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Why It Works: Blue Velvet


Well, the bad news is it looks like David Lynch won't be making any more films, as he stated in a recent interview that 2006's Inland Empire was almost assuredly his last. The good news is that Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost are bringing Twin Peaks back for a limited run over 25 years since the original show ended. The mind of David Lynch is quite a thing indeed, so this week we're looking at the filmmaker's classic Blue Velvet. Earning a whopping one star review from Roger Ebert, who called the film "painful" and "marred by sophomoric satire and cheap shots," Blue Velvet has gone on to become a cult classic and one of the most important films of David Lynch's career. Here's why it works:

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