Yep, the dialogue was difficult to hear and that was the only negative I have about the film.
People probably expecting a movie that mimics films of the '30s and '40s to adhere to the Hays Code.
I had to actively strain myself to understand the dialog, even tried to read their lips at times. I’d enjoy the movie more with closed captioning.
For me, it was the opposite. Outside of a few lines, the dialog was so much easier to follow and understand than anything in The Witch.
If they’re the same person, technically he chased ‘himself’ with an axe.
Yeah I watched the Witch for the first time last evening after seeing this and barely understood 1/4 of the dialogue. Felt the lighthouse was both more understandable and the specific dialogue wasn't as important. Really dampened my viewing of the Witch and probably should have put subtitles on
Subtext? They very nearly kissReally enjoyed the film. I'm a bit shocked no one is mentioning any of the various gay subtext like Old Tom saying he'd makr young Tom polish his "nails" whether he liked it it or not and mentioned sperm whales and like a half dozen other innuendos. Or young Tom peeking on old Tom doing stuff like a voyeur. Or that time young tom talked about laying with a woman being evil or something.
It's an exact recreation of this drawing by Sascha Schneider:So my favorite visual from the film was that one still shot from one of the visions. The one with a Naked Dafaoe and Pattinson froze in some sort of sparring match with those lighthouse eyes peering into Pattinson. Thought it was just great on its own, but with the new angle adding in Greek Mythology makes me like it even more.
Invokes that imagery pretty damn well.
That's badass. A striking image that totally fits the film.
Absolutely. One of the greatest monologues of the century so far.
I noticed that as well, but I think it was intentional, he went from an Eastern Canada/Maritime accent to a thick Boston accent once he revealed his true identity, as he drank more the facade dissolved, really great character acting if it was intentional (I think it was)I can see where people are coming from saying Pattinson wasn't great since I had a similar feeling for the first half or so. I kept getting pulled out my his accent not being 100% consistent, but when I stopped fixating on that I could see that he was going toe-to-toe with Dafoe and they were both just knocking it out of the park.
Maybe it was but it definitely sounded more Irish/British to me. It could've been maritime combined with period dialogue throwing me though.I noticed that as well, but I think it was intentional, he went from an Eastern Canada/Maritime accent to a thick Boston accent once he revealed his true identity, as he drank more the facade dissolved, really great character acting if it was intentional (I think it was)
Eggers is the film auteur the world needs right nowso uh, holy shit
I don't even know how I really feel about it yet other than I liked it but if there's one thing I can say about this movie it's that it's possibly perfect? like, everything working in tandem, everything considered, no fat at all, was never once bored, the pacing is invisible because you're just in it start to finish, never thought anything felt out of place, every word, every shot, every sound, every light. I've seen a lot of movies and I don't think I can name one where there isn't something I can point to even if it's nitpicky as hell.
It’s the silent film/‘30s cinema aspect ratio.I hated this movie but I can understand how its not made for my tastes. One question though, any interviews or articles on why the movie was shot in such a different aspect ratio? It kinda bugged me that it was basically only taking up maybe 60% of my theaters screen.