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Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2017, 09:52:22 PM »
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Martin Scorsese. Steven Spielberg. Sofia Coppola. Michael Mann. David Lynch. Edgar Wright.
They certainly could put up a retrospective for any of those, but would they?  Spielberg grinds out films pretty regularly (also, Woody Allen), but we don't see the retrospectives.  I think you need a combination of highly-regarded and lesser-output?
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Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2017, 11:44:16 PM »
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Maybe. I've noticed retrospectives of a few (but not all) of those directors over the past few years, but they were limited to a specific theatre, so it wasn't a tour.

I guess a more compact filmography lends itself more readily to the idea, but a smaller selection of a larger body of work can still count as a retrospective.

Here's another, more concrete example. Tim Burton has had numerous exhibitions in a bunch of places since 2009 -- Australia, L.A., Paris, etc. Apparently, screenings of his films accompanied some of those exhibitions (in the case of Paris, they showed all of them).

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Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2017, 11:58:30 PM »
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By the way, I wish James Gray could get to this level of attention/admiration, so that we can one day see a retrospective of his work, because that's totally warranted. He deserves just as much fanfare as PTA.

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Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2017, 12:02:38 AM »
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Peter Greenaway and Todd Haynes. (and I wish: Kathryn Bigelow)

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Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2017, 12:24:58 AM »
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Sony Pictures Classics rereleased eight Almodóvar films on newly struck 35 mm prints for limited runs around the release of Volver. it was titled Viva Pedro! and began with Matador. it has a website, which mentions opening in NY and LA and expanding. then the calendar of theaters names 49 cities.

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Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2017, 02:40:10 AM »
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Serious Question:   What other living filmmaker would generate a special retrospective (ie, the "P.T.A. 35mm Tour", etc) upon the release of his newest feature?  I could see it happening with Kubrick back in the day, certainly (although I can't remember if it actually did.)  What other filmmaker's body of work has enough built-in interest to support this type of series?

Martin Scorsese. Steven Spielberg. Sofia Coppola. Michael Mann. David Lynch. Edgar Wright. If Jordan Peele matches Get Out's excellence a few more times, he could join this list. Same potential is there for Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and David Robert Mitchell (It Follows), among others.


I’ve seen 35mm retrospectives of Wes’ work at a few theatres over the years.

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Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2017, 07:16:49 AM »
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By the way, I wish James Gray could get to this level of attention/admiration, so that we can one day see a retrospective of his work, because that's totally warranted. He deserves just as much fanfare as PTA.

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Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2018, 02:34:38 PM »
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Looks like some version of this is coming to L.A.?

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Paul Thomas Anderson The retrospective of the five-time Oscar nominee and San Fernando Valley native’s films kicks off with Boogie Nights, his surprisingly sweet 1997 ode to the ’70s porn industry. With Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore and Heather Graham. Also showing are Anderson’s 2007 masterpiece, There Will Be Blood, with Daniel Day-Lewis; Hard Eight (1996) with Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly and Gwyneth Paltrow; and the SFV-set ensemble drama Magnolia (1999). Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, (310) 478-3836. Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, 7:30 p.m. $12; $9 for ages 62+. www.laemmle.com

Hmm.  No mention of 35mm, and only Boogie, Blood, Hard 8, and Magnolia...   Still!

https://blog.laemmle.com/2017/12/throwback-thursdays-paul-thomas-anderson-films-in-north-hollywood/

I just contacted Laemmle.  There are no 35mm projectors at the NoHo7.  (And the ONLY theater in the Laemmle chain that still has 35mm projectors is the Fine Arts in B.H.)  So, unless they can score a DCP copy, this mini-PTA-fest will be Blu-ray.  (And Hard Eight will be a DVD.)   In terms of resolution, is it (best-to-worst) DCP > Blu-ray > DVD?
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Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2018, 11:24:05 PM »
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Yes, it's DCP >Blu Ray > DVD. I've worked a lot with DCP projectors the last few years and I can tell you a Blu Ray run on a DCP projector doesn't look  much different than a DCP. If you haven't seen some of these on the big screen and you are a big PTA fan, I'd say it's still worth seeing the Blu Rays. I'm curious how a DVD would look, though. Most DCP projectors have a Blu Ray/DVD setting and adapter so, again, if you haven't seen Hard Eight in theaters, it's probably a solid "better than nothing" screening of the film.

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Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2018, 12:04:48 PM »
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Someone with Laemmle confirmed DCP for Boogie, TWBB, and Magnolia--with Hard Eight on DVD:

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Everything is on DCP except for HARD EIGHT which is on DVD. Unfortunately, DVD was the only format made available to us. But we feel the film is too important to leave out of the program (and noted it on the film’s webpage)! I’ve added the formats to each film on the blog post.
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Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2018, 07:12:00 PM »
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If there are any Xixaxers going to the Boogie Nights screening tonight at the NoHo 7, please teach me the secret hand sign so I can acknowledge you...

[edit]  Man, this may have been my favorite in-the-theater viewing of Boogie Nights as I've ever had.  I've seen the film upwards of 40 times, but only 4 or 5 in a theater with an audience.  Sold-out, very enthusiastic audience.  I had a better time than even the Cinespia cemetery screening last Summer...  (Even won the first trivia prize of the evening.)  Looking forward to the rest of the series...
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Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2018, 08:29:48 AM »
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My New York City brethren:

http://metrograph.com/series/series/133/paul-thomas-anderson-x-5

HARD EIGHT INCLUDED. Long Live The Metrograph.

Wonder why Magnolia and Boogie have no showtimes listed.

Can’t believe they’re playing Hard Eight on 35mm. I think it had a week run at Quad Cinema when it was released in ‘97 but hasn’t played on a big screen in NYC since. Hoping to catch it if i’m I’m in town next week.

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Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2018, 01:16:22 PM »
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Caught Hard Eight on 35 at Metrograph last night! The script seemed slightly clunkier than I remembered, but overall, what a solid debut! Those opening close-ups of Sydney burn through the screen.

Caught Inherent Vice, too (preceded by Daydreaming on 35mm, quite beautiful and unexpected). So interesting to view Vice in the context of Phantom Thread having come out...it somehow plays better....

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Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2018, 03:26:07 PM »
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Caught Inherent Vice, too (preceded by Daydreaming on 35mm, quite beautiful and unexpected). So interesting to view Vice in the context of Phantom Thread having come out...it somehow plays better....

Alma and Reynolds are such a complement to Doc and Shasta that PT includes a visual allusion to Doc's memory of kissing Shasta the day that the Golden Fang lot turns out to be vacant. It's that dolly-shot & smooch in front of the Spirits & Ale House.

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Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2018, 03:49:25 PM »
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i prefer Inherent Vice to Phantom Thread. PT's battle will be with Punch-Drunk Love. this isn't based so much on how good the movies are but based on my taste and what i look for in movies. as i've discussed recently, tapestry narratives are my kick. and Phantom Thread is a chamber drama. a chamber psychodrama, if you will. which perhaps Bergman was known as the master of. it's just not really my thing.

 

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