arr it be The Lighthouse (Eggers, 2019) - Pattinson, Dafoe, sea shanties

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hyag7lR8CPA

devvvine, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 13:11 (one month ago) link

why'd yer spill yer beans

devvvine, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 13:17 (one month ago) link

So excited.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 14:02 (one month ago) link

In depth interview with DP Jarin Blaschke, for those fascinated with the technical side.

hedonic treadmill class action (Sanpaku), Thursday, 1 August 2019 05:33 (one month ago) link

Ah, shot on film, that explains why it (seems to) look so good. Every video B&W conversion I can think of has looked like washed-out dogshit.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 1 August 2019 05:50 (one month ago) link

ok

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 1 August 2019 05:51 (one month ago) link

Kinda hoping that "fantasy horror" per the Kodak article, is a misnomer. Not that that would be *bad* per se, but I really want a straight psychodrama about two dudes going nuts on a tiny island.

Auld Drink of Misery (zchyrs), Thursday, 1 August 2019 18:45 (one month ago) link

Yeah, all about this.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 1 August 2019 18:46 (one month ago) link

this looks fantastic

there has definitely been a dearth of good lighthouse movies

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 1 August 2019 18:49 (one month ago) link

psyched, this sounds great

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 August 2019 18:50 (one month ago) link

xps

heard the director namedrop Weird Tales and Lovecraft in an interview about this, so i doubt it's really a straight psychodrama

circa1916, Thursday, 1 August 2019 19:37 (one month ago) link

I've avoided most information, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone suffered a case of Space Madness.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 August 2019 19:52 (one month ago) link

I think one could do a fine digital->B&W process, one would just need to do a lot of thoughtful adjustments to the RGB channel contributions.

One of my favorite B&W films of the last decade, November (2017), was shot digital, and in some segments, infrared digital.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19QZy1YHL50

hedonic treadmill class action (Sanpaku), Thursday, 1 August 2019 20:41 (one month ago) link

I don't think every b&w video conversion is awful

I loved The Witch and have been really excited for this

Dan S, Thursday, 1 August 2019 22:42 (one month ago) link

want to see November

Dan S, Thursday, 1 August 2019 22:44 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

New trailer. Looks good and wacky. So stoked for this.

https://youtu.be/42_UHhpq530

circa1916, Monday, 9 September 2019 22:50 (one week ago) link

!

Dan S, Monday, 9 September 2019 22:55 (one week ago) link

Dafoe borrowing the Nicholson axe trot from The Shining

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 05:51 (one week ago) link

also expecting Popeye and Poopdeck Pappy to show up at the end

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:19 (one week ago) link

what?

untuned mass damper (mh), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:26 (one week ago) link

just a lotta salty seaside snarling in that trailer

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 15:46 (one week ago) link

Ahahaha and here I was worried this trailer would spoil or reveal anything.

icy bike chain rain (zchyrs), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 23:39 (one week ago) link

lol that is a good description of it

Dan S, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 23:52 (one week ago) link

What

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:20 (one week ago) link

I’ve watched this trailer more times than I’d like to admit. For the What.

circa1916, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:49 (one week ago) link

hmmmm possibly watered-down Guy Maddin

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 01:12 (one week ago) link

Did you see The Witch? Not remotely his angle.

circa1916, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 01:18 (one week ago) link

I did not see The Witch, bcz it was called The Witch

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 01:38 (one week ago) link

First they came for people who saw The Witch and I said nothing, etc.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 01:39 (one week ago) link

Morbz i think you would appreciate the Witch.

Eggers is nothing like Madden

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 01:48 (one week ago) link

I am up for watered down guy maddin

ogmor, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 07:39 (one week ago) link

I did not see The Witch, bcz it was called The Witch

It‘s called The VVitch though.

oder doch?, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 08:51 (one week ago) link

pretty excited for this based on The Witch, but not crazy about that 'what' scene, reminds me of how so many scenes in The Master just felt like acting workshop exercises

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 13:10 (one week ago) link

Reading that interview with the DP posted upthread, apparently they made the weirdly specific choice to shoot this in the 1.19:1 Movietone ratio, which sounds pretty neat

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 13:20 (one week ago) link

other films in the last few years have done same... Grand Budapest Hotel?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 13:46 (one week ago) link

Yeah didnt Grand Budapest deploy different aspect ratios for flashbacks iirc? I remember a few others in the last 10 years that have been in academy ratio. Per that interview, I guess 1.19:1 specifically dates from the transition from silent to sound, the DP cites M as the big inspiration to go with it.

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 13:56 (one week ago) link

pretty excited for this based on The Witch, but not crazy about that 'what' scene, reminds me of how so many scenes in The Master just felt like acting workshop exercises


This did remind me of The Master but “acting workshop exercises” for that movie and this scene is a bad take imo. I mean in The Master they are literally doing exercises.

circa1916, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 14:26 (one week ago) link

well yeah theres obviously those parts, but imo a lot of the non-exercise scenes felt like actor-game stuff, like "what if we do a take where instead of the lines you sing 'slow boat to china'", etc. A friend described at the time it as "good, but like watching an acting contest" which I thought was otm.

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 14:43 (one week ago) link

PSH and Joaquin are good actors and I think they did the acting thing well and in a way that was perfect for the tone of the film, but this is for another thread I think.

circa1916, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 15:08 (one week ago) link

“a ghost story” used a v similar ratio iirc

Clay, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 18:45 (one week ago) link

it was mentioned in the never coming to a cinema near you but those of you that aren't aware should check out british film bait from this year. filmed on a hand-cranked camera that films shots/reels a maximum of 28 seconds in length and developed by the director himself. a truly incredible achievement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmydSyiR59o

https://www.baitfilm.co.uk/

ban golf (jed_), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 19:25 (one week ago) link

weird, given its not that long since this story was given the film treatment :

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3520714/

mark e, Thursday, 12 September 2019 18:41 (one week ago) link

xp saw bait tonight and loved it, thanks for the tip jed!

ogmor, Thursday, 12 September 2019 22:22 (one week ago) link


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