Blue Velvet Essays

  • David Lynch's Blue Velvet

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    “Blue Velvet” is a 1986 mystery film directed by David Lynch. The main character of this movie is Jeffrey Beaumont, who has returned home from college after his father has a stroke. On his way home from visiting his father in the hospital, Jeffrey finds a severed human ear in a vacant field. Upon this discovery, he decides to take it to a detective in hopes to find out what had happened. The detective told Jeffrey that he can no longer disclose information about the ear, and after Jeffrey talks to

  • Themes in David Lynch's Film, Blue Velvet

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    Blue Velvet was first released in 1986 and became a huge contreversy internationally. It was deemed as pornography and was at the centre of a national firestorm, yet years later, the film is widley regarded to be an American classic, one of the greatest cinematic achievements. The themes in the film are rich and complex. Blue Velvet introduced several common elements of Lynch's work, including distorted characters, a polarized world, debilitating damage to the skull or brain and the dark underbelly

  • Contrasting Themes in David Lynch's Film, Blue Velvet

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    Contrasting Themes in “Blue Velvet” The subconscious psyche is one of the most fascinating and almost completely inexplicable aspects of human behavior. Even more intriguing than merely the subconscious is the notion of a darker, more repressed side that many individuals refuse to acknowledge exists within them. In David Lynch’s film “Blue Velvet,” the director attempts to explore the psyche of a young man named Jeffrey Beaumont, most notably the clash between his darker side and “good” side

  • David Lynch's Film, Blue Velvet

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    David Lynch's Blue Velvet is an exploration of things above and below the surface. This surface is really a borderline between not only idyllic suburban America and the dark, perverted corruption that lies underneath but also between good and evil, conscious and subconscious, dream and reality. Although this division seems quite rigid and clean-cut some of the most important implications of the film stem from the transgressions of these borderlines. In the initial scenes of the film Lynch introduces

  • Scene Analysis of David Lynch's Film, Blue Velvet

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    Blue Velvet: Scene Analysis The opening scene in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet portrays the theme of the entire film. During this sequence he uses a pattern of showing the audience pleasant images, and then disturbing images to contrast the two. The first shot of the roses over the picket fence and the title track “Blue Velvet” establishes the setting (Lumberton) as a typical suburban town. The camera starts on a bright blue sky with birds chirping and flying by and then tilts down to bright red

  • David Mamet's The House of Games and David Lynch's Blue Velvet

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    David Mamet's The House of Games and David Lynch's Blue Velvet Have you ever wondered what it would be like to control another person's mind? The mere capabilities of someone possessing this powerful of an influence on others has a twisted and very horrifying , yet interesting sense of bewildering control and has boggled the minds of many for centuries. There have been several instances of historical examples in which a person in power somehow persuades the people under them to surrender their

  • Alfred Hitchcock Blue Velvet Analysis

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    specifically voyeuristic male gazes on women, to combine the audience's desire to watch with the desire of the characters watching within the film. This essay will focus on directors Alfred Hitchcock with his movie Psycho (1960) and David Lynch with Blue Velvet (1986) on their use of different filmography techniques within the films to give the audience further insight into the psyche of the male characters and blur the lines between lust and violence. This all branching

  • Mulholland Drive

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    The 2001 film Mulholland Drive directed by David Lynch is as thrilling as it is confusing to some people. As I watched it for the first time, I couldn't help but wonder the point that Lynch was trying to make was. To me, there was a comprehensible meaning to the story and it mainly involves the character Betty. Although, I later found out Betty was someone entirely different, Diane. Betty being a dream of Diane's is at the root of the story I believe Lynch was trying to tell. I see this film as a

  • Symbolism In David Lynch's Blue Velvet

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    intentional incoherency, and David Lynch's Blue Velvet is a prime example of such. It is sometimes difficult to differentiate between what is symbolic, and what is weird for the sake of weird. Are continuity errors, such as a dress changing between frames, intentional or just sheer mistake or coincidence? Throughout absurdist media these questions types of questions are frequently asked, but not always answered. Despite its somewhat bizarre structure, Blue Velvet, the story of a small town mystery is

  • The Representation Of Women In David Lynch's Blue Velvet

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    A strange, a wonderfully twisted film, the 1986 feature Blue Velvet, can be seen as one of David Lynch’s more grounded film’s in regards to it’s narrative focus and general veering away from his usual surrealist style features; such as his previous efforts given his breakout film Eraser Head (1977), and his many experimental short’s that laid way to that. His presentation of charters in all of his features ranges from gravely monstrous distortions of individuals. Citing, for example, that of the

