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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #120 on: June 17, 2017, 05:09:11 PM »
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https://theringer.com/anchorman-development-will-ferrell-bill-simmons-podcast-bef9b909da38

Will Ferrell talking about how Anchorman came to be:

“Paul Thomas Anderson came and guest-wrote for a week on SNL,” Ferrell said. “And he sat down with us and he was like, ‘I read that August Blowout.’ He’s like, ‘What if you guys wrote whatever you wanted to write, and I would shepherd it for you and kind of find out how to make it?’ We were like, ‘We’d do it. We’d do it in a heartbeat.’ So that’s when we wrote Anchorman. So he was one of the guardian angels even though I think the first incarnation of that was maybe a little too weird for Paul.”

“The first version of Anchorman is basically the movie Alive, where the year is 1976, and we are flying to Philadelphia, and all the newsmen from around the country are flying in to have some big convention,” he said. “Ron convinces the pilot that he knows how to fly the charter jet, and he immediately crash-lands it in the mountains. And it’s just the story of them surviving and trying to get off the mountainside. They clipped a cargo plane, and the cargo plane crashed as well, close to them, and it was carrying only boxes of orangutans and Chinese throwing stars. So throughout the movie we’re being stalked by orangutans who are killing, one by one, the team off with throwing stars. And Veronica Corningstone keeps saying things like, ‘Guys, I know if we just head down we’ll hit civilization.’ And we keep telling her, ‘Wrong.’ She doesn’t know what we’re talking about. So that was the first version of the movie. In Paul’s defense, that was a little too kooky.”

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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #121 on: July 24, 2017, 01:10:47 PM »
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Here are some videos from the Dylan Tichenor interview:




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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #122 on: November 29, 2017, 07:07:38 PM »
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Jennifer Lawrence gushing over Punch Drunk Love to Adam Sandler @26:03


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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #123 on: November 29, 2017, 10:20:28 PM »
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On his twitter, Jason Isbell said Magnolia was his favorite film.

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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #124 on: December 12, 2017, 06:41:38 AM »
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has this been posted?



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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #125 on: December 12, 2017, 06:48:47 AM »
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Interesting. Franco himself was considered for The Master.

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“Well, I don’t know if this is a funny story but it’s a true story,” he said. “Paul Thomas Anderson was getting ready to make the Master and he called me and we met. And we talked and we ended up meeting for coffee. We didn’t talk about the Master but I met him to chat. And then he kept calling me and he wanted to talk and talk but I didn’t know what he wanted to talk about because we’d always just kind of bulls— on the phone. So then when he started talking about the role he said ‘Do you feel like you can do this?’ And I said ‘Yeah, totally. Look, I think you’re like the best American director. I feel confident. I know I can do this.’ And he said to me ‘But I want this to scare you. I want this role, going on this journey to scare you.’ And I was like ‘Scare?! I know I can do it.” Franco now had the laughing audience in the Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental ballroom in the palm of his hand. “And so, incredible movie, needless to say I didn’t get the part. I guess I wasn’t scared enough or something, or whatever reason I didn’t get it. And then when I saw Joaquin in that movie I realized ‘Oh, he wanted me to like lose my mind.’ And so I guess that’s just to say I usually don’t get scared of roles.

 

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