Thursday, May 6, 2010

Eraserhead

Oggy joined the millions of people before him when he wore the following expression as he watched David Lynch's Eraserhead for the first time...
It's a funny movie but not "funny" funny. It isn't trying to be funny. It simply is a strange and twisted story with some moments that may repulse or amuse you. It might be a parable but it's hard to say. You can't help be unmoved by it and that's the point. There is no attempt to make this a romantic comedy or a horror movie or a science fiction movie. It is made like a 15 year old psychopath awoke from a 14 year coma and was handed a 8mm camera and $10,000 for a budget.
"Go film something for others to watch."
"Like a dream in my head?"
"Yes. Like that."
"Why?"
"Because you can."

The movie manages not to derive anything from any previous movie and no movie could really derive anything from it. I watched much of it in fast forward and for a while I was noodling on the computer and just listening to what was happening. There was a slapping sound and I turned around and the guy was throwing some kind of creature against the wall in slow motion explosions. The next time I turned around his head fell off into a pool of blood on a checkerboard floor.
It gets a Grade ??

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