The Three Amigos closes with their theme song in over a sunset. The 400 Blows ends with a stare into the camera and a cut to black. One makes you laugh, the other makes you appreciate life.
Two traumatized individuals devolving into madness.
I watched The Lighthouse at a comfy theatre with reclining chairs while speaking spanglish and downing spiked Coca Cola. My circumstance was nothing like these men, yet they were inevitably relatable.
Joe is either horny for his wife, or horny for war. His growing obsession to the hunt leads to his isolation.
Emotional storytelling doesn’t just lie in the directors and actors’ hands, it comes in the form of dialogue, music, sound, editing, and the build-up and release of tension.
Despite the proper attire used throughout the entirety of the film, no one is taken seriously.
The story comes first.