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Blue Velvet

Did you know that Stephen Daldry, director of JB Priestley’s Classic Thriller An Inspector Calls, is a four-time Academy Award nominee and a winner of both a Golden Globe and Emmy Award? With the 91st Academy Awards Ceremony taking place this upcoming Sunday evening, we decided to take a look back at ArtsEmerson’s own relationship between the stage and screen as we get ready to welcome this epic mystery to our stage next month! Denis…

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It begins with a severed ear in a grassy field.  It’s out of place, it’s a metaphor, it’s a plot point, it’s simultaneously creepy, funny and intriguing.  In a word, it’s Lynchian. There may be more successful, more universally lauded, more enjoyable David Lynch films in the oeuvre but Blue Velvet is the Lynch film. There are several ways one can make this argument but I’d like to concentrate on this one in particular: it…

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