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Title: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: wilberfan on December 05, 2017, 03:38:56 PM
http://lwlies.com/articles/paul-thomas-anderson-35mm-tour/

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This is the kind of thing you dream of as a filmmaker Ė the continued showing of your work in its native format in places that love and cherish films.  Pinch me.  No, donít.   --Paul Thomas Anderson
 

I think it would have been more interesting to swap out Inherent Vice for Hard Eight...
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: Tdog on December 05, 2017, 04:47:21 PM
The Lighthouse cinema in Dublin are doing 35mm screenings of these movies too.
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: eward on December 29, 2017, 05:15:43 PM
My New York City brethren:

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

HARD EIGHT INCLUDED. Long Live The Metrograph.
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: wilberfan on December 29, 2017, 05:27:08 PM
My New York City brethren:

http://metrograph.com/series/series/133/paul-thomas-anderson-x-5
HARD EIGHT INCLUDED. Long Live The Metrograph.

Interesting.  Thought this was a European-only Tour.  Wonder if L.A. will be on board?  I'd love to see these again with an audience of the faithful.  (Shit, I might even give IV another try!)
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: eward on December 29, 2017, 05:33:28 PM
Hard Eight is the only one I haven't seen on 35 and/or 70, so it's the only MUST for me, but I also might check out Vice on 35 again, haven't seen it that way since the NYFF screening.
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: modage on December 29, 2017, 05:44:20 PM
Same. Would really love to see Hard Eight on the big screen. Gonna try to make it.
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: wilberfan on December 29, 2017, 06:57:13 PM
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 nativeís films kicks off with Boogie Nights, his surprisingly sweet 1997 ode to the í70s porn industry. With Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore and Heather Graham. Also showing are Andersonís 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/
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: jenkins on December 29, 2017, 07:07:29 PM
for Hard Eight they say --

Format: DVD (the only format made available to us)
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: wilberfan on December 29, 2017, 07:28:52 PM
Good catch.  Format isn't listed for the other three, does that imply 35mm?    Got my tickets, so we'll find out I guess...
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: wilberfan on December 29, 2017, 08:44:40 PM
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?
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: Drenk on December 29, 2017, 08:47:36 PM
Nolan. Tarantino.
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: Drenk on December 29, 2017, 09:21:16 PM
There is definitely enough interest, though.
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: WorldForgot on December 29, 2017, 09:27:03 PM
My New York City brethren:

http://metrograph.com/series/series/133/paul-thomas-anderson-x-5
HARD EIGHT INCLUDED. Long Live The Metrograph.

(Shit, I might even give IV another try!)

Do it!! (and if you like i can supply the Doc greens :yabbse-smiley: )
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: Lewton on December 29, 2017, 09:31:38 PM
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.

Is Jean Luc-Godard a stretch? Everyone loves his early work, so I feel like even if I generally don't see as much enthusiasm for his post-French New Wave stuff, a similarly wide-reaching retrospective at indie theatres could still get some traction.
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: wilberfan on December 29, 2017, 09:52:22 PM
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?
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: Lewton on December 29, 2017, 11:44:16 PM
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).
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: Lewton on December 29, 2017, 11:58:30 PM
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.
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: WorldForgot on December 30, 2017, 12:02:38 AM
Peter Greenaway and Todd Haynes. (and I wish: Kathryn Bigelow)
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: jenkins on December 30, 2017, 12:24:58 AM
Sony Pictures Classics rereleased eight Almodůvar 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 (http://www.sonyclassics.com/vivapedro/site.html), which mentions opening in NY and LA and expanding. then the calendar of theaters names 49 cities.

happy to mention

(https://i.imgur.com/1eVS3wX.jpg?1)
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: Fitzroy on December 30, 2017, 02:40:10 AM
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.


Iíve seen 35mm retrospectives of Wesí work at a few theatres over the years.
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: eward on December 30, 2017, 07:16:49 AM
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.

Agreed!
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: wilberfan on January 02, 2018, 02:34:38 PM
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 nativeís films kicks off with Boogie Nights, his surprisingly sweet 1997 ode to the í70s porn industry. With Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore and Heather Graham. Also showing are Andersonís 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?
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: jviness02 on January 02, 2018, 11:24:05 PM
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.
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: Something Spanish on January 06, 2018, 08:29:48 AM
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.

Canít believe theyíre playing Hard Eight on 35mm. I think it had a week run at Quad Cinema when it was released in Ď97 but hasnít played on a big screen in NYC since. Hoping to catch it if iím Iím in town next week.
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: eward on January 09, 2018, 01:16:22 PM
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....

Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: WorldForgot on January 09, 2018, 03:26:07 PM
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.
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: jenkins on January 09, 2018, 03:49:25 PM
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.
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: eward on January 09, 2018, 05:48:21 PM
Phantom Thread wins out for me, but I do love Inherent Vice a lot, and consider it sadly under-appreciated.
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: eward on June 11, 2018, 01:10:08 PM
NYC FRIENDS!

The Master will be screening at The Metrograph on 35mm starting this Friday, June 14 through the 24th. The Metrograph is my personal Happy Place and this will actually be my first time seeing this on 35, having only caught it on 70, DCP, and Bluray.

Will I see anyone there? I'll be bringing along a flask of my own personal torpedo juice (ew) and a fresh pack of Kools.

"That's where we go."

Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: modage on June 11, 2018, 04:37:46 PM
Super bummed gonna be out of town for over a week during the entire run there. Otherwise I'd be there. :yabbse-undecided:
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: eward on June 12, 2018, 09:17:04 AM
Super bummed gonna be out of town for over a week during the entire run there. Otherwise I'd be there. :yabbse-undecided:

I have a feeling it'll get held over. All of the others did a few months back.
Title: Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
Post by: eward on June 19, 2018, 10:38:36 PM
"Minty Flavor."