Monday, July 13, 2009


Roy Orbison had given his permission for his music to be featured in a few films, including Less Than Zero and Hiding Out but he did not want anything to do with the David Lynch's film, Blue Velvet. Lynch used the song anyway, featuring the song in a scene with Ben (Dean Stockwell) playing an effeminate drug dealer who lip-syncs the song in a whore house for the amusement of a psychopathic character named Frank Booth, played by Dennis Hopper. Booth demands the song be played over and over, including while beating up the film's lead character. Orbison was shocked when he saw the film. "I was mortified because they were talking about the 'candy colored clown' in relation to a dope deal. I thought, 'What in the world?' But later, when I was touring, we got the video out and I really got to appreciate what David gave to the song, and what the song gave to the movie—how it achieved this otherworldly quality that added a whole new dimension to 'In Dreams'."

So here is the video for "In Dreams" along with the original scene from Blue Velvet 'cause Ben is "one suave fucker!"

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