The Pestle


Ep 189: “The Northman”

April 26, 2022

We raid Robert Eggers’ “The Northman” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, locations, set design;
  • Story & writing, exploring historic cultures;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

History is the autobiography of a madman. – Dan Carlin

Notes & References:
Amleth wiki
Nicole Kidman’s salary was $2.5m according to, no idea if it’s reputable, but sounds like a paycut based on her other salaries that are in the $15m range
Filming locations were in Iceland and Ireland
Budget is estimated to be $70-90m
Alexander Skarsgård is 6’4″
Hafthor Bjornssonsuffering from Bells Palsy, height is 6’9″ and 323lbs. He a biggin.

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