#31DH: October 22, 2015 – Eraserhead


Synopsis: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Impressions:I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with David Lynch.  His films are so interesting that it keeps you attention for the whole film, and at the end you felt like you wasted your time, because you do not understand what you just saw.  The black and white filmography, acting, sound, and story is a beauty to experience as well as a horrific experience.

Social Message:  One thing i picked up on was just the hardships of being a parent.  Having a child (disability or not) is a difficult task to achieve.  When Henry’s girlfriend can’t handle the child and leaves henry is alone to take care of it.  Throughout the film, certain things like dating, work, etc. are difficult for him to do because he has a child to take care of.  As a parent, I am grateful that my wife is my partner in trying to raise a child.  I also have a lot of respect (more so now after watching this film) for single parents who do their best to raise their child.


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