I remember the first time I saw Blue Velvet. I had a friend who worked part-time at a Blockbuster Video store, who would bring home movies for us to watch on a Sunday afternoon after a long night of clubbing. We would dance until dawn, sleep in until late and spend the rest of the day lying on the sofa, eating junk food and watching her movie pick of the week.
So one particular slothful Sunday we watched Blue Velvet. We really didn’t know anything about it at the time however one of our favourite actors had cited it as being his favourite film. After the credits finished rolling and we’d both taken a moment to let it all sink in we couldn’t believe what we had just seen, so we watched it again. On our third viewing of Blue Velvet that day we were hooked, and on our fourth we were David Lynch fans forever.
Blue Velvet, 1986. Directed by David Lynch, starring Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper and Laura Dern.
Blue Velvet 30th Anniversary Screening at the Astor Theatre, Saturday September 3, 2016.
Visit the Astor Theatre at: www.astortheatre.net.au