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The Best Quotes From 'The Lighthouse'  

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It's time to vote for the best quotes from The Lighthouse. This is the new film from director Robert Eggers, whose The Witch was an arthouse horror hit back in 2015. Categorizing this one isn't easy. In some ways, it's a comedy, as evidenced by the darkly funny lines spoken by the characters. There's also a horror element to it, in addition to a lot of dramatic elements. The inability to fit it easily into any one box is likely a big part of why it's earning rave reviews from critics.

Willem Dafoe plays Thomas Wake and Robert Pattinson is Ephraim Winslow. They're the keepers of a lighthouse on a remote island in 1890s New England. The men have an adventure best described as hallucinatory, and the audience gets to go on the ride with them. Eggers does a lot of stylistic things to convey that. The Lighthouse was filmed in black-and-white, and in a square aspect ratio that gives it a claustrophobic feel. The performances are heightened, as well, which allows Dafoe and Pattinson to experiment and play around with their characters. All of it adds up to a cinematic experience unlike anything else viewers have had in recent years.

Vote up the most memorable The Lighthouse quotes from the list below. 

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What

Thomas Wake: What.

Ephraim Winslow: What.

Thomas Wake: What.

Ephraim Winslow: What.

Thomas Wake: What.

Ephraim Winslow: What.

Thomas Wake: What.

Ephraim Winslow: What.

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Beans is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes From 'The Lighthouse'
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Beans

Thomas Wake: Why'd ya spill yer beans?

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Boredom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes From 'The Lighthouse'
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Boredom

Thomas Wake: Boredom -- eviler than the devil. Makes men to villains.

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Recollect is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes From 'The Lighthouse'
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Recollect

Thomas Wake: How long have we been on this rock? Five weeks? Two Days? Help me to recollect.

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