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Title: Phantom Thread
Post by: wilder on June 02, 2016, 08:21:51 PM
Paul Thomas Anderson & Daniel Day-Lewis Reteaming For Drama Set In 1950s Fashion World
via The Playlist

As one of the most exciting American filmmakers working today, we’ve all been wondering; what’s Paul Thomas Anderson’s up to next? Certainly not directing “Pinocchio” though he did do rewrites on the project for his buddy Robert Downey Jr. (he almost starred in “Inherent Vice”). Well, now we know and it’s a move and project that no one would have really expected in a million years: PTA is reteaming with his “There Will Be Blood” star Daniel Day-Lewis for a movie set in the 1950s fashion world in New York.

Apparently no deals are in place, but Day-Lewis is in talks for the project. Anderson and Day-Lewis obviously were a tremendous pairing on 2007’s “There Will Be Blood,” a movie that won the actor his second Academy Award for Best Actor and one for its DP Robert Elswit (in total ‘Blood’ was nominated for eight awards including Best Picture and Best Director).

Evidently while Anderson is still working on the script Day-Lewis has been attached to the project for some time so clearly the director/actor have been mapping out there next move together likely months ago PTA has been apparently meeting young actresses of Eastern European descent to cast supporting roles. This is not unlike the director’s approach to “The Master,” which saw a number of names circling early on as he worked on the screenplay and conducted rehearsals, before the final cast solidified, and it rolled in front of cameras.

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, who last worked with Anderson on “The Master,” is producing and financing the untitled project. Day-Lewis hasn’t made a movie since 2011’s “Lincoln” while Anderson’s last movie was the terrific documentary “Junun” featuring Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, Shye Ben Tzur & The Rajastan Express. He’s also directed recent music videos for Joanna Newsom and Radiohead.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on June 02, 2016, 09:02:43 PM
Best film of 2019 (so far). Also:

PTA has been apparently meeting young actresses of Eastern European descent to cast supporting roles.

PTA has a cool life.
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Post by: Kellen on June 03, 2016, 12:01:13 AM
Awwwww shit!
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Post by: Reelist on June 04, 2016, 12:43:29 AM
So, is this about the guy who designed his favorite shirt?
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Post by: polkablues on June 04, 2016, 02:05:14 AM
So, is this about the guy who designed his favorite shirt?

The movie will be titled "The Perfect Shade of Brown".
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Post by: Reelist on June 04, 2016, 02:52:52 PM
"I've got a fashion in me. I want no one else to wear tweed."
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Post by: wilder on June 04, 2016, 03:12:12 PM
For the love of god marquee
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 04, 2016, 03:44:02 PM
My Left Pant
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Post by: Reelist on June 04, 2016, 05:01:11 PM
"ASSHOLE IN AN ASCOT!!"
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Post by: Find Your Magali on June 04, 2016, 06:51:36 PM
OK, it says "drama," but this would seem like a possible opportunity for PTA to do a riff/homage of Putney Swope.

Plus, had DDL ever done anything approaching a full comedy? Get that three-time Oscar winner out of his comfort zone. Set him as the straight-laced executive trying to keep it together as Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle go into full hijinx mode.
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Post by: Reelist on June 04, 2016, 07:09:53 PM
"One night I'm going to come to you. Inside of your house, it's whatever if your sleeping. And I'm going to adjust your coat"
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Post by: Lottery on June 05, 2016, 01:50:48 AM
OK, it says "drama," but this would seem like a possible opportunity for PTA to do a riff/homage of Putney Swope.

Plus, had DDL ever done anything approaching a full comedy? Get that three-time Oscar winner out of his comfort zone. Set him as the straight-laced executive trying to keep it together as Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle go into full hijinx mode.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096166/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_13


He should bring back Mihai Malamaire back on this one.
Also, watch as PTA decides DDL is too old and then Joaquin steps in (but please more PTA DDL, I feel like most people would still cast DDL even if was too old).
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Post by: Reelist on June 05, 2016, 05:33:39 PM
"I. SHRINK. YOUR. SILK CAPE!!"
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Post by: max from fearless on June 06, 2016, 03:50:30 PM
I'm with you Lottery! Please bring back Mihai Malamaire. The Master just keeps looking better and better in my eyes...
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Post by: max from fearless on June 07, 2016, 06:40:01 PM
If this is the story, this could be great...

Is Paul Thomas Anderson’s Next Movie About This Famous Fashion Designer?
By Kyle Buchanan (From Vulture)


Last week’s announcement that director Paul Thomas Anderson would be reuniting with Daniel Day-Lewis for his next film had the industry buzzing: Day-Lewis has not made a film since 2012’s Lincoln, and his return to the screen could hardly come under better auspices, since he won an Oscar for his terrifying, iconic work as oil baron Daniel Plainview in Anderson’s There Will Be Blood. But fans of Anderson have little to go on when it comes to the new project’s log line. Unlike Anderson’s last movie, Inherent Vice, which was adapted from a well-known Thomas Pynchon novel, his latest film has no name and its plot remains under wraps; all that Variety could divulge about it is that it will be set in the New York fashion world during the 1950s.

Still, even that slim thread provides a few clues. Anderson often makes films that are inspired by real people — Boogie Nights lead Dirk Diggler was a takeoff on porn star John Holmes, for instance, and Philip Seymour Hoffman’s spiritual leader in The Master was clearly patterned on Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard — and since the new project has such a specific milieu, we sought to identify a figure from the fashion world during that era that Day-Lewis could conceivably play. Let the well-researched speculation begin.

While New York came into its own as a style capital after World War II, the 1950s were mostly dominated by designers who lived and worked in Europe, like Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, and Cristóbal Balenciaga, so if you presume that Day-Lewis’s character is a notable fashion designer — and given that the actor is in his late 50s, it’s not likely he’d be playing some mere lackey — then there are only a few notable, New York–based designers from that time who seem like they could be plausible subjects.

One of them is Mainbocher, one of the most in-demand couturiers of the era, who famously designed the wedding dress for American socialite Wallis Simpson as she prepared to marry the abdicating King Edward VIII of England. (The story of the that coupling was told recently in Madonna’s critically panned directorial effort W.E.) But we suspect that if Anderson is indeed making a movie inspired by a New York fashion designer in the 1950s, he’d be most drawn to Charles James, who created some of the most audacious, expensive gowns in the world and even dressed other titans of couture like Coco Chanel. His was a life full of terrific drama, and like several other Anderson protagonists, James was a mercurial mastermind, a prodigy around whom an interesting adopted family formed.

The British-born James came to America as a teenager, though not before a controversial stint at school that saw him yanked from Harrow for wearing makeup. The precocious James thrived in his new country, opening up a hat shop in Chicago at 19, then moving to New York to design and sell dresses at age 22. He made an impression with his famous taxi dress, which was boldly zipped around the torso, and quickly became a favored couturier of dynamic women like Marlene Dietrich, Babe Paley, and Gypsy Rose Lee. In the '40s and '50s, he was a fashion-world sensation and, reportedly, something of an egomaniac. As one biographer put it:

He considered himself an artist rather than a dressmaker, and was so strongly attached to his creations that he felt they ultimately belonged to him. He would borrow back a dress from one client, only to lend it to another; or, worse, loan it out for an advertising campaign for feminine products. At minimum eccentricity, the darkly handsome designer — who was said to have been an excellent model for his own work — might don a finished gown and dance all night in his apartment above the Chelsea Hotel before handing it over … if he handed it over at all. He did not let go of his creations easily. He made his clients pay, sometimes twice for the same gown, and sometimes for a garment he had also promised another client. He was notorious for not having garments delivered on time.

James’s personal life was just as hectic. A gossip and man-about-town, he was given to mood swings, and he once tried to kill himself over a boy he had romantic designs on. (Even that attempted suicide had a fairly fashionable outcome, as James was rescued and cut down by his neighbor, Jean Cocteau.) While he romanced men in plain sight, his sexuality was complicated; after one fling with stage designer Keith Cuerdon, James stole Cuerdon’s wife, Nancy, and married her himself. It’s no wonder that James’s dresses were draped so dramatically, given all that was going on behind the scenes. As Patricia Mears, who oversees the James collection at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, said to Vanity Fair, “Each dress reflects his tortured soul. He’s trying to deal with his own sexuality, his own conflicts in life.”

Though his dresses were among the most expensive in the world, James was a profligate spender, and merely staying afloat and paying the rent was a suspenseful enterprise for him. (He once emptied a jar of cockroaches on the front desk of the Delmonico Hotel in an attempt to evade his debts there.) Mired in lawsuits, inattentive to his tax obligations, and irrevocably drawn to burning bridges in the fashion world, James’s business went under in the late '50s, though he remained a charismatic society figure until his death, in 1978. Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in his brand: James was the muse for the Met Gala two years ago and the subject of a recent New York Magazine article, and nearly a year and a half after Harvey Weinstein released Anderson’s 2012 movie, The Master, Weinstein announced that his company had struck a deal to acquire the Charles James label.

