Thursday, June 07, 2007

Möbius Strips Of Dreams And Desires

Eraserhead, d. David Lynch (1977)

'Absurdity is what I like most in life, and there's humour in struggling and ignorance. If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp, after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd. But I don't just find humour in unhappiness - I find it extremely heroic the way people forge on despite the despair they often feel. Like the character in Eraserhead - he's totally confused, yet he struggles to figure things out and do what's best. Isn't that fantastic?'

David Lynch