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 Posted:   Oct 20, 2019 - 3:10 AM   
 By:   Lewis&Clark   (Member)

Mark Korven did score the new movie by Robert Egger (The VVitch) and he's seemingly stripped down the already minimal approach he had on The Witch even further for this black and white 2 person horror/comedy/drama. The music is firmly on the horror side of things - pretty similar to the music for the first collaboration with Egger. Chamber-music-like droning probably is an apt description for the 36 minutes of music on the soundtrack. But that's not meant in a negative way. Korven is pretty good at getting strange sounds off the few instruments used. I loved what he did for The Witch and I immediatly got hooked on the atmosphere here. Not sure yet if it has the same listening value like The Witch though. That remains to be seen after more listenings... Having only seen the two trailers for the movie, I can imagine his music to fit the movie like a glove. Bleak stuff!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2019 - 6:12 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Mark Korven did score the new movie by Robert Egger (The VVitch) and he's seemingly stripped down the already minimal approach he had on The Witch even further for this black and white 2 person horror/comedy/drama. The music is fearmly on the horror side of things - pretty similar the the first collaboration with Egger. Chamber-music-like droning probably is an apt description for the 36 minutes of music on the soundtrack. And that's not meant in a negative way. I loved what he did for The Witch and I immediatly got hooked on the atmosphere here. Having only seen the two trailers for the movie, I can imagine his music to fit the movie like a glove. Bleak stuff!

Got no interest in these movies - Egger supposedly has Nosferatu coming that's a different story. The Witch-score is the 1st project that introduced me to Korven - i'm glad i stumbled on it, the atmospheres are squeezed too different strains or effects - i love MK ethereal moods of choir or voices or noises that gives it a kinda Wicker-Man effect the striking strings - Cello, Viola, percussions & other odd synth instrument sounds gives this effort real-creepiness.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2019 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

From the samples i've heard it puts me in mind of the Penderecki pieces used in The Shining, which i really enjoy and have been listening a lot to recently, so i'll be checking this out.

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2019 - 9:08 PM   
 By:   jkruppa   (Member)

I just saw the film and am listening to the score now. Even though I wasn't as engaged with the film as I was with The Witch, this music works beautifully within the film, especially in conjunction with the sound effects. There are some really great resonant sounds in here from a variety of different instruments, all very effectively blended together. Definite Pendercki vibe, and I also hear some nods to Goldsmith's score for Alien, like the use of bows bounced on violin strings and the sound of the didgeridoo and what to my ears sounds like a conch shell. Also one cue has what I think is a glass harp, which I just built for a horror score I'm working on, so that warms my weird little heart.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2019 - 6:05 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I saw the film at the London Film Festival a few weeks ago where it was one of the first films to sell out and extra showings were arranged. Amazing movie, very bleak and atmospheric. Score likewise. I missed The Witch but have ordered the dvd.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2019 - 4:48 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

The film sounds like it's gonna be another 'Witch-like' feel and atmosphere.
I didn't really enjoy The Witch, while I watched it at the cinema, but found myself thinking about it more and more, with the passing of time.
I did like the feeling and authenticity of it, though.
I think this Lighthouse film is gonna be similar.
Kinda looking forward to it.

 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2019 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

The film sounds like it's gonna be another 'Witch-like' feel and atmosphere.
I didn't really enjoy The Witch, while I watched it at the cinema, but found myself thinking about it more and more, with the passing of time.
I did like the feeling and authenticity of it, though.
I think this Lighthouse film is gonna be similar.
Kinda looking forward to it.


This movie has great atmosphere and tension, but also balances it with humor which made it an easier watch than The Witch. It also leaves you thinking about it after watching it specially due to multiple ways to interpret what happens in the movie.
Score is very good, as others mentioned it sounds like Penderecki and I found the 36 min. album very listenable. Music is also used sparingly which increased its effect.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2019 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Damn!
Not opening in UK cinemas until 31st JANUARY 2020!!!!

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2019 - 11:41 PM   
 By:   Lewis&Clark   (Member)

Seen The Lighthouse yesterday. Powerhouse performances from Dafoe and Pattinson throughout the movie. Great use of score, terrific cinematography. Would probably be a little more intense if shortened by 10 minutes or so... Looking forward to see it again some time.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2019 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Saw the trailer for it and I'm interested. Korven is a great composer. I prefer these kind of films and scores to mainstream ones largely.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2020 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Part Lynch's Eraserhead, part Classic Universal Horror with the smell of Ingmar Bergman, this film is truly biz-onkers.
Like The Witch, it's another slow-burn walk on the weird side.
Also like The Witch, I'm not sure what I'm ever gonna really think of it.
The first hour is really strong, especially in atmosphere and the feeling of isolation amongst the bleak surroundings.
The second half goes off the chart fkn kee-razy.
It's a film you discuss after seeing it, if only to try and get your stories straight.
The score is a marvel and a MAJOR player in the proceedings. Oscar worthy stuff.
This guy Eggers is the real deal and Korven is gonna have fun being along for the ride.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 9, 2020 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

I enjoyed it a lot, will probably like it more on further viewings, and the music is a really big part of it. The final shot is a pretty memorable one to end on. Looking forward to see what the director does next and Korven.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 1:53 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

It is a quite shocking final scene, ob, but it just adds itself to the growing list of 'wtf/what just happened' scenes that start to develop in the final third of the film.
Hallucinatory is deffo the word to describe this film.
The whole thing plays like one, extended fever dream.
Strange ratio the film was shot in too. Been ages since I've viewed a film, in the cinema, in a small square box ratio.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 2:11 AM   
 By:   ROBERT Z   (Member)

Very difficult to find the cd edition at this day ?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 2:51 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Unfortunately, I didn't care for this film. I mean, the cinematography is great (and rightfully nominated for an Oscar), but I have issues with Willem Dafoe's "scene chewery" in this case. He's a superb actor, and sometimes his unhinged style works well (WILD AT HEART, SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE etc.), but in this case, I felt it didn't.

The music was fascinating and minimal, from what I can remember. Not something I'm likely to play on album (as with THE VVITCH), but good in-context.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 2:56 AM   
 By:   MThiermann670   (Member)

Indeed, nowhere to find at the moment...

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 5:18 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

I finally got around to seeing this too - looked up some stuff about the Director's intentions about making this one. After reading that I appreciated the film a bit more. It was made to talk about the horrors of living with roommates in close quarters for long periods of time. I've had some 'interesting roomates' over the years, especially during my university days. That really resonated with me. The score suited the film quite well, but it's not one I plan to pick up.

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 5:41 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I watched the film and found it uncomfortable but that was the intention. The madness of isolationis perfectly depicted in the performances and Korven’s Penderecki inspired score.

https://youtu.be/vImARtEhTw8

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   Scott Bettencourt   (Member)

Indeed, nowhere to find at the moment...

Is this a new thing with Milan, to make the CD hard to find sooner than expected (to help sales of the vinyl?)

I'd noticed the same thing with The Beach Bum, which I think I've finally tracked down a CD of. I noticed last week that the Lighthouse CD seemed to be suddenly scarce, though my fortunately my local store still had just one left. (fortunately for me, anyway)

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

The Beach Bum CD might have been removed due to copyright issues with the existing music of Rolfe Kent!!

wink

 
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