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The ‘Blue Velvet’ Project, #133

2 July 2012 7:49 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Second #6251, 104:11

Sounds

1. “He put his disease in me.” (Dorothy to Sandy, around three seconds before this frame.)

2. Blue Velvet’s sound designer was the late Alan Splet, who had worked with Lynch beginning with his short film The Grandmother, in 1970.

3. In the distance, growing louder, the wail of an ambulance siren, which will arrive immediately after this shot for Dorothy.

4. The sound of Sandy crying, gradually drowned out by the wail of the siren.

5. What if the siren is, secretly, Sandy’s red thoughts at this moment, an outward auditory expression of her inner turmoil? Sergei Eisenstein, from “A Course in Treatment,” 1932:

How fascinating to listen to one’s own train of thought, particularly in an excited state, in order to catch yourself looking at and listening to your mind. How you talk ‘to yourself’ as distinct from ‘out of yourself.’ The syntax of inner speech as distinct from outer speech. »

- Nicholas Rombes

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