Jack Nance stars in David Lynch's directorial debut

‘Eraserhead’ – Everything is fine on FilmStruck and Criterion disc

“In heaven, everything is fine,” but in Eraserhead (1977) nothing is fine. David Lynch’s debut feature is grim, disturbed, mutated, claustrophobic, a world that appears to be unraveling—or, more accurately, decaying—before our eyes. Jack Nance stars as the doughy, dim factory worker who is suddenly thrust into marriage and parenthood and escapes his grimy, oppressive […]

David Lynch's 'Eraserhead'

Watch this! David Lynch talks about ‘Eraserhead’… in 1979!

In 1979, students from UCLA film and television class interviewed David Lynch about his debut feature, Eraserhead (1977). Affable and soft-spoken, Lynch happily talks about the production but refuses to analyze or explain. “It’s up to whoever’s writing and whoever’s viewing to make up their own mind about what’s going on, so it wouldn’t do any good for […]