I have a nephew and a niece coming this weekend to my house. They love horror movies/games and good ghost stories.
Any good spooky stories to scare children that you can share /x/? shoot your best.
THIS. Every child should know the joy of being told cheesy campfire ghost tales accompanied by nightmare-fueling images.
But do this only if you want them in therapy for the better part of their lives.
tell them the story of how by the time theyre old enough to pay taxes, the beauracracy of the government and incompetency of the leadership will have ensured that they are voiceless and nearly destitute at the bottom of an egalitarian ladder and they have no hope.
Or you know, scary stories to tell in the dark.
Lol, what is it about eraserhead that is so detrimental to the psychic? I mean the dialog is so limited and the imagery is disturbantly astute. David Lynch truly had a way with imagery.
When I watched it, it made me feel dirty.
no no, you got me wrong. I was being introspective. Of course something that bothers/creeps an adult out is going to be extra creepy and disturbing to kids, that goes without saying. I was just trying to establish some kind of dialog as to why it is so disturbing to adults.
Is it the overlying message of early unexpected parenthood (and the option of abortion. Not to mention the fact that it's handicapped ) and having to deal with it. Or is it simply just the very graphic and astute imagery that David Lynch is able to portray?
Buy a copy of scary stories to tell in the dark. the pictures alone will get them
Care to elaborate, because when I watched it, that was the most face forward concept portrayed. [spoilers[Example: he was frustrated with his beastly girlfriend and child they conceived and was obligated to marry or cut off relations with the family, but opted to stay. Meanwhile he lusted after the hot lady across the hallway and fantasized about her, only to realized it was mere fantasy and go crazy killing (abortion, be it far from current legal constants) his mutated child[/spoilers].
If you see any other esoteric concept in the picture I'd love to know.
>that was the most face forward concept portrayed
Exactly, this is David Lynch were talking about here.
Lynch himself has directly stated that to his knowledge no one has interpreted the film with his personal interpretation. Since the first assumption would be about parenthood and abortion, its pretty clear that was not his intended interpretation. Others have said the movie is more generally about fear and overcoming it.
I think the most important thing to remember about Lynch is that his own creative process rarely focuses on an intended message and is more freeform as he goes, its why his work comes across dreamlike disjointed and surreal.
He has stated that the best part about Eraserhead is that everyone pulls somethign different from their own interpretation but based on his commentary it's not really 'about' parenthood and abortion. Lynch's films arent "about" anything usually and your reflection on the film says more about yourself than about the director.
Since he has specifically stated in this instance that no ones interpreted it the way he did, the parenthood/abortion angle is off the table.
Generally the best idea is not to interpret Lynch films, they're not stories they're experiences.
Thank you, this clarifies it very much. And I understand what you are saying.
But I'd argue that to not interpret his films is to forgo the personal experience they may convey. And to ignore that is to reject your own experiences and to not grow as an individual from the concepts they may portray. Even if they are only on a personal level.
That was poor wording on my behalf, you are of course correct.
What I meant by that was, not to see them as having a specific interpretation, they're not 'stories' in that sense. If you realize that they're not 'puzzles' like a lot of metaphorical arthouse films, meant to be figured out, you'll enjoy them more.
I guess Im saying, theyre not jigsaws, theyre rorschachs. Insisting on one interpretation is probably fruitless. The only thing we could classify (I suppose) as "true" would be the directors interpretation, which he stated had not been worked out by anyone else.
Your interpretation of it being about parenthood and abortion is no less legitimate than anyone elses interpretation, including Lynches.
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You have to take into account their personal maturity levels as well as their age. Do they freak out easily or are they more like the "been there, seen that" desensitized kind of kids?