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Re: The Lighthouse (2019)
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2019, 08:17:30 PM »
Just a heads up that this now on the shelves in the Available section

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« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2019, 08:31:58 PM »
ooh lovely, got it now thanks for the heads up

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Re: The Lighthouse (2019)
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2019, 10:21:52 PM »
Wow, I thought this was bloody good

Pattinson and Defoe were great, the setting was very claustrophobic and unsettling. Loved the score, although it is pure Shining. Worked really well. There's some humour in there, and the last act is gripping stuff. The last image is fucking horrific, and won't be leaving me for a while

So much to take in and try to digest on a first viewing, but I really enjoyed this

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« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2019, 09:18:01 PM »
WHY IS NO CINEMA SHOWING THIS YET FFS!!!!!!!

Just seen this is available from those ruddy pirates. No way I'm not seeing this in the cinema.

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« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2019, 09:24:52 PM »
WHY IS NO CINEMA SHOWING THIS YET FFS!!!!!!!

Just seen this is available from those ruddy pirates. No way I'm not seeing this in the cinema.

It's worth seeing in the cinema. (And as an unexpected bonus, when I saw it they opened with Jonathan Glazer's The Fall!)

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« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2019, 07:19:01 AM »
well, that was grim... but in a good way

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Re: The Lighthouse (2019)
« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2020, 01:15:34 PM »
This will be previewed on Saturday at the ICA cinema in London, 8.05pm.

For those who want to see it on a big screen.

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« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2020, 11:17:24 PM »
Worth seeing on a big screen. I think I'll be processing this for a little while.

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« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2020, 09:42:48 AM »
Yeah, this is a film to watch on a cinema screen for sure. I find that's the same with all 'boxy' framed films like Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights. Seems to be in fashion, although Eggers has a very good reason to make this film have a non-widescreen frame ratio.

Overall, this disarmed me more than I expected. I went to a packed screening on Saturday at the ICA and it got shitloads of laughs - and it is very funny. But overall, I adored the visceral qualities of this film - mud, rain, spit, blood, spunk. It's definitely somewhat ever so slightly influenced by Hard to be a God in that regard, but the story is something else entirely. It hasn't been released yet so I don't really want to say much more other than the fact that I really liked the final third of this film a huge amount. The same goes for The VVitch, which always reminds me that other filmmakers don't always know how to finish their stories.

Dafoe is fucking brilliant in this. It's incredibe that he can do The Florida Project and a film like this with such comparative ease.

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Re: The Lighthouse (2019)
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2020, 11:18:18 PM »

Any film that has original dialogue of this quality is worth your time:

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Hark Triton, hark! Bellow, bid our father the Sea King rise from the depths full foul in his fury! Black waves teeming with salt foam to smother this young mouth with pungent slime, to choke ye, engorging your organs til' ye turn blue and bloated with bilge and brine and can scream no more - only when he, crowned in cockle shells with slitherin' tentacle tail and steaming beard take up his fell be-finned arm, his coral-tine trident screeches banshee-like in the tempest and plunges right through yer gullet, bursting ye - a bulging bladder no more, but a blasted bloody film now and nothing for the harpies and the souls of dead sailors to peck and claw and feed upon only to be lapped up and swallowed by the infinite waters of the Dread Emperor himself - forgotten to any man, to any time, forgotten to any god or devil, forgotten even to the sea, for any stuff for part of Winslow, even any scantling of your soul is Winslow no more, but is now itself the sea!

The period dialogue in The Witch really struck me, too, and was one of the standout elements of that film. Dude is one talented chappy. The meticulous research coupled with genuine artistic flair is a winning combination. As a massive fan of intensely stylised films, the existence of this beauty has made me very happy indeed.

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« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2020, 08:32:07 PM »
I know this is available in 10GB glory, but I went to see this at the cinema again and enjoyed it even more. There is so much to like, and a huge amount of foreshadowing and referencing that I had not noticed before. The sound design is wonderful, and even though it is mono it really benefits from a cinema experience. I have so much admiration for Eggers for following The VVitch with something so clearly ill-designed for a mainstream audience. The last half hour of this, like his previous effort, show he is one of the very few directors who knows how to end a film.

Go and see it in das kino kids!

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Re: The Lighthouse (2019)
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2020, 05:01:15 PM »
Watched this last night - on telly, from the net and loved it.  Funny as hell, looked nice and enough oddness to hold my interest.  It took a while to tune my ear to Dafoe’s old sea dog dialect, but thoroughly enjoyed it.  On a personal note, the Dafoe character appears to based on my friend Bren which, I’m sure, will be of great interest to all on here.

Love to see it at the pictures but I can see other viewers getting bored with it and being a pain in the arse, as was my experience at Midsommar.  Sadly, I prefer the home set up for slower films, but I like to immerse myself in films and find the public too irritating to do that around them.

Re: The Lighthouse (2019)
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2020, 11:23:17 PM »
On a personal note, the Dafoe character appears to based on my friend Bren which, I’m sure, will be of great interest to all on here.

Can you say more? It actually is of great interest to me if you are friends with a possibly supernatural nineteenth century wickie.

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« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2020, 11:19:06 AM »
Can you say more? It actually is of great interest to me if you are friends with a possibly supernatural nineteenth century wickie.

He's a shitty cook who thinks his dinners are fucking great.

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Re: The Lighthouse (2019)
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2020, 12:15:11 PM »
But you must like his lobster?

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« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2020, 01:14:54 PM »
But you must like his lobster?

Only under duress.

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« Reply #46 on: February 05, 2020, 07:56:49 AM »
saw this last night. I think A24 are becoming the masters of distributing and producing films that are different and interesting and stylish (and I agree with whoever above that said the style is part of the point) but ultimately not really very deep. films that shoot for importance and fall a little short. there were some great moments in this but it went on a bit.

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Re: The Lighthouse (2019)
« Reply #47 on: February 05, 2020, 08:22:14 PM »
Excellent making of here:

https://youtu.be/F-Dusv4FHFU

Re: The Lighthouse (2019)
« Reply #48 on: February 05, 2020, 09:25:06 PM »
Excellent making of here:

https://youtu.be/F-Dusv4FHFU

That’s cracking, thanks for posting.

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Re: The Lighthouse (2019)
« Reply #49 on: February 05, 2020, 09:45:16 PM »
I haven’t even seen the film yet but I’ve been watching and reading a lot about it as I just find the whole premise and execution brilliant. I’m so bored of mainstream film grammar and predictable plots and yearn for entertainment which is original and arresting. Off to see it on Friday, stoked.

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Re: The Lighthouse (2019)
« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2020, 11:29:40 PM »
Well that was great. Packed Odeon audience, everyone good as gold, no walk outs. What with Midsommar and Monos, the last year or so has been a belter for quasi-mainstream, massively entertaining films that have a proper dose of genuine off the wall weirdness.

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« Reply #51 on: February 09, 2020, 10:22:29 PM »
Excellent making of here:

https://youtu.be/F-Dusv4FHFU

Shit, they built their own lighthouse.

Re: The Lighthouse (2019)
« Reply #52 on: February 10, 2020, 12:45:56 AM »
Shit, they built their own lighthouse.

Literally. It was mostly styrofoam.

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Re: The Lighthouse (2019)
« Reply #53 on: February 10, 2020, 07:24:05 PM »
Finally saw it last week. Loved it, been waiting so long and it was worth it. I can't stop thinking about Pattinson's distorted screaming at the end.

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