Max Eggers co-wrote the hypnotic new film The Lighthouse with his brother, director Rob Eggers (The Witch, 2016). The film stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson as two lighthouse keepers who frighteningly let the isolation of living on a tiny rock – with just each other as companions – get to them. Max and I take a deep dive into the mythology that inspired the new film, why everyone was mad at him (hint: the seagulls) and what it was like to be on set with two powerhouse actors.
The Lighthouse opened Oct. 25.
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Shanee Edwards graduated from UCLA Film School with an MFA in Screenwriting and is currently the film critic for SheKnows.com. She recently won the Next MacGyver television writing competition to create a TV show about a female engineer. Her pilot, Ada and the Machine, is currently in development with America Ferrera’s Take Fountain Productions. You can follow her on Twitter: @ShaneeEdwards