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Title: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: edison on January 18, 2008, 08:47:02 PM
I tried to see if there might have been a topic on this already but I thought maybe it would be cool to compile quotes from others in the business who mention PTA. I thought of this because I just came across a quote from Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose) who said:

"Hollywood is an area where many things about the cinema are going on - but it is not cinema. When I think about American cinema, I think of Scorsese, Coppola, Paul Thomas Anderson. Hollywood is just a name on a hill.'
 - from an article in the Daily Mail UK
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: modage on February 16, 2008, 01:50:53 PM
here are a handful i've compiled over the last year or two.

Rian Johnson (writer/director of Brick) in CHUD interview...

Q: Who are the current working directors that you consider the best? The ones you look up to.
Johnson: Iím a huge fan of a couple. Wes Anderson, I love him. Paul Thomas Anderson, Iím really excited about the new one that heís working on.

Q: There was just a script review for that.
Johnson: I read it. The guy was ecstatic but he didnít give much information.

Q: The guy was psyched, but he didnít know it was based on a book already.
Johnson: I know! He suggested they novelize it! [laughs] Thatís a little curious. Although that reminds me of one of the funniest things Iíve seen in a bookstore, which was the novelization of the Gwyneth version of Great Expectations. It was a novelization of that movie.


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Eli Roth gives a thanks to all the supportive fimmakers he met after Cabin Fever, and included was PT Anderson, saying that he was "encouraging."

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In the book The Mind Of The Modern Moviemaker: 20 Conversations with the New Generation of Filmmakers, that features interviews with directors like Michel Gondry & Brett Ratner PT is mentioned a few times.
 
When asked "Who is the most impressive filmmaker working today?" both Todd Phillips (Old School) and Joe Carnahan (Narc) named Paul Thomas Anderson. 

Todd Phillips said "I always said to Ben, "This is going to be a romantic comedy between two straight guys."  It follows the beats of a regular romantic comedy because they're thrown together, there's tension, and they're thrown apart and then they come back together stronger than ever.  A typical romantic comedy to me is like R&B music.  It's just not my thing, but to take two guys and virtually make a romantic comedy with all those beats just seems interesting to me.  I find romantic comedies are rarely romantic and funny, which is why what P.T. Anderson did with Punch Drunk [Love] is like the greatest romantic comedy of all time- because it's actually funny and romantic.  When Todd Philips was asked about the similarities between Fight Club and Old School, he names it as his "favorite movie of the nineties, other than Boogie Nights."   When asked if Todd Phillips test screens his films he said "Every film I've done.  I think testing a comedy is absolutely one-hundred-percent crucial, and I think testing a movie in general is crucial.  I always find it amazing when directors- outside of Steven Spielberg- just say, "Here's the movie; take it or leave it."  I find it astounding because, ultimately, you really don't know what you have until you put it up there.  Certainly comedy, when you watch it with an audience, then you know, "OK, that works; that doesn't work."  You're making a movie for the audience.  Road Trip was not the story I needed to tell.  It wasn't going to be the pinnacle of my career.  It was a movie I was making to be funny and I think ninety-nine percent of directors who make comedies will tell you the same thing.  It's totally different for Paul Thomas Anderson and people making films that are personal stories that are like, "This is exactly the way I wanted to tell it.  If it doesn't work for you, it doesn't work for you; so be it."

Joe Carnahan even went on to say that "I don't want to see something that a director doesn't personalize in some way.  I look at Punch Drunk Love and I think, Damn, I want to believe that this guy was in love like that at some point in his life, because it movies me in a way that I see myself in that.  I think that's what all great films do for us.  They come down to two very simple things: human beings and human behavior.  At least, the ones that I'm really intrigued and interested by.  I don't need to see fucking spaceships blow up."

When Roger Dodger & P.S. writer/director Dylan Kidd was asked Are there filmmakers out there who you'd like to emulate?, he said: "Two guys I would like to emulate are Linklater and Winterbottom, because they're prolific and versatile.  They're able to play in both worlds- big studio stuff and smaller indies.  There's something less intimidating about Richard Linklater.  I watch a P.T. Anderson movie and I feel like crawling under the covers like, "My God, I would never move the camera like that.  That guy's a genius.  I should go back and work in real estate."  With Linklater and Winterbottom there's something that isn't too precious about their movies that I really like.  It never feels labored.  It feels like a bunch of really smart, passionate people got together and made a movie." 
 
When Neil LaBute was asked Whose films today do you make a point of watching?, he too names Paul Thomas Anderson along with Woody Allen, Eric Rohmer, Mike Leigh, Jane Campion the Coen brothers and fellow Anderson, Wes.

I've heard that you like to watch movies every night while you're shooting a film?
Brett Ratner: Yeah.  I always do that.  It keeps it fresh for me.  I tend not to watch movies in the same genre.  I watch movies in different genres and there might be a similar scene.  I have so many references.  That's why Scorsese and Spielberg are so quick on their feet and do such great work- because they have all the references.  They've seen what works.  I think that's what helps me too.  Look, I'm not like De Palma or even Paul Thomas Anderson.  I can watch Paul Thomas Anderson's films and tell you in every scene what movie he's taking from.  I know those references, but that's kind of blatant stuff that he does because he wants to show you he loves those movies.  My stuff is subliminal.  You would never even pick it up, really.  It's very subtle stuff. 
 
You were going to remake Cassavetes's Killing of a Chinese Bookie with Warren [Beatty] werent you?
Brett Ratner: Yeah.  I got cursed out by a lot of friends of mine who were just like, "That's a classic!" It's Paul Thomas Anderson's favorite movie, so to Paul I was the antichrist. 

Do you think you have a smaller, less mainstream film in you?
Brett Ratner:  My taste is accessible to what audiences want.  Some people just have certain sensibilities, and I'm not going to apologize for mine.  I was always envious of Paul Thomas Anderson because he was like, "Oh, me and Jonathan Demme are buddies and me and Kubrick hung out on the set with Tom and Nicole."  I was jealous of that and I was like, "Shit, I want to be friends with these directors," and I thought I have to make my personal film about someone dying of brain cancer or whatever to get the respect.  But then, after Rush Hour, when I got calls from Demme and Beatty and Bob Evans and all these guys I'm like, "You know what?  Directors aren't snobs."  They love a movie no matter what the genre is, if it works.  It gave me so much confidence because I was just like, "OK, I don't have to go make Boogie Nights."


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In the latest Entertainment Weekly, Paul Haggis writes in his tribute to Robert Altman...
 
"I had the great honor of meeting Altman last year.  After the Oscars there's a group picture taken, and I got to stand a few shoulder-widths away.  It was truly the highlight of a great night.  When we were leaving, my friend Bennett Miller invited me to Paul Thomas Anderson's house for a quiet late-night drink.  I'd always wanted to meet Paul, so naturally I went.  And there, on the sofa, at 3 a.m., sat Robert Altman, his honorary Academy Award on the coffee table before him.  I honestly didn't know what to say- what do you say to a genius, someone you admire so much?  I opted for asking if I could get him a cup of coffee or a drink.  He said he was fine and asked where my Oscars were.  I said in the car.  I admired his- and the thought struck me that his looked taller.  He leaned forward and winked: "Mine is bigger, you know."


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also: i know Judd Apatow has mentioned him several times but i can't remember where i put those.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on February 18, 2008, 01:29:40 PM
Which current directors do you admire? óAbigail Hoover, St. Paul, Minn.
Usually they are younger directors who are fighting to get good films madeónot standard, formulaic Hollywood venal projects. I like [Paul Thomas Anderson] who did There Will Be Blood. I liked him from his earlier movies. I like the films I've seen of Alexander Payne's.

-- Woody Allen, TIME, "Ten Questions for Woody Allen"
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: MacGuffin on October 02, 2008, 01:09:23 AM
From Entertainment Weekly:

Despite an Emmy and a pair of Golden Globes for The Office, breathless reviews for his HBO series Extras, and an inspired guest turn on The Simpsons where he tried to seduce Marge with an acoustic love song about ''Lady Di,'' Ricky Gervais isn't a celebrity in America yet. Not in the Brad Pitt sense of the word at least. So it's a little strange that he feels the need to check in to hotels here under a fake name.

When Gervais ó or, should we say, ''Paul Anderson'' ó answers the door of his suite at the Four Seasons in New York, he doesn't look much like a celebrity, either. He looks like a traveling salesman who's just been shaken out of a nap. He's wearing a black T-shirt and baggy sweatpants. His face is covered in stubble. A half-finished bottle of red wine, presumably from the night before, sits atop the minibar.

When he's asked right off the bat who Paul Anderson is, Gervais takes a seat on the sofa and shifts around uncomfortably. He didn't know this was coming and he wants to explain, because he knows that if he doesn't, he'll come off like an arrogant jerk for using an alias. On the flip side, it means that he'll also have to come up with a new fake name to use in the future. A future when, perhaps, he will be famous enough in the States to need one.

After a few stammering moments, Gervais sighs. ''He's a guy I used to work with at a radio station in England. I just thought it was such a wonderfully generic name...Paul Anderson. It's got nothing to do with the director. I haven't seen There Will Be Blood, although I'm sure it's great.'' With that settled, Gervais asks for help hatching a new identity. When it's suggested that he go with something flashy, like Johnny Depp's infamous hotel pseudonym, ''Mr. Donkey Penis,'' Gervais mulls it over: ''It's a very brave man who calls a hotel and says 'I'd like to speak to Mr. Donkey Penis.' So I see how that would be effective. But let's see...maybe Scott Houston?...Brad Cockmore?...Bob Crunt?''
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: MacGuffin on October 29, 2008, 08:24:56 PM
"I liked the idea of doing something about porn, but mainstream porn had been done and done very well by Paul Thomas Anderson in Boogie Nights. So no point in doing that. I'm not trying to go in there and throw my d*ck down and be all like, 'I'm better than Paul Thomas Anderson.' We all know I'm not." -- Kevin Smith
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Pozer on October 29, 2008, 08:45:01 PM
haha such a fool.  whatever years later and still trying to make up for that comment.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: MacGuffin on February 16, 2009, 12:04:01 AM
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But was it appealing to play Milk, who's so different from your public persona?

He appealed, period. I liked him so much, and I just thought, "Can I find him in myself?" I didn't know. And there were times when I'd given it a go and really felt like I failed. You don't know. You just hope. Something kind of good happened, right as we were about to start. I was finishing Into The Wild at Skywalker Ranch, and Paul [Thomas] Anderson was finishing There Will Be Blood there. So we showed each other our movies. And it was really good timing for me. Seeing Daniel Day [Lewis], who I think is a great, great actor - there's something rejuvenating about seeing what it is to suit up. I'm not talking about talent here, I'm talking about commitment - I don't feel challenged by too many of my colleagues in terms of commitment. A lot of them put more effort into selling their pictures than making them. You need people like Daniel Day. Even if you think you're doing your best work or trying your hardest, he woke me up about, you know, "You've got some fucking work to do." That was very healthy for this movie.

