What it all comes down to and the magic touch that Lynch brings for me: I see things I've never seen before and the things that I've seen before, he shows me in a different way. I don't need to understand everything that goes on because, in its own way, there is a certain logic to every single thing happening onscreen. Eraserhead is stacked full of fantastic awe-inspiring images and sounds that, to me, embody cinema. This is what it's all about.
Also, I had definitely not expected the title to play into things the way that it did.
I had this one down as a quirky quirky film that would not be for me. But after watching and really liking The Double, I figured I'd give it a shot. Couldn't be happier that I did. It's fun, slightly off-kilter in the right ways and has a lot of heart. The soundtrack by Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner is really great and fits the film perfectly.
Ayoade is beginning to look like the man.