Eraserhead and Shortfilms by David Lynch
Posted 09 December 2005 - 10:40 AM
Posted 09 December 2005 - 11:04 AM
The extras on this edition are great. I am pretty sure this is the one that has the lengthy feature about the "making of" Eraserhead, in which Lynch talks with Jack Nance's wife (the Log Lady).
Posted 09 December 2005 - 11:12 AM
Posted 21 January 2006 - 11:02 AM
Honestly, it was the weirdest, most surreal movie I have ever seen.
Perhaps Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou would come close. And maybe Bunuel's L'Age d'Or and Phantom of Liberty.
It was a strange experience, and I enjoyed it even though I scratched my head throughout.
What did others here think about it?
Posted 23 May 2006 - 11:39 AM
Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:50 PM
It's a great experience but an understanding of everything Lynch went through to make it enhances it all the more. As I understand it, the artists lived together in community for five years to create and work together. It must've been so fascinating for everyone involved. There was also a death during that time... There's some great trivia to be found here.
Perhaps when I watch it again, I'll try to dig deeper into it. Your post about its strangeness makes me want to go back and take another look. But I swore that the next time I'd watch it would be on a movie screen, and I've not yet had that opportunity.
Posted 24 May 2006 - 07:40 AM
It's one of my all-time favorites, but I haven't seen it in probably 12 years. I feel a little unqualified to talk much about it having not seen it recently.
Same here, only for me, it's been more like 25 years. I saw it 10 or 12 times in theaters when I lived in Manhattan during the late 1970s. I just love this film, but its been so long that I'll have to see it again before commenting too much. I love the buzzing lamp that he has with (if I recall) both inandescent and fluorescent bulbs. And I'll never look at a roast chicken the same way again!
Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:06 PM