Directed by David Lynch • 1977 • United States
Starring Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Judith Anna Roberts
David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature, ERASERHEAD, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. With its mesmerizing black-and-white photography by Frederick Elmes and Herbert Cardwell, evocative sound design, and unforgettably enigmatic performance by Jack Nance, this visionary nocturnal odyssey continues to haunt American cinema like no other film.
This interview with director David Lynch and cinematographer Frederick Elmes was shot in 1979 by filmmaker Tom Christie for his television production class at UCLA. It takes place at one of ERASERHEAD’s locations in Los Angeles, where the Beverly Center shopping mall now stands.
Director David Lynch and actor Jack Nance take a drive to one of ERASERHEAD’s locations in this excerpt from an episode of the French television program “Cinéma, de notre temps,” recorded in 1988 and broadcast on April 23, 1993.
This footage shows director David Lynch, actors Jack Nance and Charlotte Stewart, and director's assistant Catherine Coulson revisiting the locations at the AFI in Los Angeles where they made ERASERHEAD over the course of four years. The interviews were conducted by Toby Keeler for his 1997 docum...