Lynch (auteur theory)

Now that you’ve seen Eraserhead (1977) and Blue Velvet (1986), consider the connections between the two films.  We will leave the issue of internal meaning behind for now.  Instead, let’s focus on personal style.  What thematic and aesthetic continuities exist between these two David Lynch films?  Please reply in the required number of words and by Thursday’s deadline as indicated on the course syllabus.