I am exercising some discernment here. I started watching “Blue Velvet” this afternoon, and it started out fine. However, about 40 minutes into the movie things went down hill very fast. There are some things that I just don’t want/need to see on a screen and “Blue Velvet” definitely crossed that line. I shut it off and hope never to revisit the film again. So far this is the first film in the 100 Movies series that I have skipped. I hope that I don’t have to do this with any further movies, but if a movie is morally reprehensible and does not appear to offer any redeeming value (I don’t accept that it being “art” is enough to redeem it) then I will skip it.
So with that, I must say that I will happily be able to die without finishing this movie. I’m not missing much.