The Light Between Oceans (2016) Poster


After meeting on the set of this film in September 2014, Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender announced they were dating in December 2014.
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander revealed that Derek Cianfrance made them live together on set for six weeks.
Filmed in Stanley, a quiet seaside town in north-west Tasmania. Local spokespersons hope the film will enhance the amount of tourists in the area.
One of two 2016 releases to be filmed in Tasmania, Australia, which hardly hosts film productions. The other is Lion (2016).
In the novel, Tom is 28 years old and Isabel is 19 years old. Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander were 37 and 25 years old respectively when the film was shot.
Prior to filming in Stanley, the historic wharf was rebuilt with a rustic edge. Locals of Stanley adopted the 1920s look prior to filming and hereby many men grew beards for their roles as extras.
Derek Cianfrance's fourth film and the first film of his to be adapted from a novel.
Five people portrayed the character Lucy/Grace: twins Elliot Newbery and Evangeline Newbery as a baby; Georgie Gascoigne as a one-year-old; Florence Clery as a four-year-old and Caren Pistorius as an adult.
This film will be the last DreamWorks film released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Touchstone Pictures under the original agreement.
Alicia Vikander revealed that she wanted to do this film because she's always been a big fan of Michael Fassbender's work. Derek Cianfrance told Buzzfeed that Vikander invited herself for the film.
While filming, local Stanley farmer Ritchie Wells scored a role in the film with the bullock team he has been training for five years.
The book The Light Between Oceans, on which this movie is based, contains three coincidental links to previous films of Michael Fassbender. First, his character Tom travels on the ship SS Prometheus: Fassbender starred as android David in Prometheus (2012). Second, Tom's wife, Isabel, is given a gramophone record, Bach's Goldberg Variations, as a gift: this piece of music was the soundtrack to the jogging scene in Fassbender's film Shame (2011). Finally, in Frank (2014), towards the end of the movie, Fassbender's Frank walks into a bar, where Maggie Gyllenhaal is singing the song "I Want to Marry a Lighthouse Keeper". Fassbender's character in The Light Between Oceans, Tom, is a lighthouse keeper.
The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz; and one Oscar nominee: Michael Fassbender.
While filming in Dunedin, Otago, local students from New Zealand's Otago University performed as extras in the film.
The book and movie's plots are very similar to the screenplay of the film The Rootcutter (later retitled A Tale of Two Humans), written by Joseph Nobile a decade before the book The Light Between Oceans was published. In Nobile's script, a couple living on a remote Irish island have had three stillborn babies. They're about to give up hope when the husband finds a boat adrift with a crying baby and a dead adult inside. After bringing the baby home and debating whether to tell the authorities, they agree to raise the baby as their own, with eventual tragic results. Nobile's film is in development.
Some of the films key scenes were shot in Port Chalmers just outside Dunedin. The bulk of the film is set at a Lighthouse at Cape Campbell in Marlborough, New Zealand. The cast and crew lived there for 5 and a half weeks.
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Both lead actors, Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, previously played artificial-intelligence characters in Prometheus (2012) and Ex Machina (2015), respectively.
Alicia Vikander isn't seen speaking until 13 minutes into the film. At 5 minutes she says something hen she walks in on Tom.
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They incorrectly refer to the West Coast town of ALLbany instead of ALbany.
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Alicia Vikander would go on to work with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender's co-star in the X-Men franchise, in Submergence (2017).
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