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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #120 on: June 17, 2017, 05:09:11 PM »
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https://theringer.com/anchorman-development-will-ferrell-bill-simmons-podcast-bef9b909da38

Will Ferrell talking about how Anchorman came to be:

“Paul Thomas Anderson came and guest-wrote for a week on SNL,” Ferrell said. “And he sat down with us and he was like, ‘I read that August Blowout.’ He’s like, ‘What if you guys wrote whatever you wanted to write, and I would shepherd it for you and kind of find out how to make it?’ We were like, ‘We’d do it. We’d do it in a heartbeat.’ So that’s when we wrote Anchorman. So he was one of the guardian angels even though I think the first incarnation of that was maybe a little too weird for Paul.”

“The first version of Anchorman is basically the movie Alive, where the year is 1976, and we are flying to Philadelphia, and all the newsmen from around the country are flying in to have some big convention,” he said. “Ron convinces the pilot that he knows how to fly the charter jet, and he immediately crash-lands it in the mountains. And it’s just the story of them surviving and trying to get off the mountainside. They clipped a cargo plane, and the cargo plane crashed as well, close to them, and it was carrying only boxes of orangutans and Chinese throwing stars. So throughout the movie we’re being stalked by orangutans who are killing, one by one, the team off with throwing stars. And Veronica Corningstone keeps saying things like, ‘Guys, I know if we just head down we’ll hit civilization.’ And we keep telling her, ‘Wrong.’ She doesn’t know what we’re talking about. So that was the first version of the movie. In Paul’s defense, that was a little too kooky.”

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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #121 on: July 24, 2017, 01:10:47 PM »
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Here are some videos from the Dylan Tichenor interview:




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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #122 on: November 29, 2017, 07:07:38 PM »
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Jennifer Lawrence gushing over Punch Drunk Love to Adam Sandler @26:03


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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #123 on: November 29, 2017, 10:20:28 PM »
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On his twitter, Jason Isbell said Magnolia was his favorite film.

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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #124 on: December 12, 2017, 06:41:38 AM »
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has this been posted?



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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #125 on: December 12, 2017, 06:48:47 AM »
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Interesting. Franco himself was considered for The Master.

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“Well, I don’t know if this is a funny story but it’s a true story,” he said. “Paul Thomas Anderson was getting ready to make the Master and he called me and we met. And we talked and we ended up meeting for coffee. We didn’t talk about the Master but I met him to chat. And then he kept calling me and he wanted to talk and talk but I didn’t know what he wanted to talk about because we’d always just kind of bulls— on the phone. So then when he started talking about the role he said ‘Do you feel like you can do this?’ And I said ‘Yeah, totally. Look, I think you’re like the best American director. I feel confident. I know I can do this.’ And he said to me ‘But I want this to scare you. I want this role, going on this journey to scare you.’ And I was like ‘Scare?! I know I can do it.” Franco now had the laughing audience in the Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental ballroom in the palm of his hand. “And so, incredible movie, needless to say I didn’t get the part. I guess I wasn’t scared enough or something, or whatever reason I didn’t get it. And then when I saw Joaquin in that movie I realized ‘Oh, he wanted me to like lose my mind.’ And so I guess that’s just to say I usually don’t get scared of roles.

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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #126 on: December 20, 2017, 06:17:19 PM »
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today i had lunch with the writer of Paul Thomas Anderson (Contemporary Film Directors). he also writes screenplays for Guy Madden. he's a college professor.

Punch-Drunk Love is his favorite. he asked me how i felt about Phantom Thread, then he looked at me with a face that really wanted to hear my answer. what do i tell people? "we all know PTA is good, it just depends on how you react to the movie." how could he even ask the question? because like many of you he was let down by IV. i found it interesting when he said he felt PTA was overwhelmed by Pynchon. he mentioned that PT isn't a book person, which made me smile. but i don't think it's a valid criticism against the movie. i don't think a movie has any obligation to be like a book. i told him i love IV and then we started talking about other things.

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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #127 on: December 21, 2017, 10:35:00 PM »
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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #128 on: December 21, 2017, 10:45:19 PM »
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And the flipside:


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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #129 on: January 22, 2018, 03:00:47 PM »
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This may have been quoted here before.  We've been busted, gentlemen.

