Having read many reviews, clearly this is a film you either love or loath. Personaly I love it, this is my fourth copy, the others got borrowed! I wanted to add as people appear to have missed the point that there is a very humorous theme to the film. It exploits different film genres, from the 1960's parody of the British northern working class 'James Mason', Blakes arrival at the 'factory' is magical, through to Monty Python. This was never ever a serious film, though it is haunting and hypnotic in places, and how can anyone get bored with that Neil Young soundtrack, which he played live whilst watching the film. It is post modern, post modernism, turn the lights down low, open a few beers, chill and enjoy it for what it is, see it again and you will alomost be watching a different film, and enjoy the parody, it can be hilarious!