Robert Eggers: Crypto-Based or Subversive Entryist?

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The Witch, The Lighthouse, The Northman--all refreshingly with all-huwhite casts with an European (and European diaspora) influences.

But then consider this Wikipedia bit on his Lighthouse film:

Eggers said the film's sub-text was influenced by Sigmund Freud, and hoped that "it’s a movie where both Jung and Freud would be furiously eating their popcorn". According to Pattinson, the phallic imagery of the lighthouse is explicit, as Eggers described it as an erect penis in the script. The film was meant to include "a very juvenile shot of a lighthouse moving like an erect penis and a match-cut to Pattinson's actual erect penis", although this cut was removed upon request by financiers. Winslow displays an Oedipal fixation on his boss, Wake, given his simultaneous fear and admiration of him. Pattinson commented on the father/son dynamic in the film, stating "I was pretty conscious of how I wanted the relationship to come across. In a lot of ways, he sort of wants a daddy."
Also seen rumors he's part jew, though I can't find any confirmation on that.

Also how tf do I insert a poll? Can't find that anymore for some boomer reason.
 

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The Northman was a great film either way. He is talented and I didnt want to vomit at the end of that movie like usual.
 

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In this interview for the Lighthouse release you might find some insight on the question. Eggers says he's very interested in how our collective conscience brought the stories from the old world to the new world.

This interview and one like it released around the same time had the interviewers a little uncomfortable at times
 
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