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The Director's Chair => Paul Thomas Anderson => Topic started by: kotte on March 16, 2004, 02:55:58 AM

Title: PTA plays baseball
Post by: kotte on March 16, 2004, 02:55:58 AM
I don't know if it deserves its own thread but this is a good interview.

I would love it if he directed a broadway show. :)

and why god won't he tell us about his new project...but he's working on something, that's for sure.

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http://www.ptanderson.com/articlesandinterviews/pdl/james.htm
Title: PTA plays baseball
Post by: Stefen on March 16, 2004, 04:12:44 AM
great interview. can you imagine what a so and so written screenplay would look like directed by pta? or a pta written screenplay being directed by someone else. Crazyness. He mentions bill clinton. then bashes george bush, safe to say pta is a democrat. I wonder if this will turn into the pta politics thread.
Title: PTA plays baseball
Post by: boombanglarrabee on March 16, 2004, 10:45:45 AM
"Maybe" he's not done writing it.    :wink:
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Post by: modage on March 16, 2004, 11:42:54 AM
Quote from: boombanglarrabee
"Maybe" he's not done writing it.    :wink:

Courtesy of James Yarmolinsky - 3/8/03

well either the date at the bottom is off a year, or its from a year ago and was just now submitted to the site.
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Post by: mogwai on March 16, 2004, 12:03:21 PM
in the pta vs lars von trier interview he said that it takes him three years to write a script. whatta a liar.
Title: PTA plays baseball
Post by: AntiDumbFrogQuestion on March 16, 2004, 05:14:51 PM
Quote from: Stefen
great interview. can you imagine what a so and so written screenplay would look like directed by pta?


yeah, he always said he'd never direct something he didn't write, but if PT can do it and do it credibly, without feeling bad about changing his credo, it would rule. Amen.
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Post by: Duck Sauce on March 16, 2004, 05:28:37 PM
who will make another movie first

a) PTA
b) Francis Ford
c) Aronofsky
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Post by: ono on March 16, 2004, 05:46:43 PM
Aronofsky and Coppola are at least WORKING on films that we have some sort of idea about.  PTA ... isn't.  And he's being incredibly secretive about any hints or guesses, other than the info that has been made known in one way or another.
Title: PTA plays baseball
Post by: MacGuffin on March 16, 2004, 05:48:05 PM
Quote from: Duck Sauce
who will make another movie first

a) PTA
b) Francis Ford
c) Aronofsky


d) Malick
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Post by: ębrad on March 16, 2004, 08:03:33 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Quote from: Duck Sauce
who will make another movie first

a) PTA
b) Francis Ford
c) Aronofsky


d) Malick


e)me

but hell, ghostboy's will be done before any of these mo'fos.
Title: PTA plays baseball
Post by: depooter on March 18, 2004, 03:59:11 PM
my bad. the date of this Q & A was 3/8/04. I'll fix that...
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 18, 2004, 04:14:51 PM
Quote from: Stefen
He mentions bill clinton. then bashes george bush, safe to say pta is a democrat. I wonder if this will turn into the pta politics thread.

He did something similar in a German interview, which we were barely able to translate. But I don't think he's necessarily a "Democrat."

And I guess his friendship with Robert Altman should have been a clue.
Title: PTA plays baseball
Post by: Bethie on March 19, 2004, 01:00:04 AM
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What are some of the perks of being a filmmaker that few people know about? (Let's say the Top Five Perks)

They give you a secret pass when you become a filmmaker that allows you to be above the law in all respects. In other words, I can murder someone and get away with it -- which comes in handy from time to time when someone disagrees with me.....I know that's not five....but it covers a lot of ground.


I'm looking forward to that 'perk.'  HA
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Post by: Myxo on March 22, 2004, 06:06:47 AM
Quote from: mogwai
in the pta vs lars von trier interview he said that it takes him three years to write a script. whatta a liar.


You are a liar.