Called to the Dean

Called to the Dean

2 Episodes

The late, great Dean Stockwell shows two sides—melancholy and soulful, then menacingly creepy—in a pair of 1980s art-house sensations. A former child actor, Stockwell began a remarkable late-career renaissance when Wim Wenders cast him in a key supporting role opposite Harry Dean Stanton and Nastassja Kinski in his sublime, almost mythic road movie PARIS, TEXAS. It was followed by what may be Stockwell’s most transcendent screen moment—crooning Roy Orbison’s “In Dreams” as one of the most unforgettable of the many menacing weirdos populating David Lynch’s all-American nightmare BLUE VELVET.

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Called to the Dean
  • Paris, Texas

    Episode 1

    Directed by Wim Wenders • 1984 • France, West Germany
    Starring Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell, Nastassja Kinski

    New German Cinema pioneer Wim Wenders (WINGS OF DESIRE) brings his keen eye for landscape to the American Southwest in PARIS, TEXAS, a profoundly moving character study written by ...

  • Blue Velvet

    Episode 2

    Directed by David Lynch • 1986 • United States
    Starring Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper

    Home from college, Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) makes an unsettling discovery: a severed human ear, lying in a field. In the mystery that follows, by turns terrifying and darkly funn...