Is that a clue about Anderson’s next film (which is currently set up without a studio) or mere coincidence? Nobody involved with the project is talking, but whether or not Anderson’s '50’s-set fashion drama draws inspiration from Charles James, there’s no denying the cinematic contours of James’s wild life. Filmmaker Angela Bernhard Thomas recently helmed a documentary about James entitled Beneath the Dress, and even the artists in James’s orbit have begun to entice Hollywood; Antonio Lopez, a fashion illustrator who enjoyed a notable friendship and collaboration with James, is set to be the subject of another documentary (and with good reason, because the man lived a crazy life that included plucking Jessica Lange out of a French mime school to give her the imprimatur of a superstar). James, his adventures, his friends, and his obsessions would certainly make for a terrific Paul Thomas Anderson film and give Daniel Day-Lewis a compelling new character, but even if our hunch is incorrect … well, we’re sure Charles wouldn’t mind a rumor linking him to two more fabulous artists with boldfaced names.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Lottery on June 08, 2016, 12:00:41 AM
Sounds like a great basis for a story/character. He should approach historical figures the same way he did in The Master- approximations of individuals. Drawing directly from history but using his own characters to explore the situations and moments he wants. Heck- The Master certainly isn't the first film where he did this. But I feel it's where he did it best.

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Take the "I drink your milkshake" line from There Will Be Blood. There are a lot of people out there who I'm sure think, "Kind of hit a sour note with the 'milkshake' bit, Paul" [laughs]. Because, yeah, it's big. But if memory serves, that exact line was taken from a transcript from the 1920s, when the Teapot Dome scandal was going on, so . . . if you can convince yourself that there's some link to reality, then you can justify anything.

He doesn't need to do a biopic that mirrors reality- in fact, I think that would work against him. The dude is big admirer of American culture/people/history, he has so much to draw upon, so much to use- to create something fresh but real.
This probably all sounds basic and straightforward but goddamn, did he make the alternate reality of The Master feel so real without it ever feeling like a cheap allusion.
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Post by: Find Your Magali on June 08, 2016, 08:23:44 AM
There is certainly more than enough material in James' bio for a fascinating film and a fascinating performance by DDL.

It also strikes me -- after reading the bio and checking out some photos -- that James' wife, Nancy Lee Gregory, could be in Maya Rudolph's wheelhouse. Which could be really cool.
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Post by: Fernando on September 08, 2016, 09:41:15 AM
Focus Features Pick Up Paul Thomas Anderson & Daniel Day-Lewis’s New Movie, 2017 Release Planned

Deadline reports that Focus Features have won an auction for worldwide rights for the new movie from the “Magnolia” and “Inherent Vice” director, which will reteam him with his Oscar-winning “There Will Be Blood” star Daniel Day-Lewis. As previously reported, it’ll be a drama set in the fashion world in the 1950s, and Focus will finance the $35 million budget entirely, making this one of the biggest deals ever struck at a festival.

While details are still thin on the ground (aside that Anderson will produce alongside longtime producing partner JoAnne Sellar and Megan Ellison, who backed his last couple of films too), the good news is that we shouldn’t have long to wait: shooting will apparently begin next year for a release before the end of 2017. It couldn’t be better news to start the fall season off with (particularly with Focus, who looked to be getting out of the prestige game for a while, but see this joining a slate that also includes movies by Tom Ford, Joe Wright and Sofia Coppola, among others). More news on this as we get it.
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Post by: Find Your Magali on September 08, 2016, 10:34:23 AM
$35M?
Release within 16 months?

Even if he's (secretly) way far along in pre-production, that would really represent slimming things down and speeding things up for this one.

Lean and mean no-frills drama. I like it.
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Post by: Sleepless on September 08, 2016, 02:09:49 PM
Steak and vodka.
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Post by: Just Withnail on September 08, 2016, 03:40:27 PM
Cocktails and finger food.
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Post by: Just Withnail on November 29, 2016, 11:29:27 AM
A little bird whispered some tantalizing details in my ear, from close to the source (for the moment very vague, maybe more a little later)

addiction and master/slave-relationship again plays a big part

the cinematographer will be a very surprising choice
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Post by: Shughes on January 24, 2017, 10:21:15 AM
Any further word on who the cinematographer might be?

Anyone got any dream DoP's they'd pair with PTA (excluding the guys he's worked with already)?
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Post by: greenberryhill on January 24, 2017, 08:52:11 PM
Paul is producing an upcoming film by Melora Walters!
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Post by: velociraptor on January 25, 2017, 11:29:51 AM
Any further word on who the cinematographer might be?

Anyone got any dream DoP's they'd pair with PTA (excluding the guys he's worked with already)?
I'm personally under the assumption PTA had to meet some budget restrictions and will be acting as his own DoP for this one.
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Post by: Just Withnail on January 25, 2017, 11:55:08 AM
Bingo, on the last part, as far as I heard.
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Post by: Lottery on January 25, 2017, 08:23:52 PM
That's pretty crazy. I wonder if the small crew/freedom of Junun gave him the confidence to go do that.
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Post by: Shughes on January 26, 2017, 05:44:43 AM
Wow. That's a huge decision to make. If this is the case surely it wasn't a choice that was made for budgetary reasons. Apart from anything else most DoP's would give their right arm to work with PTA regardless of budget.

I think he's always been pretty hands on in that respect anyway, and seems to be in control of the aesthetic for each film. I can't think of any other films shot by Robert Elswit that even come close to the work he's done with PTA.

I'm assuming this will be shot on film so while the Junun experience may have given him confidence in the smaller crew this will be completely different. I can't wait to see what he comes up with if this is true.
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Post by: greenberryhill on January 28, 2017, 01:21:32 PM
 Daniel Day-Lewis spotted filming in Lythe, England! The Film Stage says it´s Paul´s new movie!
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Post by: Just Withnail on January 29, 2017, 02:38:39 AM
Oh no, it's Vincent Froio again.

(http://img.timeinc.net/people/i/2006/startracks/060814/daniel_day_lewis.jpg)
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Post by: Fitzroy on January 29, 2017, 04:02:08 AM
More photos here. I think I see Paul in one of them...

https://www.whitby-photography.com/daniel-day-lewis-filming-whitby-yorkshire-today/
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Lottery on January 30, 2017, 06:34:59 PM
https://cigsandredvines.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/new-pta-film-shooting-under-working.html

Phantom Thread?

What do you lads think?
I can already see it in a simple font and the end of a minute and a half long youtube teaser.
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Post by: Drenk on January 30, 2017, 06:50:25 PM
"The title is not THE PHANTOM THREAD. That is a production codename to deter paparazzi/film sites."

https://twitter.com/mccrabb_will/status/826211025200361472
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Post by: Lottery on January 30, 2017, 07:33:07 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1560747/locations

Yeah, this is pretty new to him in that regard.

"The title is not THE PHANTOM THREAD. That is a production codename to deter paparazzi/film sites."

Kinda disappointing. I like those words, minus 'the'.
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Post by: velociraptor on January 31, 2017, 10:54:22 AM
https://thefilmstage.com/news/lesley-manville-and-richard-graham-join-paul-thomas-andersons-next-film/

Richard Graham, by the way, is ostensibly this guy: https://www.google.com/search?q=Richard+Graham+titanic&biw=1280&bih=637&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiO_YOe7OzRAhXDyyYKHX0_DXYQ_AUIBygC#imgrc=3f_9Yq_i8U9_MM%3A
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Post by: velociraptor on February 01, 2017, 02:01:31 PM
New pictures include PTA.

https://www.whitby-photography.com/paul-thomas-anderson-filming-staithes-yorkshire-jan-31st-2017/
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Post by: RegularKarate on February 01, 2017, 04:29:42 PM
Press Release (http://theplaylist.net/new-cast-members-logline-revealed-paul-thomas-andersons-new-film-starring-daniel-day-lewis-jonny-greenwood-20170201/)

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LOS ANGELES, February 1st, 2017 – Production has begun in the U.K. on writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s untitled new film. Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is joined in the cast by Lesley Manville, who was a BAFTA Award nominee for Best Actress for Another Year, and Vicky Krieps, whose films include A Most Wanted Man and Focus Features’ Hanna.

Focus holds worldwide rights to the film, and will distribute the film in the U.S. later this year with Universal Pictures handling international distribution.

The film’s producers are JoAnne Sellar, Megan Ellison, through her Annapurna Pictures, and Paul Thomas Anderson. The executive producers are Peter Heslop, Adam Somner, and Daniel Lupi. Chelsea Barnard and Jillian Longnecker are overseeing production for Annapurna.

Continuing their creative collaboration following 2007’s There Will Be Blood, which earned Mr. Day-Lewis the Best Actor Academy Award, Mr. Anderson will once again explore a distinctive milieu of the 20th century. The new movie is a drama set in the couture world of 1950s London. The story illuminates the life behind the curtain of an uncompromising dressmaker commissioned by royalty and high society.

