A few weeks ago here on the MacGuffin, Michael wrote an unfavorable review of David Lynch’s 1976 feature debut, Eraserhead. Summing up his feelings of the film, Michael wrote: “In conclusion, all I can say is that I would not suggest this movie. At all. … It looks as if I may be mostly alone in this deliberation though.”
While I am aware that Eraserhead is now generally considered by film buffs to be a classic of a certain genre, and an impressive debut film from a uniquely talented director, it is not a film I have read critical pieces about. I am not looking to represent the majority dissenting opinion that Michael alludes to in his review; I’m not entirely sure such a majority exists. What I want to do is simply explain why, for me, Eraserhead is absolutely worth your time.