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ERASERHEAD = Assassination of JFK

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:25 am
by albie
Watch this film again, with this notion in mind. It's uncanny. Especially the opening scenes of a man at a window, (look at his levers. Don't they look like rifles. How many does he pull? 3? How many shots were fired? doesn't the window look like it's been shot at? or through? an allusion to bullets) Then we have a skull like thing having a hole blown in it, like JFK's. Then we fly out of the hole, which has hairy edges. JFK's spirit flying out of his skull wound?

So what is the rest of the film but the dream of a ghost trying to figure something out and being haunted by symbols of death and the spirit's life. Just like in Mulholland Drive.

We have a worm. or is it a slug, as in a bullet? (that in one scene dives into a hole and comes out of another one, only to slide into another hole and in and the magic bullet?)

Lights blowing out.

A bleeding tree? A family tree, bleeding? On a hill? A grassy knoll? (grass? that would explain all the weird dirty grass that sits about in certain sections of the film)

The fat faced blonde on stage? Marylin Monroe? Happy birthday, dear president. Accompanied by obvious sexual imagery.

The picture of a nuclear explosion on Henry's wall? A sure nightmare for any president. Especially considering the Cuban Missile Crisis that brought them closer to nuclear war than at any time since.

The suit Henry wears. A printer? Does this refer to the Federal Reserve? Printing money?

Could be coincidence, could be intentional could be subconscious (i'm hedgeing my bets so I don't come off like a complete whack job :lol: ).

Take another look at this film that was written and conceived at a time not long after old Jack (Jack Nance is an apt name here) Kennedy had his skull blown out.

Take another look and see if you can find more crossovers...

...or should that be crossFIRES? :D

Re: ERASERHEAD = Assassination of JFK

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:32 am
by albie
Goddess: When Lynch and Frost first met, they began working on a project about Marilyn Monroe. Lynch had been fascinated by the actress' life and met with Anthony Summers who wrote a biography of the same name. The more they worked on it, the more they became embroiled in conspiracy theories involving Monroe and the Kennedys which turned Lynch off the project. Twin Peaks was created soon after, which has similarities with the story of Monroe.

Maybe Lynch was turned off by the conspiracy theories involving Monroe and the Kennedys because he had already dealt with Kennedy?

Re: ERASERHEAD = Assassination of JFK

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:36 pm
Eraserhead = Erase a head (of the country).

Re: ERASERHEAD = Assassination of JFK

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:01 am
by albie
SMILLSOID wrote:Eraserhead = Erase a head (of the country).