The creative team includes Academy Award-winning costume designer Mark Bridges, marking his eighth consecutive project with Mr. Anderson; Emmy Award-winning production designer Mark Tildesley and BAFTA Award-nominated set decorator Véronique Melery; Academy Award-nominated film editor Dylan Tichenor, and BAFTA Award-nominated composer Jonny Greenwood, each marking their fourth feature with Mr. Anderson; casting director Cassandra Kulukundis, on her seventh film with Mr. Anderson; and lighting cameraman Michael Bauman.
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Post by: modage on February 01, 2017, 04:37:59 PM
The lack of DP there seems to confirm PTA shooting this himself.  :shock:

Also interesting that the other 2 announced castmembers are both actresses who have been spotted on set already in the first few days. I wonder if they are indeed the film's two other most central characters or will there be more that just haven't been announced yet bc they haven't been seen. (Normally I would assume all the main ones are in the press release, but with PTA you never know.)
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Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on February 01, 2017, 06:13:58 PM
The fact that he is DPing it himself is interesting but we need to keep a close eye on that blue scarf he's wearing. Could just be a cold day, but could also potentially be the "That fucking brown shirt" of this era.
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Post by: polkablues on February 01, 2017, 06:37:06 PM
It's at about a half-Aronofsky on the scarf meter for now, but we should continue to monitor its progress, just in case. God forbid it starts to Kravitz on us.
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Post by: ©brad on February 01, 2017, 06:48:28 PM
Could him DPing really be a budget mandate? Since when can't a $35 million dollar movie afford a DP? Hell I can imagine many talented young DPs who would work with PTA for free.
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Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on February 01, 2017, 07:10:59 PM
There's no way its a budget issue. PTA would never compromise on something that big. Crazy motherfucker just got a wild hair up his ass and wanted to do it himself.

I'm really excited to see what the look of the film is gonna be. Kind of hard to see from that angle but it looks like they are shooting 1.85:1 again.
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Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on February 01, 2017, 07:12:58 PM
Looks like Jonny's back too!!

http://pitchfork.com/news/71289-jonny-greenwood-to-score-new-paul-thomas-anderson-film/ (http://pitchfork.com/news/71289-jonny-greenwood-to-score-new-paul-thomas-anderson-film/)
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Lottery on February 01, 2017, 07:56:42 PM
Dylan Tichenor is back. That's really big news to me. Leslie Mann* was the editor on PDL, TM and IV-  their vibe and flow is different from his other films.

No Crank or Fisk either on this one but type Véronique Melery into google images and you get a few pics of her work and you can totally understand the choice for set decorator.

Jonny! Woooooooooo!

The fact he's DoP on this one is still pretty crazy but I think the mention of Michael Bauman as lighting cameraman is probably important in this regard. He'll be important in balancing out the workload.

EDIT:

*Jones.
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Post by: Reelist on February 01, 2017, 08:48:49 PM
Leslie Mann was the editor on PDL, TM and IV-  their vibe and flow is different from his other films.

Leslie Mann is an actress and Judd Apatow's wife. You're thinking Leslie Jones. Not that one. This is all so very confusing.


The earliest report said this would be set in New York, another hope dashed! I was so excited to see the NYC sequence in 'The Master' that was entirely cut out of the film. We'll get him one day. The end of that movie wasn't actually shot in the UK, so I've become very curious what PTA's England will look like.

Great to see everything moving along so quickly!
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Lottery on February 01, 2017, 09:11:34 PM
Leslie Mann is an actress and Judd Apatow's wife. You're thinking Leslie Jones. Not that one. This is all so very confusing.

Sorry, I'm a giant retard.

Perhaps Aimee Mann got caught into the mix of thoughts about past collaborators.


The earliest report said this would be set in New York, another hope dashed! I was so excited to see the NYC sequence in 'The Master' that was entirely cut out of the film. We'll get him one day. The end of that movie wasn't actually shot in the UK, so I've become very curious what PTA's England will look like.
Great to see everything moving along so quickly!

Yeah, that's the really exciting thing. He was kinda becoming known as a chronicler of America's 20th century in a way. So I'm wondering if he just followed the story he was writing or if there was some existing reason for him to try something different. A NYC sequence would be dope though. But there's always a possibility that there might be some scenes set in the US. I loved the department store parts in The Master, the production design was superb. I would love to see little NYC boutiques in a similar style.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UcaMCzsqNs
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Drenk on February 02, 2017, 03:49:22 AM
Dylan Tichenor is back. That's really big news to me. Leslie Mann* was the editor on PDL, TM and IV-  their vibe and flow is different from his other films.



I wish I could watch his first cut of The Master...I still think they cut too many flash-back scenes but: what do I know?
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Lottery on February 02, 2017, 04:12:11 AM
I wish I could watch his first cut of The Master...I still think they cut too many flash-back scenes but: what do I know?

I thought it was Peter McNulty that did that first cut? This is pretty neat though:

http://filmmakermagazine.com/51979-the-master-writerdirector-paul-thomas-anderson/
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Anderson: It’s pretty tight. We have a nice tight circle of trust. I mean, [editor] Leslie Jones for sure is probably the queen of the cast, her and [producer] JoAnne [Sellars]. But every day Leslie and I just go back and forth about what to do and where things might go. Ultimately the relationship I have with Leslie is pretty, pretty tight and it’s between us. She’s great to work with. [Editor] Dylan [Tichenor] was off doing something else, but he was a part of it, too, checking in and being again a part of what the decisions were. And then, yeah, friends and family.

He also gave some opinions at the writing phase like PSH. That sort of thing is always cool, like Sandler being around during the editing of TWBB, offering advice on cuts.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Just Withnail on February 02, 2017, 06:44:31 AM
Now that things are trickling out, this is what I heard the central plot was (though who knows): DDL plays a pretty misogynist fashion designer who meets a young modell, falls in love, and she hooks him onto drugs and they develop some sort of master-slave relationship, with him as the submissive.

Again, who knows, but it sounds like it could be PTA-ish.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Reelist on February 02, 2017, 09:03:55 AM
Fuck yes.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: velociraptor on February 02, 2017, 09:15:19 AM
Now that things are trickling out, this is what I heard the central plot was (though who knows): DDL plays a pretty misogynist fashion designer who meets a young modell, falls in love, and she hooks him onto drugs and they develop some sort of master-slave relationship, with him as the submissive.

Again, who knows, but it sounds like it could be PTA-ish.
Yes please.

Also, earlier when I guessed that he himself would be DP for budget constraints, I was joking about the budget constraint part. .. admittedly, I was also joking about the PTA being his own DP part, but that may have turned out correct, so I'm going to pretend that I was not in fact joking about that.

EDIT: More set pics. Including scarf. Obviously mild *SPOILERS* ahead. http://bit.ly/2kwltCG
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Reelist on February 02, 2017, 10:25:35 AM
EDIT: More set pics. Including scarf. Obviously mild *SPOILERS* ahead. http://bit.ly/2kwltCG

Daniel Day Lewis is hogtied with a high heel in his mouth in one of them.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Fernando on February 02, 2017, 10:04:21 PM
The fact he's DoP on this one is still pretty crazy but I think the mention of Michael Bauman as lighting cameraman is probably important in this regard. He'll be important in balancing out the workload.

Kubrick did the same with EWS, so maybe he's finally taking the SK road, small crew and a lot of DIY.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Drenk on February 02, 2017, 10:35:19 PM
I love the little story behind the pictures.

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I had decided to head home, whilst thinking I had missed the filming and they had all left. However I nipped in a local shop for a coffee before leaving and they told me the filming was behind schedule so I hung about a while longer.

As actors and film crew started to turn up, what was noticeable today was the complete contrast in attitude from the film crew from how we had found them to be earlier in the week. Gone was that air of secrecy we had witnessed in Lythe last week.

The film crew were pleasant and smiley, quite happy to chat and even pose for photographs. They said the filming would be in the afternoon and even said I would be allowed on the platform for some photographs.

Whilst photographing the set and actors, The producer himself turned up and was more than happy to have his photograph taken alongside the Locomotive they would be filming on.

Mr Thomas Anderson seemed quite shocked that I actually didn’t know who he was, however he found it quite amusing that the security and film crew had told me his understudy Roger Bartholemew-Ramjet was the actual producer, and that I had been snapping Mr Ramjet all week thinking i had some awesome shots of Oscar winner Mr Thomas.

Many of the film crew were shocked I had managed to locate them in the middle of the National Park. Some crew were laughing and said even they didn’t know the secret location until 2 hours prior. I explained that we are a tight nit Yorkshire Community and not much goes unnoticed in The Esk Valley.

Mr Thomas Anderson said he had really Enjoyed his stay in Yorkshire, and had massively enjoyed Fish And Chips in Whitby, he added that “Yorkshire was indeed The Finest County in the whole of England”.

The Film crew informed me that today was their final day in the area and they would be heading off to Gloucestershire this evening. However, as always Im sceptical about that given the amount of tales they have spun me this passed week. It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest to see them back in the area again tomorrow morning.
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Post by: greenberryhill on February 03, 2017, 04:29:37 PM
Here´s a clip from the set. (Beware of spoilers)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y0DtxSWjWg
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Post by: ono on March 24, 2017, 09:40:37 PM
http://cigsandredvines.blogspot.com/2017/03/philip-baker-hall-talks-working-with.html

And more pictures from the set.
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Post by: BigSock on March 25, 2017, 06:11:34 PM
Are the rumors about this film possibly not being ready for release this year true? It's April next week and there seems to still be quite a lot to film!
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Post by: polkablues on March 25, 2017, 07:43:34 PM
My best guess would be NY/LA release in December for awards eligibility and full release in January. Plenty of time for post-production to be done by then.
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Post by: martinthewarrior on March 26, 2017, 10:00:17 AM
The current plan (according to someone who would know) is Christmas release.
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Post by: modage on March 27, 2017, 10:42:52 AM
Yeah, I think it's a contractual thing. Movie is greenlit but you gotta get it out in 2017 so he must've thought he could do it.

