Eraserhead is David Lynch's first feature length film. It was a piecemeal project that took nearly five years to complete. After directing several shorts, Mister Lynch took on the task of creating a film. This surrealistic vision of a nightmarish future confused and shock many people (even to this day). Using black and white film stock and a jarring soundtrack, David Lynch has made a film that stands on it's own even to this day.
A strange young man finds himself in a loveless marriage to an even more eccentric woman. He meets her weird family and is surrounded by industrial complexes and strange noise that seem to come from everywhere. Everyday, the dude escapes from his dreary reality and finds solace in a little lady that lives in a radiator. But the day when the stork makes a visit and leaves a present for the couple is when everything sours to a point of no return. The missus can't handle being a mother so she bails out leaving the dude alone with the child. But the child is a real chore for the dude who yearns for the solace of the little lady in the radiator,
This has to be one of the most interesting movies that I have ever seen. A true piece of work that's bizarre and eye candy for those who appreciate open interpretation films. Too bad David Lynch never made another film like this except maybe Inland Empire.
**** out of **** "Eraserhead" is an abrupt vision. It arrived in 1977, when people weren't open enough to appreciate what writer-director David Lynch was trying to say. This was his debut film, he was relatively new to filmmaking, and he just made a movie that reflected his dreams as well as a past life-style. The film is both funny and disturbing; a mind-game, a true surrealist film. It could be seen as a dark satire, or just an art-show in which Lynch displays the deepest, … more