So was it almost a kind of - I don't want to say "rivalry," but...

No, it would be the opposite of a rivalry. It would be more of a brotherhood. He's on your team, and he just beat six tackles - now do him a favor and beat seven. There's something about that that just got the juices flowing.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: private witt on February 20, 2009, 06:07:52 PM
I like the line about actors who work harder selling a film than making a film.  I'm looking at you, Liam Nieson.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: picolas on March 25, 2009, 12:04:51 PM
please don't pick on Liam Neeson when there are so many cruddy actors out there. and did you SEE taken? he elevated the shit out of it.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Gold Trumpet on March 25, 2009, 12:52:15 PM
Yea, I don't see Liam Neeson on magazine covers and seeing talk show hosts like they were therapists. I see him at press junkets and that's it, but every major actor is stipulated to do those for big films. Give a little more info before you slander someone.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: SiliasRuby on March 25, 2009, 01:00:10 PM
Give a little more info before you slander someone.
or we are going to slander the fuck out of you.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: private witt on March 25, 2009, 10:42:26 PM
Give a little more info before you slander someone.

What sort of info do you seek?  He did some good work up until about 1996, but ever since he's stopped challenging himself as an actor and has instead gone for the pop-cinema buck. 
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: picolas on March 25, 2009, 10:53:55 PM
"what sort of info do you seek?"?? if your read the bit of his post before the bit you quoted you'd understand th... oh. i forgot. you never listen to a god damn thing.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Stefen on March 25, 2009, 11:06:29 PM
Damn, we're really roasting Private Witt.

I've been in his situation before. Trying to integrate myself into an already established userbase, but keep getting my posts dissected.

Stick in there, man. You'll learn the ropes.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Gold Trumpet on March 25, 2009, 11:09:41 PM
Give a little more info before you slander someone.

What sort of info do you seek?  He did some good work up until about 1996, but ever since he's stopped challenging himself as an actor and has instead gone for the pop-cinema buck. 

I supported you when I thought you were 17 and a newcomer to movies, but this is ridiculous. I don't want people to just slam you, but you're giving everyone pretty good reason to do so.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: private witt on March 26, 2009, 01:16:59 AM
Why, is the there another unwritten rule about not criticizing Liam and the roles he chooses?
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: picolas on March 26, 2009, 01:50:03 AM
never a god damn thing.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: john on March 26, 2009, 02:14:47 AM
  He did some good work up until about 1996, but ever since he's stopped challenging himself as an actor and has instead gone for the pop-cinema buck. 

Really? Since '96, he's worked with Martin Scorsese, Neil Jordan (numerous times), Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, and is in upcoming films by Steven Spielberg and Atom Egoyan. Now, I don't really know how much "pop-cinema buck" can be made from Breakfast on Pluto, but it certainly can't be as much as you think it is.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: private witt on March 26, 2009, 02:53:49 AM
Well, I certainly hope he starts pushing his craft again with his upcoming roles.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: picolas on March 26, 2009, 02:55:24 AM
not a god. damn. thing.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Gold Trumpet on March 26, 2009, 08:11:10 AM
Why, is the there another unwritten rule about not criticizing Liam and the roles he chooses?

OK moron, here comes an explanation. When Sean Penn made his original quote, he was talking about actors who fashion themselves as models and spokespeople before they do as actors. He's made other quotes like this to other sources so it's a continuing point of frustation for him. You quoted him like you were in agreement and put up Liam Neeson as your shining example. I responded and thought that was ridiculous because he seemed to be the opposite. Now I find (with your direct ignorance of my posting) that you were just criticizing his choice of roles even though that had nothing to do with Penn's original statement.

Yes, you're fucking ridiculous and congratulations, because I try to be the last person here that resorts to name calling or slamming, but you continue to outdue yourself.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Alexandro on March 26, 2009, 06:21:04 PM

what the fuck is this? liam neeson was awesome in fucking kinsey. that should be enough. he rocked in gangs of new york too. and is spielberg ever does his damn lincoln movie he will kick ass there also. jesus.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: picolas on March 26, 2009, 06:27:54 PM
i bet he'll respond with something that ignores what people are saying. just a guess.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Stefen on March 26, 2009, 06:30:31 PM
fucking kinsey.

lulz.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: NEON MERCURY on March 26, 2009, 10:04:57 PM
Damn, we're really roasting Private Witt.

I've been in his situation before. Trying to integrate myself into an already established userbase, but keep getting my posts dissected.

Stick in there, man. You'll learn the ropes.

haha! you rule 8)

but witt, seriously, you did two things wrong in my book...you picked on a guy who's

1.) wife just died
2.) and of all the actors you come up w/liam.....????


by the way, you need to be nice to me
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Stefen on March 26, 2009, 11:11:21 PM
To be fair, Witt made the post about Neeson before Natasha had even had the accident or died.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: SiliasRuby on March 26, 2009, 11:14:53 PM
by the way, you need to be nice to me
and me too.....
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: NEON MERCURY on March 27, 2009, 01:14:59 AM
To be fair, Witt made the post about Neeson before Natasha had even had the accident or died.

touche  :doh:

the edit button is mine/witt's friend
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: SiliasRuby on March 27, 2009, 05:23:49 PM
Witt hasn't answered, perhaps GT scared him off with his intellectualism.....j/k GT we all still love you....
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Gold Trumpet on March 27, 2009, 05:49:32 PM
Witt hasn't answered, perhaps GT scared him off with his intellectualism.....j/k GT we all still love you....

I countered him with fact based opinion, but I lowered my position with the name calling. He doesn't need to reply to me because of that, but I don't care anyways.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: private witt on March 29, 2009, 06:09:06 AM
Yeah, I've been kind of wondering why you all love to name call so much instead of sharing alternate opinions.  As far as Liam goes, I saw a lot of the press junkets he did for 'Taken', and I must say that I was (pun) taken aback at home much he didn't seem to really care about selling the film as much as he felt the need to talk politics and bash people that care about animal rights and clean public drinking water.  So that's why I ragged on him a little bit.  Shit, you'd of thought I said that 'Lost' is the worst show on TV, the way you all flipped your shit!
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Gold Trumpet on March 29, 2009, 10:20:49 AM
Yea, you saw the the press junkets in their entirety and noticed how Liam Neeson was controlling the questions or purposely averting talking about the film to discuss personal causes. And even if he was, that's the same as any other bimbo celebrity who is making their personal life the headlines in what they discus...

Oh, you know what other actor talks about causes in interviews? Sean Penn. Yea, we name call you, but you really deserve it. You are a fucking idiot.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Pozer on March 29, 2009, 01:30:16 PM
Gold Trump, i've found this is a much better place if you simply scroll past dim-witted posts. everyone should do it. even you, Stephan :yabbse-shocked:

same thing goes for those eastcoasters who run here after Lost to report their thoughts sans spoiler cap. actually, ignore ANYTHING with a bad rap or valueless ruby just to be safe. 
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: picolas on March 29, 2009, 01:36:21 PM
i hate to drag out this disgraceful exchange but that's the exact opposite of what Sean Penn was describing.

cause you're saying Liam Neeson "didn't seem to really care about selling the film" and that was your problem with him, but Penn was saying "A lot of them put more effort into selling their pictures than making them". so you saw Liam Neeson at some press junkets, something GT has pointed out every actor is required to do, and he wasn't talking about his film very much and you took Sean Penn's quote, interpreted it as meaning exactly the opposite of what it meant, and posted a veiled reference to Liam Neeson... so essentially my point is you never listen to a god damn thing and you're an idiot.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Gold Trumpet on March 29, 2009, 01:48:47 PM
Gold Trump, i've found this is a much better place if you simply scroll past dim-witted posts.

I know and that's the hope because I can say stupid shit sometimes too, but everyone has points of exception. This topic has overblown a little bit but I think Wittless has hit the end of his bad argument. I know I'm going outside of character, but I hope not to have great reason to post about this again.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: private witt on March 29, 2009, 08:28:12 PM
so essentially my point is you never listen to a god damn thing and you're an idiot.

I'm sorry, what was that?  I wasn't listening.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: private witt on March 29, 2009, 08:29:29 PM
so essentially my point is you never listen to a god damn thing and you're an idiot.

All I know is that Liam has turned into a shitty actor who can't even promote his shitty movies well.  End scene.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: picolas on March 29, 2009, 11:08:31 PM
but at least admit you're ignoring Sean Penn.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: private witt on March 30, 2009, 12:03:25 AM
but at least admit you're ignoring Sean Penn.

I'll admit that Liam's gone one step further and can't do either very well anymore.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: picolas on March 30, 2009, 01:12:13 AM
it took me like a minute to figure out what that meant cause you're being vague to sound clever. my point still totally stands.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: private witt on April 01, 2009, 05:06:17 PM
Just a tiny mention of TWBB from Paul Dano:  http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/archives/2009/04/five_questions.php
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: private witt on April 01, 2009, 05:08:29 PM
it took me like a minute to figure out what that meant cause you're being vague to sound clever.

No, you're just too fucking stupid to understand plain english and you hoped if you were a prick long enough you'd get me to stop placating you.  Congrats, dick.  You got it.  Go fuck yourself if you're too stupid to read and have to make up supposed intentions of what other people post, fucking stupid motherfucker.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: picolas on April 01, 2009, 10:57:01 PM
uh. no. vague. and pretty much a troll now.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: private witt on April 02, 2009, 02:06:14 AM
uh. no. vague. and pretty much a troll now.

No, just April fools day foolery. 
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: hedwig on April 02, 2009, 11:15:01 AM
private witt, was your april fools joke an attempt to expand upon my april fools joke?

that embarrasses me, dude.  :yabbse-undecided:
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Derek on December 29, 2009, 03:50:04 PM
http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/12/28/ron-howards-favorite-movies-of-2009-and-david-wains-best-so-so-movies-of-the-decade/


PTA gets a shout out from Howard as someone he admires/envies..
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Convael on December 29, 2009, 05:36:25 PM
I wonder if he knows about PTA's "little ronnie howard" comment during the PDL press rounds?
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Stefen on December 29, 2009, 05:50:26 PM
^whats that about?
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on December 29, 2009, 06:35:26 PM
^whats that about?

It was not that bad. When he was in Portugal for a press conference about PDL, he said the movie wouldn't win any Oscars because they'd rather give them to little Ronnie Howard (I believe this came out after A Beautiful Mind, right?). It was actually really funny.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: modage on December 30, 2009, 11:17:08 AM
PTA makes a cameo about an hour into the Funny People documentary at the friends and family test screening of the film.  Judd shouts him out as well as the 2nd person thanked in the credits.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Convael on December 30, 2009, 11:39:22 AM
^whats that about?

