Second Trailer for Robert Eggers' Masterpiece 'The Lighthouse' Lands
by Alex Billington
September 9, 2019
"He believed that there was some enchantment in the light… Went mad, he did." A24 has debuted a second trailer for The Lighthouse, the second film from acclaimed filmmaker Robert Eggers after The Witch. This premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this weekend to more rave reviews from critics. Robert Pattinson stars as a young apprentice who goes to remote island to tend to the lighthouse with an older, rugged keeper - played by Willem Dafoe. It's a descent into madness as the two remain stuck, alone, on this island as a storm rages over them. This is truly a phenomenal film, I totally flipped for it at Cannes calling it a masterpiece (here's my review), and I can't wait for it to open in theaters. This is the better of the two trailers, playing up the madness and kookiness between the two men.
Here's the second official trailer (+ poster) for Robert Eggers' The Lighthouse, from A24's YouTube:
You can still watch the first official trailer for Eggers' The Lighthouse here, to catch even more footage.
A hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. The Lighthouse is directed by acclaimed American filmmaker Robert Eggers, director of the film The Witch previously, and a few other short films. The screenplay is written by Max Eggers and Robert Eggers. Produced by Youree Henley, Lourenço Sant' Anna, Rodrigo Teixeira, and Jay Van Hoy; co-produced by Jeffrey Penman and Michael Volpe. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year in the Directors' Fortnight section (read our review) and will next play at TIFF this month. A24 will release Eggers' The Lighthouse in select US theaters starting October 18th this fall. Who's excited to see this film?
Yup, still looks fantastic.
Efterklang on Sep 9, 2019
Looking forward to this one!
CShane on Sep 9, 2019
Love The Witch, can't wait to see this.
grimjob on Sep 9, 2019
If I hadn't seen the Allstate commercial that one part would have been better...
kitano0 on Sep 9, 2019
No just any 'what' ...
shiboleth on Sep 9, 2019
Dafoe! Great...loved that scream and believed it totally. Love the story and the black and white photography and have come to like Pattinson's work. However, I hate....I mean hate that box look...that 1:1 ratio or whatever the hell it is. I've heard all the justifications and blah blah blah, but don't buy any of it. I hate it so much I can't see going to see the film because of it. I might try to gut it out when it hits cable. There is no aesthetic value in presenting a film this way in my opinion...which makes it unacceptable and even reeks of a gimmick to me.
thespiritbo on Sep 9, 2019
It is a gimmick....the gimmick of interpretation! Eggers probably thought this was the best way to tell this old-looking, bleak story.
Whichhalfofthewit on Sep 9, 2019
Well obviously the director thought is was the best way to tell this story. That's his right and I even respect that right. I just don't like the aesthetic choice he made..which is my right. I still think because, to me, it has no aesthetic value it's a gimmick and won't be watching it until it hits on cable. Even then it better be damn good or I'll find myself irritated with the 'presentation choice' and stop watching it. Again...my right and don't give a blast what others think of my choice.
thespiritbo on Sep 10, 2019
I hear ya, person. I'd just hate for you to miss a chance at a good in-theater experience. But if the style doesn't float your boat (pun sort of intended), I can see why you'd nix it in the theater. I'm the same about many movies too. I also hate regretting not seeing certain movies in a theater when I could have. Tomato, potato 🙂
Whichhalfofthewit on Sep 10, 2019
...tomato, potato...lol...haven't heard that for a while. I've not had any regrets not seeing a film in a theatre for many, many years. I simply don't go anymore, which is sad because I used to love it. Not anymore. Due to the audiences of today with their iPhones, etc. and that I don't like most of the movies being made today. I catch what I really want to see on my huge samsung flat panel HD TV in my dark bedroom with no one but me viewing. I love it! I'll watch this on on cable too...or try to...lol...I've seen a lot of clips of this one now and am beginning to lose interest in it from watching those. Not sure I'd like it even if it was shot wide screen. It sounds good on paper, but not sure it plays well on screen. I'll see in due time. Later gator. Pleasure conversing with you. Cheers!
thespiritbo on Sep 11, 2019
This better payoff something fierce!
Whichhalfofthewit on Sep 9, 2019
this is the "lighthouse" movie i've been waiting for!
dan on Sep 9, 2019
OK. OK. HERE WE GO!!!
DAVIDPD on Sep 10, 2019
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