How frightening. How unnerving. What a spectacular piece offilm-making. I saw the film for the first time with a tiresome formercolleague who kept turning to me and whispering : "Please exhale" "Areyou breathing?" "Please breathe" or "Please stop breathing" I wanted torun away but I couldn't I was glued, stacked, hooked. The world ofDavid Lynch is made of kindly horrors, normal monsters, poeticnightmares. I wonder what planet is he from. I think it would importantto know so we can all avoid it. That's what any average Joe may saybecause every average Joe, me included, finds something familiar inthis fascinating, peculiar, horrifying vision of the world. You want toclose your eyes, but you can't. Even if you could, you still can hear.the whimpering of the thing, the child, the figment of David Lynch'simagination. How can you recommend a nightmare to a friend? Well youmust, if friendship involves sharing every possible experience."Earserhead" will put you to the test in a way no other film has everdone. Go! I dare you.
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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
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Is it a nightmare or an actual view of a post-apocalyptic world? Set in an industrial town in which giant machines are constantly working, spewing smoke, and making noise that is inescapable, Henry Spencer lives in a building that, like all the others, appears to be abandoned. The lights flicker on and off, he has bowls of water in his dresser drawers, and for his only diversion he watches and listens to the Lady in the Radiator sing about finding happiness in heaven. Henry has a girlfriend, Mary X, who has frequent spastic fits. Mary gives birth to Henry's child, a frightening looking mutant, which leads to the injection of all sorts of sexual imagery into the depressive and chaotic mix.
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Reviewed byMiles CharrierVote: 10/10/10
I sometimes dream of waking to a completely dark world, a world with nosunlight and minimal artificial light. My vision is blurred, but thereis nothing to see. The streets are virtually empty, and my friends andfamily are lifeless; sitting, standing or even walking, but withnothing to do or say, and nowhere to go. No questions are asked becausethere is nothing to learn, nothing is discussed because nothing isinteresting. And it is this dismal reality I am faced with, onlypartially aware that there is anything better.
The existence I dream of is somewhat reminiscent of the world of HenrySpencer, the main character in Eraserhead, who becomes father to ahideously deformed baby. That's what the film is about at face value,but the very style in which it is portrayed is the real beauty of it.The setting and scenery makes the film one of the most desperatelydepressing I have ever seen. And although Henry seems to be devoid ofany spark of personality, we can't help but sympathise with himthroughout the film.
Similar to my dream, the only form of light is artificial, the streetsare virtually empty, and the only person in the entire film who has anypersonality is the father-in-law, and the only thing he has to talkabout is his poor health. He also seems to be the only one with anylink to better times. ("I've watched this city turn from pastures tothe hell-hole it is now.") The city they live in is completelyindustrialized, and the only plant life seen is dead, and in a pile ofsoil on Henry's bedside table.
Some have suggested it is based after a nuclear holocaust, but nothingis explained to any conclusion. One of the beauties of this film isthat it practically begs the viewer to decide for themselves what anyof it means, and there are many theories. I warn you not to read themessage board of Eraserhead before you see the film, as it is so muchmore powerful and chilling to experience it first-hand.
The first time I saw Eraserhead, I was completely confused. It ispossible that David Lynch just put a load of random imagery togetherand called it a film. Maybe he wanted the viewers to put it alltogether and make their own sense of it (or not). On the other hand,there might actually be a set formula behind it and only the veryopen-minded and discerning audience can properly decipher it.
One viewing of Eraserhead is enough to raise about a dozen questions,and to leave you gasping for answers. Two viewings are probably enoughto give you theories about some of the cryptic depictions hauntinglyportrayed. Three viewings might be enough to give you a completelydifferent set of theories, battling persistently against your previousconceptions, but still leaving just a few details that don't quite seemto fit in. The truth is that there may be parts that don't make sensein one interpretation, but fit in perfectly to another. You couldprobably watch Eraserhead several times, and each time see a slightlydifferent story. Or if you were to ask six different people exactlywhat Eraserhead is about, you would get six different answers, eachequally correct in their own right, and each equally confused.
That being said, this definitely isn't a film for everyone. This is thefirst Lynch film I have seen, and it certainly won't be the last. Butthere will no doubt be many who see this purely as a lot of clever mindtricks and special effects (for its time, anyway.) There will be thosewho don't like much to think about, and want it all explained bit bybit in perfect detail. Well, Eraserhead is an epitome of everythingsuch moviegoers will hate. I will say this for certain: If yourfavourite films are 'Love Actually' or 'Dude, Where's My Car?', youprobably won't get much out of Eraserhead. But for those who like theirconcepts challenged once in a while, this film will probably be one towatch again and again until you understand. This is also not a film tobe forgotten easily. Love it or hate it, Eraserhead will stay with youfor a very long time.
I like to think I have an open mind and look at movies or art objectively, which is why I gave Eraserhead a fair go. And I'm happy with horror or any movie going back to the silent era. I have a complete open mind.
Unfortunately I did not enjoy Eraserhead at all and I was happy when it was over. Why so critical of one of David Lynch's acclaimed early work you may rightly ask? Well nothing really happens in it. For most part of the film centres in one room and on two things: the main protagonist and a very unusual looking baby. There is little dialogue, no plot or story or character development.
My imagination was put into overdrive working out the scenes, any metaphors, whether the story took place in the past, future, some parallel universe or the warped mind of the protagonist of the film. Not a lot is given away.
Eraserhead is abstract art in black & white. This may have worked in 1977 but now it feels very dated, not the least bit frightening, way too long and I am afraid boring.