The Lighthouse Review (Mystic Drama, 2019)

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May 17, 2020

The Lighthouse Review (Mystic Drama, 2019)
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The Lighthouse - Storyline, Actors And Ratings

The movie "The Lighthouse" is a Mystical Drama production.

IMDB rated the movie with 7.0/10. According to Google Users - 93% of the people watched the movie liked the story.

Director: Robert Eggers

Actors: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeria Karaman, Logan Hawks, Kayla Nicholl, Sean Clark, Pierre Richard, Preston Hudson, Jeffrey Krats

The Lighthouse has been produced with the budget of Worldwide Gathering: $ 17 Million

Great movie, I really didn’t like it.

What are you laughing at? Try yourself to throw out two full night pots during a storm. The outrage of a Bagel cat Old Winslow stands on a rock and says to himself: “I, Ephraim Winslow, have been a lighthouse keeper for two months, but no one calls me Winslow - a keeper!” “I, Ephraim Winslow, have been a great lumberjack for a couple of years, but no one calls me Winslow is a quick ax!” - But as soon as I fuck the mermaid once ... In general, sexual relations with the mermaid and alcoholism are directly promoted by this film. Lyudmila The film has a great sense of humor. I enjoyed it in the mood. The acting is just high.

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The Lighthouse Review

The late nineteenth century, a small rocky island off the coast of New England.

On the island comes a young man named Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson): he hired to spend a month on the lighthouse in the company of an old lighthouse caretaker, whose name is Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe).

Wake - grumpy and malicious old man, claiming that he - a former sailor. Wake from the beginning treats Winslow like his slave: he does not allow him to go up to the lantern and Winslow falls the hardest job: to carry coal in a wheelbarrow, to tear everything in the building, to carry heavy cans with kerosene.

In the evenings, Thomas is used to drinking rum, which is strictly forbidden by the rules. Ephraim must drink with him, and he refuses, but Wake refuses, and over time Winslow becomes an even more bitter drunk than Wake.

A month of work on the lighthouse is not too pleasant: Thomas all the time digs up to Ephraim, but he eventually dares and begins in the same spirit to answer the old fart, and then a new attack - just at the moment when they were to change, the weather has deteriorated dramatically, the storm began, so they are still for a few weeks, or months remained locked on this island and Winslow's got a roof on his way.

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Director Robert Eggers declared himself an arthouse horror "The Witch", which delighted critics at the Sundance Festival.

Eggers was praised for the masterful creation of an atmosphere of eerie not with special effects and makeup, but with the help of the director's techniques of the old school like Hitchcock. At the same time, it should be said that the ordinary audience of this film appreciated: eggers' directorial debut collected a very good box office, showing KKU as much as 7.18 (KKU, equal to three - the picture at least paid off).

Eggers' new film was, shall we say, quite show-off.

Filmed on black-and-white film, and even extremely specific, almost square format, which filmed about ninety years ago, when the films only appeared sound and from the frame 35 mm format 4:3 required to put a large space to record the soundtrack (it was then optical), resulting in a format of 1.19. Plus only one or two locations, two people in a small room almost the entire film - but any critic as soon as heard that there are so many "tastes" so immediately felt that it immediately needs to watch, by all means! I would like, of course, that the frame and at all was round or oval, but still, you can not demand at once everything, you need to be satisfied less.

 

What the hell is this terribly annoying square format?

Critics write with happiness and explain that the square symbolizes the cramped walls of the lighthouse. Or the breadth of the sea. Or the boundless breasts of mermaids. Viewers - in our cat Bagel face - are smothered and say that this show only creates problems when viewing. Especially since Eggers and cameraman Jarin Blaschke are faithful to the covenants of Lars Von Trier and shoot in natural light, and I will reveal to you a terrible secret: the smoky kerosene quality lighting does not shine.

But this is really an author's trick, it emphasizes the darkness and dullness of the space of the lighthouse, and in addition, if the screen does not see a damn thing, the audience and critics can actively incorporate their imagination, and this is also a noble task. Let them try to crunch their brains, it is, you know, superfluous. By the way, I completely agree here: the audience should be forced to think. At least occasionally.

 

What the film crew was able to achieve perfection, it was the creation of an extremely depressed environment. Angry, constantly farting old man (his fart - it's such a means of expression: in this way, he demonstrates that he is in charge here and no matter him at all here shy), telling terrible stories from his maritime past, and come still understand, it was actually or he just catches up on Winslow horror; a young guy who from all this gradually rides cuckoo and can no longer understand, he really fucked a mermaid or he dreamed of it; a vile one-eyed seagull that gets a guy; sexual wildness, alcoholic gatherings-fates with a sudden change of mood from "yes I'll break you now" to "yes I'll put you in now", a physical feeling of dirtiness and the whets of this place, where two smelly - literally - men are locked with each other and where they already have a bad difference of sleep from the present.

