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Re: Pinocchio
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2015, 09:22:17 AM »
This is not as bad as everyone is making it seem. You know A.I is a Pinocchio story, sort of, that movie has some good moments in it. I was re watching some of it the other day, its such a tragedy that Kubrick did not make that movie, it would of been probably his magnum opus. I was yearning for the Kubrick's darkness and lightness, can you imagine how Kubrick would of shot the stuff with G. Joe. It would of been epic. Anyway it will be interesting to see what P.T Anderson cooks up, I have faith in him, its RDJ and the studios who I lack faith in. Anderson could write a brilliant script but in the end if another director is tasked with directing the movie, like a Marc Forester or Webb or one of these guys who has recent success, like the guy who did Jurassic World, or the guy who did District 9, all lame directors who just turn out products for the studio. It is pretty sad to see that in 2015 the most edgy director working within the studio system is in his 70s and his name is Scorsese, it only took decades for him to be accepted into that world, oh and working with a matinee idol like DiCaprio, he is basically locked into DiCaprio because working with him ensures box office success, young men will always go see a Scorsese movie but woman esp in the 18-30 range were not always his biggest audience, ever since Gangs of New York, he found a new audience and reaped the financial success a director always wants. I digress but it all kinda of ties together, P.T Anderson honestly needs to make a movie that also makes money, Inherent Vice was awful, and i love P.T Anderson, but as an adaption it fails, and as a P.T Anderson movie it fails, so what your left with is nothing. Visually it was semi-interesting to see Paul shoot in 1:85 with spherical lenses. I think Paul should work with DiCaprio and hopefully he will garner box office success. One thing I can say is that once a director has a smash success @ the box office, its is ADDICTIVE, and a domino effect could happen.

Its interesting to see Woody Allen and the Coen Brothers achieve great box office numbers and maintain their integrity as filmmakers. Especially Woody Allen. I was watching Blue Jasmine the other day and I was like this is such a good fucking movie, but i am a New Yorker so I am probably biased, a lot of those themes in the movie are relevant to today, not with everybody, Allen has a way of depicting the affluent Upper West Side/ East Side/ Central Park west + east lifestyle well and his attempts at doing bridge and tunnel are funny if not somewhat cliched and ha-misted he gets away with it because he always makes those latter characters goofy with hearts of gold Again I digress.

Basically Anderson has to work with an actor that has the ability to pull in a large audience, his skills as a director are ACE but he needs to maneuver himself so that he can make money so that he can continually be in the driver's seat ( meaning in the position having the opportunity to make a movie, he basically rides on that fact the he is an auteur, and that he is "an artist" filmmaker, its like the kid that doesn't work cause his folks earn and make a lot of money, and the kid is now 25, its like are you ever gonna go out and get a job or will you continue to bank on the fact the your folks are the breadwinners.)


Inherent Vice is not awful. It's quite good.

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Kubrick would have never made A.I., as he had abandoned the project once he build a real "robot" and saw it was impossible to make it perform as he felt was right. Years before his death he had already decided that it was Spielberg or it would never get made. And Gigolo Joe was a Kubrick creation, but one pretty much incomplete, according to Spielberg. Sketches and other stuff, but nothing too developed. And the film is a masterpiece as it is.

At this point I roll my eyes every time someone refers to DiCaprio as a "matinee idol". Really, that's lame. The dude is a great actor who hits it out of the park most of the time. Big name directors don't have to work with anyone they don't want to. Not seven times or whatever. Also, of course Inherent Vice is good, and it was studio financed, so in that sense PTA could be the most "edgy" director working in Hollywood.

District 9 was really good too.

And the Pinocchio project sounds problematic at best.


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Re: Pinocchio
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2015, 07:45:41 PM »
I thought district 9 was awful and so was the other movie he did with matt damon but again thats me.

A.I is not a masterpiece but a really great movie, I just wish Kubrick stopped tapping out because of Spielberg. He could of made Aryan Papers, and A.I but for some reason he didn't. He got intimated, Waterloo came out and and ruined his chance at making Napoleon so he figured why make a holocaust movie if Schindler's List is out which I think sucks, think about how many movies come out that are exactly the same, remember when white house down came out and the other movie just like it came out. or when two movies about capote came out. Eyes Wide Shut is such a great last movie though. Spelberg's masterpieces are Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List and Jaws, and  Close Encounters.



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Re: Pinocchio
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2015, 02:32:59 AM »
Spiralling ever more off topic, but: ET. ET deserves Spielberg masterpiece status. Watch that shit again it's amazing


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Re: Pinocchio
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2015, 01:03:27 AM »
best post of the year:

No. Or a porn version.

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Re: Pinocchio
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2015, 12:29:47 PM »
Paul Thomas Anderson Won't Be Directing Robert Downey Jr.'s ‘Pinocchio’

Jeff Sneider of The Wrap tweeted last night that Anderson won't be helming "Pinocchio." No word as to why, but I'd guess having more people to answer to in a major studio environment at Warner Bros., for what would be a decidedly more mainstream picture, probably wasn't that enticing. No word yet on the status of his screenplay and if it'll be used or if Downey Jr. and co. will get someone else to take a pass at it. My guess is that whichever director comes on board will want to take a run at it to position the material to something closer to their own voice.


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Re: Pinocchio
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2015, 12:52:10 PM »
this is the true sound of a bottle movie in one's career.

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Re: Pinocchio
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2015, 07:26:32 PM »
So we're back to Square One in terms of knowing what PTA might direct next?


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