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David Lynch's Blue Velvet reviewed - archive, 9 April 1987

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

9 April 1987 A film that exists both on a level of absolute reality and out-and-out nightmare. Love it or hate it, see it you must, says film critic Derek Malcolm Now and again Hollywood breaks a barrier or two, generally by mistake. But I've no idea what persuaded a major company to finance David Lynch's Blue Velvet (Lumiere, Chelsea, Screen on the Hill, Gate, 18). It is as resolutely radical in both style and content as Eraserhead and light years ahead of the stodgy botch-up of Dune. We're in Lumberton, USA, where an old man collapses watering his garden. The flowers are artificially...
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