press | THE LIGHTHOUSE
"Forget VR, pay no mind to 3-D and don’t even think about introducing a new frame rate — the most immersive film experience of the year can be found in “The Lighthouse,” a throwback black-and-white fever dream, shot in boxy 1.33.1 and filled with arcane lingo delivered with demented glee by Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe and no one else."
Jarin Blaschke’s partnership with director Robert Eggers is one of the most exciting things we’ve got going in movies today. Their emphasis placed on finding the simplest and most truthful approach often leads to a painstaking process of searching for the cinematic essence of every composition, camera movement and lighting setup. With very little resources they created the world of “The Witch” with detail, light and atmosphere that went beyond a film 10x it size. In “The Lighthouse,” shot on 35mm Black and White Double X film stock with a boxy 1.2:1 aspect ratio, Blaschke took the duo’s world immersion to another level.