovers a severed human ear in a field. He befriends the young Sandy Williams (Laura Dern), the daughter of the detective assigned to the case, and uses her information to investigate the situation himself. This leads Jeffrey to Dorothy Valence (Isabella Rossellini), an otherworldly nightclub singer whose involvement with a raving psychopath named Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) begins to answer some important questions...