Maybe with that confidence and the return of Dylan Tichenor we're in for a tighter film with less mountains of footage to shape in the edit. Interestingly or coincidentally the Leslie Jones edited films are his most out there (and had the hardest time finding an audience). PDL. Master. Vice.
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Post by: Something Spanish on March 27, 2017, 10:51:45 AM
I think all his films with the exception of Magnolia spent at least a year in post, so you're probably right about the contractual thing.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: modage on March 29, 2017, 09:15:52 PM
Christmas day release confirmed/announced at CinemaCon.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on March 29, 2017, 09:30:03 PM
As speculated, the 2017 clause must be true if they are indeed aiming for Christmas release, despite the rumors that the movie is currently on a filming hiatus with more still to accomplish
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 31, 2017, 11:54:08 AM
Christmas day release confirmed/announced at CinemaCon.

Focus Features has re-confirmed the Christmas Release date.

http://www.avclub.com/article/paul-thomas-andersons-new-movie-will-arrive-christ-252969
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Post by: Sleepless on March 31, 2017, 01:51:53 PM
So he did make it for the Christmas.
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Post by: Reelist on March 31, 2017, 02:08:47 PM
So he did make it for the Christmas.

There's a shot in 'Get Out' from inside the glass of a donut display and all I was thinking was "don't pan up to the black guy's face, don't pan up to the black guy's face.." and it didn't, but I still think it's a subtle nod. Jordan* says there are a lot of them in the movie.



*we're friends now
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Post by: velociraptor on April 04, 2017, 01:13:09 PM
https://amywelborn.wordpress.com/2017/04/03/on-set-in-london/

Minor update on filming in London, starts about halfway down the post.
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Post by: velociraptor on April 16, 2017, 11:15:00 AM
Filming update.
http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/whats-on/tv-and-film/sir-daniel-day-lewis-phantom-apperance-at-blackpool-s-tower-ballroom-1-8491208
Spoiler-y maybe:
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"One extra said it had been an “exciting but exhausting” experience - starting at 5am and ending after 10pm, complete with glamourous costumes and ‘taboo goings on’ reminiscent of the Chelsea parties. "
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Post by: KJ on April 17, 2017, 12:36:47 PM
a PTA filmed new year's eve party will look pretty great in that setting.
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Post by: BigSock on April 17, 2017, 09:18:56 PM
PTA doing New Years again after Boogie Nights is a win for me

I'm also getting slight Eyes Wide Shut vibes from all we know about the more sexual and salacious aspects of the content
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Post by: budwillies on April 27, 2017, 08:54:21 AM
The imdb page has been updated with new cast and plot line added.  Looks like it is about Charles James after all.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5776858/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_1
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Post by: modage on April 27, 2017, 09:33:20 AM
I'm not sure if I believe it, but I guess it's possible. I just still doubt PTA would go down the beholden to real life route.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on April 30, 2017, 04:15:19 AM
IMDB is prone to occasional misinformation and can be edited by users, but given all the details surrounding the film and PTA's past history, i do believe James is an inspiration rather the  flat-out the subject
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Post by: budwillies on May 03, 2017, 12:29:58 PM
anything new about the film?
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on May 26, 2017, 02:10:48 AM
Is there any word if this has wrapped yet  :ponder:
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: greenberryhill on May 29, 2017, 01:00:15 PM
Here are some pics from march that i found a couple weeks ago...

https://www.criticker.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6409
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Post by: polkablues on May 29, 2017, 02:33:11 PM
Dapper Sasquatch

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/2e3c493dee_zps5dtxvtyk.jpg)
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 29, 2017, 08:36:09 PM
Is he in mid-stride, or is he dancing in place?
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: md on June 02, 2017, 12:29:38 PM
my source told me production wrapped last week and they are locating a house in the valley for post. 
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Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on June 02, 2017, 08:20:59 PM
They should just do it at my house.
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Post by: Something Spanish on June 03, 2017, 04:01:24 AM
Cool, check out PTA bringing back the twist. No one's done that dance in a minute.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Reelist on June 03, 2017, 06:53:57 AM
Dapper Sasquatch

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/polkablues/2e3c493dee_zps5dtxvtyk.jpg)

Is he in mid-stride, or is he dancing in place?

Cool, check out PTA bringing back the twist. No one's done that dance in a minute.


It's actually the 'String Dance' popularized by Conan O' Brien


(http://68.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5d85aGs4k1qe6oczo1_400.gif)
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Post by: greenberryhill on June 20, 2017, 02:49:16 PM
 :(

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/daniel-day-lewis-quits-acting-oscar-winner-1202472766/
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Post by: BigSock on June 20, 2017, 02:55:04 PM
Wow!

I hope all is well between him and PTA! He is 60 and works so selectively, so he probably only had a few roles left anyway
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on June 20, 2017, 03:01:38 PM
Whoa. Maybe this new PTA shit is so good he knows he'll never be able to top it.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: jenkins on June 20, 2017, 03:42:30 PM
playlist:

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(tentatively titled) fashion drama “Phantom Thread,”

it's june 20. six months out. the other hope is there's an amazing title they're keeping secret in order to knock our socks off
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Post by: greenberryhill on June 20, 2017, 04:22:46 PM
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it's june 20. six months out. the other hope is there's an amazing title they're keeping secret in order to knock our socks off

I hope the tittle is "There Will Be Fashion Dude"  :yabbse-grin:
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Post by: KJ on June 20, 2017, 06:02:16 PM
Whoa. Maybe this new PTA shit is so good he knows he'll never be able to top it.

thought the same. logged in here to write it just to realized that i missed out on two likes
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: KJ on June 20, 2017, 06:03:32 PM
playlist:

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(tentatively titled) fashion drama “Phantom Thread,”

it's june 20. six months out. the other hope is there's an amazing title they're keeping secret in order to knock our socks off

it will be a secret until PTA is retired. we're not ready to handle it
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on June 22, 2017, 03:31:08 PM
anyone know of a possible release date for a trailer or poster?
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Drenk on June 22, 2017, 05:59:58 PM
Probably September or October. And then the poster with a title afterward...
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on June 22, 2017, 08:46:02 PM
Focus Features has Beguiled this weekend, Atomic Blonde July 28th, Victoria and Abdul in Sept, and Darkest Hour in November

Around September for Victoria and Abdul makes most sense
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Post by: jenkins on June 25, 2017, 01:42:11 PM
from this Variety article about DDL retirement (http://variety.com/2017/film/columns/daniel-day-lewis-retiring-1202477843/)

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Paul Thomas Anderson, who guided Day-Lewis to his most perversely beloved performance, as the sociopathic oil baron who stole John Huston’s voice in “There Will Be Blood,” has now bequeathed him his official final role. In Anderson’s upcoming Christmas release, “Phantom Thread,” Day-Lewis stars as the visionary British fashion designer Charles James, who was one of the most influential couturiers of the 20th century — and who, interestingly enough, retired himself in 1958, at the age of 52, 20 years before his death. Given Day-Lewis’ legendary immersion in the roles he plays (during the shooting of “Lincoln,” he never broke character, insisting that everyone on set, including director Steven Spielberg, address him as “Mr. President”), one has to wonder whether he might have developed an obsessive identification with a designer/artist like James, to the point of wanting to echo the way he exited the fashion world at the height of his powers.

Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Just Withnail on June 25, 2017, 01:50:18 PM
It's happening again! One day his new film is gonna end up being named "Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project".
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Kal on June 26, 2017, 12:28:44 AM
So is that not the title, or working title, or are we just choosing to ignore it here?

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Post by: polkablues on June 26, 2017, 12:44:35 AM
It's definitely the working title at least, but I won't be comfortable committing to it until we see a poster.
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Post by: modage on June 26, 2017, 09:44:53 AM
NYTimes (the paper of record) aso referred to it as Phantom Thread without clarification so that's another vote.
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Post by: BigSock on June 26, 2017, 07:54:48 PM
Happy birthday, PTA!
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Just Withnail on June 27, 2017, 08:00:48 AM
That's a better title!
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on June 27, 2017, 10:22:14 AM
Apparently Paul met with Sean Parker and got some advice on the title. That man sure hates the word "The"!
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Drenk on June 27, 2017, 11:24:52 AM
Metal Gear Wardrobe.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 27, 2017, 12:35:33 PM
Resident Eve's Wool
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on June 27, 2017, 01:50:24 PM
Clotheymon
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Post by: md on June 28, 2017, 08:09:47 AM
What's interesting is that DDL was also a co-producer on this project along with Annapurna and PTA, and from what I heard had a heavy hand in the story.
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Post by: BigSock on June 28, 2017, 07:15:40 PM
Exciting! Daniel Day is going all out in his "final" role
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: B on June 28, 2017, 08:11:01 PM
What's interesting is that DDL was also a co-producer on this project along with Annapurna and PTA, and from what I heard had a heavy hand in the story.