 

From the camera point of view, if you put aside this damn square Lang - Murnau (directors from the past, shot in this format), the picture is filmed very spectacularly.

If you for some strange reasons in this difficult time do not feel longing and depression, then do not worry - this picture will do everything to make you feel it. Even the Bublik cat, who bravely met the disgusting scene with the cat in the "Grand Budapest Hotel" (although he promised that Wes Anderson's sneakers are now always in danger), even after twenty minutes of viewing demanded to leave the film and include something a little lighter and more joyful, such as "The Saw".

 

Musical accompaniment - really impressive.

This eerie roar who every time - like a Sandon on nerves, the whistling of the wind, the sound of waves, the cries of seagulls, strange sounds - all contribute to the picture of this claustrophobic hopelessness.

The director intentionally did not chew anything in this picture, on the contrary - he did everything to confuse the audience with a bunch of all sorts of readable and uncalculated references, but that's what there means this and that - thing yourself, you are given a full space for conclusions.

 

Is the lighthouse a phallic symbol?

And what about, children, of course, phallic! It's a Freudian banana - sometimes just a banana. And Jung's lighthouse is an erected dick, proudly sticking out in the middle of the ocean, attracting young mermaids with its life-giving light! Another thing is that this light except mermaids can climb and all sorts of evil. But who even than old Lovecraft knows what's even in the depths?

What's up with wake's lantern doing naked during its night shifts? Why is he so bald - just from the light? Or does he have a blackjack sauna and mermaids? However, on the part of mermaids - it's more to Winslow.

 

Are Winslow and Wake the only person who invented a boss - a vile old man or, conversely, a subordinate who can be pushed around?

Yes, it's easy, any whim for the money of the audience! And who invented Winslow Wake or vice versa?

The beacon that's sticking out knows them, I'll tell you what! What difference does it make? Let one think of each other. Or another one. Or they don't exist at all, and everything happens in the brain of a one-eyed seagull, which, remember my word, will soon burst. (And it's a really cool scene.)

Or maybe they are mythological heroes - Proteus and Prometheus? (Eggers, when he mocked reporters in an interview, talked about it.) They even have similar names. Proteus, Prometheus, and their blood brothers - Arthritis and Prostatitis!

 

Proteus is a sea deity.

By the way, the seaman -- well, what's not Wake? And that he's a fard deity here, you know, deities -- they're different. Some of them have very peculiar habits.

Winslow - Prometheus, obviously. Everyone aspires to the light, but he is not allowed. But Prometheus wants to understand: what is there such a Proteus jerks up? After all, Prometheus for this except a primitive figure mermaid with barely marked tits and nothing: times were harsh, no you life-giving Internet! And if he comes across a living or not a very lively mermaid, well, with mermaids - you know, how difficult everything is! In addition, Prometheus really need to somehow monitor the liver - with his horse doses of alcohol - because this liver still will fly to peck some seagull, because he did not deserve an eagle yet!

 

That's a good movie because it doesn't explain anything, so understand as you know.

Played, by the way, perfectly, and if from Defoe always expect this, then with a millennial vampire with an unwashed head everything was not too clear, but Pattinson has long been boldly departing from "Twilight" and filmed in all sorts of interesting and complex projects, remember the same buzz time, and then just had a real challenge, which Pattinson and took - and showed himself in the picture more worthy!

 

That's the kind of movie it turned out to be.

With the excellent work of the director, who is really talented, accurately, accurately, and prudently mocks the audience, with mesmerizing camera work, with sound effects, from which the cat Bublik now nervously shudders in his sleep, and with excellent acting works. The normal viewer of this film will turn off in ten or fifteen minutes of viewing, which I would have done if it were not for professional masochism, and critics will look in full delight, because now it is possible to break out a detailed review about the depths of the subconscious, about the doomed Gothic Edgar Allan Poe, about the sentimental sophistication of Nathaniel Hawthorne and nameless almighty creatures from the ocean of Phillips Cthulhu to him on the ridge of madness. And at the same time they will be quite right, everything is.

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The Lighthouse | Watch Official Trailer

There is enchantment in the light. From Robert Eggers, acclaimed director of 'The Witch,' and starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson. THE LIGHTHOUSE — Now Playing.

RELEASE DATE: October 18, 2019

DIRECTOR: Robert Eggers

CAST: Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.

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