Friday, March 24, 2017

"A dream of dark and troubling things"

As this article by Danny Leigh makes clear, Eraserhead was released to very little fanfare and received stunned reactions, but over the last four decades David Lynch's directorial debut has come to assume huge importance - both in the direction that Lynch's career and work subsequently took and in the way it inspired filmmakers and freaks alike.

I've seen it once, late at night (of course), and let's just say that it's not conducive to a good night's sleep. It was disturbing enough then, but watching it now, as a father, would probably be seriously traumatising. It's certainly not a great advert for parenthood...

(Thanks to Simon for the link.)

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