Nothing at all is possible, except for what actually happens.
“Once upon a time, there was Candy and Dan. Things were very hot that year. All the wax was melting in the trees. He would climb balconies, climb everywhere, do anything for her, oh Danny boy. Thousands of birds, the tiniest birds, adorned her hair. Everything was gold. One night the bed caught fire. He was handsome and a very good criminal. We lived on sunlight and chocolate bars. It was the afternoon of extravagant delight. Danny the daredevil. Candy…
A power-play of psychosexual nature and violence. A constant shift between yin and yang. Twisted, dark and curiously captivating.
Sadomasochist themes present; constant shift between dominant and submissive roles throughout the film. A bit of Freud’s Oedipus complex coming through with Frank calling Dorothy mummy and himself baby.
Distorted perceptions of reality; classical white picket fence, roses etc showing the outsider’s tranquil view of reality in the western world - an appealing cloak masking the cockroaches beneath. Blue Velvet explores finding…