Growing up in the fifties seems to have greatly influenced your film work. Even though movies such as Blue Velvet and Lost Highway are almost fiercely modern and contemporary, they’re haunted by the fifties in both look and feel. Why are you so attached to that decade?
If you go into the valley today you’ll see cars from the fifties; if you turn on the radio, one station is Country and Western, one station is completely modern, and another is oldies but goodies. Elvis Presley, you know, came about. No matter how much music had been going before, rock ‘n’ roll was born then. The fifties are still here. They’re all around. They never went away.
I mean…you’re a neat guy.
David Lynch wants you to have a nice day. He hopes it is filled with severed ears, blue boxes, and little cooked cornish game hens that wiggle when you carve them.
Blue Velvet (1986)
Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern, and David Lynch on the set of Blue Velvet.
this photo is the best.
So unless I’m mistaken, this Adventure Time episode title card is referencing Blue Velvet. Right?
That occurred to me too, ahhh!