Did you hear any details on the story (or other details on DDL's involvement in the story)?

Also I see recent rumors that DDL is becoming a dressmaker after leaving acting? I don't know how much faith to place in this but here's one source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/daniel-day-lewis-reportedly-retiring-acting-become-dressmaker/ (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/daniel-day-lewis-reportedly-retiring-acting-become-dressmaker/)

According to one anonymous source he was planning to retire from acting for years and just looking for the right project to leave with a "bang". So if true, looks like he really is looking to go all out!
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Post by: Lottery on June 28, 2017, 08:17:39 PM
That's cool as (and exclusive because I can't find that info elsewhere). Reminds me of how PSH was there on the early days of The Master screenplay and he was the one who told PTA that the movie was more Quell's story and less Dodd's.
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Post by: Just Withnail on June 29, 2017, 03:55:17 AM
Also I see recent rumors that DDL is becoming a dressmaker after leaving acting? I don't know how much faith to place in this but here's one source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/daniel-day-lewis-reportedly-retiring-acting-become-dressmaker/ (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/daniel-day-lewis-reportedly-retiring-acting-become-dressmaker/)

Woa. He's stuck. He's stuck inside the character and can't get out. It had to happen someday.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Just Withnail on June 29, 2017, 04:59:40 PM
Why Paul Thomas Anderson Didn’t Hire a Cinematographer For His New Movie (http://www.indiewire.com/2017/06/paul-thomas-anderson-cinematographer-phantom-thread-daniel-day-lewis-1201848286/)

Quote from: IndieWire
What will be Daniel Day-Lewis’ last movie was known as “Phantom Thread” during production, but that will not be the title when the film hits theaters Christmas Day, IndieWire has learned.

WELL THANK THE LORD

my money is on "Re: Untitled 1950s Fashion World Drama starring Daniel Day-Lewis"
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on July 02, 2017, 04:46:36 PM
I remember crew members had "The Cause" shirts during The Master production, so Phantom Thread is probably a similar placeholder
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: greenberryhill on July 03, 2017, 10:24:02 AM
And for "The Master", they had a film slate with the name "Untitled Western" on it.

(http://smpsp.org/slideshowpro/p.php?a=Rl9CUkNVXn1wY39udmBeXGd5YmJ7ZVVgfllZaWt%2BWFdgc3g9YHt0KD45LiE0MTsuOyU%2FOSc6Lj4zJTAuJzc5JyItIyY7PzEmPjI%3D&m=1416562139)
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Post by: velociraptor on July 06, 2017, 02:55:10 PM
Pointless thought: this image of Charles James feels like it could serve as potential poster inspiration. I'm likely just saying that because it reminds me a bit of The Master
(https://www.1stdibs.com/introspective-magazine/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/8.CharlesJamesbyCecilBeaton1936.jpg)
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on July 12, 2017, 01:03:28 PM
I've noticed some stills from movies due out in 2018 have been released this week.  Maybe some stills are due out soon?
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: greenberryhill on July 13, 2017, 11:41:39 AM
I´ve been investigating (like Doc Sportello) and found some interesting information about the release dates of Paul´s trailers for his last 3 films:

(This info is about the official trailers, i´m not counting the teaser trailers release dates for There Will Be Blood or The Master)

There Will Be Blood (2007)   
Release Day: December 26
Trailer Release: September 7
3 months and 19 days before release day.

The Master (2012):
Release Day: September 14
Trailer Release: July 19
1 month and 26 days before release day.

Inherent Vice(2014):
Release Day: December 12
Trailer Release: September 29
2 months and 13 days before release day.

So with these patterns i assume we can get a trailer for "Phantom Thread" 2 or 3 months before the release day, maybe late september/early october.
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Post by: budwillies on July 13, 2017, 12:40:25 PM
Interesting....The Churchill biopic trailer was just released and that's a Focus/Universal picture.  That isn't due out to January.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH9ZWmizdIc
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on July 13, 2017, 10:49:34 PM
Darkest Hour releases in the states during Thanksgiving, and the trailer will probably be attached to Dunkirk in theaters
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Post by: axxonn on July 18, 2017, 07:03:17 PM
So excited to see Lesley Manville act under PTA's direction and script! Incredible actress.

Looking at the cast list there's a bit of a Mike Leigh connection going on; I assume PTA is a fan? Has he ever been quoted on Leigh? Or vice versa?
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Post by: wilder on July 18, 2017, 07:08:35 PM
That certainly seems to be the case. He's mentioned Secrets & Lies and Naked before but I don't remember where.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: axxonn on July 19, 2017, 07:42:10 PM
That certainly seems to be the case. He's mentioned Secrets & Lies and Naked before but I don't remember where.

http://www.indiewire.com/1997/10/an-interview-with-paul-thomas-anderson-director-of-boogie-nights-83371/

Ah, here. Thanks. I assume he'll get asked about it potentially when he does the press stuff nearer the time of Phantom Thread's release.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on August 01, 2017, 11:41:19 AM
Pretty slow news month, eh
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on August 02, 2017, 10:37:50 PM
The calm before the storm
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on August 07, 2017, 09:29:22 PM
Quote
Kyle Buchanan‏Verified account
@kylebuchanan
I keep hearing that the Paul Thomas Anderson/Daniel Day-Lewis movie is sort of an art-house FIFTY SHADES OF GREY...

https://twitter.com/kylebuchanan/status/894650152115290118
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: axxonn on August 16, 2017, 06:53:12 PM
Not exactly a great bump to the thread but through a bit of IMDb trawling it appears there's more film shot on PTA's Pathé camera on this one.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: KJ on August 16, 2017, 07:17:54 PM
Quote
Kyle Buchanan‏Verified account
@kylebuchanan
I keep hearing that the Paul Thomas Anderson/Daniel Day-Lewis movie is sort of an art-house FIFTY SHADES OF GREY...

https://twitter.com/kylebuchanan/status/894650152115290118

This is a film I really, really want to see. More so than Inherent Vice.
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Post by: BigSock on August 20, 2017, 06:42:55 PM
Quote
Kristopher Tapley‏Verified account
@kristapley
Can't figure out my anticipation level of PTA's movie. I bow down, but Mike Leigh's 50 Shades?

https://twitter.com/kristapley/status/898646409208971264
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Drenk on August 20, 2017, 06:54:08 PM
It's not surprising to me that he apparently made a movie about submission. Hey. Maybe it will be called The Master (for real this time).
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on August 30, 2017, 11:51:35 AM
Do you think this will play at any festivals? :ponder:
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Drenk on August 30, 2017, 12:00:54 PM
Probably not. They took eight months to edit The Master and even if it is not the same editor I think he'll finish the movie a few weeks before its release.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on September 04, 2017, 11:29:56 AM
Interview in Film Comment about the movie

https://twitter.com/jpraup/status/904696500739035136
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Post by: Just Withnail on September 04, 2017, 02:23:06 PM
A Fine Cut

Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges talks about developing characters through clothes

BY CHRISTOPHER LAVERTY

Film criticism often ignores how essential costume design is to creating character, but one glance at the filmography of Mark Bridges is enough to clarify its importance. Try to imagine some of the characters in his films—Boogie Nights’s Dirk Diggler and Rollergirl, There Will Be Blood’s Daniel Plainview, The Artist’s George Valentin—without their iconic ensembles. At the top of his field in creating both period and the oft-overlooked contemporary costume, Bridges spoke to us about his craft, from films past and future: his latest, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, coming later this year, is centered on the world of couture fashion.

How does what is required of you vary from director to director?

My process is the same with each director. I read the script, I do my research, and I make them presentations of what I think the costumes should look like. In that meeting I find out what works for them and what doesn’t. Hopefully we find a rhythm. Sometimes you have to hit the ground running. For I ♥ Huckabees [2004], my first film for David O. Russell, I was called in eight days before shooting. David and I had a concept to work with: we were doing the palette of Luis Buñuel’s film The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. In fact, David even wanted some of the costumes re-created. David has a lot to say about costume, actually, more so than any other directors I have worked with. You’re always safe with him if you just make it real sexy. He’d yell across the set, “Bring me another top and make it see-through!”

I was surprised to see you had taken on Fifty Shades of Grey [2015]. Why did this project entice you?

It was the opportunity to work with Sam Taylor-Johnson, the director. It was also the opportunity to do a project that will be watched by millions of fans. Could I do justice to that? A college girl and a billionaire’s relationship told through the language of contemporary clothes was too good to pass up. Ultimately I think you see in the clothes that Christian Grey becomes a more regular guy and Anastasia Steele grows from a girl to a woman. And, you know, I don’t get to dress a billionaire every day. I knew it was going to be high-profile and interesting. The book’s author, E.L. James, was there all the time. There was some general guidance about what her fans would probably expect. She was particularly fond of the idea of Anastasia’s graduation dress, described as “grey chiffon” in the book, which I thought was weird for a graduation dress. So how do you solve that? I like to maneuver through things with the least amount of stress so there was that level of diplomatically getting everyone satisfied and happy—including me.

