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Blue Velvet

1986 film by David Lynch

Blue Velvet

Released 1986 (36 years, 3 months ago)

Director David Lynch
Duration 121 minutes
Box office $8,551,228
Genre crime film, neo-noir, mystery film, erotic thriller, thriller film and drama film
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Director
Composer Angelo Badalamenti
Production company De Laurentiis Entertainment Group
Country of origin United States of America
Screenwriter David Lynch
Producer Fred C. Caruso, Dino De Laurentiis and Richard Roth

About Blue Velvet

David Lynch's 1986 film Blue Velvet is a twisted and surreal exploration of the dark underbelly of small-town America. The film follows college student Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) as he becomes embroiled in a seedy world of violence, sex, and corruption after discovering a severed ear in a field.

Lynch's masterful direction and use of dreamlike imagery create a haunting and unsettling atmosphere throughout the film. The performances of MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, and Dennis Hopper are all standout, with Hopper's portrayal of the psychotic Frank Booth being particularly memorable.

Blue Velvet was met with mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising its boldness and originality, while others found it to be overly disturbing and gratuitous. However, over time, the film has become a cult classic and is now widely regarded as one of Lynch's greatest works.

The film's exploration of the dark side of human nature and its commentary on the facade of suburban life have influenced countless filmmakers and artists in the years since its release. Blue Velvet remains a powerful and unforgettable cinematic experience.


- Ebert, R. (1986). Blue Velvet.

- Kermode, M. (2016). Blue Velvet review – David Lynch's hymn to the horrors of suburban life. The Guardian.

- Murray, N. (2016). Blue Velvet: The Ultimate Study of the American Psyche. Rolling Stone.

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


98 years, 11 months, 8 days


53 years, 23 days

Born first

23 January 1919

Died first

30 December 1996

Born last

10 February 1967

Died last

11 December 2022

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