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Eraserhead

Eraserhead Entertainment Button Museum
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ERASERHEAD I SAW IT
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Black and white illustration of a man's head and shoulders with white text above and below on a black background

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Eraserhead is the first feature-length film by filmmaker, David Lynch.  It was released in 1977.  The film is a surreal story of a man named Henry Spencer caring for his deformed child while experiencing strange hallucinations.  The film is noted for its bleak atmosphere, bizarre and disturbing imagery, and strong emphasis on sound-design. 

While originally met with a negative response from critics, it became a cult classic, and in 2004 was preserved in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." 

This type of button was allegedly given out to movie theater patrons during the film's midnight screenings in the late 1970s.

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EN0365
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