  • Comparison Of Torture In Blue Velvet And Zero Dark Thirty

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    Well, looking at the films Blue Velvet and Zero Dark Thirty, there are a few things which we can ponder upon. The notion of torture is common in both the films. But the contrast lies in the method being used. The torture in Blue Velvet through trauma and pain and is an example of modern torture according to Darius Rejali. It also involves sadomasochism. And in Zero Dark Thirty, it's a classic form of torture used on suspects to gather more information. Taking a look at the contrast between light

  • Forbidden Knowledge in Digging for China

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    is realizing that they have to look other places for their "paradise" they are trying to find, so they look to God. When they do this, they are covered in brightness. Wilbur uses the word "palls" to express this idea. The true definition is a black velvet cover that drapes over a coffin. If the person wouldn't have looked to God in prayer, then their "paradise" would be covered in this darkness, rather than the brightness they found. Another word that Wilbur used in reference to prayer was "paten"

  • Spurs

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    the horse so that the rider can aggress his horse on. In early time the spur was always attached with a strap, however as the spur evolved, the strap was no longer of importance. The spur also grew more and more elaborate during the medieval ages, velvet straps, intricate designs and wheels that made the spur more of a showpiece than a tool. Before the period of the 13th century the spur was that of the “prick” style, where it is basically just a point that urged the horse. However during the 14th

  • Personal Narrative

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    my life. I knew that my grandmother had absolutely loved the fact that I play a violin. She had always said that I held so much talent. “This,” I thought, “will be something that she truly would have wanted.” I opened the box and looked at the soft velvet casing. The freshly polished wood of my instrument glittered golden brown in the evening sun. I reached for it and picked it up. The usually very light instrument seemed to weigh more than I could ever remember. I walked in a straight line up the

  • History of Fashion

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    History of Fashion Fashion has changed a great deal over the past three centuries. As history changes it seems that fashion in some aspect changes with it to adapt to the era. Even today fashion continues to change as the years go on. Looking at fashion even 20 years ago we can see a difference from what we see in our everyday lives. For the purpose of this essay Fashion will be divided into three centuries, since not every era of clothing can be touched upon. The first era of fashion history includes

  • Theme of Success in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

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    he made, he enjoyed what he was doing. As a result of his success life, he died honorably. "He died the death of a salesman, in his green velvet slippers..." (DOS, p81.)  This example shows that he was successful right until the end. After living the life of a successful salesman he died the death of a salesman. When he died he was still wearing his green velvet slippers, which in a way symbolizes that his success is still with him. Another example that shows Dave had a successful life was at his

  • My Suicide

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    at a freak show. I hate myself for what i am not: social, outgoing and happy. No one would miss me if I died. I cannot take the torment of living in this world anymore. I would be better off dead! I sit on bed in my candle-lit room, the black velvet curtains drawn shut. The smoke from the burning incescents swirls throughout the room the in the pale flickering light. The melancholy sounds of Nine-Inch-Nails softly echoes in the corners. Depressed, I wonder what is wrong with me? Why does everyone

  • Free Essays on Sonnet CXXX

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    he was making a point of claiming that his girlfriend was a regular person and not a mythological goddess. Most people have heard on television or in movies, some guy tell his girlfriend that she has eyes as deep as the ocean or lips as soft as velvet. Although these all sound very romantic they are probably not true. In the first line of this sonnet, Shakespeare says "his mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun". then he says that her lips are not as red as coral, and that her skin is not as white

  • Mariano Fortuny Essay

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    Mariano Fortuny Background: On May 11, 1871, Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo was born in Granada, Spain. As a child, Fortuny’s father, Mariano Fortuny Marsal, was and painter along with many other members of his family. His father was also known for collecting metal armors, oriental carpets and tissues, and rare properties. At the age of 3 years old, Mariano’s father had passed away and his mother was left to raise him alone. His mother, Maria Fortuny, was also highly involved in the arts. After that

  • Analysis of album art of the 20th Century

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    But let’s go back to pre internet times and look at CD covers of the late 60’s and 70’s – decades of the revolution of music and graphics, among other things. The two pieces of album art that are going to be looked at are The Velvet Underground’s first record The Velvet Undergound and Nico cover made by Andy Warhol in 1967 and Pink Floyd’s album Atom Heart Mother by art design group Hipgnosis in 1970. Nineteen sixties and seventies were the time of of psychedelia, music and images were either