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Eraserhead and The Return

(@douglas_b)
Lodger

 Rewatched Eraserhead (first time on BluRay and it was incredible) last night and it's like it's an early road map to so much of the tone, if not outright imagery of TP: The Return.

The "Evolution of the Arm" tree is practically right there in Henry's (Jack Nance) apartment. And that picture of the atomic bomb? On the wall in Agent Cole's office!
The actual floor pattern of the Lodge is the same as the lobby of the apartment building. Really, there are too many to even mention...
 
I'm not saying there are any actually "world" connections per se, but the symbols and themes definitely all relate.
One more great one though... the "portal" in the forest outside Twin Peaks also can be found in the Eraserhead universe:

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Topic starter Posted : 30/09/2017 9:21 pm
(@arcadesonfire)
Roadhouse Regular

Very cool. I will find and watch it again. First time I saw it was long before TP or any other DL for me; I didn't really know what I was seeing. I've read over and over that the Red room's floor comes from Eraserhead, but now I want to search for more and more connections, because I feel like TPTR has in part been a look back at the films that made Lynch. Many thanks!

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Posted : 01/10/2017 2:15 am
(@buttercup)
Deputy

I just recorded it yesterday, and I can't wait to watch.  Thanks for the advance imagery!

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Posted : 01/10/2017 8:58 am
(@buttercup)
Deputy

I watched it this morning.  You are so right.  I noticed so many similarities in pacing, and the cinematography as well as the things you mentioned.  It is so "oddball", just like Twin Peaks!  How have I never seen this?

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Posted : 08/10/2017 8:20 am
(@octaviolemos)
RR Diner Patron

For those who haven't seen it yet, this is a great documentary about the making of Eraserhead.

Sorry about the spoiler, but the documentary ends with Lynch saying something that I always wanted to post in this forum:

"No reviewer, critic or viewer has ever given an interpretation that is my interpretation". 

I dedicate this statement to those who believe that Lynch hasn't got an interpretation about his own work.  😉

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Posted : 08/10/2017 10:00 am
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(@buttercup)
Deputy

"No reviewer, critic or viewer has given an interpretation that is my interpretation".

This is the ultimate, "Your interpretations of the Twin Peaks finale are probably wrong." ass whoopin' from Lynch himself. 

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Posted : 08/10/2017 10:26 am
(@luke)
Town Visitor

Coulson and Lynch had come up with the idea for the Log Lady's character in 1977 when she worked as an assistant director on Eraserhead

And one night she put on her glasses and Lynch had a vision of a character he hadn’t yet created. In 1989, the story goes, he told her: “Cath, I’m ready for you to play that woman with the log.” Coulson’s Log Lady would be the first person we saw in Twin Peaks, sagely introducing each episode. While Eraserhead was filled with all-purpose Lynchisms – the fizz and flicker of electrics, the narcotic pace – his madhouse avant garde debut ran deep in his TV show. The zigzag floored Red Room was the repurposed home of the Lady in the Radiator; the backwards-talking dwarf the heir to an abandoned experiment on Eraserhead. (Lynch learned to say in reverse: “I want pencils.”) And Twin Peaks was another story of father and murdered child.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/mar/22/david-lynch-eraserhead

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Posted : 08/10/2017 1:02 pm
(@buttercup)
Deputy

I noticed that when the pencil man brushed the shavings off the table, the visual and sound effects resembled the effects used in EP8 after the bomb.  There was so much that reminded me of S3: the strangely designed lights, the electricity, the sound that the fireman told Cooper to listen to.  I need to watch again. 

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Posted : 08/10/2017 2:07 pm
(@cyndeewillow)
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Posted by: OctavioLemos

For those who haven't seen it yet, this is a great documentary about the making of Eraserhead.

Sorry about the spoiler, but the documentary ends with Lynch saying something that I always wanted to post in this forum:

"No reviewer, critic or viewer has ever given an interpretation that is my interpretation". 

I dedicate this statement to those who believe that Lynch hasn't got an interpretation about his own work.  😉

That statement makes no logical sense given that not even the great DL knows what every viewer of his work thinks.

That means it's a profoundly illogical statement by design.

Or his interpretation is one that can never be put into words. Take your pick.

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Posted : 08/10/2017 6:54 pm
(@octaviolemos)
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Posted by: cyndeewillow
Posted by: OctavioLemos

For those who haven't seen it yet, this is a great documentary about the making of Eraserhead.

Sorry about the spoiler, but the documentary ends with Lynch saying something that I always wanted to post in this forum:

"No reviewer, critic or viewer has ever given an interpretation that is my interpretation". 

I dedicate this statement to those who believe that Lynch hasn't got an interpretation about his own work.  😉

That statement makes no logical sense given that not even the great DL knows what every viewer of his work thinks.

That means it's a profoundly illogical statement by design.

Or his interpretation is one that can never be put into words. Take your pick.

I guess you're right. Unless he is only referring to the interpretations he had access to. Take your pick.?

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Posted : 08/10/2017 7:40 pm
(@cyndeewillow)
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Posted by: OctavioLemos
Posted by: cyndeewillow
Posted by: OctavioLemos

For those who haven't seen it yet, this is a great documentary about the making of Eraserhead.

Sorry about the spoiler, but the documentary ends with Lynch saying something that I always wanted to post in this forum:

"No reviewer, critic or viewer has ever given an interpretation that is my interpretation". 

I dedicate this statement to those who believe that Lynch hasn't got an interpretation about his own work.  😉

That statement makes no logical sense given that not even the great DL knows what every viewer of his work thinks.

That means it's a profoundly illogical statement by design.

Or his interpretation is one that can never be put into words. Take your pick.

I guess you're right. Unless he is only referring to the interpretations he had access to. Take your pick.?

It's so great. So many great moments in this documentary.  I was just thinking of how eerily beautiful Jack Nance was as Henry in that b&w Philadelphia-inspired twilight.

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Posted : 08/10/2017 10:32 pm
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(@cyndeewillow)
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When he made the comment about sunlight in Philadelphia, I immediately thought that the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's creators must have seen this documentary. 

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Posted : 08/10/2017 10:36 pm
(@buttercup)
Deputy

I just got done watching this, and I loved hearing Lynch talk about his early creative processes and experiences.  So many things that he brought into Twin Peaks had their roots in Eraserhead.  I especially loved when he reminisced with Catherine Coulson. 

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Posted : 10/10/2017 9:04 pm
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