Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe on making ‘The Lighthouse,’ the strangest movie of the year


In the early days of "The Lighthouse", which opened on Friday, Willem Dafoe with wild eyes hits Robert Pattinson, warning the old-fashioned Downeast Maine accent as "lucky to kill seabirds."

Located in the middle of the film's wacky range, the scene sets tons of hypnotic stories of lighthouse keepers pissing each other on a remote island in New England in the 1890s. In his second feature, Robert Egers accepts a folk horror similar to his 2016 debut "Witch", but this time using a dark and comic language as an ominous and surreal language.

Bushy Dafoe (age 64) and mustachioed Pattinson (age 33) make an incredible pair of differences, especially when it comes to acting skills, to improve friction between characters.


36-year-old Eggers recalled by phone. "Rob wanted to button and lock things, to surprise me and Willem and myself. Willem has always been & # 39; Go-go-go-go-go-Go Gadget & # 39; Willem. But it's dynamic As a director, you don't have to be a sadistic and Kubrick operator to relieve this tension. In fact, everybody wants to be as comfortable and happy as possible, but the camera sees the truth. "

The 1801 incident, now loosely inspired by the actual undoing of the two Welsh, the 1801 incident, now called "the tragedy of a small lighthouse," guides the audience into the past with black and white images and an aspect ratio of 1.19: 1. Taken through a lens designed in the early 20th century. Eggers worked with cinematographer Jarin Blaschke to achieve his vision when his brother Max wrote the script, which he mentioned was ghost stories at the lighthouse a few years ago.

Eggers described how the early "box aspect ratio reminiscent of the sound age helped to envision tall objects like towers." There is a certain kind of desolation and extreme texture that are only achieved in black and white. Great for meat close-ups of the two greatest faces ever born. "

Specificity of the vision

Dafoe and Pattinson share the electrochemistry that carries the film, since it's the only person we've met except for the short appearance of Valeriaia Karaman's howling mermaid and a very aggressive seagull. The road to their fate was known to the new apprentice, as Thomas Wake (Dafoe), a cruel man who remained in the rock for a long time from the beginning, described himself as "here married to light." Ephraim Winslow (Pattinson) died after the latter's predecessor eager for some sort of "enchantment" in the light of sirens and towers.


The two actors were cast with both hands after being tricked by "The Witch" and promised to contact Eggers and work with the rising indie director in the near future.

Dafoe is particularly drawn to the peculiarities of Eggers' vision, he said. "One of the most powerful things a director can do is to make the world detailed, clear and deep. So it's much easier to pretend when you go in." His character, Wake, Tell Winslow

Thinking that Dafoe is an "obsessive researcher," Eggers provides the actors with a lighthouse keeper's record and video so that the lighthouse keeper's record can be accentuated by a Dafoe accent depicted as a mix of West Country English and "classic pirates of the Robert Newton type. And provided a video. He loves the practice of Eggers, a characteristic attributed to his background in the theater. And in his spare time he often invited Eggers to the fishermen's lodge where he stayed, where he could line up with accents. (Eggers said he and his brother wrote a conversation like Wake's "Fake-Shakespearean sea curse" and asked Dafoe to cut.)

Dafoe said, "To learn how to keep the clay coffin bright during this big speech." "It's a whirl of experience to help you get into the world, but you can't do it completely until you actually get there."

Nova Scotia's Nightmare

In this case, "Forfor Cape, a small fishing community along the southern coast of Nova Scotia," had harsh conditions in which the actor's performances were formed in unexpected ways. (Some of the 35-day shots also took place on Halifax's sound stage, about a three hour drive away.)

Eggers talked about strong winds, rainy temperatures, and a little rainy weather. Most of the weather events in the film were a few days of mild weather that needed a lot of rain. But "you don't lose Rob when the waves crash and Robert Pattinson tries to launch your ship, so you don't lose Rob."

Dafoe said, "The high speed wind is particularly bad and the speed is not too bad when it rains, so Naked Wake without the light at the top of the tower found the most physically difficult scene." Pattinson asked about the obstacles he faced and recalled his pleasure as Winslow filmed a scene covered with all kinds of debris. (This is a guide to the madness of the character, which involves stirring kerosene and masturbating with a mermaid figurine.)

"I didn't actually see anything," he said. "It was strange for blind, naked and diverse people to artistically place s- throughout the body. It's a strange spa treatment."

Pattinson first discovered the film's "Amazing Strange Script", which spends a lot of time in the uneven dour area and transitions from the final act to "Turbo Charged Surrealism". Winslow opens up as the movie progresses (or sheds beans as Wake puts it), and unlike other characters, unlike the other characters that Pattinson has played in recent indie films, including the Universe, the detainees in Claire Dennis' "High Life"

"I find it much more fun to play an actor who doesn't know who he is," he explained. "The way to play individual scenes opens up because you don't know how to play until you are there. … Instinct is to darken as much as possible. But when another actor comes in, it actually feels like the abstract energy you are dealing with and always More fun and lighter

"If someone had played Willem's role at & # 39; Lighthouse, it could be the most cruel and terrible drama. But there's something about the chaotic energy that Willem brings. No matter how dark, it's always interesting to him Is there. "

Critics praised Dafoe and Pattinson for their perfect fit in their role in the melodious and absurd film. Casting Success Story Eggers said he couldn't explain anything more than calling it an intuition.

"They are two actors who take risks, love strange and challenging things, find autism, want to have autism like myself, and really stretch." "Surely, they have noses, cheekbones and teeth, and they seem to be involved at times. Great. On the cover of Esquire UK, they're like a long-lost sexy vampire father and son."

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