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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Last post by Pringle - June 20, 2022, 03:52:04 PM
There was an interview a while back where one of the Haim sisters said that PTA let them use unused lines from some of his scripts for lyrics in 'Summer Girl', and reading through the screenplay, there's a part in TWBB where Daniel tells HW to "walk beside me — not behind me", and that is one of the lines they recycled. I wonder what some of the other ones are from.
News and Theory / Re: Horror
Last post by eward - June 19, 2022, 12:06:16 PM
The programming to beat this summer in New York

"In the six decades since Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho reinvented horror as a mainstream box office attraction, the genre has morphed and mutated to become arguably the most complex and radically provocative in cinema. Much like musicals and gangster films during the Depression of the 1930s, or science-fiction amid the threat of McCarthyism and nuclear war in the 1950s, horror movies reflect the major concerns of our times. They are often a testament to the plagues of escalating factionalism and disfunction in the world, to humanity's collective inability to address the conditions that threaten its future, from impending environmental collapse to racial, economic, and gender-based injustice and inequity. Rooted in reality and fueled by the fantastic, these works question the supremacy of humankind, and visualize a dizzying array of consequences for our folly. No other genre so effectively explores the mixtures of shock, fear, brutality, and grim humor that result from acknowledging the fragility of existence and accepting the ultimate end that awaits us all.

This 10-week series will highlight foundational works and key films that capture horror's uncanny ability to embody the lurking fears evoked by evolving social, cultural, and political change in the world. Organized according to fluid themes that shaped how the works were conceived—Slashers, Horror of Place, Gender and Horror, Race and Horror, the Undead, Body Horror, Women Make Horror, Folk Horror, Eco Horror, and Creatures—the series comprises more than 100 features and an international selection of shorts by seasoned masters and important new filmmakers."
Other Media / Re: What are we reading?
Last post by WorldForgot - June 18, 2022, 08:03:04 PM
I read Sally Rooney's novelz, and liked Beautiful World, Where Are You? the best. It sacrifices the simplicity in favor of layered annui - so it's much less 'romance' and much more youthful mea culpa. I especially enjoyed the discussion on Bronze Age collapse (culled from Josephine Quinn's "Your own ships did this!") and Catholic interpretation.

Rooney's observations work well because our agitated modernity iz so saturated in 'discourse' that it's a welcome respite to have essentially 'emotional smut' emails and texts between the four main characters ricochet and digress wrestling it for us, a sweet supply of self-pity and insight. Best friends and meaning, everyone wondering whether we can forgive ourselves for our intimate priorities amidst a rapidly spiraling global mess
News and Theory / Re: Who's Next To Croak?
Last post by wilder - June 18, 2022, 03:58:30 AM
The Small Screen / Re: What shows are you watchin...
Last post by csage97 - June 17, 2022, 10:42:28 PM
I've been feeling kind of cynical about shows lately. Certainly there is good stuff out there, but a lot of the stuff I like just ends up getting cancelled. Dirk Gently, Truth Seekers ....

I gave Search Party a try and really loved about 90% of the first season. The ending got a little bit odd in an almost uncanny way (like the Connecticut scenes in that Noah Baumbach movie Mistress America), and the beginning of the second season felt like that, so haven't watched that again. I watched a season and a half of The Leftovers, and it's pretty good but just didn't hold my interest (not a fan of that trope where a character hallucinates the existence of another character and we're shown that imagined character on screen). Watched season one of Peaky Blinders, and it's pretty good, but not outstanding.

Maybe I'll try some of the other recommendations here.

Edit: Oh yeah, Barry is really awesome. Haven't gotten around to watching the second season of that show, but that's one that's really great.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: PTA Personal Life
Last post by Drill - June 17, 2022, 02:10:06 PM
My bad. Here it is. Referencing the Tom Hanks thing.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: PTA Personal Life
Last post by WorldForgot - June 17, 2022, 01:33:11 PM
Quote from: Drill on June 17, 2022, 01:16:29 PM

Tweet got deleted - what was it? Was he holding hands with Maya and Kamala?
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: PTA Personal Life
Last post by Drill - June 16, 2022, 01:39:35 PM
QuoteThe Hollywood Reporter learned that Harris and husband, First Gentleman Doug Emhoff, headed to the home of CAA's Bryan Lourd and husband Bruce Bozzi for a dinner described as "a gathering of old friends." The guest list included Lourd's CAA comrade Kevin Huvane, Barry Diller, Greg Berlanti and husband Robbie Rogers, Allison Janney, Disney's Kareem Daniels and filmmaker Paul T. Anderson with wife Maya Rudolph, who won an Emmy in 2021 for hosting duties on Saturday Night Live during which she portrayed the vice president. (No word, however, on what was discussed or whether they dished on her impersonation.)
The Grapevine / Re: Blonde (Andrew Dominik)
Last post by Drenk - June 16, 2022, 09:55:22 AM
Thanks, Kim Kardashian! You've finally freed Blonde and Monroe's dress from its stitches!
The Grapevine / Re: Blonde (Andrew Dominik)
Last post by pynchonikon - June 16, 2022, 08:52:27 AM
Fantabulous  :yabbse-thumbup: