This is a 2017 American supernatural horror film written by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, and Gary Dauberman and directed by Andy Muschietti. New Line Cinema, KatzSmith Productions, and Vertigo Entertainment produced the film. It is the first of a two-part of Stephen King’s 1986 novel of the same name, focusing on the first chronological half of the book. Bill, Jaeden, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas, and Jackson Robert star in the film. The Losers’ Club, a group of seven children terrorized by the eponymous being who emerges from the sewer, faces their inner demons in the procedure.
About the Film: It
It is the first installment in the It film series and the second adaptation after Tommy Lee Wallace’s 1990 miniseries. The theatrical film adaptation began in March 2009, when Warner Bros. announced plans to bring it to the big screen, with David Kajganich set to direct before being replaced by Cary Fukunaga in June 2012. Andy Muschietti was signed to direct the film in 2015 after being dropped as the director in 2015. He mentions being inspired by 1980s films like The Goonies and Stands by Me. The film was moved to the New Line Cinema division during its development. Principal photography began in June 2016 in Toronto and ended in September 2016.
How do the films start?
Bill Denbrough, twelve, makes a paper sailboat for Georgie, his six-year-old brother, in October 1988. Georgie sails the boat through the rainy streets of Derry, Maine, only to have it sink into a storm drain. Georgie sees a clown in the gutter and introduces himself as “Pennywise the Dancing Clown” as he tries to retrieve it. Pennywise entices Georgie to approach him, then rips off his arm and drags him into the sewer. Bill and his friends Richie Tozier, Eddie, and Stan run afoul of older bullies Henry Bowers, Belch Huggins, Patrick Hockstetter, and Victor summer in June 1989. Bill, who is still troubled by Georgie’s vanishing.
How does the film end?
The Lowlifes dismiss this, fighting It while conquering their various fears. It eventually succumbs to defeat and retreats more profound into the sewers, with Bill declaring that it will starve during its hibernation. Bill finally accepts his brother’s death after discovering the remnants of Georgie’s raincoat with the help of his friends. As the summer comes to an end, Beverly informs the group of a vision she had while catatonic in which she saw them fighting It as adults. The Losers swear in the blood that if It returns, they will return to Derry as adults. Beverly and Bill talk about her leaving the next day to live with her aunt in Portland after the others say their goodbyes. Bill expresses his feelings to her before she departs and those who kiss.
The Cast of the Film: It
Jaeden Lieberher plays Bill Denbrough, the leader of the Losers Club, who vows to exact revenge with the help of his friends. Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) The Clown Dancing, An ancient transdimensional evil that resurfaces every twenty-seven years. Jeremy Ray Taylor plays Ben Hanscom. A shy boy with a crush on Beverly tells his friends about Derry’s past. Sophia Lillis plays Beverly Marsh. A fiery tomboy who fights an abusive father at home while developing a strong bond with Ben. Finn Wolfhard plays Richie Tozier, Bill’s bespectacled best friend whose loud mouth and foul language frequently have him in distress.
The cinematography of the Film: It
Chung Chung-hoon shot it with an Arri Alexa XT Plus and an Alexa Mini in a 2.39:1 distributed aspect ratio. Chung used Panavision G Series Anamorphic, Angenieux, and Primo Prime for photographic lenses “when Muschietti desires a wider lens or more frame space for visual effects. The lenses have a similar appearance. I mix them frequently, and it works well.” The temperature was a topic of discussion between cinematographer Chung and director Muschietti during the lighting of It, with Muschietti wanting a hot summer with everyone sweating all the time while admiring characters with shine on their faces.
Stephen King fans were treated to one of the best horror film remakes in 2017. It was a massive box-office success in 2017, seemingly fueled by the popularity of Stranger Things. However, critics and moviegoers agreed that, while the plot isn’t particularly unique for a horror film, the film’s powerful cast makes it stand out. The It cast, comprised of a group of young and impressively talented actors, has been regarded as one of the best young ensembles since The Goonies in 1985. Their different chemistry and the spectacular manner in which they delivered their lines cemented the young actors’ careers in a cutthroat industry.