Another surprise was Jason Bourne [2016], as it felt like a very established world already in terms of costume.


I had never done the action genre. I loved working with Paul Greengrass and his team. We did Captain Phillips [2013] together, and I wanted to try my hand at an international action film to see how that would work and how I could make it look and feel real for Paul, who comes from a documentary filmmaking background. I was actually very pleased with it because I feel like it is all there but is so distilled down to the barest essentials of differentiating and speaking about character. Re-creating the riots in Greece at the beginning of the film was a fun challenge to me. How do I make that look real? If someone asks “Is that real footage?” I can say, “No, we shot it all in Tenerife!” It was the same with the Somali village in Captain Phillips. People have asked me if that’s a real village, but they’re all wearing thrift clothes from the San Fernando Valley. I like to fool the eye in a way that is believable.

You have worked for Paul Thomas Anderson on all of his feature films. What is he like in terms of preparation and execution?

I wouldn’t say that Paul is as specific as David O. Russell. He’s a writer-director with a lot on his plate but an incredibly good instinct about what’s right and what’s wrong. He does an enormous amount of research, whether it’s how an oil derrick works or how cult religions began in living rooms after World War II. We did a lot of research for There Will Be Blood [2007]. I put together a book to show him some possible images of the Sunday family and a look for Daniel [Day-Lewis]. It was an actual notebook he could leaf through that moves as the story moves. I think he gave it to Daniel to seal the deal on getting him to do the movie. With Paul there is all this meticulous preparation, but then the filming is more free-form. He creates on set, trying angles and lights and how to play a scene.

You have just finished working with Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson again on the upcoming Phantom Thread. How was it?

It had a lot of layers to figure out. Real characters that had to be believable in the world of 1955 England. Both country folk and London society. I had to tell a story with each character’s clothing and communicate the class structure of that period. Then we had to decide what are the designs of the couturier that is Daniel’s character. Are his looks like Norman Hartnell? Hardy Amies? Or is it our own thing? What level of success is he? Is he a Balenciaga? Or a John Cavanagh? It was an enormous amount of research of silhouettes and trends. We were fortunate enough that about a year ago Daniel, Paul, and I were in London and were treated to see some of the clothes that are now on display at the V&A Museum, as part of their Balenciaga exhibition. We could view the construction and embroidery—actually touch it. That was the level of research we undertook.

What are your feelings on contemporary costume being forever overlooked at the Oscars?

It’s funny, but when the Academy had two categories for Costume Design, Black and White and Color, up until 1967, most of the black and white films that won were contemporary. All About Eve, A Place in the Sun, La Dolce Vita—those all won. The films that would win in color, like Camelot, were mostly period. Camelot was the first year there was only one Costume Design category and since then, except for rare exceptions, the winners are all period. I just think what people actually think of as a “costume” is why the period stuff always wins.

You won an Oscar for your work on Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist [2011]. Are you glad it was for this film?

The Artist was such a labor of love. It was a low-budget movie by a relatively unknown French director. By the end of the shoot crew members would come up to Michel and ask, “How are we going to see this movie?” There was a chance that if nobody picked it up it would be languishing in some French video store as a novelty art piece. There was no reading the script and thinking, “Ooh, I’m gonna get an Oscar for this.” That would be a deadly way to go into these jobs. I mean, I had a guarantee to work on La La Land, but unfortunately they didn’t end up doing it when I was scheduled to, so I did Jason Bourne instead. I wasn’t sitting there going, “La La Land is going to be an Oscar winner, so I’d rather do that.” This is show business, so anything can happen.

Christopher Laverty is an author and costume consultant. He edits the award-winning website Clothes on Film and wrote the book Fashion in Film.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on September 15, 2017, 02:59:31 PM
Possible trailer dropping next week with the release of the Judi Dench movie?  Any word on a possible title?
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Drenk on September 15, 2017, 03:34:35 PM
Probably not, we don't even have a title. And usually a teaser poster is released before the first trailer drops. I think the promotion will begin in November.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Sleepless on September 15, 2017, 03:35:51 PM
Yep, it's called Conflagrant Chaps: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3826338/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3826338/)
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on September 18, 2017, 10:20:04 PM
Possible trailer dropping next week with the release of the Judi Dench movie?  Any word on a possible title?

No, there is not a trailer attached to that movie in theaters
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on September 19, 2017, 03:52:44 PM
Someone on the pta subreddit commented that he or she saw the trailer for a survey company. Maybe it is being released soon? I dmed them to ask about it
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on September 19, 2017, 04:21:34 PM
Someone on the pta subreddit commented that he or she saw the trailer for a survey company. Maybe it is being released soon? I dmed them to ask about it

Please spill the details! Hopefully we can get confirmation on the title
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on September 19, 2017, 04:48:17 PM
Someone on the pta subreddit commented that he or she saw the trailer for a survey company. Maybe it is being released soon? I dmed them to ask about it

Please spill the details! Hopefully we can get confirmation on the title

He or she said that it had "The Master kind of feel to it" in the thread.  Hopefully tonight he gets back to me.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on September 19, 2017, 05:23:52 PM
He replied in the thread:

"It was Phantom Thread, as has been previously mentioned. No change there. There isn't much I can say about it. It didn't give much of a sense of plot but did have almost the tone of a thriller to it, a bit of a departure from PTA's normal vibe. I didn't know I was about to watch it when I did and it was quite late, so I'm having trouble remembering anything else specific."
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Drenk on September 19, 2017, 05:27:12 PM
Yep. That's another "insider" on Reddit.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: jenkins on September 19, 2017, 08:54:51 PM
this is it:
https://www.reddit.com/r/paulthomasanderson/comments/70o6am/untitled_paul_thomas_anderson_film/

you can click her name and see her posts. there's actually no reason not to believe her. survey people are always random and barely remember anything. i mean there's no reason to believe her either. but like i said.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on September 19, 2017, 10:38:38 PM
The guy dmed me and said that he definitely saw it.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on September 19, 2017, 10:43:51 PM
I still don't believe this because of the lack of detail, but hopefully we get the official news soon
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: polkablues on September 19, 2017, 11:16:46 PM
I'm inclined to believe it on the basis that if she were making it up, she would have thrown in more details to sell the lie. "I saw it, but I dunno, it was kind of thrillery, I guess, I don't really remember," is a terrible lie, but an utterly believable truth.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: jenkins on September 19, 2017, 11:54:20 PM
her update

Quote
Again, it was late at night and I didn't know it was about to happen. I was just told to watch a trailer. I didn't even know it was for Phantom Thread at first. And not much happened. What kind of details do you want exactly?? A second by second description? It was DDL and he was measuring things and there was a voiceover and ominous music. You know. A trailer.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on September 19, 2017, 11:58:15 PM
Biggest reason I'm dubious outside of lack of details, is that all the rumors state this is PTA doing Mike Leigh, so I'm anticipating more intimate footage
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: jviness02 on September 20, 2017, 06:30:04 PM
Alright, I know how bad this looks, being a first time poster posting SPOILER details, but I can tell you that DDL's character is named Reynolds Woodcock(classic Paul), the film is mostly about an artist and his muse and it has a "Gothic, moody" vibe. Based on what I know, this reddit poster may be telling the truth.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Drenk on September 20, 2017, 06:55:11 PM
Ok. I can imagine PTA giggling while writing Woodcock and deciding to keep it.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: jviness02 on September 20, 2017, 07:29:41 PM
Ok. I can imagine PTA giggling while writing Woodcock and deciding to keep it.

This was my response as well, haha.

I don't want to violate my NDA, but I can also tell you the film is locked and everything we've seen does have THE PHANTOM THREAD label on it.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on September 20, 2017, 08:12:07 PM



Ok. I can imagine PTA giggling while writing Woodcock and deciding to keep it.




This was my response as well, haha.

I don't want to violate my NDA, but I can also tell you the film is locked and everything we've seen does have THE PHANTOM THREAD label on it.

Any word on a possible trailer release? And where did you hear this from?
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: jviness02 on September 20, 2017, 08:33:41 PM



Ok. I can imagine PTA giggling while writing Woodcock and deciding to keep it.




This was my response as well, haha.

I don't want to violate my NDA, but I can also tell you the film is locked and everything we've seen does have THE PHANTOM THREAD label on it.

Any word on a possible trailer release? And where did you hear this from?

