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News and Theory / Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Last post by eward on February 16, 2019, 11:59:43 AM »
Good role to bow out on.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Last post by eward on February 16, 2019, 11:42:12 AM »
Ugh...I've long suspected this, but to hear it more or less confirmed hurts. This hits me like when Blixa Bargeld or, more pointedly, Mick Harvey left the Bad Seeds...  :(
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Last post by Pringle on February 16, 2019, 11:36:34 AM »
Listening to the podcast itself, it seems to me that Elswit is definitely at least 50% tongue-in-cheek/sardonic here. After this tidbit, he tells a 5 minute story about how brilliant and talented PTA is.
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News and Theory / Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Last post by Robyn on February 16, 2019, 10:39:32 AM »
This clip of him from last year moved me when I saw it. More so now.

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News and Theory / Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Last post by eward on February 16, 2019, 09:17:06 AM »
Bruno Ganz.  :yabbse-sad: He’s already been an angel though, so I guess it’s fine?
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Last post by Tdog on February 16, 2019, 06:56:10 AM »
Maybe Elswit was saying "Paul, maybe we should move the fucking camera and have some establishing shots!".
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Last post by Lottery on February 15, 2019, 11:29:16 PM »
That's a shame. Perhaps on IV, PTA felt confident in his abilities to the point where he didn't need to rely entirely on Elswit's advice, so they had some disagreements. Or they simply just didn't get along.

Anyway, he said this last year: "Elswit was nice enough to work with me and teach me everything. He was and is my hero. "
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News and Theory / Re: Oscars....Yes or No?
« Last post by wilberfan on February 15, 2019, 11:27:13 PM »

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From: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

To: Membership

Re: Addendum

The academy has heard the feedback from its membership regarding the plan to present four Oscar awards — Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Action Short and Makeup and Hairstyling — during commercial breaks in the telecast. We take these concerns seriously. All Academy Awards will now be presented without edits, in our traditional format. We look forward to Oscar Sunday, Feb. 24.

And while we’re at it, we would like to formally apologize for “The Greatest Show on Earth” winning best picture over “High Noon,” “Going My Way” over “Double Indemnity,” “Shakespeare in Love” over “Saving Private Ryan,” “Crash” over “Brokeback Mountain” and for “Dances With Wolves” ever being made.

We would also like to retroactively nominate Barbra Streisand in the best director category for “Yentl,” which we were too mean to admit is a very good movie. We would also like to give Bill Murray the best actor Oscar for “Lost in Translation,” because, honestly, he deserved it.

Marisa Tomei gets to keep her Oscar, though, because that was not a mistake — she was terrific in “My Cousin Vinny.”

We cannot change but deeply regret the following: encouraging James Franco to convince Anne Hathaway that hosting together was a great idea, giving James Cameron a platform on which he could announce he was king of the world, telling Seth MacFarlane that “We Saw Your Boobs” was a go, and not insisting that David Letterman just stop with the Uma/Oprah thing already.

We are currently rewriting the show’s script to include separate categories for best picture, drama, and best picture, comedy, because we believe every movie craft should be honored equally.

In that same spirit, we are re-instituting the juvenile Oscar and the awards for best assistant director, best title writing and best dance direction.

Also there will be new categories, for best script supervisor, because without those folks, movies would never get made, and for best depiction of a British royal and/or Winston Churchill because, well, it just keeps coming up.

We are currently rebuilding the stage so there are no steps to imperil the lives of women, or men, in high heels and we have asked the Los Angeles Philharmonic to perform the entire score for each and every nominated film, twice for “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

And finally, no winners will ever again be played off — we heard you and we want to hear you, even if you are just rattling off a random list of names and saying “Oh God, I can’t believe this” 820 times.

If the television audience doesn’t like it, well, we’re meeting with their reps Tuesday.

Source
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Last post by wilberfan on February 15, 2019, 10:31:57 PM »
"If you two get divorced, can I live with Papa Paul...?  Can I see Daddy Bob every other weekend, or something?"
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Last post by wilder on February 15, 2019, 09:27:15 PM »
Paul Thomas Anderson’s Longtime Cinematographer Says They Probably Won’t Work Together Again
via IndieWire

Robert Elswit has shot six films for Paul Thomas Anderson and won an Academy Award for his work on “There Will Be Blood,” but the cinematographer doesn’t expect to work with Anderson again. During an appearance on the Light the Fuse podcast, Elswit didn’t have great things to say about their working relationship: “God, I don’t know what it is anymore,” he said. “It’s like a bad married couple. Unpleasant.”

Asked whether he could see them collaborating again, Elswit didn’t sound optimistic. “I don’t know. Probably not. You know, it depends on how he feels. I would do it again…I didn’t enjoy myself on ‘Inherent Vice’…It was a combination of me and Paul just not getting along, and I can be as immature as him.”