Frank Booth is just such a brilliant character. Maybe Hoppers best role?Like "genius, the terms "maverick", "unique" and "influential" are thrown about like confetti these days, but there's very few movie directors who tick those boxes - Lynch is definitely one of them.
His movies are just so memorable. I can't make head nor tail of Blue Velvet. One critic called it The Hardy Boys on acid, and it may well be that, but it's so much more. How many references are there in that movie to The Wizard of Oz? Dorothy, Dorothy's red shoes? I'm sure there's more.
And what the fupp happens to the Yellow Man? Moreover, that stupid "well dressed man" disguise of Franks? Are we really expected to believe that it would fool anyone?
The ending should be hilarious - like a scene from an Ed Wood movie - but the incredible thing is that it's compelling viewing. First time I saw it, I was on the edge of my seat watching it - but when you look at it again, you think "this is so fvking weird - funny weird, but I'm still unsettled."
I really do not know how Lynch does it. He's an enigma.
"Detective Williams? Detective Williams, I'm hiding in Dorothy Valens APARTMENT. Frank is on his way up here in a well dressed man disguise. I've got no way out of here!".
Dean Stockwell has never been more creepy and weird. This was a famous former child star who disappeared from the limelight a bit, so this was a very strange role for him to be in.Probably discussed this before on the other place. I always felt that whilst Frank was an extremely dangerous fellow, Ben was much more dangerous. There's something very jarring about his character (and the fat geezer and wamen hanging out with him).