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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by wilberfan on Today at 06:52:53 PM »
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Filmmakers' Workshop / Re: Psychotropic Sunrise
« Last post by Axolotl on Today at 05:01:53 PM »
Stumbled upon it while browsing Mubi (it's available to watch there) and loved it and jenkins pretty much covered why.

Congrats Alexandro :bravo:
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The Director's Chair / Amy Seimetz
« Last post by WorldForgot on Today at 03:48:28 PM »








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After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amyís carefully mended life begins to unravel. As her delusions of certain death become contagious to those around her, Amy and her friendsí lives spiral out of control in a tantalizing descent into madness. A NEON Release.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
« Last post by jenkins on Today at 03:03:13 PM »
the Nobel Prize is international. Parasite was a step in the direction of a larger perspective, but overall the Academy simply represents the taste and attitude of contemporary hollywood.  i don't want you PTA fans to start sweating but from a global perspective a hella lot more people than PTA are being left out in terms of who is really bringing it in terms of cinematic possibilities
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
« Last post by pynchonikon on Today at 02:54:24 PM »
It still cracks me up that out of his three 2010s films he only got nominated for screenplay for Vice but not his more critically admired other two films.

The "weirdness" of his '10s films sure was an important factor.

I can get that the Master's script proved to be too vague for the Academy's tastes (and the failure to communicate with a big audience definitely put the gravestone to the film's award chances) but he was totally robbed the director nomination.

He was also robbed the writing nomination in 2018 for the sake of Big Sick (!), though I can see how giving him again three noms without a win was maybe too much, even for them.

Oscars have indeed lost their reliability (with a few exceptions), but I think of them like the Nobel Prizes; having one doesn't mean much, nevertheless it's always cool to see your work recognized.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
« Last post by Tdog on Today at 02:52:32 PM »
Green Book won best picture two years ago and yet still somehow this is being talked about as if it's a meaningful indicator of anything

good point. Also how he wasn't a nominee for The Master screenplay/directing is beyond me.

Weinstein self admittedly dropped the ball promoting The Master and the oscar campaign for it.
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Other Media / Re: misc book thread
« Last post by jenkins on Today at 02:40:43 PM »
85% sure that axo and i once chatted about this book which, noticeable right there on the cover, Enrique Vila-Matas says "paves the way for the novel of the future," anyway i've owned it for years and recently picked it up and it struck me, i've begun reading it, 30 pages in and it's a 100 page book so spoiler i'll love it the whole way through, it'll be over before i get over it, and here are two quotes from it

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Itís true that many things related to walking have changed, some of which Iíll refer to in a moment, but the same habit, which Iíve kept even in times of misfortunes or of ups and downs in general, supports the idea I have of myself as the eternal walker; itís also whatís definitively saved me, in truth I donít quite know from what, maybe from the danger of not being myself, something that tempts me more and more, as I said just now, because to walk is to enact the illusion of autonomy and above all the myth of authenticity.

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Walking is, in part, a kind of superficial archaeology, which I find greatly instructive and somehow moving, because it considers evidence thatís humble, irrelevant, even randomóthe exact opposite of a scientific investigation.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
« Last post by nomorecoffee on Today at 02:05:15 PM »
Green Book won best picture two years ago and yet still somehow this is being talked about as if it's a meaningful indicator of anything

good point. Also how he wasn't a nominee for The Master screenplay/directing is beyond me.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
« Last post by jenkins on Today at 01:43:51 PM »
Green Book won best picture two years ago and yet still somehow this is being talked about as if it's a meaningful indicator of anything
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
« Last post by kingfan011 on Today at 01:22:32 PM »
If he ever wins anything it will absolutely be screenplay not director.

It still cracks me up that out of his three 2010s films he only got nominated for screenplay for Vice but not his more critically admired other two films.