No matter which part of the world you live in, you’ve most likely heard of Robert Pattinson. The 27-year-old English actor is most famous for playing the lead in the vampire franchise, the “Twilight” films, which have since become billion-dollar franchises. Since the films ended, he’s taken on a variety of roles, appearing in blockbusters and independent films alike. Now he’s set to make his American movie debut in the drama, “The Lighthouse,” based on the award-winning novel by Scott O’Connor. We take a look at the unusual setting of this new film.

On Set: An Unusual Setting For A Stunning New Film

Located on the coast of Maine in the United States, the town of Portland is most famous for being the home of painter, John F. Kennedy – a fact that has been immortalized in a piece of public art, the Kennedy Parkway.

The artist behind this piece of public art, Mark Kennedy, has also designed the posters and other promotional material for the film. You’ll soon see why this is such an interesting choice for the director of “The Lighthouse” – Anthony Marra – as well as the lead actor, Robert Pattinson, whose love for all things British has led him to apply for dual citizenship with the UK and Ireland. In addition to his work on “The Lighthouse”, Kennedy has designed sets for the Harry Potter films and is the founder of Framestore, an art department that has worked on films such as “Interstellar” and “The Revenant”.

An Art Deco Masterpiece

What makes the Art Deco period in American history so fascinating is that it bridged the gap between the worlds of art and design. During this time, a number of architects and designers developed new ways of expressing themselves through their work. One of the most famous designs from this period is the headquarters of the Chrysler Corporation in New York City. This stunning masterpiece, still under construction in 1939, is an example of the innovative designs that defined the Art Deco era. It’s not surprising then that “The Lighthouse” was inspired by this design, as its cinematographer, Ben Richardson, has an excellent eye for detail and architecture.

A Post-Modern Take On A Classic Children’s Story

Although “The Lighthouse” received mostly positive reviews, there were some complaints about the disconnect from reality. The novel, which is set in 1910, is about two lighthouse keepers, Amasa Parker and David Morehouse, who play an elaborate game of hide and seek on the beach with their children, Tom and Margaret. The children’s drawings come alive in the film, with some of the luscious greens, blues and grays used in the poster design even appearing in the scenes. The colors are almost intoxicating when you consider the source material. The disconnect for some may come from the choice of setting the story in the early 20th century, more than a hundred years ago. While this could be seen as a limitation, Marra and the other filmmakers behind “The Lighthouse” may see it as a creative choice. The director of the film, Anthony Marra, has previously worked with acclaimed English director Mike Leigh on the 2014 film, “Mamma Mia!”. In addition to telling the story of two lighthouse keepers, “The Lighthouse” also looks at their lives through the eyes of their children, Tom and Margaret. This is a story about how they see the world, which will make some audiences feel more connected to the characters than others.

A Unique Twist On An Old Theme

Speaking of the disconnect, some viewers may wonder why an architect of such high acclaim would choose to base a movie around a children’s story. The answer is that Marra and the other filmmakers behind “The Lighthouse” have a clear point of view that they want to bring to life. In choosing this source material, they are in fact choosing something uniquely British. The game of hide and seek is a classic English literary device that was most recently used, albeit in a different context, in the 2004 film, “Gullivers Travels”. In this adaptation of the William Makepeace Thackery short story, the main character, Lemuel Gulliver, plays a game of hide and seek with his friends. It’s a humorous take on human nature that will remind you of an episode of “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”. In another example of Marra’s British sensibility, “The Lighthouse” also stars Michael Caine, who may be best known for his role in the 2006 film, “Dead Mans Road”, which is an adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel, “The Way We Live Now”. Caine plays Amasa Parker, the father of the main characters in this story about a father-son pair of lighthouse keepers. While some may see this as a strange twist on an old theme, fans of Caine’s earlier work may see it as just the role they’ve been waiting for.

A Coming-of-Age Story

“The Lighthouse” is not only about a father-son pair of lighthouse keepers, however. It’s also a story about growing up and learning to be yourself as you come of age. From the moment that Amasa Parker steps foot on the set of his new movie, you can immediately tell that this is a man on a mission. Parker’s character, John, is not one to take no for an answer and he won’t be content to sit back and allow fate to decide his son’s future. He wants to shape it himself and give the boy the best possible life. As we learn more about his character, we see that he is an excellent parent who is also determined to see his son make the most of his talents. When Tom and Margaret draw pictures of the two of them as a family, we see that Amasa Parker is a husband who takes his role as a father seriously and is doing everything in his power to make sure his son has the happiest childhood possible. Amasa Parker was just one of several British actors who were interviewed for the role of John, whose nickname is “Jack”. The other British actors in “The Lighthouse” are Timothy Spall and Stephen Fry, who play the role of David, the father of Tom and Margaret. Jack and David are two peas in a pod as far as their personalities are concerned, with both men being extremely proud and protective of their children. Fry even compares David’s son, Tom, to his own character, Fry, in the novel. He writes, “This is a story about a parent-child relationship and how a father protects his children. My relationship with my children is in many ways like my character’s with his. I regard them as my greatest achievement and I want to shield them from harm as best I can.” This is a man who clearly loves children and wants the best for them and it shows in the way that he raises Tom, the apple of his eye.

A Film That Has Inspired Others

“The Lighthouse” is not the first time that Robert Pattinson has taken inspiration from a book that he read as a child. Back in 2011, he starred in the adaptation of “Twilight”, the bestselling and most critically acclaimed young adult series by Stephanie Meyer. Although the two films are very different in tone and setting, they have one thing in common: an ability to inspire other people. When an artist, author or performer comes into their own, it’s often because of a book or piece of literature that they have encountered earlier in their lives, which then gives them the courage to pursue their dreams. With “The Lighthouse”, it was the novel, “The Scarlet Letter”, by Francis Marion Crawford, which first introduced him to the world of literature as a child. It wasn’t long before he was quoting from the book at family gatherings. Crawford’s novel is a retelling of the adultery and death penalty story, “The Scarlet Letter”, by Nathaniel Hawthorne and it centers around the theme of identity – who you are and what others think of you. This is a story about Hester Prynne, who has committed adultery and is then forced to wear a scarlet A on her dress as a sign of her shame. Through this allegorical story, Crawford explores the theme of identity, not only in relation to Hester Prynne, but in relation to the people who find her guilty and the people who disagree with their verdict.