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July 31, 2006 9:40 AM   Subscribe

Perfection and Eraserhead. Discussing Singing in the Rain and Goodfellas with prisoners. The link between Pasolini, Blind Willie Johnson and Carl Sagan. If you like hanging out at the corner of Film and Word, you might enjoy spending time in the archives at Your Humble Viewer, a wide-ranging, well-written, funny and literate film blog.
posted by mediareport (10 comments total)
the old story of salvation with some crankhead "with his hands on his own hardware."

I've never seen Bringing Out The Dead, but that's a line from Springsteen's 'Lost In The Flood.' Was that in the movie. I know Scorsese's very careful about the music he chooses and that would be an inspired choice for a flick about an EMT.
posted by jonmc at 10:03 AM on July 31, 2006

Ah, so he has/had a crush on Shelly Duvall, too?

I don't know why I can't convince my friends that she's a hottie.
posted by lyam at 10:58 AM on July 31, 2006

Listening to Sgt. Pepper's in 1967 and watching Eraserhead in 1977 were probably the two most overwhelming art-consumption events in my life. Well, there were those dancers from Mali in 1971...but I'm sticking with two.

Might even buy Eraserhead DVD.

I don't love Lynch $120 a year's worth, though.

My baby needs shoes, cuz she ain't no Eraserhead worm-thing baby.
posted by kozad at 11:09 AM on July 31, 2006

P.S. Pasolini's Jesus movie is going to be Netflixed in just a minute...thanks.
posted by kozad at 11:12 AM on July 31, 2006

Neat blog, but I can't accept the fawning over Eraserhead in the first link. I would have lived a better life had I never watched that film.
posted by Popular Ethics at 11:14 AM on July 31, 2006

kozad, he's got me rearranging my Netflix queue, too. And you might like his post about seeing Yellow Submarine with his parents in 1968.
posted by mediareport at 11:27 AM on July 31, 2006

Thanks mediareport, this is a pretty interesting film blog. Most blogs about film are either too vulgar or too pretentious for my personal tastes, but this guy seems to find the middle ground I am looking for.
posted by Falconetti at 11:33 AM on July 31, 2006

You can get Lynch's restoration of Eraserhead in a slightly more affordable form through Amazon and so forth these days, though it's not in the special packaging. That is still only available through the website.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 11:37 AM on July 31, 2006

Thanks for the link, mediareport. I added the blog to my feeds (and also added a few films to my Netflix queue as well).

I remember catching a few minutes of Eraserhead at a cousin's house when I was very young and being both repulsed and fascinated by what I saw. I didn't know what movie it was at the time (I didn't find out the title until years later) but the image of the deformed baby stayed with me for years.
posted by LeeJay at 1:45 PM on July 31, 2006

The link between Pasolini, Blind Willie Johnson and Carl Sagan.

Well, that sounds familiar.
posted by y2karl at 7:43 AM on August 1, 2006

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