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Reply #165 on: October 22, 2015, 12:06:27 PM
Bridge of Spies Q&A with Spielberg moderated by PT

watched this btw, thanks. i like how they're comfortable being movie nerds. a sad fact i know for certain is some PTA fans are fucking terrible movie nerds, since they think their PTA fandom is what makes them a movie nerd and, it's like, what do you say to that, you can try to tell them to listen to PTA but if he doesn't mention a title it won't help. genuinely not a description of a single person here, only a description of my irl encounters in LA with a certain type of PTA fan.

saying i'm super glad it's easy for Spielberg and PTA to chat movies and i enjoyed hearing them do so. i predict i'll best remember how Spielberg gushed over Michael Curtiz, Steven Soderbergh, and PTA. since he's a movie nerd <3. well actually he was talking about Soderbergh's tv show. represent.



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Reply #166 on: October 26, 2015, 08:17:26 PM
I enjoyed watching both
scorsese and anderson

what a treat.

thank you


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Reply #167 on: December 24, 2015, 11:17:26 PM


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Reply #168 on: December 26, 2015, 03:51:19 PM
whole lotta thigh slapping going on from QT


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Reply #170 on: February 01, 2016, 02:11:51 AM
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PT: What’s happening next?

Adam McKay: I’m talking with Farrell and John C. Reilly about doing a comedy about two guys that go down to defend America’s borders against the immigrants…

Please please please let this happen


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Reply #171 on: August 07, 2016, 01:58:33 PM
I've got so much interview to give, I just don't know where to put it.

https://www.criterion.com/lists/150628-paul-thomas-anderson-s-favorite-films

This is over two years old, but whatever.  And actually, I don't think it's an interview, but a collection of quotes and the movies they reference.  There are some standouts that seem to have been omitted, but still, it's nice to peruse.


There was another list about his "favorite" films but I can't find it.
Does anyone remember it?

EDIT
I think I found it, it was the Cigs&Red Vines PTA Picks. Unfortunately the links are all down even with the adblocker disabled. Oh well.


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Reply #172 on: August 07, 2016, 05:19:20 PM
I remember some of it: 42nd Street, Bad Day Black Rock, The Band Wagon, Baraka, Breaking the Waves, Chaplin’s movies, Dancer in the Dark, Dark Star, Fred Astaire’s movies, I Am Cuba, Jazz on a Summer’s Day, L.A. Confidential, Lost in Translation, Melvin and Howard, Network, Ordinary People, Preston Sturge’s movies, Singin’ in the Rain, Sunrise, Sweet & Lowdown, Swing Shift, They Drive By Night, The Three Colors Trilogy, White Heat, You Can Count On Me

Airplane, The Asphalt Jungle, The Best Days of Our Lives, The Big Sleep, Breakfast with Curtis, Breaking Away, Giant, The Innocents, Mulholland Drive, The Ninth Configuration, Prince of the City, Secrets & Lies, The Son (Dardennes), They Shoot Horses Don’t They?, Three Businessmen, Tunnel Vision, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s films, and When the Cat’s Away were mentioned at other points in time


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Reply #173 on: August 08, 2016, 08:11:06 AM
Whoa, thanks brother!


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Reply #174 on: November 01, 2017, 09:28:30 PM
this is still so adorable.



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Reply #175 on: November 02, 2017, 05:54:25 PM
I remember some of it: 42nd Street, Bad Day Black Rock, The Band Wagon, Baraka, Breaking the Waves, Chaplin’s movies, Dancer in the Dark, Dark Star, Fred Astaire’s movies, I Am Cuba, Jazz on a Summer’s Day, L.A. Confidential, Lost in Translation, Melvin and Howard, Network, Ordinary People, Preston Sturge’s movies, Singin’ in the Rain, Sunrise, Sweet & Lowdown, Swing Shift, They Drive By Night, The Three Colors Trilogy, White Heat, You Can Count On Me

Airplane, The Asphalt Jungle, The Best Days of Our Lives, The Big Sleep, Breakfast with Curtis, Breaking Away, Giant, The Innocents, Mulholland Drive, The Ninth Configuration, Prince of the City, Secrets & Lies, The Son (Dardennes), They Shoot Horses Don’t They?, Three Businessmen, Tunnel Vision, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s films, and When the Cat’s Away were mentioned at other points in time

Do you know when/in what context he talked about Mulholland Drive?


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Reply #176 on: November 02, 2017, 06:13:11 PM
No, I don't remember. I think it was in the context of having admiration for what Lynch does, in general.


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Reply #177 on: November 03, 2017, 09:01:02 AM
I remember some of it: 42nd Street, Bad Day Black Rock, The Band Wagon, Baraka, Breaking the Waves, Chaplin’s movies, Dancer in the Dark, Dark Star, Fred Astaire’s movies, I Am Cuba, Jazz on a Summer’s Day, L.A. Confidential, Lost in Translation, Melvin and Howard, Network, Ordinary People, Preston Sturge’s movies, Singin’ in the Rain, Sunrise, Sweet & Lowdown, Swing Shift, They Drive By Night, The Three Colors Trilogy, White Heat, You Can Count On Me

Airplane, The Asphalt Jungle, The Best Days of Our Lives, The Big Sleep, Breakfast with Curtis, Breaking Away, Giant, The Innocents, Mulholland Drive, The Ninth Configuration, Prince of the City, Secrets & Lies, The Son (Dardennes), They Shoot Horses Don’t They?, Three Businessmen, Tunnel Vision, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s films, and When the Cat’s Away were mentioned at other points in time


Mubi list of Paul's favorite films.


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Reply #178 on: November 03, 2017, 04:49:59 PM
Aside from Noi the Albino, Weersethakul’s films, and Breakfast with Curtis, it always seemed to me that the stuff he said he liked post-2000s should be taken with a grain of salt. Not that they’re not good movies, but almost everything he mentions hereafter seems to be in promotion of his friends — previous players in his own films, new films by directors he was inspired by whose recent work was beginning to fall off the radar, or just people he perceives as “in his club” or on the same side of history (Nolan - promoting film acquisition). Even Mystic River, which is a decent flick, was something he was talking about shortly after he made Punch-Drunk, not coincidentally shortly after he was trying to get Penn in PSH’s role...


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Reply #179 on: November 06, 2017, 12:50:26 PM
Agree with this. A lot of it wasn't necessarily because it even inspired one of his films so much as someone (usually Xixax/C&RV) Asked him what he had seen and liked recently.
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.