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The late Stanley Kubrick, the only major filmmaker Lynch has cited as a direct cinematic influence, believed that ERASERHEAD was one of the most perfect "cinematic experiences" created to date. This movie has enjoyed success on the midnight movie circuit for years, particularly in NYC where it ran almost every night for something like five years straight. I've seen it on big and little screens in three different states. Insofar as interpretations are concerned, I've long since tossed all that out the window. In terms of rational comprehension, ERASERHEAD is the fabled big fish that remains brilliantly elusive of any attempts to capture it.
This movie gets better, and more humorous, every time I watch it: in my opinion - ERASERHEAD is the cinematic experience that comes the closest to capturing "dream logic", next to the equally brilliant WAKING LIFE. If you ever get the chance, watch ERASERHEAD in a movie theater with a great sound system - you will understand why Stanley Kubrick was moved enough to make his statement. It's like experiencing someone else's dream - the ultimate act of voyeurism? As if I was granted audience to a demonstration of delicate brain surgery, and catching glimpses of the patient's face throughout the operation (particularly the opening scene).Read more ›
The film, shot in vignettes of strange dream sequences and nightmarish realities, follows Henry Spencer (I just love the hair) as he embarks on fatherhood. You see Henry and his girlfriend Mary haven't spoken in some time. He wrongly draws the conclusion that she has severed things with him when in actuality she has been giving birth to their child. She breaks this news to him over dinner with her eccentric parents. Forced to marry her, Henry soon finds his apartment filled with the dreadful screams of their new baby who just so happens to be a reptilian monster. When Mary cannot take the stress of motherhood she returns to her parent's home, leaving Henry to care for the creature alone.
This is really the best way to describe the plot, although the film veers off into Henry's head to create subplots and storylines that deserve our examination.Read more ›
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I Do View My Fair Share Of Film. And Had Known About This Film, But For Some Reason Hadn't Hooked Up With It. So Things Came Together. Read morePublished 14 days ago by vance graybill
The copy I received was not of a Blu-Ray disc, though that is what I specifically selected. Still, the overall quality of the picture is superb.Published 15 days ago by Tyler
You either get it, or you don't! Unashamedly art-damaged brilliance from David Lynch.
A classic cult-film, and the debut of a major presence in filmmaking.
All I can say is I'm glad I didn't ask my wife to watch this with me, as I'm not sure she would ever have forgiven me.
Forget water-boarding. Read more
This movie is annoying. It purposes uses screeching noises or ambient sounds to set an uncomfortable tone. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer