Eraserhead Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Eraserhead

Although David Lynch worked on four other films during the five years he labored to put together this one, "Eraserhead" was his first signature achievement. He was 31 when it was released in 1977. This "dream of dark and troubling things," as its creator described it, concerns Henry Spencer, a young man who lives in what seems to be an abandoned building in a heavily industrial area surrounded by constantly-running machines and noise. The lights flicker on and off, there are bowls of water in his drawers, and he watches the Lady in the Radiator sing about finding happiness in heaven. His girlfriend Mary X has spastic fits, and eventually gives birth to a nightmare mutant baby. This starkly-shot black-and-white film is sui generis and unforgettable, like being tossed into the middle of someone else's bad dream or acid trip, and reportedly was one of Stanley Kubrick's favorites.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

ERASERHEAD is the first full-length David Lynch picture, theatrically released in 1977.

In an industrial city, Henry Spencer gets married and becomes the father of a mutant. His wife leaves him and Henry begins to have strange dreams about "the Lady in a Radiator". Soon, reality fades and Henry becomes part of his dreams.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 85% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on present day Earth Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding Family Relations    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present)    -   Polluted    -   Post-disaster Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes Kind of city    -   Dirty, crime-ridden (like NY)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Tone of movie    -   depressed/sad    -   fearful Kinds of F/X    -   Things that change shape/morph    -   exotic aliens    -   nasty human transformations

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