Filmed in gorgeous B&W and masked to a perfect square this is the tale of two men who begin to hate each other then fall into madness. Dafoe, doing his scary "I'm really this person" performance, and Pattison go to a hostile rock of a lighthouse station to begin their month-long stay. Immediately Dafoe is bullying Pattison (a "new hire") into doing all the shitty things imaginable. Quickly, Pattison begins to hallucinate and to lapse into alcoholism via Dafoe's encouragement. Dafoe's harangues are epic with the bellowing and threats. The cinematography is dark and grim which adds to the direness of the story.
During the credits, there was an acknowledgment that the story was based on the accounts of lighthouse logbooks and lore. That is really the scary part.
Old Willem might just make the noms for this one. Plus, Pattison is turning into a fine actor.
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Topic - 'The Lighthouse': 2 1/4 Guys will love it . . . - Billy Wonka 20:23:05 11/02/19 (8)
- RE: 'The Lighthouse': 2 1/4 Guys will love it . . . - fantja 15:41:16 11/12/19 (0)
- Thanx for the tip . . . - BillH 13:44:10 11/03/19 (2)
- Platoon just for starters!... N/T - musetap 11:02:35 11/04/19 (1)
- The Hunter - Awe-d-o-file 17:16:58 11/04/19 (0)
- Also high on our list to see... Dafoe again - one of the finest actors ever... - musetap 09:46:05 11/03/19 (2)
- This is mega artsy-fartsy with the same visual style . . . - Billy Wonka 12:44:09 11/03/19 (1)
- Had a friend recommend it... - musetap 11:01:20 11/04/19 (0)
- RE: 'The Lighthouse': 2 1/4 Guys will love it . . . - Awe-d-o-file 07:10:14 11/03/19 (0)