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Re: Paul Thomas Anderson

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#104 Post by DavyGallagher » Wed May 01, 2019 7:23 pm

Good. I like DiCaprio well enough but you can always see him acting. And he was so very smug in the lead up to his Oscar win.

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#105 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed May 01, 2019 7:38 pm

Has PTA ever spoken about his decision to shoot in the less wider aspect ratios?

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#107 Post by Persona » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:51 pm

Anima

Wasn't really feeling the new PTA/Thom Yorke collab for Netflix but then the "Dawn Chorus" finale hits and I think it's about Rachel Owen (Yorke's dead wife) and at that point it's just incredibly beautiful and heartbreaking.

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Re: Paul Thomas Anderson

#108 Post by somnambulating » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:21 am

I detect T.S. Eliot at first, then you have some Camus / Sisiphus, by which time you end up in Prague (name your author). Was ANIMA's script the product of Yorke or Anderson?

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#109 Post by Big Ben » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:30 am

It doesn't say on Imdb who wrote it but I can't imagine it wasn't a collaborative effort between the two men.

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#110 Post by HinkyDinkyTruesmith » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:04 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:38 pm
Has PTA ever spoken about his decision to shoot in the less wider aspect ratios?
Not very eloquently but he did answer a question about it in his Reddit AMA, as well as in the Q&A after Inherent Vice at the NYFF, both of which amount to the same thing.
Paul Thomas Anderson Reddit AMA wrote:Nerd Questions! My Favorite! Well, the first time we shot spherical was on the Master...it seemed like a good fit, evoking the old 50s films like Vertigo and North By Northwest...large format films but in a boxy frame....it was a nice change from the earlier films....I wanna shoot scope again though...maybe next time...

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Re: Paul Thomas Anderson

#111 Post by brundlefly » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:58 am

somnambulating wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:21 am
I detect T.S. Eliot at first, then you have some Camus / Sisiphus, by which time you end up in Prague (name your author). Was ANIMA's script the product of Yorke or Anderson?
Had trouble thinking of its beginning as anything other than a nod at the cold open from the second episode of Fleabag. With a dash of "see something, say something."

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#112 Post by Never Cursed » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:27 pm

I never thought I'd see Thom Yorke of all people channel the energy of Barry Egan or even Jacques Tati, but Anima was just great stuff, up there with your Welcome Homes as one of the best musical shorts of the past few years, and a thousand times more expressive than any non-Damien-Chazelle directed musical in who-knows-how-long. I never thought of Anderson as a director who would be particularly attuned to the needs of a musical, and now I kinda want Anderson to be working on a feature-length one next. I think Tiffany Haddish can sing, is all I'm saying. Shame on the Academy if they forget about this by next March.

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Re: Paul Thomas Anderson

#114 Post by soundchaser » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:22 pm

Este and Alana swapping hair color is confusing me. Other than that, I love it.

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#115 Post by waitingforgodard » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:55 pm

I don't get the music video. Danielle and the guy playing the saxophone make eyes at one another in passing, then, when they are finally confronted with one another, Danielle lays herself bare to him saying

Peer around the corner at you
From over my shoulder, I need you
I need you to understand
These are the earthquake drills that we ran
Under the freeway overpasses
The tears behind your dark sunglasses
The fears inside your heart as deep as gashes
Walk beside me, not behind me
Feel my unconditional love

but he doesn't seem to change. At the end of the video, they are walking away from another in opposite directions, Danielle is bare, both physically and metaphorically, and he's just tooting his own horn. The song seems like a love song but the video is kind of anti-love.

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Re: Paul Thomas Anderson

#116 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:27 pm

You seem like a fun guy.

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#117 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:27 pm

New HAIM video coming in two days, the stills they've been posting on Instagram seem to tip off, to my eye, that it's PTA at the helm yet again

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Re: Paul Thomas Anderson

#118 Post by eerik » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:56 am

mfunk9786 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:27 pm
New HAIM video coming in two days, the stills they've been posting on Instagram seem to tip off, to my eye, that it's PTA at the helm yet again
Confirmed

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#119 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:05 am

Spruced up the lead post, where it appears I had been capitalizing it "Haim," which is... not the name of the band

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Re: Paul Thomas Anderson

#121 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:29 am

The conversation on the A24 podcast with the Safdie brothers is highly recommended listening.

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#122 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:49 pm

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Re: Paul Thomas Anderson

#123 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:11 pm

This reminds me that I'm still waiting for Vicky Krieps to blow up. She was by far the best part about Phantom Thread and I say that as someone who believes it to be in contention for PTA's best film.

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Re: Paul Thomas Anderson

#124 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:50 pm

She hasn't exactly chosen the most high profile projects to hitch her wagon to (though it's probably naive to assume she had a whole bunch of choices just because) - The Girl in the Spider's Web bombed, the Das Boot TV series isn't exactly setting Hulu on fire, and Bergman Island and Harry Haft will be modest arthouse hits at maximum. I'm sure it's all fulfilling work, but if she was going to become a huge star, the window may have already closed.

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Re: Paul Thomas Anderson

#125 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:01 pm

A deserved Oscar nomination surely would have helped rather than the other two (still great) performances honored that year who were miles below her's. Oh well, maybe Anderson will use her again.

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