It was not that bad. When he was in Portugal for a press conference about PDL, he said the movie wouldn't win any Oscars because they'd rather give them to little Ronnie Howard (I believe this came out after A Beautiful Mind, right?). It was actually really funny.
ah yeah sorry it wasn't that bad but it was still a diss.  They asked if PTA thought that the Academy would recognize someone like Adam Sandler or PSH (this was before Capote) and PTA said no and cited Ron howard/A Beautiful Mind basically as what's wrong with the Oscar voters.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: picolas on December 30, 2009, 02:58:26 PM
PTA makes a cameo about an hour into the Funny People documentary at the friends and family test screening of the film.  Judd shouts him out as well as the 2nd person thanked in the credits.
can someone with the dvd somehow post those seconds?
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Derek on December 30, 2009, 03:29:16 PM
Tarantino this time.

http://www.joblo.com/qt-talks-stuff

Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: md on December 30, 2009, 11:24:09 PM
Interview where I mention my PTA encounter regarding TWBB. 

http://bit.ly/8NFGw3

Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Stefen on January 22, 2010, 11:05:47 PM
Jason Reitman was on Bill Simmons podcast today and he was talking about how Bridges is now the fave for best actor over Clooney and he says, "Jeff Bridges hit a wave that some actors hit after people feel they discovered an unknown movie. It's like Daniel Day-Lewis last year or the year before for whatever that one movie was."

lol.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 23, 2010, 04:01:49 AM
Jason Reitman was on Bill Simmons podcast today and he was talking about how Bridges is now the fave for best actor over Clooney and he says, "Jeff Bridges hit a wave that some actors hit after people feel they discovered an unknown movie. It's like Daniel Day-Lewis last year or the year before for whatever that one movie was."

lol.

to go left field a little bit, but that was ultimate Jason Reitman interview. I want my favorite filmmaker to give an interview as open and as freewheeling as Reitman did for Simmons' podcast, but yea, excellent stuff.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Stefen on January 23, 2010, 04:06:05 AM
Well, I think a lot of it had to do with the situation of the interview. It wasn't a press type of thing. It was just two dudes talking shit. Reitman was able to let his guard down.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 23, 2010, 04:30:18 AM
It was an awesome interview. I'm considering just keeping it on my Ipod, but when discussing making sports movies, Jason Reitman spoke true words when he said "Bull Durham made it hard to make a baseball movie." I've been trying to conceive a baseball movie for two years and keep running into "Bull Durham already did this" problem so that was a "fuck, yea" moment for me.

OK, PTA misdirection over. Continue on, geeks.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Pozer on January 23, 2010, 01:10:07 PM
PTA makes a cameo about an hour into the Funny People documentary at the friends and family test screening of the film.

i started loling when i saw he was wearing  that friggin brown shirt (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=7428.msg258645;topicseen#msg258645).

Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Lex on February 08, 2010, 03:21:41 PM
i think in the begining he is talking about pta

Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Pubrick on February 08, 2010, 08:13:14 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.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Lex on February 09, 2010, 01:20:20 PM
regardless... it fits the content. and if someone were to find the begining of that video, i would like to see it.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Derek on February 09, 2010, 08:14:49 PM
I think its posted at slashfilm.com

Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: modage on June 24, 2010, 01:03:49 PM
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
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: MacGuffin on November 01, 2011, 05:40:01 PM
Albert Brooks Was Forced To Turn Down Burt Reynoldsí Role In ĎBoogie Nightsí Because Of Scheduling
ĎDriveí Star Also Passed On ĎBig,í ĎDead Poets Societyí And ĎPretty Womaní
Source: Playlist

Of the many things that have made a comeback in 2011óWilson Phillips, high-waisted pants, the street protestóperhaps the happiest is the resurgence of Albert Brooks. Mostly absent from screens in the past decade, bar a vocal turn in PixarĎs masterpiece ďFinding Nemo,Ē and his directorial flop ďLooking For Comedy In The Muslim World,Ē Brooks returned with an acclaimed book, ď2030: The Real Story of What Happened to America,Ē took to Twitter and instantly became the funniest thing on it, and played, against type, mobster Bernie Rose in Nicolas Winding RefnĎs ďDrive,Ē a performance that looks likely to take him to the Oscars.

Thereís more on the way, including a turn as Paul RuddĎs father in Judd ApatowĎs ďThis is Forty,Ē but in the meantime Brooks has been talking to Collider, and reflecting on some of the parts heís turned down over the years. The polymath tells the site that heís 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 ďDead Poets Society,Ē ďBigĒ and ďPretty Woman,Ē roles eventually taken by Robin Williams, Tom Hanks and Richard Gere.

Itís 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 AndersonĎs breakout ďBoogie Nights,Ē which was eventually taken by Burt Reynolds. Brooks relates ďOne 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 ĎBoogie Nights.í I liked that whole ensemble. When I read that script, I really liked it.Ē

Considering that the film Brooks was prepping must have been ďMother,Ē one of his lesser efforts, it must have stung a little, but Brooks isnít hung up on it. ďI couldnít shut down what I was doing. But, regrets are stupid; they donít mean anything and they donít add up to anything.Ē And he should take comfort in not being the only person to turn the film downóboth Warren Beatty and Sydney Pollack turned the part down, and later expressed regret. And with Brooks now firmly back on radars after ďDrive,Ē maybe PTA will find something for him in his next project, maybe in the Thomas Pynchon adaptation ďInherent ViceĒ? Weíd drink a milkshake to that.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: theyarelegion on November 23, 2011, 12:54:22 PM
"Being in US WEEKLY does NOT make you famous. Paul Thomas Anderson does not read US and go, 'Hey, I want this douchebag in my next film!" -Bradley Cooper, ESQUIRE
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Stefen on November 23, 2011, 04:10:54 PM
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.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Reelist on December 07, 2011, 02:21:35 AM
 
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 (http://collider.com/charlize-theron-patton-oswalt-diablo-cody-young-adult-interview/129919/))...

Diablo Cody: I know a lot of people feel this way, so itís not the most original answer. Iím the most insane unrepentant Paul Thomas Anderson fan girl. Iíve 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 couldnít 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.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on December 07, 2011, 04:55:47 AM
Patton Oswalt: I love the beginning of Magnolia, the thing about the dealer. That scene is genius. Brilliantly acted.

:lol: Brilliant!
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on August 27, 2012, 04:38:05 AM
Just read this on De Palma A La Mod (http://www.angelfire.com/de/palma/blog/), translated from this page (http://trovacinema.repubblica.it/news/dettaglio/brian-de-palma-a-luci-rosse/420826):

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."
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: theyarelegion on December 16, 2012, 08:59:49 PM
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on June 15, 2013, 06:25:16 PM
Joss Whedon thinks Magnolia is one of the five best movies of all time. (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/much_ado_about_nothing_2012/news/1927671/five_favorite_films_with_joss_whedon/) 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."
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: polkablues on June 15, 2013, 06:43:09 PM
Quote from: Joss Whedon
Oh, and BT-dubs

You are a 48-year-old man.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Kellen on September 06, 2013, 10:42:00 PM
22:19

Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Pubrick on September 06, 2013, 11:25:43 PM
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.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: matt35mm on September 07, 2013, 03:33:44 AM
22:19


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.

I know it's not a DGG thread, BUT watching this made me realize that I love reading/watching/listening to his interviews because he doesn't just repeat the same stories or soundbites, which is typical of anyone being interviewed many times about the same thing (not that I blame anyone for that... in some ways I like it, as long as it's not robotic, because hearing the same story a lot of times but phrased slightly differently each time is sort of captivating to me).

DGG is really good at engaging in the moment with the person in front of him, and he's a really chatty guy, and he'll just chat. He doesn't seem to come too prepared, and he'll toss a curveball answer without missing a beat. I think this is reflected in most of his movies, and is probably at the core of why his movies (even his not-so-great ones) feel genuine. They're all made by this fast-talking giant kid who wants to zig rather than zag, even in his interviews, but never in a way that makes you feel like he's just fucking with you. I once talked with him one-on-one after a Q&A and had such a strange mix of ease and intimidation all at once. I live with one of his high school buddies now.


admin edit: added context
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Just Withnail on September 12, 2013, 04:12:01 AM
Quote from: Xavier Dolan
Yeah and you admit that and want to make something people will see.
Yes, I'm not into the whole fuck Hollywood field. I worship it and I have so much fun those films. I'm not going to stick to one genre or one film my entire life. This something that I hope in ten years, when I'll be dead, people will say about me, that I did make different things. That's what I admire about Paul Thomas Anderson, that he can do Boogie Nights and then Magnolia and Punch-Drunk Loveówhich is basically, staged and choreographed from the first second to the last and every shot in there is pure. It's everything.
 
He claimed it was his take on the conventional romantic comedy.
Well what happened on set, Paul? I think whatever his initial goal was, the result is really, really a masterpiece. He's so versatile, that's what impressive, it's his ability to do that movie and then There Will Be Blood.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilder on September 13, 2013, 10:44:46 PM
Roman Polanski, risking arrest, gives a master class at Polandís Gydnia Film Festival
via The Dissolve

At age 80, Roman Polanski is still technically a fugitive from justice, making his appearance yesterday and today at Polandís Gydnia Film Festival something of a surprise. Polanski was last in the country two years ago for a friendís funeral and a rare recent Vanity Fair profile noted that his inability to move around for fear of extradition relating to still-open charges regarding his 1977 rape of then-13-year-old Samantha Geimer was somewhat exaggerated: ďin February 2009, for example, Polanskiís lawyers announced in open court that he would be filming in Germany (from where he was extraditable); Polanski had also shot The Pianist there in 2001, had owned a house in Spain for 20 years, served as a judge at the Venice Film Festival, and spent most of 1985 filming in Tunisia.Ē

The rape has re-entered the news cycle once again due to Geimerís memoir The Girl: A Life In The Shadow Of Roman Polanski, which comes out next Tuesday. The director was arrested four years ago at the Zurich Film Festival and was subsequently kept under house arrest until American authorities failed in their extradition efforts. Presumably in an effort to maximize his security, only film students were allowed to attend his master class, and todayís screening of his latest movie Venus In Furs was invitation-only with a high security level. Though barred from attending the master class, The Hollywood Reporterís Nick Holdsworth spoke with one of the attending students, who said Polanski spoke in Polish throughout and named There Will Be Blood and Suicide Room (a grim-sounding 2011 Polish drama about an Internet-fixated teen lad that didnít make many waves outside the country) as two of his favorite recent films.

Polanskiís attendance is something of a coup for the festivalís artistic director Michal Chacinski, who was appointed three years ago (as Holdsworth also reported) ďon a radical brief to transform an event many agreed had become stale.Ē Chacinskiís first action was to cut the main competition slate from 24 to 12 films, part of an initiative to make it clear that simply being a Polish film wasnít enough to make the competition cut. ďIím still angry,Ē one anonymous Polish director said. ďBut I respect that Chacinski has a set of criteria and concepts and decided my film should not be in competition.Ē With Chacinskiís contract up for renewal next month, Polanskiís attention-getting appearance presumably makes his reappointment more likely.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Mel on October 09, 2013, 04:15:03 AM
Nicolas Cage told he would love to work with Paul Thomas Anderson
via Metronews (http://www.metronews.fr/culture/deauville-nicolas-cage-parfois-j-ai-des-envies-de-film-pop/mmic!XKxJgmBFJIuY/)

Avec quels cinťastes aimeriez-vous travailler ?
Paul Thomas Anderson est remarquable. Jíai adorť The Master. Sinon en France, Gaspar Noť ! Il a puissamment rťinventť la narration avec Irrťversible. Cíest un super film mÍme síil est difficile ŗ voir.

English translation:

With which filmmakers would you like to work?
Paul Thomas Anderson is remarkable. I loved The Master. Otherwise in France, Gaspar Noe! He powerfully reinvented the narration with Irreversible. This is a great movie even if it is difficult to watch.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Lottery on October 09, 2013, 08:05:45 AM
I support this. He probably could have slotted in somewhere in Inherent Vice.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Reelist on October 09, 2013, 10:22:03 AM
Laura Dern on WTF (http://www.wtfpod.com)


Marc Maron: "That explosion that your parents were involved in that you grew up in was the most defining era of American movies."

Laura Dern: "Let's be clear, there was another parent in the house. Paul Thomas Anderson is the only person I've talked to about this, because he also lived in the Valley at the same time, and at the same school for a couple years. There was my Mother, there was my Father, both working actors- GONE. Who was my babysitter? Z CHANNEL. And there weren't restrictions, buddy. So I was 11 years old watching A Clockwork Orange."



...I need to watch the Z Channel doc again.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Just Withnail on October 10, 2013, 04:38:48 AM
Quote from: Laura Dern
Who was my babysitter? Z CHANNEL. And there weren't restrictions, buddy. So I was 11 years old watching A Clockwork Orange."

My film interest has sort of a similar origin story. I absolutely hated cheese when I was younger. I couldn't stand it, and in Norway we have this brown cheese that would make me belch just by smelling it. In the first few years of school, when school only lasted four hours, everyone would go to these after school programs until their parents were off work in the afternoon. I have a vivid recollection of being force-fed this brown cheese one day and refusing to contiune going there. Which led to me having plenty of hours at home alone in front of the TV and with the scandinavian channel Filmnet as my companion. They didn't really have any restrictions about what they would air in the daytime.

I'll be the first to admit that being force-fed in the after school program sounds sort of fishy and something I've made up, but my parents don't seem to remember the real reason I stopped going, so I'm going with this one. My hate of cheese made me love film, and now I love cheese too (except that brown one, which I still can't get myself to try).
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: DocSportello on November 18, 2013, 06:30:48 PM
Couldn't choose whether to put this in the Bret Easton Ellis thread or here but I figured that this was a shout out from such a megastar that it deserved to be here...plus Easton Ellis annoys me so I really didn't want to give his thread a bump.

Anyway Ellis has a brand spankin new podcast on which he just had Kanye West and within the first 2 minutes Kanye shouts out PTA by saying that the only movie in recent memory that he obsessed over to the point of watching it 30-40 times was There Will Be Blood. Here's the link if you wanna hear it from the man himself, but that's all he says about it so it's up to you.

http://podcastone.com/Bret-Easton-Ellis-Podcast (http://podcastone.com/Bret-Easton-Ellis-Podcast)

Edit: I said it was within the first 2 minutes but it was actually at around the 4:20 mark because, go figure, Ellis wouldn't shut up long enough for Kanye to answer the question he was trying to ask. Also, its the debut episode of the podcast that is the Kanye one.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Reelist on November 18, 2013, 06:37:06 PM
Thanks, that's awesome. I'm gonna stop everything I'm doing and listen to thatÖI'm not really doing anything, but I'm gonna stop it so I can let those douche's voices permeate my eardrums and get oh so much sadistic pleasure from it.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Cloudy on November 18, 2013, 11:20:06 PM
*Deleted bc I realized it was a dumb thing to say.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: martinthewarrior on November 19, 2013, 08:03:54 AM
It feels bizarre that a fan of Anderson, a director who has spent a career bending over backwards in order to avoid judgment of his characters, would be bummed that "someone like kanye" would enjoy the same film as him. Seems like a kind of gross way to think about movies and people.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Reelist on November 19, 2013, 08:07:02 AM
http://podcastone.com/Bret-Easton-Ellis-Podcast


listen to Kanye when Bret interjects at 23:45. He sounds like a serial killer outside a woman's window watching her undress.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: DocSportello on November 19, 2013, 09:06:02 AM

listen to Kanye when Bret interjects at 23:45. He sounds like a serial killer outside a woman's window watching her undress.

I'm in class on a phone so I can't check what part of the conversation that is, but I bet it's when Ellis takes over the bootleg topic because I noticed the same thing. He sounded like Beavis and/or Butthead to me. Heavy mouth-breathing n' shit.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: modage on November 22, 2013, 02:27:23 PM
The Rat, still talking about PTA (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/brett-ratner-talks-roman-polanskis-weekend-of-a-champion-rush-hour-4-his-version-of-superman-and-more-20131122?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&page=2#blogPostHeaderPanel), 15 years later...

"Look, Scorsese and Spielberg will reference the same movies, like "Peeping Tom" by Michael Powell, because they're the same age basically. So if you ask Paul Thomas Anderson, even if we're completely different filmmakers, all of his favorite movies are my favorite movies. It just is. So it's because we grew up in that era. The '70s, to us, was the end all. We saw the movies of the '50s and '60s but they didnít mean as much."
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Kellen on November 22, 2013, 04:52:09 PM
It used to be kinda funny but now it's just embarrassing.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Kellen on January 08, 2014, 07:00:52 PM
scorsese letter

Dearest Francesca,

Iím writing this letter to you about the future. Iím looking at it through the lens of my world. Through the lens of cinema, which has been at the center of that world.

For the last few years, Iíve realized that the idea of cinema that I grew up with, thatís there in the movies Iíve been showing you since you were a child, and that was thriving when I started making pictures, is coming to a close. Iím not referring to the films that have already been made. Iím referring to the ones that are to come.

I donít mean to be despairing. Iím not writing these words in a spirit of defeat. On the contrary, I think the future is bright.

We always knew that the movies were a business, and that the art of cinema was made possible because it aligned with business conditions. None of us who started in the 60s and 70s had any illusions on that front. We knew that we would have to work hard to protect what we loved. We also knew that we might have to go through some rough periods. And I suppose we realized, on some level, that we might face a time when every inconvenient or unpredictable element in the moviemaking process would be minimized, maybe even eliminated. The most unpredictable element of all? Cinema. And the people who make it.

I donít want to repeat what has been said and written by so many others before me, about all the changes in the business, and Iím heartened by the exceptions to the overall trend in moviemaking Ė Wes Anderson, Richard Linklater, David Fincher, Alexander Payne, the Coen Brothers, James Gray and Paul Thomas Anderson are all managing to get pictures made, and Paul not only got The Master made in 70mm, he even got it shown that way in a few cities. Anyone who cares about cinema should be thankful.

And Iím also moved by the artists who are continuing to get their pictures made all over the world, in France, in South Korea, in England, in Japan, in Africa. Itís getting harder all the time, but theyíre getting the films done.

But I donít think Iím being pessimistic when I say that the art of cinema and the movie business are now at a crossroads. Audio-visual entertainment and what we know as cinema Ė moving pictures conceived by individuals Ė appear to be headed in different directions. In the future, youíll probably see less and less of what we recognize as cinema on multiplex screens and more and more of it in smaller theaters, online, and, I suppose, in spaces and circumstances that I canít predict.

So why is the future so bright? Because for the very first time in the history of the art form, movies really can be made for very little money. This was unheard of when I was growing up, and extremely low budget movies have always been the exception rather than the rule. Now, itís the reverse. You can get beautiful images with affordable cameras. You can record sound. You can edit and mix and color-correct at home. This has all come to pass.

But with all the attention paid to the machinery of making movies and to the advances in technology that have led to this revolution in moviemaking, there is one important thing to remember: the tools donít make the movie, you make the movie. Itís freeing to pick up a camera and start shooting and then put it together with Final Cut Pro. Making a movie Ė the one you need to make Ė is something else. There are no shortcuts.

If John Cassavetes, my friend and mentor, were alive today, he would certainly be using all the equipment thatís available. But he would be saying the same things he always said Ė you have to be absolutely dedicated to the work, you have to give everything of yourself, and you have to protect the spark of connection that drove you to make the picture in the first place. You have to protect it with your life. In the past, because making movies was so expensive, we had to protect against exhaustion and compromise. In the future, youíll have to steel yourself against something else: the temptation to go with the flow, and allow the movie to drift and float away.

This isnít just a matter of cinema. There are no shortcuts to anything. Iím not saying that everything has to be difficult. Iím saying that the voice that sparks you is your voice Ė thatís the inner light, as the Quakers put it.

Thatís you. Thatís the truth.

All my love,

Dad
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Reelist on January 08, 2014, 08:05:39 PM
Who wrote that? I couldn't read between the lines
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Lottery on January 08, 2014, 08:08:42 PM
That guy that plays Van Gogh in Kurosawa's Dreams. You know, that one dude who plays the upset husband in Taxi Driver.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Reelist on January 08, 2014, 08:58:21 PM
John Stamos?
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Mel on January 10, 2014, 03:19:08 PM
Unless you're Paul Thomas Anderson... - sentence that David Poland likes to use, when speaking with his guests. Last two I remember:

Time - 27:20
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Time - 29:30
[ Invalid YouTube link ]

I remember hearing few others, but don't feel like searching for them.

edit: Another one:

Time - 17:45
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Pubrick on January 15, 2014, 05:59:15 AM
those first two instances are kind of cringey. it's hard to tell if he is saying PTA's long shots are excessive or not and so the poor sods being interviewed just laugh and admit that it's true without stating whether that's a good thing or not. actually jake g says "unless it works", which at least adds context to the interviewer's forced reference. still a bit embarrassing.

it's more clear in the zemeckis interview that the dude likes PTA, but not clear if Z-man gives a shit. it's funny that he says "i've never done that".. sometimes it's easy to think of auteurs as some kind of struggling artist, but here's a dude who has made some legit huge flops that brought studios down (well, one) and he still can't conceive of what it's like to be an "independent" filmmaker. he has powerful friends that much is certain.

don't know who david poland is but i'm not really keen to hear any other time he name drops PTA. keep an eye on his obsession in case it develops into something creepy but right now it's pretty meaningless. all we can draw from this is that he has PTA tourettes and it's awkward seeing his interview subjects have to deal with it.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Kellen on January 16, 2014, 07:23:09 PM
Around the 44/45 min mark. (http://charlierose.com/watch/60318162)

Scorsese talks about how independent filmmakers aren't really supported now like they were in the 70s.  He mentions the "Andersons" to which Charlie says "Wes" and Martin agrees then quickly says also "Paul Thomas".  He also brings up Alexander Payne and the Coens.
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Post by: modage on February 27, 2014, 11:35:08 AM
ATTN: True Detective Fans

Daily Beast: It still tickles me that Paul W.S. Anderson has the same name as Paul Thomas Anderson, one of our greatest filmmakers.
Cary Fukunaga: It really is the perfect example of extremesójust use the Paul Anderson scale! P.T. Anderson is one of myóif not myófavorite directors. Him and Cuaron. And Audiard.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/26/true-detective-director-cary-fukunaga-s-journey-from-pro-snowboarder-to-hollywood-s-most-wanted.html
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Post by: Kellen on February 27, 2014, 04:33:04 PM
Cary is the man!
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Post by: Lottery on March 21, 2014, 09:05:21 AM
Goldblum is such a perfectly Coen-y man.
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Post by: modage on March 21, 2014, 10:14:22 AM
Working with Wes but dreaming of Paul.

(Somebody banner that, plz.)
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Post by: Lottery on March 24, 2014, 07:51:07 PM
Jonathan Demme on Rachel Getting Married.

"So I had offered the part of Sidney to Paul Thomas Anderson, who is not an actor but is an adorable, enormously likable person, a friend of mine, and he had come to a table read of the script and he was great. And it was funny because Anne was at that table read and when it was over she said, ďThat guy Paul, heís good, isnít he?Ē and I go ďYou mean Paul Thomas Anderson?Ē and she goes, ďThat was Paul Thomas Anderson!?Ē It freaked her out! She goes, ďOh my god! Iím so glad I didnít know that!Ē I offered the part to Paul and he didnít want to do it, he was finishing up [There Will] Be Blood, and he didnít want to take a part in a movie."

http://www.goodprattle.com/2008/10/rachel-getting-married-director.html

EDIT: This is surely the sort of thing that's been posted before.
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Post by: Pubrick on March 24, 2014, 10:22:16 PM
It hasn't.

Excellent find!

It confirms my suspicion that Anne Hathaway is a cinematic idiot.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Lottery on April 15, 2014, 06:32:56 AM
(https://xixax.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi58.tinypic.com%2Fxfq3a0.jpg&hash=85e37ac88631e94e583a2c47959901c518c8ff98)
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Mel on May 09, 2014, 09:31:09 AM
After seeing "Blue Ruin", I was searching for some interviews. I stumbled upon this QA session, quote is taken out of context (around 8:40):

Jeremy Saulnier: Boogie Nights is my all time favorite comedy.

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Post by: Alexandro on July 19, 2014, 12:49:20 AM
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/18/woody-allen-on-magic-in-the-moonlight-the-crisis-in-gaza-new-york-city-and-those-allegations.html (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/18/woody-allen-on-magic-in-the-moonlight-the-crisis-in-gaza-new-york-city-and-those-allegations.html)

Are there any young filmmakers out there that have really grabbed your attention?

Well, isÖ Paul Thomas Anderson a young gun? I think heís a terrific filmmaker. There are. I canít think of them all off the top of my head, but heís one that springs to mind. Naturally, the guys that Iím always crazy about are more from my generationóScorsese, Francis Coppola, Oliver Stone, and people like that.

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Post by: Lottery on December 25, 2014, 09:29:28 PM
Tony Hale Reddit AMA from a year ago.

(https://xixax.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FxVD0eVS.jpg&hash=caec5c47668248b42207cab9bbe8afb045588ec9)
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Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 26, 2014, 12:11:08 AM
Tony Hale would actually make a decent Barry Egan.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Gittes on February 16, 2015, 06:19:52 AM
Mike Shoemaker, who previously produced SNL and later joined Seth Meyers' new show, 566296318826782720[/tweet]/photo/1]tweeted this (http://[tweet):

Quote from:
In the studio watching Dick in a Box play before the live crowd, with Akiva and Paul Thomas Anderson.  #mySNLdays
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9vjgCpIgAAKWkO.jpg)
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Post by: Gittes on April 27, 2015, 01:22:16 AM
Robert Downey Jr. was interviewed on the Grantland podcast, and PTA and IV came up. A few quotes:

"But I'm really fortunate in that, first and foremost, I'm friends with PTA. And he is so much more than a filmmaker. He's just someone that you just go: if I could spend a big chunk of every day with this guy, I'd be a better person. So, that's great. And he and my dad are pals, so the three of us are going out to dinner tomorrow. By the way, that, to me, is as exciting a moment as literally being, not just front and centre, but you know, Steely Dan is playing at your birthday party."

On Phoenix in the role and his own supposed involvement in the project:

"A - nobody should have done that movie besides him. B - Paul was never really thinking about me for it. And it's not because he's cryptic. It's because he's been on...you know, it's kind of like there's a Scorsese and De Niro thing. At this point, I would [...] be happy to offer Mr. Anderson any and every film I do from now on. I mean, I love watching what they do."
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Post by: DocSportello on June 05, 2015, 10:32:41 AM
 http://www.infiniteguest.org/remember-this/ (http://www.infiniteguest.org/remember-this/)

This podcast is a highlight of my week. The website describes it as "the brainchild and passion project of Karina Longworth (founder of Cinematical.com, former film critic for LA Weekly), who writes, narrates, records and edits each episode."  "a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywoodís first century".

She also happens to be Rian Johnson's girlfriend.

Anyway during her one year anniversary, ask-me-anything episode she named PTA her favourite living American filmmaker (sorry, Rian) and shared a few quick, kind words on The Master.

She's not a big celeb or anything and I probably should have just put this in the podcast forum but I figured more people would read it here and maybe listen to the podcast so she will in turn continue to make it.

The current season is centred around Charles Manson and his run-in with/affect on Hollywood in the late 60's. Check it out.
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Post by: Reelist on February 15, 2017, 09:25:40 PM
Today on You Made It Weird (http://nerdist.com/you-made-it-weird-354-artie-lange-and-judd-apatow/) Artie Lange is the guest with Judd Apatow as co-host. Adam Sandler comes up in conversation in the last 25 minutes.

Judd Apatow: We do our show "Love" for Netflix, and they always say "Any Adam Sandler movie, if we put it up in a country where it's never run, it instantly is like GIGANTIC." Like you can put "The Wedding Singer" up in Peru and it just explodes, he's just really beloved around the World.

Artie Lange: Well, after "Punch Drunk Love", the French thought he was like Jerry Lewis, right? He was just winning festivals... (laughs)

JA: "Punch Drunk" is one of my favorite movies of all time. I cried hard. I cried for like 30 straight minutes at the end of that movie.

Pete Holmes: You told me the funny PT Anderson thing about that movie, remember? You said like, he was just making a regular romantic comedy, like he didn't intend to make a quirky one. He's just so...

JA: Yeah, I don't know when that changed. He said he wanted to make like a romantic comedy, but I think he's such a genius it just comes out in a unique way.

AL: He wanted Adam to play it more straight, then?

JA: No, no. Maybe this isn't even true, but he was trying to just make a funny romantic comedy and he can't help but do something that's not innovative and daring and incredible. The funny thing is that Adam would say to me like, "You know, I'm doing You and my brother." I watch the movie and I see it, and I think it's why it makes me cry, because he knew me when I was a kid. I was terrible with women, just scared to death. And I see it in the behavior, especially the moment when he's talking about the DJ. He's trying to tell the woman the story about this funny thing the DJ did, but he's just bombing, he's just bombing on this date trying to explain this joke. And I thought "That's how I sound, Adam, everyday." Because I would always live with him and just say "You gotta watch Norm Macdonald. Norm Macdonald is SO funny." And try to tell him Norm jokes and Sandler would go "I don't give a fuck about Norm Macdonald! I'm trying to get famous, why would I care about what anyone else is doing?"
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: HoQTeMR4 on February 16, 2017, 09:08:21 AM
Hello everybody ! You have a great forum here.


I just wanted to share this because Paul Thomas Anderson is my favorite director and Rooney is great too.

http://www.timeout.com/istanbul/film/interview-rooney-mara (http://www.timeout.com/istanbul/film/interview-rooney-mara)

Youíve talked about being obsessed with directors. Whom would you like to work with?
ďDo I say? What if they donít want to work with me, itíll be embarrassing! There are so many. But Iíd love to work with Paul Thomas Anderson and Michael Haneke.Ē
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilder on March 23, 2017, 11:58:35 PM
Quote from: Cigs & Red Vines
The very smart and good people at the Talk Easy podcast brought us the extensive interview they did with PTA-alum Philip Baker Hall from a couple weeks ago and PBH talks quite a bit about the three films he did with Paul. If you're short on time, that stuff comes in right around the 45 minute mark, but the whole thing seriously warrants listening. Thanks to Sam and Nora from Talk Easy for laying this embarrassment of riches at our feet  --

Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: citizn on May 17, 2017, 08:04:51 PM
From the recent GQ interview with Brad Pitt:
http://www.gq.com/story/brad-pitt-gq-style-cover-story (http://www.gq.com/story/brad-pitt-gq-style-cover-story)


And the fact that you guys are pointing toward thatóthat clearly doesn't always happen. If you ended up in court, it would be a spectacular nightmare.
Spectacular. I see it everywhere. Such animosity and bitterly dedicating years to destroying each other. You'll be in court and it'll be all about affairs and it'll be everything that doesn't matter. It's just awful, it looks awful. One of my favorite movies when it came out was There Will Be Blood, and I couldn't figure out why I loved this movie, I just loved this movie, besides the obvious talent of Paul T. and, you know, Daniel Day. But the next morning I woke up, and I went, Oh, my God, this whole movie is dedicated to this man and his hatred. It's so audacious to make a movie about it, and in life I find it just so sickening. I see it happen to friendsóI see where the one spouse literally can't tell their own part in it, and is still competing with the other in some way and wants to destroy them and needs vindication by destruction, and just wasting years on that hatred. I don't want to live that way.

Xixaxers may also be interested in the following snippet (although not PTA-related):

When is the acting still exciting?
I would say more in comedic stuff, where you're taking gambles. I can turn out the hits over and over and I justómy favorite movie is the worst-performing film of anything I've done, The Assassination of Jesse James. If I believe something is worthy, then I know it will be worthy in time to come. And there are times I get really cynical, you know. I spend a lot of time on design and even this sculpture folly I'm on, I have days whenóit all ends up in the dirt anyways: What's the point? So I go through that cycle, too, you know? What's the point?
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: axxonn on May 28, 2017, 08:07:03 AM
David Lynch: 
=39m17s

(time stamp doesn't work on here apparently but at 39:17)

"I liked Boogie Nights by Paul Thomas Anderson. But I did not like his last film. I think he's got a lot of talent."

Referring to TWBB as his "last film".
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Reelist on May 28, 2017, 11:24:37 AM
Referring to TWBB as his "last film".

Haha, apparently everyone stopped making films in 2007
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jenkins on May 28, 2017, 01:43:41 PM
the video's title is David Lynch - 03/11/2008
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilder on June 15, 2017, 10:48:39 PM
Interview with Dylan Tichenor (http://nofilmschool.com/2017/06/dylan-tichenor-editor-there-will-be-blood-magnolia)

Quote
Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (2000)

Tichenor said that one of the challenges in editing Boogie Nights was how to integrate long takes with coverage as well as figure out the answer to the question, "Whose story are we telling?"

This would become even more of an issue on their next collaboration, the operatic Magnolia, where, in the opening sequence, it was necessary to introduce all of the different characters and their connections, as well as establish rhythm and theme. 

While some of the shots in Magnolia were written into the script, others were shot five or six different ways and then altered in the editing room. Tichenor said that P.T. Anderson uses Microsoft Word to write his scripts, doesn't really adhere to traditional format, and does "all the things you're told never to do" as far as writing camera directions into his scripts. Of course, the editor noted that "Anderson can get away with it."

During post, Tichenor and P.T. Anderson went back and forth over the film's 188-minute runtime. Whenever Tichenor asked if there was anything Anderson would consider cutting from the film, Anderson responded, "'Like what, Dylan? What would you cut?'" Tichenor then related that "about two years later, I get a text from Paul saying, 'Magnoliaís playing on TV. It's too long. Great, thanks a lot, Dylan.'" 

There Will Be Blood (2007)

After Magnolia, Tichenor and P.T. Anderson next collaborated on what has recently been named by The New York Times as the best film (so far) of the 21st century: 2007's There Will Be Blood, which earned multiple Academy Award nominations, including one for Tichenor. Unlike their first two collaborations, which were multi-character narratives with lots of parallel action, TWBB is, in the editor's words, "a different kind of beast." 

From the start, Tichenor and P.T. Anderson approached the project like a horror film, employing "gothic shot framing and trying to build tension without a lot of cuts." This methodology even factored into the font that was used for the titles. "The cuts that are more nerve-wracking to me are the slower, quieter ones," Tichenor continued. "There's a big spotlight on, 'Now I'm changing perspective; now I'm showing you something else.'" 

He explained that because the character of Daniel Plainview was so off-putting and inhumanóin Tichenor's words, "a huge ass"óone of the challenges was eliciting empathy from the story. He and P.T. Anderson approached this problem through the character of H.W., Daniel's adopted son, whose perspective of the action they tried to bring into focus in every scene. "I kept asking Paul for more shots of H.W.," Tichenor said. "The same stuff is happening, but let's watch it through his point of view."

P.T. Anderson obliged, even adding scenes of the two bonding. (Here's a deleted one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjKU3FjwFs4&index=1&list=PLHOXPMs_WbCG6v1d3SEtvo5FT-tLL77sT&ab_channel=WildReactor); it's the first of the three clips.)

In contrast to quieter scenes, the editor feels as though "action functions more like [a] mosaic, where you have all the little pieces. When it's good, you get movement and flow."

Regarding the decision as to when to drop the sound out during the above set piece, Tichenor said that, beyond wanting to make sure that what had just happened (H.W. losing his hearing) was clear to the audience, it also was a way to bring the audience back into H.W.'s point of view and "keep that thread" of showing events through someone other than Daniel's eyes. 

Tichenor also talked about the strategy underlying the sequence's rhythm.

"It was not a fast movie," he said. "[In this sequence], we wanted to do set-up, set-up, static shots, then a long, handheld walk in...and from there, we wanted it to snap up." In fact, while cutting the seven-minute set piece, Tichenor found that there weren't as many angles as he wanted to use. As a result, he constructed some of them by punching in and out of different takes. "There are more angles than there were actual shots," he said. For example, when H.W. is blown back by the explosion, Tichenor made use of what he referred to as "...little repeated action things," i.e. quick cuts of the same footage, in order to add velocity to the sequence. 


Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Tictacbk on June 17, 2017, 05:09:11 PM
https://theringer.com/anchorman-development-will-ferrell-bill-simmons-podcast-bef9b909da38 (https://theringer.com/anchorman-development-will-ferrell-bill-simmons-podcast-bef9b909da38)

Will Ferrell talking about how Anchorman came to be:

ďPaul Thomas Anderson came and guest-wrote for a week on SNL,Ē Ferrell said. ďAnd he sat down with us and he was like, ĎI read that August Blowout.í Heís like, ĎWhat if you guys wrote whatever you wanted to write, and I would shepherd it for you and kind of find out how to make it?í We were like, ĎWeíd do it. Weíd do it in a heartbeat.í So thatís when we wrote Anchorman. So he was one of the guardian angels even though I think the first incarnation of that was maybe a little too weird for Paul.Ē

ďThe first version of Anchorman is basically the movie Alive, where the year is 1976, and we are flying to Philadelphia, and all the newsmen from around the country are flying in to have some big convention,Ē he said. ďRon convinces the pilot that he knows how to fly the charter jet, and he immediately crash-lands it in the mountains. And itís just the story of them surviving and trying to get off the mountainside. They clipped a cargo plane, and the cargo plane crashed as well, close to them, and it was carrying only boxes of orangutans and Chinese throwing stars. So throughout the movie weíre being stalked by orangutans who are killing, one by one, the team off with throwing stars. And Veronica Corningstone keeps saying things like, ĎGuys, I know if we just head down weíll hit civilization.í And we keep telling her, ĎWrong.í She doesnít know what weíre talking about. So that was the first version of the movie. In Paulís defense, that was a little too kooky.Ē
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: greenberryhill on July 24, 2017, 01:10:47 PM
Here are some videos from the Dylan Tichenor interview:



Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: FilmCell on November 29, 2017, 07:07:38 PM
Jennifer Lawrence gushing over Punch Drunk Love to Adam Sandler @26:03

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Post by: Gold Trumpet on November 29, 2017, 10:20:28 PM
On his twitter, Jason Isbell said Magnolia was his favorite film.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Robyn on December 12, 2017, 06:41:38 AM
has this been posted?


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Post by: Lottery on December 12, 2017, 06:48:47 AM
Interesting. Franco himself was considered for The Master.

Quote
ďWell, I donít know if this is a funny story but itís a true story,Ē he said. ďPaul 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 didnít 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 didnít know what he wanted to talk about because weíd always just kind of bullsó on the phone. So then when he started talking about the role he said ĎDo you feel like you can do this?í And I said ĎYeah, totally. Look, I think youíre like the best American director. I feel confident. I know I can do this.í And he said to me ĎBut I want this to scare you. I want this role, going on this journey to scare you.í And I was like ĎScare?! I know I can do it.Ē Franco now had the laughing audience in the Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental ballroom in the palm of his hand. ďAnd so, incredible movie, needless to say I didnít get the part. I guess I wasnít scared enough or something, or whatever reason I didnít get it. And then when I saw Joaquin in that movie I realized ĎOh, he wanted me to like lose my mind.í And so I guess thatís just to say I usually donít get scared of roles.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jenkins on December 20, 2017, 06:17:19 PM
today i had lunch with the writer of Paul Thomas Anderson (Contemporary Film Directors) (https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Thomas-Anderson-Contemporary-Directors/dp/0252081854/). he also writes screenplays for Guy Madden (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0866014). 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.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Robyn on December 21, 2017, 10:35:00 PM
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: ono on December 21, 2017, 10:45:19 PM
And the flipside:

Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on January 22, 2018, 03:00:47 PM
This may have been quoted here before.  We've been busted, gentlemen.

AN OPEN LETTER OF THANKS TO THE MEN WHO TELL ME WHO PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON IS

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/an-open-letter-of-thanks-to-the-men-who-tell-me-who-paul-thomas-anderson-is

Dear Men,

Thank you for telling me who critically acclaimed, Academy Award-nominated writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson is. Thank you for telling me heís your favorite director ó you must really know your stuff. Here I was floating around with no clue who this guy is ó 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 donít know anything at all about anything and especially not anything about your boy ďP.T.Ē 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 wouldnít 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 ďfemaleĒ or ďprofessionalĒ perspective (I am a woman and work in the film industry but thatís so random of me to mention Iíll 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 havenít seen Phantom Thread yet, so thank you for describing each scene in detail. I probably wouldnít 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 Andersonís screenplay is. I feel like Iím comprehending words for the first time because itís coming from the mouth of someone whose mother once told him heís very artistic.

Thank you for showing me your Magnolia poster.

Thanks for giving me your list of Paul Thomas Andersonís 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.

Sincerely,
Woman whoís never seen Boogie Nights

[I actually have a female friend that could have written this--based on my PTA blather.  I better go check... ]
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: ono on January 22, 2018, 04:27:41 PM
That chick needs a good dicking.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: eward on January 22, 2018, 05:22:08 PM
I suggest not taking her home.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on January 22, 2018, 05:53:34 PM
Or inviting her here
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Post by: Punch Drunk Hate on January 22, 2018, 05:57:24 PM
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.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on January 22, 2018, 05:59:26 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.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drenk on February 08, 2018, 01:42:28 PM
Christopher Nolan:

And Paulís 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, itís, ďOh, Mr. Woodcock, are you a spy? Get out your gun. Do you have a gun?Ē Iíve been hearing that for weeks. And every time Emma cooks mushrooms now, there are huge hysterics. Iíve 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. Itís 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. Itís amazing.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on February 26, 2018, 10:01:45 PM
Paul has never acted in anything that's ever been released to the public, correct?  I mean, not counting "Magnolia"--which shouldn't really count.   Wonder if he has any acting chops whatsoever?

Paul Thomas Anderson Nearly Starred In ĎRachel Getting Marriedí With Anne Hathaway

http://www.indiewire.com/2014/11/paul-thomas-anderson-nearly-starred-in-rachel-getting-married-with-anne-hathaway-269942/

Tunde Adibempe:

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ďOh, and the other funny thing about it was later, Jonathan [Demme] was telling me: he said, ĎYeah, you know, originally we tried some people out for the part, and before you, P.T. Anderson was going to do it but he got caught up in a project he had to do.í I think the project ended up being something like ĎThere Will Be Blood,í or something [laughs].Ē Adebimpe said. ďWe just started talking about him and how much we both liked him and Jonathan was like Ďyeah, that guy knows more about film than I do! I was [working] in the í70s and I was making some of the movies that he was talking around. I had no idea what was going on around me. Heís like a living library of film.í It was like a double-edge thing where itís like, ĎIím glad I got this role, I donít know how I feel about that, though.í I donít know how I feel about [filling in for] P.T. Anderson.Ē
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Sleepless on February 27, 2018, 08:48:39 AM
http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=10087.msg332232#msg332232 (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=10087.msg332232#msg332232)
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on February 27, 2018, 01:09:21 PM
Wow.  That version is much better.  Now I especially wish we could have seen him in that part.  Or, maybe we were better off with TWBB.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Robyn on February 27, 2018, 04:03:29 PM
this is a great story!
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: FilmCell on February 27, 2018, 05:13:17 PM
Jennifer Lawrence on Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread

http://www.indiewire.com/2018/02/jennifer-lawrence-shut-phantom-thread-off-paul-thomas-anderson-1201932932/ (http://www.indiewire.com/2018/02/jennifer-lawrence-shut-phantom-thread-off-paul-thomas-anderson-1201932932/)

ďI got through about three minutes of it. I put in a good solid three. Iím sorry to anybody who loved that movie,Ē Lawrence said. ďI couldnít give that kind of time. It was three minutes and I was just [oof].Ē

ďIs it just about clothes?Ē she continued. ďIs [Reynolds Woodcock] kind of like a narcissistic sociopath and heís an artist so every girl falls in love him because he makes her feel bad about herself and thatís the love story? I havenít seen it, so I donít know. Iíve been down that road, I know what thatís like, I donít need to watch that movie [laughs].Ē
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drenk on February 27, 2018, 05:55:27 PM
Lawrence Lawrencing.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 27, 2018, 06:08:29 PM
Nobody ever said the court of J-Law is impartial.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on February 27, 2018, 08:47:49 PM
I'm 30 minutes into the conversation with Jennifer and Marc.  She hasn't mentioned "Thread" yet, but it's easy to predict she wouldn't be able to sit thru it:  She tried Transendental Meditation, "...for two minutes and said, 'Fuck. This!'"  So, yeah, Jen--Phantom Thread won't be for you...
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jenkins on February 27, 2018, 09:30:16 PM
oh you guys have been in the mood where you're not in the mood for a movie
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on February 27, 2018, 09:38:35 PM
Sure, especially with screeners.  But she comes off in the interview like she wouldn't have a lot of patience for anything.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jenkins on February 27, 2018, 09:57:03 PM
what she's saying is human casual and it's people's reactions that are the funny thing. i haven't been following the public personality of Jennifer Lawless
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: FilmCell on February 28, 2018, 07:52:43 AM
She's a girl whose a high school dropout from Kentucky that got famous from The Hunger Games. Needless to say, Phantom Thread isn't for her. Nor is any PTA film outside of maybe Boogie Nights.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drenk on February 28, 2018, 07:58:57 AM
She's a girl whose a high school dropout from Kentucky that got famous from The Hunger Games. Needless to say, Phantom Thread isn't for her. Nor is any PTA film outside of maybe Boogie Nights.

Oh, that's reductive. The thing is she likes PTA. She even said in an interview that he's her favorite director. She talked about Punch Drunk Love with Adam Sandler. Why does she complain about Phantom Thread being "silent", etc...well, maybe she's annoyed that she hasn't worked with him yet, or she's high in pretending she's a "casual" viewer. Remember that she created a whole trend where people thought they were quirky when they talked about how much they liked to eat.

Oh. And I'm pretty sure the first minutes of mother! are mostly silent, but whatever...

Also: Daronofsky is probably Woodckier than Woodcock. PTSD.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jenkins on February 28, 2018, 10:10:22 AM
She's a girl whose a high school dropout from Kentucky that got famous from The Hunger Games. Needless to say, Phantom Thread isn't for her. Nor is any PTA film outside of maybe Boogie Nights.

you're a boy.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Gold Trumpet on February 28, 2018, 10:28:28 AM
She's a great actress but it seems Phantom Thread reminded her of uncomfortable past situations with men and just wasn't for her. This isn't a big deal.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Reelist on February 28, 2018, 10:40:20 AM
I donít have enough fingers to count the English period dramas I donít want to sit through
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jenkins on February 28, 2018, 01:19:47 PM
there are fuller and lighter perspectives being presented as well, i want to appreciate those, that's what i'm currently doing.

for preventive measures toward not reengaging my defense, i'd like to summarize my point of contention: she isn't being a bad or stupid person by saying what she said, she's being a normal person with feelings related to who she is. my basic philosophy is it's okay for people to be themselves. but it's not as easy as all that and one can say it but living it is another thing. everything about this: no big deal.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: ©brad on February 28, 2018, 02:16:24 PM
She's a great actress but it seems Phantom Thread reminded her of uncomfortable past situations with men and just wasn't for her. This isn't a big deal.

Thank you my friend. There are a few hot takes in this thread that need to be extinguished quick-like.

Her critique is one echoed by quite a few critics and it's a perfectly valid response, even if you disagree.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on February 28, 2018, 02:49:37 PM
She's a girl whose a high school dropout

*who's. source: middle school
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: FilmCell on February 28, 2018, 03:41:18 PM
I wonder if she can make it past 3 minutes of films by Bergman, Bresson or Ozu?
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jenkins on February 28, 2018, 03:56:00 PM
yes
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: FilmCell on February 28, 2018, 06:09:22 PM
She's a great actress but it seems Phantom Thread reminded her of uncomfortable past situations with men and just wasn't for her. This isn't a big deal.

Thank you my friend. There are a few hot takes in this thread that need to be extinguished quick-like.

Her critique is one echoed by quite a few critics and it's a perfectly valid response, even if you disagree.

A few critics only watched 3 minutes of Phantom Thread and then wrote sweeping, generalizing reviews? Didn't know that. How is NOT watching a movie and then critiquing it for being problematic towards women a "perfectly valid response?" Enlighten us.

Ironically, if Ms. Lawrence would've pulled her head away from binge watching episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and watched the film, she'd see that the characters played by both Vicky Krieps and Leslie Manville are strong, powerful women who eventually go toe-to-toe with Daniel Day Lewis and essentially control him. But, the good news is, now that she's insulted him, Paul won't hire this dull redneck in one of his films and we'll get the twin joys of never having her spoil a PTA picture with her generic performances AND get more discoveries like Katherine Waterston and Vicky Krieps! If he's one of her favorite directors, this wasn't exactly a smart way of ensuring a future collaboration between the two. If this is how she handles her career, no wonder all of her non-ensemble starring roles(Joy, Serena, Passengers, mother! and now Red Sparrow) have all been clunkers! She probably thought mother! was genius and edgy and bragged to Amy Schumer about how "I'm finally gonna be in one of those movies that hipsters who belittle me will watch!" But, when it didn't get the awards recognition she thought it deserved, she's decided to lash out at films like Phantom Thread that confuse her itty bitty brain and give her another nauseating, rehearsed way to demonstrate how much of a "normal person I am" for not liking "films" and only loving "movies."

Hey, Jennifer, stop sending nudes to overweight producers and start watching art films past the 3 minute mark. Your career will thank you. I don't know what mixture of hay and raccoon droppings were mixed into your baby formula back in Kentucky but it must've stunted your mental growth. Ultimately, it's not her fault. Her parents, who are probably second cousins, must've forgotten to teach her how to be a professional in between swigs from their jug of moonshine, five course smorgasbords of roadkill possum with all the fixin's under that kerosene lantern hanging from the ceiling by that wire hanger they called a chandelier back in Kentucky. Luckily for us, her 15 minutes will be over soon!
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Gold Trumpet on February 28, 2018, 06:30:07 PM
Looking at the post above and trying to weed my way through all the unintelligible, I will pretend to be someone who represents the Noah Baumbach fan club and get pissy with Paul Thomas Anderson because Bill Simmons name dropped every film of Baumbach he could in his interview with PTA and Mr. Fucking Anderson couldn't be bothered to say he has watched any of the films mentioned. All masterpieces! This leads me to believe Mr. Anderson is wasting his time watching too many Adam Sandler movies, pontificating on how Big Daddy could somehow be the masterpiece of all those flicks, and even watch a generally forgettable film like Girls Trip and finding his next muse when he could be watching more great cinema like what Noah Baumbach produces all the time. I mean, seriously...

Or I should have probably just ignored the last post and let it hang out to dry like the dirty laundry it is.

I love this site but man, some of these newbies are lowering the bar big time here from what great members we had in the past.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: FilmCell on February 28, 2018, 06:39:24 PM
PTA said he loved The Meyerowitz Stories and he never said, "I couldn't get through 3 minutes of it but it must just be about some problematic trend in our society ..." Even when he wished David Fincher testicular cancer for all of his jokes about it in Fight Club he never said that it was a result of never giving the movie the time of day.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: eward on February 28, 2018, 07:17:12 PM
Dude, who gives a fuck? People are allowed to dismiss whatever they please, whenever they please, no matter how rabidly we (you) may feel otherwise. The movieís been received, in general, more rapturously than I could have anticipated, so what if Jennifer Lawrence didnít immediately vibe with it? 

Itís allowed.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: FilmCell on February 28, 2018, 07:23:44 PM
Looking at the post above and trying to weed my way through all the unintelligible, I will pretend to be someone who represents the Noah Baumbach fan club and get pissy with Paul Thomas Anderson because Bill Simmons name dropped every film of Baumbach he could in his interview with PTA and Mr. Fucking Anderson couldn't be bothered to say he has watched any of the films mentioned. All masterpieces! This leads me to believe Mr. Anderson is wasting his time watching too many Adam Sandler movies, pontificating on how Big Daddy could somehow be the masterpiece of all those flicks, and even watch a generally forgettable film like Girls Trip and finding his next muse when he could be watching more great cinema like what Noah Baumbach produces all the time. I mean, seriously...

Or I should have probably just ignored the last post and let it hang out to dry like the dirty laundry it is.

I love this site but man, some of these newbies are lowering the bar big time here from what great members we had in the past.

Oh and don't even get me started on ghetto ass Tiffany Haddish ...
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jenkins on February 28, 2018, 07:35:21 PM
she'd see that the characters played by both Vicky Krieps and Leslie Manville are strong, powerful women who eventually go toe-to-toe with Daniel Day Lewis and essentially control him.

the theory the movie supports she's applying to practice, which we're all hoping you can later do when you learn more about women and other types of people.

cultural elitism is so narrow minded it's sometimes exhausting to hear, and always what it illuminates is a narrow perspective. a tunnel perspective. you're talking to a crowd of movie people is a thing. we can spot a tunnel perspective related to this medium from a mile away.

Oh and don't even get me started on ghetto ass Tiffany Haddish ...

that's a truly ugly thing to say, in addition to other ugly things you've said already. it's not broadening our perspectives and it's unpleasant to hear.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: polkablues on February 28, 2018, 08:27:09 PM
Oh and don't even get me started on ghetto ass Tiffany Haddish ...

Bad opinions and ill-conceived arguments will always find safe harbor at Xixax, but shit like this has absolutely no place here.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: eward on February 28, 2018, 08:42:55 PM
^^ if that isnít marquee worthy then I donít know what is.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on February 28, 2018, 10:13:29 PM
some of these newbies are lowering the bar big time here from what great members we had in the past.

I'm liking some of the new additions, but there are always a few really bad ones that pop up when there's an influx of new members...

Pretty much every post this guy has made so far has been dogshit. If this is the type of guy that some people imagine when they think of PTA fans, I can understand why we have a bad rep. It's really unfortunate.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Punch Drunk Hate on February 28, 2018, 11:15:18 PM
FilmCell, I hope you start educating yourself on understanding people before making such a bigoted comment. That kind of crap belongs nowhere on this forum and you ought to be ashamed of yourself.

some of these newbies are lowering the bar big time here from what great members we had in the past.

I'm liking some of the new additions, but there are always a few really bad ones that pop up when there's an influx of new members...

Pretty much every post this guy has made so far has been dogshit. If this is the type of guy that some people imagine when they think of PTA fans, I can understand why we have a bad rep. It's really unfortunate.

