Blue Velvet, by David Lynch
The surrealistic sight Leitmotiv Retrospective Session
Original title: Blue Velvet
Running time: 120 min.
Country: United States
Director: David Lynch
Screenwriter: David Lynch
Music: Angelo Badalamenti
Cinematography: Frederick Elmes
Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Dean Stockwell, George Dickerson, Jack Nance, Hope Lange, Brad Dourif, Priscilla Pointer, Frances Bay
Producer: De Laurentiis Entertainment Group (DEG)
Synopsis: Returning home to visit his father who is in intensive care at the hospital, Jeffrey Beaumont stumbles upon a human ear he finds in a field. With local police detective Williams and the local police department unable to investigate, Jeffrey and Sandy, Detective Williams’s daughter decide to do their own investigation. But what Jeffrey and Sandy’s investigation leads them to discover that a dark underworld exists in their hometown. Jeffrey becomes suspicious of nightclub singer Dorothy Vallens, who is involved with Frank Booth, a violent and evil man.
1986: Nominated for Oscar: Best Director (David Lynch)
1986: New York Film Critics Circle: 3 Nominations including Best Film
1986: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Director & Supp. Actor. 4 Nom.
1986: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
1986: Sitges Fantasy Film Festival: Best Movie, Cinematography
1986: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Actress (Rossellini). 7 Nominations
1986: Montréal World Film Festival: Best Actor (Dennis Hopper)