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2017 In Film / Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)
« Last post by Sleepless on Yesterday at 01:30:10 PM »
^ Agree. I watched it on a plane. It was a perfect plane movie.
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2017 In Film / Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)
« Last post by KJ on Yesterday at 01:09:35 PM »
this could have been a masterpiece, but everything about it felt so generic and bland. even the visuals wasn't as impressing as I expected.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Interviews
« Last post by Lewton on Yesterday at 12:17:40 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it doesn't seem like this very nice and notable part of Phantom Thread's promotional tour is getting a lot of coverage. DDL was in Athens recently and attended a press conference for the Greek premiere of the film. This was about more than straightforward promotional duties, though. Here's the story behind this visit, which can be traced back to My Left Foot:

Quote from:
Daniel Day-Lewis is in Athens for the premiere of his latest film – which he has also stated will be his cinematic swan-song. But this is not the first time he is in town, nor the first Greek premiere he is attending. In fact, he has been attending the Greek premieres of all his movies since 1989. That was the year he made the film My Left Foot (for which he picked up his first Oscar) where he played Christy Brown, an Irishman born with cerebral palsy, who could control only his left foot.

To prepare for the role he spent three months in a school for disabled children in Dublin, which immersed him in their world. It was then that he realized that Daphne Economou, the mother of George Economou, his good friend from college (the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School), was president of Cerebral Palsy Greece, an organisation that had been caring for people with cerebral palsy and raising awareness since 1972. He immediately decided to help by donating the proceeds from the film’s Greek premiere to the organisation.

Cynics might dismiss that move as a savvy exercise in public relations. But if it was, it has been remarkably long-lasting: since then – effectively over almost his entire career – he has seen to it that the revenue from every Greek premiere of his films has gone to supporting the work of Cerebral Palsy Greece.

This is taken from this GREECE IS article, which is worth clicking on for these and other reasons. It also includes DDL commenting on the film, his retirement, etc.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: PTA Interviews (on YouTube or otherwise)
« Last post by Lewton on Yesterday at 11:59:08 AM »
I had this long rambling post about old PTA interviews here yesterday, and I came back today to add another update via an additional post. I went back into the first post to grab something -- to quote myself -- and then somewhere along the line, I accidentally edited the new response over the previous post. In other words, I accidentally removed that first post.

So...quick recap:

- Sometime in January 2000, PTA was on a late-night talk show called Open Mike with Mike Bullard. He was surely promoting Magnolia. I've never seen this interview mentioned anywhere else over the years, much less seen any footage.

- Another obscure discovery: During the same promotional tour, PTA was scheduled to appear on Letterman in January, 2000. He was booked on two separate nights, so he must have rescheduled at one point. However, Letterman had to undergo heart surgery and a few weeks of shows were cancelled, including the one which would have featured a PTA interview. Letterman interviewing PTA sounds pretty interesting to me, so I wish that ended up happening at some other date.

Minor update:

See the attached photos for photographic evidence of that Open Mike interview. This is the update I was trying to share today. Not sure if many people care about this random bit of PTA ephemera, but any interview with him is of interest to me, even if this one involves an apparently (based on what I've read) low-calibre show/host.
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2017 In Film / Re: The Shape of Water
« Last post by pete on Yesterday at 10:11:12 AM »
between this, La La Land and Baby Driver, I say we give the whole edgy musical thing a fucking rest
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2017 In Film / Re: Call Me By Your Name
« Last post by pete on Yesterday at 10:09:40 AM »
yeah I don't know why saying "the ending knocked me the fuck out" constitutes as spoiler.
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2017 In Film / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« Last post by wilberfan on Yesterday at 01:27:07 AM »
Fascinating documentary short about the sound design, mixing, editing, foley, etc, for The Last Jedi.  Some of the objects used in the foley recording are particularly interesting.


http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/force-sound-creating-sounds-galaxy-53204229
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The Director's Chair / Re: Terry Gilliam - Lost In La Mancha
« Last post by Sleepless on February 21, 2018, 01:23:28 PM »
all things are possible with Adam Driver

Marquee it!
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DVD Talk / Re: Criterion News and Discussion
« Last post by jenkins on February 21, 2018, 12:48:19 PM »
it's a must for me, of course it is.

i was thinking the other night that i say "they don't make them like they used to" while referring to things that were made before i was born. in some ways i believe i've accelerated the process of becoming elderly
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The Director's Chair / Re: Terry Gilliam - Lost In La Mancha
« Last post by jenkins on February 21, 2018, 12:46:34 PM »
lol all things are possible with Adam Driver
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