Looks like the trailer will drop next month and I legally can't really say anything about how I know this, which sounds like a cop out. Completely understandable to question my posts. I take no offense.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: ono on September 21, 2017, 12:45:24 AM
Biggest reason I'm dubious outside of lack of details, is that all the rumors state this is PTA doing Mike Leigh, so I'm anticipating more intimate footage
PTA doing Leigh?  So there.  There anyway.  Day-Lewis as Thewlis?  Yes, please!  Kinda rolls off your tongue.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Vicko99 on September 21, 2017, 01:19:32 PM
Alright, I know how bad this looks, being a first time poster posting SPOILER details, but I can tell you that DDL's character is named Reynolds Woodcock(classic Paul), the film is mostly about an artist and his muse and it has a "Gothic, moody" vibe. Based on what I know, this reddit poster may be telling the truth.
Can you confirm (or deny) this rumoured plot:
Spoilers- DDL plays a pretty misogynist fashion designer who meets a young model, falls in love, and she hooks him onto drugs and they develop some sort of master-slave relationship, with him as the submissive.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Cloudy on September 21, 2017, 02:51:48 PM
keep getting these psh related feelings from this one, before even knowing what it is
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Gold Trumpet on September 21, 2017, 06:07:49 PM
I have a feeling Phantom Thread is going to stick as a title.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: jviness02 on September 21, 2017, 10:21:56 PM
Alright, I know how bad this looks, being a first time poster posting SPOILER details, but I can tell you that DDL's character is named Reynolds Woodcock(classic Paul), the film is mostly about an artist and his muse and it has a "Gothic, moody" vibe. Based on what I know, this reddit poster may be telling the truth.
Can you confirm (or deny) this rumoured plot:
Spoilers- DDL plays a pretty misogynist fashion designer who meets a young model, falls in love, and she hooks him onto drugs and they develop some sort of master-slave relationship, with him as the submissive.

I honestly don't know. All I was told was it focused on the relationship between an artist and his muse. That can obviously mean a ton of things.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Sleepless on September 22, 2017, 09:16:08 AM
If Paul's still looking for a title, maybe The Distressmaker would fit?
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Drenk on September 22, 2017, 09:45:44 AM
I'd go with Fifty Dicks of Shade.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Sleepless on September 22, 2017, 10:53:16 AM
It'd be a reference only appreciated in the UK (http://www.marksandspencer.com/), by how about S&M&S
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Sleepless on September 22, 2017, 11:13:14 AM
They need to release something soon otherwise I'm going to continue making really bad puns.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on September 22, 2017, 05:48:04 PM
Alright, I know how bad this looks, being a first time poster posting SPOILER details, but I can tell you that DDL's character is named Reynolds Woodcock(classic Paul), the film is mostly about an artist and his muse and it has a "Gothic, moody" vibe. Based on what I know, this reddit poster may be telling the truth.
Can you confirm (or deny) this rumoured plot:
Spoilers- DDL plays a pretty misogynist fashion designer who meets a young model, falls in love, and she hooks him onto drugs and they develop some sort of master-slave relationship, with him as the submissive.

I honestly don't know. All I was told was it focused on the relationship between an artist and his muse. That can obviously mean a ton of things.

Is it screening at AFI or Fantastic Fest? Also, are the rumors that DDL assisted in story and producer also true?
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: jenkins on September 22, 2017, 05:56:44 PM
this is known of AFI Fest --

AFI Fest is an awards season launchpad, just 'cause it's in LA
Ridley Scott's 'All The Money In The World' will premiere
a major opening and closing premiere always take place
Spielberg and Linklater also have movies coming out
IV played AFI fest during its release year, but not as a premiere, which premiere occurred at the NY Film Festival
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on September 22, 2017, 06:53:47 PM
this is known of AFI Fest --

AFI Fest is an awards season launchpad, just 'cause it's in LA
Ridley Scott's 'All The Money In The World' will premiere
a major opening and closing premiere always take place
Spielberg and Linklater also have movies coming out
IV played AFI fest during its release year, but not as a premiere, which premiere occurred at the NY Film Festival

Linklater is opening NYFF, and the film releases Nov 3rd.

Spielberg's film is a possibility but it's still unknown if it's finished yet. Could just skip all fests.

Eastwood has a new film and he/WB really enjoy AFI, so secret screening is in the cards, but it still might not even release in 2017.

AFI opens Nov 9th and the film has yet to announce. Not many others are possible. Murder on Orient Express opens the next day on Nov 10, so it's unlikely to be the opener.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: jenkins on September 22, 2017, 07:32:05 PM
i can't imagine they'd want to play a film which receives a wide release during the festival dates, in re to Murder on Orient at AFI. is NYFF all booked? and there's the other one, some other big festival which i can't currently remember, and might be a possibility.

i'd wanted Linklater :/
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on September 22, 2017, 08:07:35 PM
I would love if he did those random popup roadshows like he did for Master and Vice
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on September 22, 2017, 08:36:21 PM
https://twitter.com/jasonosia/status/911394210984681472

Quote
Jason‏
@jasonosia
There's a rumor going around the forumsphere the new PTA is Picture Locked. Where could it premiere? Fantastic Fest? NYFF secret screening?

https://twitter.com/kylebuchanan/status/911398746805592064

Quote
Kyle Buchanan‏Verified account
@kylebuchanan
Replying to @jasonosia
I've heard this too

NYFF is apparently out of the question, but it's nice to have confirmation that indeed the movie is coming along nicely and seemingly locked!
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: ono on September 22, 2017, 11:40:31 PM
Good possibility that this place started the rumor.  Heh.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on September 25, 2017, 12:37:07 PM
Annapurna is releasing Wonder Woman biopic film on Oct 13th, and Annapurna was involved with this so I'm keeping my eye out for a trailer around then
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: WorldForgot on September 25, 2017, 12:47:23 PM
Annapurna is releasing Wonder Woman biopic film on Oct 13th, and Annapurna was involved with this so I'm keeping my eye out for a trailer around then

That would make for a sexy double... Let's hope!
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on September 28, 2017, 01:40:03 PM
Update on film.

http://www.vulture.com/2017/09/oscar-futures-is-blade-runner-2049-a-major-contender.html

Under the Best supporting actress category, he writes that Manville and Krieps are very good in the film.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: ono on October 04, 2017, 09:56:46 PM
https://twitter.com/cigsandredvines/status/915715671803224064

Pretty sure we already knew it was Christmas.  Mentioned somewhere in this thread.  A nice little tweet to heighten anticipation.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: wilberfan on October 05, 2017, 12:48:29 AM
https://twitter.com/cigsandredvines/status/915715671803224064

Pretty sure we already knew it was Christmas.  Mentioned somewhere in this thread.  A nice little tweet to heighten anticipation.

Yeah, it was announced as a Christmas Day release several months ago.  The title has been in doubt, but not the release date.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: csage97 on October 05, 2017, 10:39:34 AM
I can't wait for a trailer! My hopes are up for a mid or late October trailer release.

P.S. I think the title Phantom Thread is great, and I hope it sticks. I think it's one of the most interesting titles for a film to come along in a while ....
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on October 05, 2017, 12:07:56 PM
I can't wait for a trailer! My hopes are up for a mid or late October trailer release.

P.S. I think the title Phantom Thread is great, and I hope it sticks. I think it's one of the most interesting titles for a film to come along in a while ....

Hopefully the trailer releases next week with the release of the Annapurna-produced wonder woman movie. If it's not next week, then we might have to wait until the snowman, which is universal produced.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: KJ on October 06, 2017, 05:59:55 PM
Stupid question this maybe, but is it confirmed that Lesley Manville plays the partner of DDL?
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Lewton on October 07, 2017, 10:01:01 PM
I probably won't watch the teaser or any of the trailers, but I'm looking forward to the poster!
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Larry on October 12, 2017, 11:26:02 AM
trailer wont come till december.. too much hype already
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: wilberfan on October 12, 2017, 02:07:37 PM
And a strictly rumor-level, totally unconfirmed run time:

https://twitter.com/OscarPredictor/status/918236928369201152
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Drenk on October 12, 2017, 03:29:41 PM
And a strictly rumor-level, totally unconfirmed run time:

https://twitter.com/OscarPredictor/status/918236928369201152

I think it will be shorter than usual.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on October 12, 2017, 03:54:50 PM
It would be nice for at least a still from the movie if we aren't  going to get a trailer anytime soon   :yabbse-angry:
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: wilberfan on October 12, 2017, 11:21:44 PM
I believe this is the blog post that started the 195-minute run time rumor:

http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2017/10/long-throwing-rumors-around/

But what's interesting is that the first paragraph seems to have been severely edited.     A cached version reveals:

Quote
A guy who knows nothing says that the running time on Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Phantom Thread has been hovering around 195 minutes, but that efforts are afoot to whittle it down to 165 or thereabouts. (A Focus Features spokesperson says “the film and runtime are not yet final, but it will definitely be shorter than that!”**) Again, this guy knows nothing — he’s just confiding what a guy he half-trusts has passed along, and that’s all. Not worth depositing. The same guy says that a full-boat trailer for Phantom Thread was recently test-screened or focus-grouped, and that the title given in this trailer was The Phantom Thread, which of course sounds godawful. I can’t emphasize how much I hate the unnecessary use of “the” in any context or capacity. I don’t even like the “the” in “the end” — I prefer “finis.”

