#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns to his idyllic hometown of Lumberton to manage his father’s hardware store while his father is hospitalized. Walking though a grassy meadow near the family home, Jeffrey finds a severed human ear. After an initial investigation, lead police Detective John Williams advises Jeffrey not to speak to anyone about the case as they investigate further. Detective Williams also tells Jeffrey that he cannot divulge any information about what the police know. Detective Williams’ high school aged daughter, Sandy Williams, tells Jeffrey what she knows about the case from overhearing her father’s private conversations on the matter: that it has to do with a nightclub singer named Dorothy Vallens, who lives in an older apartment building near the Beaumont home. His curiosity getting the better of him, Jeffrey, with Sandy’s help, decides to find out more about the woman at the center of the case by breaking into Dorothy’s apartment while he knows she’s at work. What Jeffrey finds is a world unfamiliar to him, one that he doesn’t truly understand but one that he is unable to deny the lure of despite the inherent dangers of being associated with a possible murder. Still, he is torn between this world and the prospect of a relationship with Sandy, the two who are falling for each other, despite Sandy already being in a relationship with Mike, the school’s star football player.
Plot: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
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I’ve never seen anything quite like this before…
What surprised me was how very different this was from the two other great David Lynch films I’d seen: “Lost Highway” and “The Straight Story”, which are in turn very different from one another. I’d been told by a disappointed David Lynch fan, back in 1997, that the only reason I was so deeply impressed with “Lost Highway” was that I hadn’t seen “Bue Velvet”, in which he does much the same kind of thing better. “Blue Velvet” may indeed be better (I wouldn’t want to say), but in no respect is it the same kind of thing. (The only instance I’ve encountered so far of Lynch making the same film twice is “Lost Highway” being remade as “Mulholland Drive”, which partly accounts for the latter film being so stale and uninvolving.)
“Blue Velvet” is a simple amateur sleuthing story, but the genius is in the telling of it. It’s hard to avoid the feeling that something supernatural is somehow involved, although it isn’t, and we know that it isn’t. It looks and feels as though we’re watching the world through a special enchanted (or cursed) prism: the image has been pulled apart, ALMOST into two distinct images, with the elements of pure evil and pure wholesomeness now distinct from one another, sitting just millimetres apart.
Unrelated to this, but still contributing to the intense suspense and the overall creepiness, is Lynch’s ability to make us familiar with a few ordinary locations, which grow more sinister – or at least more meaningful – every time we see them, until the sight of a simple concrete stairwell in the dark is enough to make us start to panic.
Stylish Cinematic Junk
It has its good points. When Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini) sings the title song in the club, the film exudes wonderful atmosphere. Other oldies-but-goodies songs also are enjoyable to listen to. And the film’s color cinematography, with its vibrant hues, is quite effective. Otherwise, this film is just awful.
Set in small town America in the early 1960s, the film opens with a young man named Jeffrey (Kyle MacLachlan) who finds a human ear, while strolling through the woods one day. Jeffrey’s curiosity propels the plot through a convoluted story involving strange characters, sex, drugs, and murder. It’s all rather seedy. And the film’s excessive violence is annoying.
The story’s inciting incident is not remotely plausible. The plot makes no sense. Some of the dialogue is sophomoric. And the characters are dreadful. The Frank Booth character (Dennis Hopper) is so outlandish as to be cartoonish. His use of an oxygen mask is nothing but a gimmick. Hopper makes matters worse by overplaying the role. The Ben character (Dean Stockwell) is bizarre, and not in a good way. And Dorothy is an emotional wreck, whiny and easily manipulated.
The film’s casting and acting are wretched. Kyle MacLachlan is as bad in this film as he was in “Dune” (1984). He’s bland, lacks suitable expressiveness, and is annoyingly nerdy. If he were any stiffer, he could pass for a mannequin. I don’t know who was worse: dull MacLachlan or farcical Dennis Hopper. Rossellini tries to act, but her performance comes across as comically melodramatic which, when combined with Hopper’s histrionics, renders scenes that are unintentionally funny.
The film’s moody atmosphere makes for suitable cinematic style. But the script, the direction, the casting, and the acting are so bad that the end result is a cartoon for spaced-out adults. And the emphasis on gratuitous violence suggests that Director David Lynch was making an effort to distract viewers from the film’s hokey contrivances. I’d say he succeeded rather well.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr (120 min)
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director David Lynch
Writer David Lynch (screenplay)
Actors Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 17 nominations.
Production Company De Laurentiis
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL3, J-D-C Lenses, Arriflex 35-III, J-D-C Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,296 m (Italy), 3,310 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 125T 5247)
Cinematographic Process J-D-C Scope (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm