Sunday, December 18, 2022

7 Days of Badalamenti: Day 5: Blue Velvet


The first non-Twin Peaks David Lynch film I watched, way back when Twin Peaks the original series had only recently ended and sent me into an obsessive flurry for more of his work, was 1986's Pacific Northwest Small Town Noir Blue Velvet. I wasn't sure what I was in for, but Angelo Badalamenti's grand opening credits theme immediately told me it would be more greatness. 


Last week, I watched Travis Stevens' new film A Wounded Fawn. Then I watched it again. Then I watched it again.


I am nothing shy of completely blown away. Everything about this one is fantastic; sure, there will be cries of "elevated horror" but f*ck that; if you read these pages you know I like my Bill Lustig as much as I do my A24. There is such a staunch tone to this film, from Ksusha Genenfeld's camera work to VAAAL's enigmatic but resonating score, that A Wounded Fawn instantly became my favorite of Travis Steven's films - no easy task considering how much I dug last year's Jakob's Wife


Jim Williams - Possessor OST
Zombi - Shape Shift
Lustmord - Dark Matter
Metallica - Lux Æterna (pre-release single)
Carpenter Brut - Leather Terror
In Slaughter Natives - Plague Walk My Earth (single)
In Slaughter Natives - Ventre
Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses (digipak)


From Jonathan Grimm's Bound Tarot, which you can buy HERE.

Pretty blunt - transformation through the sacrifice of earthly matters; in other words, a direct answer to an anxiety loop open in my mind: Knuckle the f*ck down and pay off the credit card before the no-interest period expires early next year.

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