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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by wilberfan on April 11, 2018, 01:58:02 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.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by Lewton on April 11, 2018, 01:56:16 PM »
That's cool. Just for context: he's filming Adam Sandler's upcoming comedy special for Netflix.

I like the way PTA's visual style, in stuff like his first Haim video ("Right Now"), and certain Radiohead ones ("Present Tense," "The Numbers") is just super clean, calm, and crisp. I wonder if he'll adopt the same approach for this new project?

It's like...in that Haim video, one might think, at first glance, that it's kind of sedate in terms of the look and the camera movement, but those illusions quickly disperse because it just moves so thoughtfully. Everything is so wonderfully precise -- all those lateral movements and the visual layers and the numerous nicely observed or well-timed bits. Lots of energy and humanity in that video.

So, yeah, I'm curious to see this develop through a comedy special. Location constraints make him do some interesting things, and also give him an opportunity to just patiently zero in on one of his favourite things: close-ups. A certain visual modesty becomes its own radical gesture...I think that's partly what PTA's up to with some of these projects, anyway.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by d on April 11, 2018, 12:58:45 PM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/michelledeidre/status/983927794601156609

Odd but somehow cool if turns out to be true. Seems really small job for PTA, right? What's there to direct in comedy special?
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This Year In Film / Re: You Were Never Really Here
« Last post by eward on April 11, 2018, 12:31:27 PM »
Really eager to see it again. It's been growing in my mind since I saw it and all the disconnect I felt has faded. Your guys' enthusiasm is exacerbating this.
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This Year In Film / Re: You Were Never Really Here
« Last post by WorldForgot on April 11, 2018, 12:00:43 PM »
Caught this last night. Immediately wanted to see it again. This is my fav sort of film, where the performances and environments inform as much about the protagonist'z headspace as anything, better than any exposition might. Weirdly, I found myself relating it to a Paddy Chayefsky'z Marty. In the sense of swirling loneliness, and that it felt modern and ready to eviscerate the metropolis/city as toxic to human spirit, its gestalt empowering all the wrong sorts of ambition.

The quick cuts to Joe's time in the military, or his memory from that time. That's where I was sold on its staccato beats. Then, the underwater bit, well, that's poetry to me.

Jonny... A fkn master. Even if the film's not playing in your area, check out the score.
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This Year In Film / Re: You Were Never Really Here
« Last post by samsong on April 11, 2018, 02:13:23 AM »
loved this.  visceral, purely cinematic, at once tremendously painful and beautiful. 
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - SPOILERS!
« Last post by Lewton on April 11, 2018, 01:12:05 AM »
Thanks for the responses.

I can't think of any other examples right now. I had forgotten about that one from The Master -- not the scene, of course, which is amazing, but just the song reference aspect. Even though PTA (jokingly?) acknowledged that idea on Twitter, I'm still not sure it was a deliberate reference.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - SPOILERS!
« Last post by wilberfan on April 10, 2018, 11:33:03 PM »
There should be an anachronistic thread, definitely...
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - SPOILERS!
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on April 10, 2018, 08:49:50 PM »
Can someone name PTA's anachronistic jokes? I absolutely think this is one of them. Pretty convinced about "from the window to the wall" as well.
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