I’ve been wanting to see Eraserhead for a couple years now, but things always got in the way. I’ve finally seen it, and, yes, I’m totally confused but also amazed.
The imagery, the photography, the lighting, the visual and special effects, and even the sound were all incredible. It’s hard to make sense of exactly whats going on, but the individual scenes are presented in a way where you can understand them. The way shots are given to the audience is executed with perfection. The ideas are presented and its up to the watcher to decipher what it means.
I thought the movie on a whole was excellent. I don’t understand the meaning, but I do understand every feeling and idea that was meant to be conveyed by each scene. Most of the time I was watching, I was saying in my head “wtf is going on?” but at the same time my mouth was dropping open, I was laughing, I was being disgusted, I was being horrified, and I was being amazed.
Eraserhead is a highly unique experience. Watch it!