Eraserhead (18)

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Fantasy films

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Time Out says

Tue Sep 9 2008

The Greatest Student Film Ever Made returns to screens in a brand new print personally remastered by the director. The story– if it could be described as such– concerns Henry, a lonely man who discovers that the girl he loves has carried and given birth to something that might or might not be a baby…

Watching ‘Eraserhead’ today, what emerges is the sheer, immersive clarity of David Lynch’s vision, the sense of a world unlike our own and yet inextricably bound to it: a world in which all the light has been sucked out, leaving only horror and isolation, desperation and unattainable dreams.

Knowing the struggles Lynch and his crew underwent to complete this wildly uncommercial labour of love, over five years of scratching for every budgetary dollar, the absence of compromise astounds. ‘Eraserhead’ is a singular work of the imagination, a harrowing, heartbreaking plunge into the darkest recesses of the soul.
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Rated:

18

UK release:

Fri Sep 12, 2008

Duration:

89 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

David Lynch

Cast:

Judith Anna Roberts, Jeanne Bates, Allen Joseph, Charlotte Stewart, Jack Nance, Laurel Near

Music:

Fats Waller

Production Designer:

David Lynch

Editor:

David Lynch

Cinematography:

Herbert Cardwell, Frederick Elmes

Screenwriter:

David Lynch

Producer:

David Lynch

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Albert

Don't see this movie until you are ready. When you see it, you'll never be the same again.

Albert

Don't see this movie until you are ready. When you see it, you'll never be the same again.

Magmabulle

Eraserhead is by far the most disturbing, and at the same time fascinating, movie I have ever seen. It is slow, dark and sinister, and really leaves you thinking. If you let ten persons watch Eraserhead, you will probably hear ten different interpretations. Furthermore, if you watch it ten times, the result will be the same. One might question the storyline of Eraserhead; the story is rather weak, but on the other hand it is full of feeling and atmosphere. David Lynch is a true master of both light and sound, even though it is an early work.

Magmabulle

Eraserhead is by far the most disturbing, and at the same time fascinating, movie I have ever seen. It is slow, dark and sinister, and really leaves you thinking. If you let ten persons watch Eraserhead, you will probably hear ten different interpretations. Furthermore, if you watch it ten times, the result will be the same. One might question the storyline of Eraserhead; the story is rather weak, but on the other hand it is full of feeling and atmosphere. David Lynch is a true master of both light and sound, even though it is an early work.