Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA

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

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Quote from: Lex on February 08, 2010, 03:21:41 PM
i think in the begining he is talking about pta

uh yeah i guess he (Quentin Tarantino) is probably talking about pta in the first 10 seconds of that clip but the point of it is obviously about Brian De Palma and that story quentin has told many times before. the first 10 seconds are only a lead up to the point of the clip and as such offer absolutely NO insight about anything.

you took the title of the thread too literally.. great, qt mentioned PTA again. so?

what he alludes to very vaguely has already been covered extensively in his introduction to There Will Be Blood (aka CMBB) which he presented as part of some tarantino week on some UK channel, posted elsewhere.
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regardless... it fits the content. and if someone were to find the begining of that video, i would like to see it.


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Jonah Hill on his 5 Favorite Movies incl. Boogie Nights:

"Paul Thomas Anderson, it was difficult to not have all 5 of my favorite movies be yours."

video (& other picks): http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/cyrus/news/1890197/five_favorite_films_with_jonah_hill
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Albert Brooks Was Forced To Turn Down Burt Reynolds' Role In 'Boogie Nights' Because Of Scheduling
'Drive' Star Also Passed On 'Big,' 'Dead Poets Society' And 'Pretty Woman'
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Of the many things that have made a comeback in 2011—Wilson Phillips, high-waisted pants, the street protest—perhaps the happiest is the resurgence of Albert Brooks. Mostly absent from screens in the past decade, bar a vocal turn in Pixar's masterpiece "Finding Nemo," and his directorial flop "Looking For Comedy In The Muslim World," Brooks returned with an acclaimed book, "2030: The Real Story of What Happened to America," took to Twitter and instantly became the funniest thing on it, and played, against type, mobster Bernie Rose in Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive," a performance that looks likely to take him to the Oscars.

There's more on the way, including a turn as Paul Rudd's father in Judd Apatow's "This is Forty," but in the meantime Brooks has been talking to Collider, and reflecting on some of the parts he's turned down over the years. The polymath tells the site that he's planning on spending the next few years acting, as making his own movies has forced him to pass on projects over years, and the actor mentions the likes of "Dead Poets Society," "Big" and "Pretty Woman," roles eventually taken by Robin Williams, Tom Hanks and Richard Gere.

It's intriguing to think of how those projects might have turned out with Brooks in the lead, but the most interesting bit of information is that he was offered the part of sleazeball porn producer Jack Horner in Paul Thomas Anderson's breakout "Boogie Nights," which was eventually taken by Burt Reynolds. Brooks relates "One part that I actually wanted to play, and I was in pre-production of my own movie, just because I thought I wanted to work with Paul [Thomas Anderson] was the part that Burt Reynolds got in 'Boogie Nights.' I liked that whole ensemble. When I read that script, I really liked it."

Considering that the film Brooks was prepping must have been "Mother," one of his lesser efforts, it must have stung a little, but Brooks isn't hung up on it. "I couldn't shut down what I was doing. But, regrets are stupid; they don't mean anything and they don't add up to anything." And he should take comfort in not being the only person to turn the film down—both Warren Beatty and Sydney Pollack turned the part down, and later expressed regret. And with Brooks now firmly back on radars after "Drive," maybe PTA will find something for him in his next project, maybe in the Thomas Pynchon adaptation "Inherent Vice"? We'd drink a milkshake to that.
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Yes, it does. Being in US WEEKLY totally makes you famous. Way more famous than being in a PTA film. Not as respected, but more famous.
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from Cigs and Red vines:

During the press rounds for the 'Young Adult', Reitman, Cody, Theron and co-star Patton Oswalt (Delmer Darion himself) were asked which actor or director's they really admired and Cody called herself out as a PTA fan girl and professed her admiration for "Punch-Drunk Love" in particular. Read on (via Collider)...

Diablo Cody: I know a lot of people feel this way, so it's not the most original answer. I'm the most insane unrepentant Paul Thomas Anderson fan girl. I've been watching actually Punch Drunk Love a lot lately. I really love that movie. To express that kind of truth in a film is to me so amazing. Even late last night I was watching this old video he directed for Fiona Apple and I was like I couldn't even make a feature film as powerful as this three minute video. I just think he is awesome.

Patton Oswalt: I love the beginning of Magnolia, the thing about the dealer. That scene is genius. Brilliantly acted.


Quote from: Reelist on December 07, 2011, 02:21:35 AMPatton Oswalt: I love the beginning of Magnolia, the thing about the dealer. That scene is genius. Brilliantly acted.

:lol: Brilliant!


Just read this on De Palma A La Mod, translated from this page:

With Scorsese, Lucas, and Spielberg, you founded the New Hollywood. Do you visit with them these days?
"We were friends in the seventies and eighties. We came a long way together. Every now and then we'll see each other. But each of us has our own world. We live in different places, do different things. I continued my research and I now have relationships with younger directors: Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson. I love and I attend this generation, living in Greenwich Village. We meet, we exchange scripts and advice."


Joss Whedon thinks Magnolia is one of the five best movies of all time. This is what he said about it:

"We're back to opera, we haven't left it -- because Magnolia. If you think about the moment Keanu wakes up as a battery, the moment Lana Turner loses it in traffic and is in this insane hysteria of flashing lights that is completely unrealistic, and then you look at the moment where it's raining frogs. I saw it, and was like, "Is this going to be one of those movies that I don't like where he looks down on every one?" I think Alexander Payne and Todd Solondz are super talented, but sometimes I don't want to sit through their movies because the bile is just unbearable. I didn't really know PT Anderson's work that well, or what was going to happen. And then, it turns out he loves people so hard that it rains frogs. There is actual opera in this one. Oh, and BT-dubs, there is a musical number. The license and the observation and the amount that he went for it. The craft and his ability to sustain that much -- any one of these movies could have fallen into a puddle of pretension, but the mastery behind them meant that they never could. Jason Robards, who happens to be in two of the movies on this list, him actually dying of actual cancer playing a guy dying of cancer, giving that speech. And Tom Cruise giving the best performance he'll ever give. It just felt so achingly, weirdly logical to me."


Quote from: Joss Whedon
Oh, and BT-dubs

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Came for the shoutout, stayed for the rest of the interview.

DGG is a cool dude, he's so laid back, I guess his films really do reflect who he is. He's just a good guy, good director, probly won't be a classic hero for the ages like PTA or Malick etc, George Washington kinda mislead people to set those expectations. He has a lot of nice things to say about a lot of directors especially in the last few mins of that interview he goes on like a shoutout spree, shoutout shootout?

Good guy David Gordon Green, GGDGG.

Ps. For those who won't be watching the video, what he actually says about PTA is that everyone should be making shorter and cheaper movies under 90mins long, unless you're a PTA like genius who can pace a film in such a way that you don't get itchy butt halfway through. That's right, DGG gets an itchy butt if a movie runs too long.

Cure for itchy butt: PTA.
under the paving stones.