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The Lighthouse (2019)

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Releases February 27, 2020
Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

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Robert Eggers
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Willem Dafoe ... Thomas Wake
Robert Pattinson ... Ephraim Winslow
Valeriia Karaman Valeriia Karaman ... Mermaid
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Storyline

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

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Taglines:

There is enchantment in the light.


Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official Site

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2020 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Leuchtturm See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$427,797, 20 October 2019

Gross USA:

$10,539,224

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,239,224
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.19 : 1
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Robert Eggers on the film's music: "I was looking for an aleatoric score with nods to ancient Greek music. I wanted to de-emphasize strings, and instead focus on glass and instruments you can blow into, including horns and pipes. It needed to sound like the sea. But I realized that we needed elements that would also harken back to an old movie score, so there's a nod to Bernard Herrmann." See more »

Quotes

Thomas Wake: Yer fond of me lobster aint' ye? I seen it - yer fond of me lobster! Say it! Say it. Say it!
Ephraim Winslow: I don't have to say nothin'.
Thomas Wake: Damn ye! Let Neptune strike ye dead Winslow! HAAARK!
Thomas Wake: 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...
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Soundtracks

Homeward Bound
Traditional
Performed by Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson
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Well crafted.. but bit empty with story
30 October 2019 | by prberg2See all my reviews

Really well made movie. Great acting and I was really transported to another place and time. Well crafted for sure.. but in the end I'm not quite sure what the point of it all was. But maybe that was what the director was going for. Seemed like chaos for chaos sake. A strong film for sure though...


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