For many, Blue Velvet is David Lynch's masterpiece. It crystallises a lot of his leader preoccupations: the evil and violence underlying the skin of suburbia, the seedy by-ways of sexuality, the scary visual appeal of the grownup global to a kid's eyes. during this complicated and layered examining of the movie, Michael Atkinson analyses Blue Velvet as the definitive expression of the traumatized innocence which characterizes Lynch's work.

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