Blue Velvet

To paraphrase from the (far) lesser 1990 film Crazy People: “This movie won’t just scare you. It will [mess] you up for life.” Thirty years later, David Lynch’s thrilling neo-noir tale of evil in suburban America – with breakthrough roles for MacLachlan and Rosselini – retains its shock value. Having barely broken even on its release, it’s now on pretty much every best-ever list and in pretty much every film lover’s library.

Director: David Lynch

Screenplay by: David Lynch

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Hope Lange, Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern

Major nominations on original release : Academy Award® for Best Director

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