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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by eward on Today at 10:40:12 AM »
That’s true, and he often casually peppers his responses with phrases from his films, like “sewer dump of a memory”, for instance.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Awards ticker
« Last post by ©brad on Today at 10:15:06 AM »
Great news! Per Vulture:

"I heard from so many Oscar voters that Phantom Thread was the last film they watched before voting, and it clearly paid off. The Paul Thomas Anderson film performed beyond its wildest dreams this morning, picking up six nominations, including a dark-horse nod for Best Supporting Actress candidate Lesley Manville (fuck us up, Cyril!), and we-didn’t-dare-to-hope nods for Best Picture and Best Director."

Also I saw the movie on Saturday and I loooooooooooooved it. More thoughts later.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Awards ticker
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on Today at 08:48:10 AM »
Pleasantly surprised! But yeah, Krieps over Manville for sure.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Awards ticker
« Last post by ono on Today at 08:41:57 AM »
Krieps got snubbed?  That sucks!
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Awards ticker
« Last post by Sleepless on Today at 07:52:01 AM »
Oscar nominations:

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Supporting Actress - Lesley Manville
Best Original Score
Best Costume Design
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by Tdog on Today at 06:38:32 AM »
He always tends to physical resemble the lead characters of whatever movie he's promoting in his level of scraginess/neatness and the type of clothes he wears.
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Xix & Xax / Re: History of Xixax?
« Last post by BB on Today at 12:04:05 AM »
Some quick googling didn't turn up anything...  Has there ever been any discussions of Xixax elsewhere--by non-Xixaxers?  Or Xixaxers who were perhaps lurking or posting undercover?    Maybe this is such an off-the-radar place that only the truly motivated find their way here.  Perhaps I'm thinking of a situation like Reddit, where they'll roll their eyes at 4Chan (or vice-versa)?  Is Xixax really the one-of-a-kind, low-key, insular place that it feels like sometimes?

I'm hardly one to speak on this with any authority, but yeah, I think it is. Been fascinating to watch the rest of the movie bubble catch up over the years while this place has remained a secret garden.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Demographic of PTA fans
« Last post by BB on Yesterday at 11:45:41 PM »
... the general attitude towards cinema (with some exceptions, of course) is that it's almost passe. Being a cinephile ain't as cool as it used to be.

Some days it feels like cinema, at least non-blockbuster theatrical cinema, could go the way of opera at any minute. I'm certain it will still be around and still be wonderful for generations to come, but the audience is not what it was even five-ten years ago. Which is super strange given that we're kind of in the midst of a golden age right now. So many fantastic, adventurous movies have come out this decade -- but few among the general public are really talking about them (this is true of music right now too). Within the movie bubble online discussion is vibrant and enthusiastic, but I sense this is a pretty small and aging group all told. Still great, don't mean to denigrate it. Beyond a few weird friends, though, I'm not finding a great deal of interest irl and this despite being around movie and movie-adjacent environments all the time. Is what it is.

In my experience, the majority of people who work in the film industry are more populist movie fans than what you might call actual cinephiles. There are exceptions, of course, but they're the pleasant surprise rather than the norm.

I'm pretty sure most people who work in distribution don't just not care about movies, they're actively hostile to the concept of them. They would be happier buying and selling pork futures.

I suspect the attitudes of those in distribution may be responsible, in part, for cinema's diminishing station. By and large, they simply don't care to remain competitive -- both against other forms of entertainment, and as businesses in and of themselves. They don't know anything about what they're trying to sell or who they're trying to sell it to; how could they possibly know how to market it? There are some great people, though, doing great work, and I should really focus more on them.   

If you read into just about the profiles of the vast majority of studio executives, with few exceptions that occurred mainly on the micro/indie level like the SPC people, they are in for the profit and couldn't possible care less about art. 

That's always been the way and is probably true of most industries. While I've mostly come to terms with the way things are (and hold dear those odd pleasant surprise exceptions), the lack of interest I've seen expressed by independent and aspiring filmmakers still strikes me as peculiar. Twenty-five year old directors who love Christopher Nolan but hadn't heard of Following, Memento, Insomnia, or The Prestige. Aspiring screenwriters who have never read a script. A producer who had never seen a black and white movie. You do find yourself wondering what drew these people to such a high-risk, demanding, and thankless profession. 
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by eward on Yesterday at 08:28:24 PM »
Someone take his razor away!
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by polkablues on Yesterday at 08:17:37 PM »
That photo makes him look like a Rhode Island bed-and-breakfast owner with a shrine to Cthulhu behind a false wall in his basement.
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