Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Exploring the warped mind of David Lynch as a teenager is something of a rite of passage. I have very vivid memories of seeing his films in the dark, dark hand-built space of the original Alamo Drafthouse and felt the way my high school druggie friends say they felt tripping to Pink Floyd. It was just different cinema that evoked very specific primal fears. When Bob crawled out from behind the dresser in Fire Walk With Me I just about ran out of the theater in abject terror.
Blue Velvet isn’t as scary as some of the tone and imagery in Lynch’s other films, but it is just as weird. Dennis Hopper is on another plane of existence in his iconic, filthy-mouthed performance of Frank Booth. He’s hilarious and threatening as all hell in the same moment. It’s quite a performance.
Everybody in the flick is great and today’s pic shows Lynch working with Isabella Rossellini during one of her musical numbers, perhaps even the titular song.
Hope you enjoy the pic! Click to embiggen!
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Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic gets ready for a surprise!