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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Interviews
« Last post by greenberryhill on February 20, 2018, 10:39:42 AM »
There is some kind of an interview here. It's a Twitter link, I don't know if there is another way to see it.

It´s on Youtube now ;)

The Small Screen / Re: What shows are you watching?
« Last post by Sleepless on February 20, 2018, 08:48:43 AM »
Been getting into Red Oaks on Amazon. 8 episodes into S1. There've been a couple of duds, but the last two have been really great feel-good eps that just leave you wanting more.
The Grapevine / Thy Kingdom Come
« Last post by wilder on February 20, 2018, 02:43:04 AM »

Directed by Eugene Richards, assembled from the footage shot by Richards for Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder"
Release Date - TBD, SXSW Premiere

Quote from: The Playlist
Terrence Malick’s ‘To The Wonder’ Gets A Spinoff Starring Javier Bardem

As we all know, Terrence Malick‘s process on each of his features has involved shooting thousands upon thousands of feet of footage, and then finding the film in the edit. This has led to countless actors being cut from his movies, and a plethora of unseen material never hitting the big screen. However, a fascinating slice from the director’s underrated 2012 effort “To The Wonder” will soon be seeing the light of day.

At the SXSW Film Festival next month, photojournalist Eugene Richards will unveil the 43-minute short, “Thy Kingdom Come.” The New Yorker details the fascinating story behind the project. In 2010, Malick rang up Richards, and hired him to help find real residents of Bartlesville, Oklahoma to interact with Javier Bardem‘s troubled, faith-tested priest. As you might expect, only a glimmer of those sequences wound up in the final film, so Richards sought Malick’s permission to use the excised material.

Now it’s here and it promises to be moving stuff. The interview subjects shared many deeply personal and painful stories with Bardem, and the fact that he wasn’t actually a real priest didn’t seem to matter. “Most people knew him as the murderer in ‘No Country for Old Men,’ ” Richards explained. “A couple people knew him as Penelope Cruz’s husband. Some didn’t know who he was at all. And absolutely no one cared, in the end, who he was, except that he was there to listen.”
DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on February 20, 2018, 02:31:46 AM »
March 10, 2018

Alfred Sole's Alice, Sweet Alice (1976) on blu-ray from 88 Films (UK), from a 2K restoration from positive elements. Region free.

When ten-year-old Karen (Brooke Shields – in her first screen appearance) is killed in church on the occasion of her first communion, her seemingly innocent older sister Alice (Paula Sheppard) becomes the prime suspect. Matters become complicated as more of Alice's family members are attacked, along with residents of her apartment building. Can a twelve-year-old girl be capable of such mayhem, or is someone else with a vicious plan destroying her family?

The Small Screen / Re: What shows are you watching?
« Last post by polkablues on February 20, 2018, 12:48:37 AM »
Altered Carbon is a fun show, but man, does Sapochnik establish a level of filmmaking in that first episode that the series has no intention of living up to.
The Small Screen / Re: What shows are you watching?
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on February 20, 2018, 12:11:01 AM »
Also checked out Altered Carbon. It's actually a really solid sci-fi show with a very high-budget feel. Joel Cinnamon is quite good. First episode is directed by our buddy Miguel Sapochnik and is basically an hour of effortless worldbuilding.
The Small Screen / Re: What shows are you watching?
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on February 19, 2018, 10:54:33 PM »
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale... on Netflix. Which I believe is one of their first weekly shows.

It's basically identical to The Soup, but slightly better. I bet it has most of the same writers, too. I'm on board.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by Lewton on February 19, 2018, 10:22:05 PM »
This conversation reminds me that I recently came across a YouTube video of Tony Kushner, circa Lincoln, mentioning that DDL "is a great writer in his own right," or something along those lines. This, along with recent reports that DDL has been taking meetings in the interest of possibly producing some films, makes me wonder if he will ever try his hand at writing his own movie.

I do hope PTA convinces him to come back so that DDL and Joaquin Phoenix can play brothers or something, but if not, then I'm hoping whatever he does next will still be something artistic that will be put out for public consideration. Day-Lewis behind the camera, or putting pen to paper in some capacity, sounds very interesting to me and there are reasons to believe he'd excel at either one of those challenges.
DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by Ravi on February 19, 2018, 08:29:06 PM »!/Early-Women-Filmmakers-An-International-Anthology/p/80085513/category=20414531

May 9, 2017

Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology

More women worked in film during its first two decades than at any time since. Unfortunately, many early women filmmakers have been largely written out of film history, their contributions undervalued. This necessary and timely collection highlights the work of 14 of early cinema’s most innovative and influential women directors, re-writing and celebrating their rightful place in film history.

International in scope, this groundbreaking collection features over 10 hours of material, comprised of 25 films spanning 1902-1943, including many rare titles not widely available until now, from shorts to feature films, live-action to animation, commercial narratives to experimental works. Directors include Alice Guy Blaché, Lois Weber, Mabel Normand, Madeline Brandeis, Germaine Dulac, Olga Preobrazhenskaia, Marie-Louise Iribe, Lotte Reiniger, Claire Parker, Mrs. Wallace Reid (Dorothy Davenport), Leni Riefenstahl, Mary Ellen Bute, Dorothy Arzner, and Maya Deren.

These women were technically and stylistically innovative, pushing the boundaries of narrative, aesthetics, and genre. Going back to the beginning of cinema, this collection makes visible the tremendous directorial contributions women made all around the world. Beautifully restored in high definition, Early Women Filmmakers features new scores by Sergei Dreznin, Frederick Hodges, Tamar Muskal, Judith Rosenberg, and Rodney Sauer and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.

This anthology is dedicated to the memory of David Shepard (1940-2017), without whom these films – along with countless others – would simply not have been made available in such beautifully-restored editions. The collection represents one of David’s final produced works, completed in collaboration with several film archives, including the French National Center for Cinematography and the Moving Image (CNC), the Film Studies Center at the University of Chicago, and the Library of Congress.

Bonus Materials Include:

Booklet Essay: By film scholar and Women Film Pioneers Project Manager Kate Saccone.
Audio Commentary: For Lois Weber’s The Blot by author, professor, and expert on women and early film culture Shelley Stamp, courtesy of Milestone Film and Video.

Complete list of films
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by Shughes on February 19, 2018, 07:21:17 PM »
I feel like it's more likely that DDL's contribution was all just part of their collaboration - in a similar way that Producers will develop a script or story with a director - they are not writing the film and nor should they get a writing credit but rather putting the work in as part of their existing role. Film is a collaborative medium. I (can only) imagine that DDL embraced having such an input and that the collaboration was so open - people like to affect change and make a difference. PTA discussed a similar working process on TWBB which was also surprising to hear, but really great.
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