Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA

Started by edison, January 18, 2008, 08:47:02 PM

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Here are some videos from the Dylan Tichenor interview:


Jennifer Lawrence gushing over Punch Drunk Love to Adam Sandler @26:03

Gold Trumpet

On his twitter, Jason Isbell said Magnolia was his favorite film.



Interesting. Franco himself was considered for The Master.

Quote"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.


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.




This may have been quoted here before.  We've been busted, gentlemen.



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.

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... ]




Punch Drunk Hate

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.


Quote from: Punch Drunk Hate on January 22, 2018, 05:57:24 PM

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.


Christopher Nolan:

And Paul's movie (Phantom Thread), my wife and I made the strange decision to take our kids to go see it and, ever since, every time I do anything vaguely what they would call dictatorial, it's, "Oh, Mr. Woodcock, are you a spy? Get out your gun. Do you have a gun?" I've been hearing that for weeks. And every time Emma cooks mushrooms now, there are huge hysterics. I've seen the film a couple of times, and seeing it in 70mm was such a pleasure. The thing I found out about it, as it opened up on its photo-chemical version, is that I was suddenly very aware of how the use of sound in the film is extraordinary. It's simple and gritty, and then extremely loud, like with the spreading of the butter on the toast. You feel it, up and down your spine. It's amazing.