“Watching The Lighthouse, a claustrophobic new film about a 19th-century lighthouse keeper (Willem Dafoe) and his protégé (Robert Pattinson), you might be forgiven for thinking that you’re peering through an old spyglass. The image is strangely narrow, a rectangle that looks almost taller than it is wide.” – Source: The New York Times
WHY THIS MATTERS:
Digital projection has added aspect ratio as another narrative tool in a filmmaker’s toolbox. Here, the New York Times looks at four recent films that use unconventional frame sizes: The Lighthouse, The Laundromat, Lucy in the Sky and Waves.