jlyon1515 wrote:I do agree that it would be completely weird for him not to include that scene... I mean, why include the boring scenes, but not that one?
I watched Blue Velvet (and the deleted scenes) again last night. What can I say? I love this movie.
As I watched the movie again, the "flushing the other ear" scene occurred to me, and I realized that it's actually not so much a standalone extra scene as it is an excised portion of that long sequence in Dorothy's apartment. And what's tricky is, in order for that part of the scene to make any sense, he'd need to show the other part that got removed - where Frank leaves Dorothy on the floor, walks into the bathroom, leaves the ear, and messes with the mirror.
What was interesting when I rewatched the movie is there's a tiny continuity error because of Lynch trimming the part where Frank goes into the bathroom. We see Frank blow out the candle and say "Now it's dark." Then it cuts to Jeffrey's face, watching from the closet. Then we see Frank again, saying "Stay alive" or something like that, and he walks out.
When he says "Now it's dark," notice the hallway in the background. The bathroom door is wide open, with the mirror exposed. When it cuts back to Frank a couple seconds later, you can see the bathroom door is mostly closed and the mirror is now out of view.