Watch: The Lighthouse 2019 123movies, Full Movie Online – As the wavering cry of the foghorn fills the air, the taciturn former lumberjack, Ephraim Winslow, and the grizzled lighthouse keeper, Thomas Wake, set foot in a secluded and perpetually grey islet off the coast of late-19th-century New England. For the following four weeks of back-breaking work and unfavourable conditions, the tight-lipped men will have no one else for company except for each other, forced to endure irritating idiosyncrasies, bottled-up resentment, and burgeoning hatred. Then, amid bad omens, a furious and unending squall maroons the pale beacon’s keepers in the already inhospitable volcanic rock, paving the way for a prolonged period of feral hunger; excruciating agony; manic isolation, and horrible booze-addled visions. Now, the eerie stranglehold of insanity tightens. Is there an escape from the wall-less prison of the mind?.
Plot: 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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“I’ve got no idea what I just watched, but I loved it” – those were my exact words as the credits rolled on _The Lighthouse_.
I’d been chomping at the bit to watch this ever since seeing the first trailer, and recently it’s finally became available for rent on YouTube. Starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson? What’s this weird looking square framed black and white movie all about I hear you say? Here’s the offical description:
_Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s._
With the same director as _The VVitch_ at the helm you get a very good idea of the madness that is about to ensue. And oh boy does madness ensue. In what might be the most perfectly cast movie ever, Pattinson and Dafoe were absolutely the right choice for these roles. The characters they play as we meet them are somewhat stereotypical – Dafoe is the weatherbeaten man of the sea, and Pattinson is the guy with a murky past who might be trying to escape from something. Their relationship goes from dislike to begrudging respect to…well it’s hard to say what happens after that…
The artistic decision to film in black and white on 35mm film in an almost square ratio heightens everything. It feels claustrophobic, the characters stare directly at you at times, the framing is perfect, it’s a a sight to behold. This film reminded me of everything from silent films of the 1920s through to the creep-fest known as _Begotten_. Strap yourself in for a ride that will make you clench your teeth at the beautiful destruction.
As you can probably tell, I loved this movie. It won’t be for everyone as it’s very much an arthouse piece and doesn’t follow the standard norms for film, but I encourage everyone to give it a shot. You’ll either love it or hate it. As for me, I’m just gutted I never got to see this in a theatre because I reckon it would have blown my mind.
To me this is a perfect film. The emotional ebbs and flows of the narrative wash over you and one moment you’re laughing then dread overwhelms you. It’s expertly crafted both technically and artistically. Even the sound design lingered with me for days afterward.
It’s not a film for everyone. The narrative is far from typical, the dialogue is a heavy dialect, and it’s one you have to be absorbed in. It’s not a passive movie, it’s one that challenges you to immerse yourself in it. But, if you’re into something truly unique you will find this film to burrow deep into your psyche.
The characters in this movie spend the majority of the story questioning the sanity, and I have to admit, I know exactly how they feel. William dadoe and Robert pattinson undeniable outstanding acting, that I am convinced the scenery had actual bite marks in it.
I’m still confused as to what the point was, other than to convey discomfort. I can say I have no idea what I just watched.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Director Robert Eggers
Writer Robert Eggers, Max Eggers
Actors Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman
Country United States, Brazil, Canada
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 34 wins & 139 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.19 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Bausch & Lomb Baltar, Pathé and Petzval Lenses
Laboratory EFILM (dailies provided by), FotoKem-LA (film dailies processing by), Harbor Picture Company (digital intermediate by)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman Double-X 5222)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema