History Film / Eraserhead

19th May '16 6:30:03 PM stuffedninja
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* SurrealHorror: Provides the trope image.

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* SurrealHorror: Provides One of the golden examples in the film. The Baby provides the trope image.
14th May '16 11:38:45 PM stuffedninja
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* [[GainaxEnding Gainax Beginning]]: One of the more difficult scenes to place chronologically is the beginning, a slow zoom onto what appears to be an asteroid. It is inhabited by the Man in the Planet. ([[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory God? Satan?]])

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* [[GainaxEnding Gainax Beginning]]: One GainaxEnding: The film's final scene has [[spoiler:Henry and the Lady in the Radiator hugging as they are bathed in white light before the film [[NoEnding inexplicably and abruptly stops]]]].
** When specifically talking about the beginning (in a case of [[InvertedTrope inversion]]), one
of the more difficult scenes to place chronologically is the beginning, a slow zoom onto what appears to be an asteroid. It is inhabited by the Man in the Planet. ([[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory God? Satan?]])
14th May '16 11:31:33 PM stuffedninja
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* SurrealSymbolicHeads: Heads are the {{Body Motif|s}} of the film. The Baby's is deformed and resembles a chicken, and Henry grows one himself in a DreamSequence.

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* SurrealSymbolicHeads: Heads are the {{Body Motif|s}} of the film. The Baby's Baby is deformed and resembles a chicken, and Henry grows one himself in a DreamSequence.


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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The Baby, which exhibits only basic human characteristics but is on all other levels inhuman.
14th May '16 3:35:53 PM stuffedninja
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* EmergingFromTheShadows
* TheEyesHaveIt

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* EmergingFromTheShadows
EmergingFromTheShadows: Used extensively due to the film's eerie cinematography often bathing characters in darkness.
* TheEyesHaveItEvilLaugh: Near the end of the film, the Baby begins cackling incessantly, which seems to be the point where Henry finally decides to [[spoiler:kill it]].
* TheEyesHaveIt: The Baby. While it isn't completely still, most of its other movements [[UncannyValley are stiff and artificial enough to make it look like it wasn't alive anyway]]. The eyes mainly move to remind you this thing is alive and is apparently [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman some]] kind of human in order to add to the wrongness.
* FaceFramedInShadow: Done occasionally, such as with the Man in the Planet.



* [[MadeOfPlasticine Made of Embalmed Flesh]]
* MindScrew: What ''is'' this movie about?

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* [[MadeOfPlasticine Made of Embalmed Flesh]]
MadeOfPlasticine: The Baby, as shown in the scene where [[spoiler:Henry kills it]].
* MindScrew: Easily the masterwork of surrealism in cinema, and for good reason. What ''is'' this movie about?



* OntologicalMystery

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* OntologicalMysteryOffWithHisHead: One of Henry's stranger visions is when [[spoiler:his head inexplicably pops off, the Baby creeps up out of the stump produced in its wake, and it ends up falling into a pool of blood onto a street where a boy finds it and takes it to a pencil factory to be made into erasers]].
* OntologicalMystery: Henry with his commitment to the Baby.



* SoundtrackDissonance: "In Heaven, everything is fine/ In Heaven, everything is fine / You've got your good things / And I've got mine."

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* SoundtrackDissonance: The Lady in the Radiator's song. "In Heaven, everything is fine/ fine / In Heaven, everything is fine / You've got your good things / And I've got mine."
14th May '16 3:23:48 PM stuffedninja
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!!! "A dream of dark and troubling tropes":

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\n!!! "A !!"A dream of dark and troubling tropes":
tropes":
5th May '16 2:26:21 PM aye_amber
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* NostalgicMusicbox: The first time we see him go home, Henry plays seemingly his only record (one of Music/FatsWaller playing the organ), and reminisces about Mary.

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* NostalgicMusicbox: The first time we see him go home, Henry plays seemingly his only record (one of Music/FatsWaller ''Fats Waller'' playing the organ), and reminisces about Mary.
4th Nov '15 10:10:17 PM jedidarrick
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/eraserhead.jpg]]

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.[[quoteright:325:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/eraserhead.jpg]]
4th Nov '15 10:09:57 PM jedidarrick
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[[FromBadToWorse Henry's baby got sick]].[[NiceJobBreakingItHero He tried to help it]].

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[[FromBadToWorse Henry's baby got sick]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero He tried to help it]].
4th Nov '15 10:09:47 PM jedidarrick
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[[MindScrew There was a lady speaking from his radiator]]. There was a Beautiful Girl Across the Hall. There was a man in a pencil factory. There was a planet.

[[FromBadToWorse Henry's baby got sick]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero He tried to help it]].

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[[MindScrew There was a lady speaking from his radiator]].

There was a Beautiful Girl Across the Hall. Hall.

There was a man in a pencil factory. factory.

There was a planet.

[[FromBadToWorse Henry's baby got sick]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero He tried to help it]].
8th Aug '15 7:11:14 PM mirisu92
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the Filipino rock band, [[Music/TheEraserheads]].

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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the Filipino rock band, [[Music/TheEraserheads]].Music/TheEraserheads.
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