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A Lynchian Carol Burnett

If you read my Ebert tribute to Dean Stockwell, then you know that one of his inspirations for his terrifyingly weird performance in Blue Velvet was Carol Burnett. It’s so strange, but such a perfect example of how the imagination … Continue reading

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Dean Stockwell as “Ben” in Blue Velvet

David Lynch asked Dean Stockwell to play Ben, the creepy pan-sexual pimp and drug dealer who appears in only one scene in the film. But with all the scary crap that happens in that movie, that scene – and its … Continue reading

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Why I love Dean Stockwell: #2

His work is so meticulous that you do not notice it. However: nothing is random, there is definitely a PLAN at work. He crafts these characters. What is the similarity between Ben in Blue Velvet and Tony in Married to … Continue reading

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Dean Stockwell’s Invisible Technique

Just reached 3,000,000 page views about 10 minutes ago. How on earth has that happened? Thanks for reading, everybody. Working on a couple of huge Dean Stockwell pieces now. I’m just building my case now. And Alex, you’ll like this: … Continue reading

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Dean Stockwell montage

Dean Stockwell and Ernest Hemingway, 1950s That’s Stockwell in “Compulsion” – the Leopold and Loeb story – from 1959. Orson Welles stars. Dean Stockwell in the classic “Secret Garden” – in 1949 – I saw that movie a million times … Continue reading

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