[source]  https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:_8ganVjmqVkJ:hollywood-elsewhere.com/2017/10/long-throwing-rumors-around/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: wilberfan on October 13, 2017, 01:26:25 AM
I had an interesting conversation this evening (via Twitter) with someone who's seen a "market tested trailer" (not exactly sure what that is) of The Phantom Thread.  (Perhaps he meant a "marketing test trailer" or "test marketing trailer"?

https://twitter.com/TheLollipopking/status/918194951036506113

Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: KJ on October 13, 2017, 07:44:07 AM
the master, the phantom thread... where are the amazing titles like punch-drunk love and there will be blood?
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Drenk on October 13, 2017, 08:05:32 AM
I had an interesting conversation this evening (via Twitter) with someone who's seen a "market tested trailer" (not exactly sure what that is) of The Phantom Thread.  (Perhaps he meant a "marketing test trailer" or "test marketing trailer"?

https://twitter.com/TheLollipopking/status/918194951036506113

Doesn't PTA cut his own trailers? Then: selling the movie to our grandmas is the way to go.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: greenberryhill on October 13, 2017, 10:44:06 AM
Al Rose Promotions is having some trouble with the marketing of the film. :shock:
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on October 13, 2017, 12:38:40 PM
Well, I think it is offically called Phantom Thread.  Focus Features have put it back up on their website.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: wilder on October 13, 2017, 12:51:26 PM
This is going to make the PT vs PT abbreviation infuriating from now on
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: wilberfan on October 13, 2017, 01:53:04 PM

Doesn't PTA cut his own trailers? Then: selling the movie to our grandmas is the way to go.

Someone commented elsewhere that Warner Bros cut the "Inherent Vice" trailer in the US, but that PTA got to do his thing in the trailers that ran abroad.  (I thought the (US) Inherent Vice trailer abominable...)
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: wilberfan on October 13, 2017, 01:55:59 PM
Well, I think it is offically called Phantom Thread.  Focus Features have put it back up on their website.

http://www.focusfeatures.com/phantom-thread/

Anyone else having trouble clicking on the link to "Sign up for 'Phantom Thread' film updates"?
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Drenk on October 13, 2017, 02:04:52 PM

Doesn't PTA cut his own trailers? Then: selling the movie to our grandmas is the way to go.

Someone commented elsewhere that Warner Bros cut the "Inherent Vice" trailer in the US, but that PTA got to do his thing in the trailers that ran abroad.  (I thought the (US) Inherent Vice trailer abominable...)

I don't think so since the trailer is an hommage in a way to the trailer for the book. And Joanna Newsom is narrating the trailer. I think it's all PTA.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: WorldForgot on October 13, 2017, 02:28:10 PM
Jeff Wells brought up in Xixax... lol
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: polkablues on October 13, 2017, 03:06:08 PM
Let us quickly go back to forgetting that he exists or caring what he says.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: wilberfan on October 13, 2017, 03:24:01 PM
Jeff Wells brought up in Xixax... lol

Had no idea who that was.   Ooops.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: csage97 on October 13, 2017, 05:07:01 PM
the master, the phantom thread... where are the amazing titles like punch-drunk love and there will be blood?

I personally love Phantom Thread as a title ... although I agree that The Master as a title sucks. What's so bad about Phantom Thread?

Anyway, I hope the title confirmation is happening because a trailer is coming really soon.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: wilberfan on October 13, 2017, 07:59:40 PM

I personally love Phantom Thread as a title ... although I agree that The Master as a title sucks. What's so bad about Phantom Thread?

I'm agnostic about it--although in my mind it keeps evoking "Phantom Menace"--in fact, I've even typed that a few times when I meant "...Thread"
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: ono on October 13, 2017, 08:17:14 PM
This is going to make the PT vs PT abbreviation infuriating from now on
Maybe, maybe not.  He's always been PTA to me, so it won't be too much of an issue, I think.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Lottery on October 13, 2017, 08:30:05 PM
Goddammit, I got excited and looked up the font not realising it's a generic font used across the website...It's from the Spectrum font family.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: axxonn on October 14, 2017, 05:21:24 AM
Not sure about the title.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Just Withnail on October 14, 2017, 06:52:45 AM
If the actual title card is something like this, I feel the title might be perfect:

(https://cinecdoque.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/16.jpg)

(https://twentyfourframes.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/touch-of-evil-title.jpg)
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Drenk on October 14, 2017, 08:24:32 AM
But he's not Tarantino. He prefers time travel to nostalgia in terms of filmaking. I warmed up to the title; the word phantom is, after all, at the heart of his last movies. Nostalgia lives through the characters. Nostalgia hurts and haunts.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: velociraptor on October 14, 2017, 02:31:52 PM
Love the title. I also love "The Master" as a title, though. Yeah, TWBB and PDL are more bombastic, but I don't think that makes them inherently (heeeheheehee) better.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on October 14, 2017, 04:18:03 PM
hopefully trailer within next 2 weeks, I can't wait much longer!

Anyway, those 3hr+ rumors are nothing more than rumors: the film has been locked for a while now, so hopefully we start hearing word about screenings
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: csage97 on October 16, 2017, 10:09:08 AM
Hmmm ... it's Monday, prime trailer-posting day. They'd better post a trailer by noon California time or else ... or else ... I will be slightly upset!
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Drenk on October 16, 2017, 10:22:10 AM
I remember wanting a trailer for Inherent Vice and it was dreadful, but, come on, we don't need it. And I won't watch this one. I don't want to have a peak to the mood/the look/anything. Let's happily wait for what is coming. It is coming. :)
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: csage97 on October 16, 2017, 10:33:01 AM
I remember wanting a trailer for Inherent Vice and it was dreadful, but, come on, we don't need it. And I won't watch this one. I don't want to have a peak to the mood/the look/anything. Let's happily wait for what is coming. It is coming. :)

Yeah, I was being sarcastic (which is why I said, "slightly upset!"), but I guess sarcasm doesn't always come across well on the internet. PTA can take as much time as he wants with a trailer. He could even not release one at all and I'd be fine with that. :P But I do want a peak at the general tone and cinematography. I'm super excited for this one because the photography, direction, and story is ALL PTA. It's not often a film of this budget and quality gets made with all of these things overseen by one person. Plus Daniel Day Lewis .... Anyway, I'm off topic now.  :doh:
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: wilberfan on October 16, 2017, 02:27:48 PM
Part of me is really curious to see a trailer, but, yeah....if they didn't release one at all I'd be fine with that.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on October 16, 2017, 03:32:27 PM
Part of me is really curious to see a trailer, but, yeah....if they didn't release one at all I'd be fine with that.

You would be fine with absolutely no marketing? Hopefully, they release a trailer this week.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: wilberfan on October 16, 2017, 04:46:59 PM

You would be fine with absolutely no marketing? Hopefully, they release a trailer this week.

From my own personal perspective, yes, I would.  Now, of course they need to market the film, but if I was not allowed to see a trailer, etc, before actually watching the film?  Yeah, that'd be fine.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: polkablues on October 16, 2017, 04:49:49 PM
DANIEL DAY LEWIS
IN HIS FINAL ROLE EVER
PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON'S EROTIC MASTERPIECE
PHANTOM THREAD

The marketing writes itself, and barely even has to give us a glimpse of the actual movie. The fact that we're not already seeing DDL's face plastered on every wall in New York and LA means everyone involved in releasing this movie is allergic to both money and Oscars.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: Alessio Gibbs on October 18, 2017, 12:31:51 AM
I know this is impossible, but I'd be really happy if they didn't have a trailer or a poster. Slightly bummed that they released the synopsis a long time ago. Wanted to just walk into the movie theater with 0 knowledge.

I mean, look at how much buzz Louis CK's movie "I Love You, Daddy" created around the festival circuits, even though it was filmed in complete secrecy, didn't have a poster, trailer OR a synopsis until very recently.
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: KJ on October 18, 2017, 12:49:49 PM
Did the inherent vice script leak beforehand? Or is this the first PTA script since PDL that hasn't leaked?
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: wilder on October 18, 2017, 01:20:57 PM
If memory serves, I don’t think the IV script was available until it was uploaded officially for awards consideration.

Edit - Yeah (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=13100.msg338753#msg338753). February 2015
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on October 18, 2017, 04:47:09 PM
I don't know if it is official or not but a Twitter page and Facebook page was created for Phantom Thread.  Hopefully, a trailer drops tomorrow  :shock:
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: chere mill on October 19, 2017, 11:23:37 AM
The Film Stage just tweeted "The first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's #PhantomThread has been finished and runs 2 minutes & 16 seconds. Check back soon."

Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: wilberfan on October 19, 2017, 02:27:04 PM
The Film Stage just tweeted "The first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's #PhantomThread has been finished and runs 2 minutes & 16 seconds. Check back soon."

Some of the replies are fun:  https://twitter.com/TheFilmStage/status/920978422398115840
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: BigSock on October 19, 2017, 04:59:43 PM
https://twitter.com/Phantom_Thread
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: greenberryhill on October 19, 2017, 06:34:22 PM
The Facebook page is verified now:

https://www.facebook.com/PhantomThread/

Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: KJ on October 19, 2017, 08:56:45 PM
i'm going to bed soon. see you in the morning, trailer.

(please work)
Title: Re: Phantom Thread
Post by: budwillies on October 20, 2017, 01:58:36 PM
Well, I guess we have to wait another week.  :yabbse-angry: