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Quote from: jzakko on December 27, 2021, 01:15:22 PMLove the detailed response Hackanut!The running scene set to Sonny and Cher does feel like it starts off forced, but it redeems itself for me for the pure joy of it all.It's really that first cut, from the reflection shot to her taking his hand and running, it feels like he needs to get to the next music-driven setpiece and the cut didn't quite work in the end.For some reason my feeling is that Alana was improvising a bit with the 'did you kill someone?' part, and PTA liked it, but it didn't cut too well into the run but he liked it enough to accept that.We also found in a recent interview that the running was going to have a bunch of dialogue as they ran, which he took out. That's fascinating to me as he often tells his actors to do a take like charades where they act out the dialogue, but that's usually just an exercise to get somewhere for when they bring the dialogue back in.Also, after 5 viewings, I'm starting to think I won't ever really like the final shot/line.Finally, in a long list of pitch-perfect takes, you prefer the movie would be 1.85?! I can't see it personally, does anyone else wish this were 1.85?
Quote from: HACKANUT on December 27, 2021, 11:15:04 PMInteresting interpretation of the chronology. If it really is 71-73, it makes sense given how the episodic structure feels. "I wondered about this, as we see them bump into each other at the Teen-Age fair after not talking for a while, how long exactly was that? Reviews all say the film takes place during 1973, but I think it's actually 1971-1973. I think the picture day and trip to NY is fall '71, The Teen-Age Fair is Easter '72, the water bed business takes place through until the gas crisis which would have been fall of '73.I know there is some fudging and some things are fake versions of real events, but when Gary discovers the waterbed in that store he's never really heard of them before. The waterbed was patented in '71 so it wouldn't make sense for someone like him to have not heard of one in '73 and get in on the "ground floor." The market was already saturated at by then. There are a lot of things that would take some time to happen (going from just getting an agent to being in a meeting with a director for example) that I the movie has to be a couple years long."https://www.reddit.com/r/paulthomasanderson/comments/rh6pf5/comment/hopa6yv/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3
Quote from: HACKANUT on December 28, 2021, 07:15:40 AMI took her reaction being severe because she wants Gary to have to depend on her. He's definitely old enough to drive by that point since he tells the cops He's nearly 16 earlier in the film. There's something with driving = power in Phantom Thread too when Alma tells Reynolds to let her drive for him.
Quote from: Yes on December 27, 2021, 06:44:13 PMThe film is about finding temporary catharsis whenever you can as an escape from darkness in the world. In this case literally escaping prison.