Aurally Alarming: Use of Sound in the Film Blue Velvet

Film / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
How David Lynch’s vivid revelation of baseness and depravity in small-town America makes its point clearly, if not bizarrely, through music.

`With Blue Velvet, David Lynch did an effective job in dividing both popular and critical opinions about his odd piece of cinema. While some hail it as a masterpiece, others retain that it is pure perverse nonsense. Despite the initial shock of the overly violent sequences, Lynch’s vivid revelation of baseness and depravity in small-town America makes its point clearly, if not bizarrely. One of the most obvious and effective ways by which the film’s themes are conveyed is through an absolutely brilliant utilization of sound and score.`


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