AN OPEN LETTER OF THANKS TO THE MEN WHO TELL ME WHO PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON IS

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/an-open-letter-of-thanks-to-the-men-who-tell-me-who-paul-thomas-anderson-is

Dear Men,

Thank you for telling me who critically acclaimed, Academy Award-nominated writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson is. Thank you for telling me he’s your favorite director — you must really know your stuff. Here I was floating around with no clue who this guy is — that must be why I literally have a huge gaping hole in my brain: all the missing Paul Thomas Anderson information!

Thank you for making sure I realize I don’t know anything at all about anything and especially not anything about your boy “P.T.” I really am learning so much about film from you, a financial consultant at Goldman Sachs!

I love hearing your hot-take on how Punch-Drunk Love was the film that finally legitimized the career of actor Adam Sandler (star of The Waterboy and Hotel Transylvania 2). About time someone broke that glass ceiling!

I have zero opinions about anything in my teeny Paul Thomas Anderson-less head. Please, tell me more about Boogie Nights. Quote it for me! There wouldn’t be any chance you have fun facts about Mark Wahlberg? I love that. Open your mouth and never close it until you have told me every single thing you know about Boogie Nights.

Thanks for stopping me from blabbering on with my “female” or “professional” perspective (I am a woman and work in the film industry but that’s so random of me to mention I’ll shut up). I like hearing what someone with a Blu-Ray DVD player and one idea for a screenplay about a guy who gets broken up with by a woman with big boobs but still smells her perfume everywhere he goes, like even his barrels of hand-rolled cigarettes start to smell like her, has to say about Boogie Nights.

I haven’t seen Phantom Thread yet, so thank you for describing each scene in detail. I probably wouldn’t have fully understood it on my own. I already forgot what a Paul Thomas Anderson is can you tell me again?

Thanks for still talking about Boogie Nights. Thank you for telling me how perfectly paced Paul Thomas Anderson’s screenplay is. I feel like I’m comprehending words for the first time because it’s coming from the mouth of someone whose mother once told him he’s very artistic.

Thank you for showing me your Magnolia poster.

Thanks for giving me your list of Paul Thomas Anderson’s films ranked best to worst according to you, owner of a Magnolia poster. Thank you for telling me that Boogie Nights is at the top of that list. Thank you for telling me Mark Wahlberg is your favorite actor because of Boogie Nights. Thank you for giving me more fun facts about Mark Wahlberg in Boogie Nights. I love that. Thanks for explaining the gritty sensitivity of Boogie Nights. Thank you for Boogie Nights. Thanks Boogie Nights. Boogie Nights Boogie Nights. Boogie Nights. Boogie Nights. Boogie Nights. Boogie. Nights. Boogie. Nights. Boogie. Nights. Boogie Nights. Boogie Nights. Boogie Nights. Boogie Nights. Boogie. Nights. Boogie. Nights. Boogie. Nights. Boogie. Nights. Boogie. Nights Boogie Nights Boogie Nights Boogie Nights Boogie Nights Boogie Nights Boogie Nights Boogie Nights Boogie Nights.

Sincerely,
Woman who’s never seen Boogie Nights

[I actually have a female friend that could have written this--based on my PTA blather.  I better go check... ]
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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #130 on: January 22, 2018, 04:27:41 PM »
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That chick needs a good dicking.

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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #131 on: January 22, 2018, 05:22:08 PM »
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I suggest not taking her home.
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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #132 on: January 22, 2018, 05:53:34 PM »
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Or inviting her here
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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #133 on: January 22, 2018, 05:57:24 PM »
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That same site has this article about Tarantino male fans:  https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/an-oral-history-of-quentin-tarantino-as-told-to-me-by-men-ive-dated


The article could've been posted in that thread about P.T fans being mainly male.

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Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Reply #134 on: January 22, 2018, 05:59:26 PM »
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The article could've been posted in that thread about P.T fans being mainly male.

I thought exactly that after posting it.  Feel free, Moderator Gods, to relocate as necessary.
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