When I told my friend and admired YouTube film analyst Mr. Nerdista that we were planning a David Lynch week, he sort of lit up a little bit with an idea.

He returned shortly thereafter with the following video breaking down the cinematic devices used by Lynch in his film Eraserhead to, in a sense, trap his audience.

Normally, I’d offer more of a breakdown introduction to a video essay, but given that Mr. Nerdista does with video what we here at AE try to do with language, and that he has already made himself a frequent and supporter and contributor here, I’m just going to yield the floor to him.

Make sure to subscribe to Mr. Nerdista’s excellent channel and support his Patreon if you like what you see!

Featured Image: Libra Films International