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Eraserhead (1977)

US 89m, B&W
Director: David Lynch; Cast: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

eraserheadLynch’s first feature-length film, Eraserhead is a strange and darkly comedic production that has achieved a cult status as a late night staple in art-house theatres. At the heart of this memorable slowly paced atmospheric nightmare is the grotesque “alien” offspring which is deposited with Henry, a reluctant father who is visited by a disfigured miniature dancing woman who seemingly lives in the radiator of his apartment. Subsequent to his seduction by the beautiful girl from across the hall, we are led deeper into the troubled mind that is contained in Henry’s uniquely coiffed head (Klaus Ming November 2014).

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2 comments on “Eraserhead (1977)

  1. Chris, a librarian
    11/01/2014

    I like this one, but I certainly understand not everyone sharing that view.

    • Klaus
      11/02/2014

      I saw it back in the late 70s and had no idea what was going on – though a few images had stuck with me. I like it better now, but still don’t really have much of an idea of what’s going on 🙂

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