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This Year In Film / Re: You Were Never Really Here
« Last post by WorldForgot on April 12, 2018, 08:42:59 PM »
This piece tracking Joaquinz roles via physicality articulates quite well how profound expression can be achieved in subtle moves.
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Xix & Xax / Re: Long-Lost Xixax Members
« Last post by Something Spanish on April 12, 2018, 06:21:04 PM »
check out this in-depth interview with former xixax member mutinyco (Jamie Stuart), wherein he discusses his first feature length flick A Motion Selife. he did the entire production without any crew (including post) and discusses what that process was like. having seen the film last year, i can confirm that it's tight. really unique, actually. not many people here remember him as he quit posting long, long ago, but he was one of the early on members and had a strong presence on the site for a few years. here's the link:

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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by Lewton on April 12, 2018, 05:45:40 PM »
That's disappointing news. I guess he's just sort of a co-director for this one?
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2017 In Film / Re: It Happened in L.A.
« Last post by ©brad on April 12, 2018, 02:04:51 PM »
Looks funny, I'm excited to watch. Although ugh so many white people... 
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by d on April 12, 2018, 12:20:53 PM »
https://theplaylist.net/paul-thomas-ande...-20180412/

Still not clear what is his role in that but my wild guess would be it's more about testing different stuff as DoP the way Junun and all the recent music videos were tests of he could handle PT without "proper" DoP.
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The Director's Chair / Re: BRIAN DE PALMA
« Last post by WorldForgot on April 12, 2018, 11:31:29 AM »
Brian De Palma Returns To Directing With Thriller Starring Nicolaj Coster-Waldau From ‘Game Of Thrones’
via The Playlist

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that De Palma will direct the thriller “Domino”, with Nicolaj Coster-Waldau (best known as Jamie Lannister from “Game Of Thrones”) and “Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks in talks to star.

Penned by “Kon-Tiki” screenwriter Petter Skavlan, the film will see Coster-Waldau play a Danish police officer seeking vengeance for his partner’s murder, teaming up with his late partner’s mistress (Hendricks) to take the man down, only to be caught up with the CIA along the way. The project will be seeking sales at Cannes

Notes on the runtime from The Ringer'z What's Streaming today:

“The 77-year-old director’s new feature, Domino, features two stars from Game of Thrones (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Carice van Houten), a plotline involving the CIA and ISIS, and, reportedly, an epic 148-minute running time that would make it BDP’s longest movie in the 35 years since Scarface.”
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by WorldForgot on April 12, 2018, 11:00:25 AM »
I think Junun was digi

It was! Shot on Blackmagic Pocket and GoPro drone.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by Something Spanish on April 12, 2018, 10:38:43 AM »
I think Junun was digi
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News and Theory / Re: What Films Are We Watching?
« Last post by Something Spanish on April 12, 2018, 09:04:21 AM »
Amour is the first movie I've seen in full since the last post. Saw bits and pieces of other movies since (most of Ace in the Hole and half of Downsizing), passing out without fail 20 minutes in; an understandable side effect of being up and at'em for 18/19 hours. Between work and family duties, movie watching tends to suffer. Went with Amour because I guess I'm high on Haneke recently. It's a movie this side of devastation without going over the top and wringing out tears, a direction I could easily see other directors going for. There are many scenes that have stuck with me since last night, such as the husband's nightmare, his firing of a nurse, the final few minutes, and of course the wife's entire disintegration. It's a somber reminder of life's fragility and how temporary these frail bodies of ours really are. If I have one complaint is Isabelle Huppert being underused, could have used more of her onscreen but that's just nitpicking.

Also saw the documentary A Fuller Life, thought it condensed his film career too much but was overall a decent love letter from his daughter. Having read Fuller's autobiography last year, 80 minutes is too little time to devote to this man's monumental life.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by csage97 on April 11, 2018, 11:32:48 PM »
Directing, sure.  But running camera?  I wonder why?  (Other than the Fun Factor.)  And a film camera??  Would even HBO spend film money to shoot an Adam Sandler standup special??


An IndieWire article, with not a lot of add'l info.   And /Film.

I get the sense that PTA has taken a page from Demme's book and decided to just do tons of side projects (non-feature film projects). I don't know too much about Demme's history, but it's possible he did his side projects because he had to in order to pay the bills, or maybe for fun, or both, or other reasons. Listening to PTA's interviews gives me the sense that Paul himself is so enthusiastic about film making, whether feature-length or otherwise, and also aware of his mortality, and thus just wants to enjoy and do all he can while he can, and Demme is a filmmaker that he respects and has shown him it's possible to things that way.

All this is to say that I think PTA enjoys the benefits of being free to call up a friend like Adam and to slip into a fun role like camera operator, all while keeping a fresh perspective on filming, meeting new challenges and situations, and expanding his skill set/continuing to learn.

Maybe, maybe not. Oh, and why film? PTA pretty much only shoots film. If you mean why would Netflix or whoever is putting out the money want to shell out the cash for film, I'm not sure it costs more than digital (can't really say because I don't know), and it's probably pocket change relative to their giant stacks ... so if PTA wants to shoot film, Sure, go ahead.
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