I'm disheartented that such a person would come to resemble our fanbase. It's not hard to get concern when I made a thread about our demographic because select people think we acted in the manner of the poster.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jviness02 on March 01, 2018, 01:15:44 AM
The issue with the Jennifer Lawrence situation is she has a Best Picture vote and doesn't even give the film a chance. Anyone who judges a film on three minutes shouldn't get to vote. 99% of the Academy does this which is one of primary reasons why it's all bullshit, but just because other people are pulling that bullshit doesn't excuse Jennifer Lawrence. She deserves any flack she gets for this. As a fellow artist she should realize how disrespectful it is to publicly judge a full work of art based on a very small sample of it. She probably would not be happy if PTA watched one scene from mother! and then went off about how she should win the Razzie. If she doesn't like the movie, that's her right, but she shouldn't vote for Best Picture without watching it and she doesn't need to bash it publicly.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jenkins on March 01, 2018, 02:24:49 AM
i think he's the guy who said "They're still giving Oscars to little Ronnie Howard with Beautiful Mind (Laughs in the audience)" and there's no crying in baseball. i'm 100% positive he's not crying.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Just Withnail on March 01, 2018, 05:44:06 AM
A few critics only watched 3 minutes of Phantom Thread and then wrote sweeping, generalizing reviews? Didn't know that. How is NOT watching a movie and then critiquing it for being problematic towards women a "perfectly valid response?" Enlighten us.

Ironically, if Ms. Lawrence would've pulled her head away from binge watching episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and watched the film, she'd see that the characters played by both Vicky Krieps and Leslie Manville are strong, powerful women who eventually go toe-to-toe with Daniel Day Lewis and essentially control him. But, the good news is, now that she's insulted him, Paul won't hire this dull redneck in one of his films and we'll get the twin joys of never having her spoil a PTA picture with her generic performances AND get more discoveries like Katherine Waterston and Vicky Krieps! If he's one of her favorite directors, this wasn't exactly a smart way of ensuring a future collaboration between the two. If this is how she handles her career, no wonder all of her non-ensemble starring roles(Joy, Serena, Passengers, mother! and now Red Sparrow) have all been clunkers! She probably thought mother! was genius and edgy and bragged to Amy Schumer about how "I'm finally gonna be in one of those movies that hipsters who belittle me will watch!" But, when it didn't get the awards recognition she thought it deserved, she's decided to lash out at films like Phantom Thread that confuse her itty bitty brain and give her another nauseating, rehearsed way to demonstrate how much of a "normal person I am" for not liking "films" and only loving "movies."

Hey, Jennifer, stop sending nudes to overweight producers and start watching art films past the 3 minute mark. Your career will thank you. I don't know what mixture of hay and raccoon droppings were mixed into your baby formula back in Kentucky but it must've stunted your mental growth. Ultimately, it's not her fault. Her parents, who are probably second cousins, must've forgotten to teach her how to be a professional in between swigs from their jug of moonshine, five course smorgasbords of roadkill possum with all the fixin's under that kerosene lantern hanging from the ceiling by that wire hanger they called a chandelier back in Kentucky. Luckily for us, her 15 minutes will be over soon!


You have a very ugly soul, mister, and you don't seem to realize that you reveal it in your writing. Your words say nothing about their subject and very much about you.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 01, 2018, 08:02:16 AM
If it wasnít clear from Polkaís post, FilmCell was banned yesterday.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: axxonn on March 01, 2018, 09:32:21 AM
The issue with the Jennifer Lawrence situation is she has a Best Picture vote and doesn't even give the film a chance. Anyone who judges a film on three minutes shouldn't get to vote. 99% of the Academy does this which is one of primary reasons why it's all bullshit, but just because other people are pulling that bullshit doesn't excuse Jennifer Lawrence. She deserves any flack she gets for this. As a fellow artist she should realize how disrespectful it is to publicly judge a full work of art based on a very small sample of it. She probably would not be happy if PTA watched one scene from mother! and then went off about how she should win the Razzie. If she doesn't like the movie, that's her right, but she shouldn't vote for Best Picture without watching it and she doesn't need to bash it publicly.

Not exactly surprising though, this is how I always imagined the Academy watching process went down. Explains a lot of the past winners ;)
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jviness02 on March 01, 2018, 10:11:20 AM
The issue with the Jennifer Lawrence situation is she has a Best Picture vote and doesn't even give the film a chance. Anyone who judges a film on three minutes shouldn't get to vote. 99% of the Academy does this which is one of primary reasons why it's all bullshit, but just because other people are pulling that bullshit doesn't excuse Jennifer Lawrence. She deserves any flack she gets for this. As a fellow artist she should realize how disrespectful it is to publicly judge a full work of art based on a very small sample of it. She probably would not be happy if PTA watched one scene from mother! and then went off about how she should win the Razzie. If she doesn't like the movie, that's her right, but she shouldn't vote for Best Picture without watching it and she doesn't need to bash it publicly.

Not exactly surprising though, this is how I always imagined the Academy watching process went down. Explains a lot of the past winners ;)

Oh, for sure.  Which is why it's all bullshit. I personally know three Academy members who refuse to watch Get Out. It's so fucking stupid.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on March 01, 2018, 11:19:57 AM
Oh, for sure.  Which is why it's all bullshit. I personally know three Academy members who refuse to watch Get Out. It's so fucking stupid.


Not to mention the members that vote a 'party line' (eg, voting for the films their company released, etc), or that give their ballot to someone else to fill out, or vote for the film they 'heard' is deserving...
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Gold Trumpet on March 01, 2018, 01:27:51 PM
The issue with the Jennifer Lawrence situation is she has a Best Picture vote and doesn't even give the film a chance. Anyone who judges a film on three minutes shouldn't get to vote. 99% of the Academy does this which is one of primary reasons why it's all bullshit, but just because other people are pulling that bullshit doesn't excuse Jennifer Lawrence. She deserves any flack she gets for this. As a fellow artist she should realize how disrespectful it is to publicly judge a full work of art based on a very small sample of it. She probably would not be happy if PTA watched one scene from mother! and then went off about how she should win the Razzie. If she doesn't like the movie, that's her right, but she shouldn't vote for Best Picture without watching it and she doesn't need to bash it publicly.

You hit a lot of nails on the head. Most don't really watch many of the films yet vote. The Academy is bullshit but really, all award shows are. When I was a kid, I could name every Best Picture winner for every year. Now I haven't watched the Oscars in over 10 years.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on March 01, 2018, 10:36:01 PM
In keeping with this recent discussion of the Oscars:

The surprising fact behind how much it costs to win an Oscar
The glitziest Academy Awards actually cost the least, one analysis shows; predicts wins for ďPhantom ThreadĒ director and ďThe PostĒ

https://moneyish.com/ish/the-surprising-fact-behind-how-much-it-costs-to-win-an-oscar/
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The big caveat to Giffgaffís analysis is that it doesnít necessarily take into account a big part of the Oscar nomination and award process: lobbying. The run-up to the March 4 ceremony, involves months of campaigning that includes cushy junkets (AKA ďvalue-added opportunitiesĒ) for Academy voters, though these perks are restricted as the big night grows near.

Giffgaff however is so confident with its analysis that itís even predicting winners in select categories for Sunday night. Its pick include Steven Spielbergís ďThe Post,Ē which cost $50 million to make, for Best Motion Picture, and ďPhantom ThreadĒ auteur Paul Thomas Anderson for best director.

Kind of a Moneyball approach to predicting Oscar wins. 
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Punch Drunk Hate on March 23, 2018, 06:57:54 AM



Kubrick comparison starts at 3:31.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Reelist on March 23, 2018, 12:24:51 PM
Itís a lot less awkward to watch two people in there at the same time, they should make it a trend
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on March 27, 2018, 05:42:14 PM
There's a scene in the pilot episode of HBO's Barry that heavily features a version of Linda's A-to-Z Pharmacy breakdown.

Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Lewton on March 27, 2018, 09:52:24 PM
There's a scene in the pilot episode of HBO's Barry that heavily features a version of Linda's A-to-Z Pharmacy breakdown.

I liked the series premiere. There's a PTA vibe elsewhere in the episode, too, but maybe it's a bit low-key outside of the example you just mentioned.

I mean, among other things, Barry Block (Hader) reminded me of Barry Egan.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Robyn on March 30, 2018, 09:07:45 AM
I wanted to hear what Johnny Greenwood has said about PTA, and found this. don't know if it has been posted here yet.

https://www.stereogum.com/1983217/jonny-greenwood-and-paul-thomas-anderson-seem-to-have-a-delightful-working-relationship/news/

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ďHe said, ĎEither you come and youíre dressed like an idiot, and thatíd be brilliant. Or you come and you have to say something on stage, which would also be brilliant. So win-win for me,'Ē Greenwood said in a recent interview. ďItís a kind of abuse, really, the way he treats me.Ē

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What makes them such a good match?

ďLike any good long-term relationship, Iíd say mutual respect and date nights,Ē says Anderson.

ďHe has faith in me and he likes making fun of me,Ē says Greenwood. ďI think theyíre the two prongs of the perfect relationship, really.Ē

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ďHe wonít push gently into something that doesnít come naturally. He needs to find a legitimate way in to something rather than just juke-boxing. The music he came up with is just deeply felt ó by him, clearly. I donít know why some people can do it and others canít, but he can access something inside him and get it to come out though his fingers into his instruments. Itís weird. He can even make Toca Band on his phone sound like something spectacular and moving.Ē
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on April 04, 2018, 04:52:44 PM
Marc Maron has an odd take on PTA during his conversation with Neil Patrick Harris this week.  I'm not sure I agree, and don't quite understand why Marc came to this particular conclusion.


[Don't know why this link won't start at 1:19:38--but that's the start of the tangent.  Marc asks him about Ricky Jay.]



The PTA segment (begins at 1:20:47):

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MM: Have you ever talked to him? Paul Thomas Anderson?
NPH: No. I just read a whole article about him...
MM: He's a very goofy guy.
NPH: Really?
MM:  He grew up in the Valley... His dad was a whacky TV host from Cleveland or something...
NPH: That's right...
MM: And his dad and Tim Conway were best friends...
NPH:  No way...!
MM:  Yeah.  Like, I thought he was, like, some Dark Genius... He comes over here, he's just...goofy dude from the Valley.  And it's very entertaining to talk to him....
NPH:  So, what is a goofy dude like that...
MM:  Where does he get that stuff?  Why is he so fuckin'...  Maybe that's just his public persona--but he's obviously an incredible filmmaker.
NPH:  Phantom Thread?!
MM: He's got reall balls with the filmmaking. Like, he's not afraid of what's going to come at him.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: csage97 on April 04, 2018, 05:12:17 PM
Marc Maron has an odd take on PTA during his conversation with Neil Patrick Harris this week.  I'm not sure I agree, and don't quite understand why Marc came to this particular conclusion.


[Don't know why this link won't start at 1:19:38--but that's the start of the tangent.  Marc asks him about Ricky Jay.]



The PTA segment (begins at 1:20:47):

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MM: Have you ever talked to him? Paul Thomas Anderson?
NPH: No. I just read a whole article about him...
MM: He's a very goofy guy.
NPH: Really?
MM:  He grew up in the Valley... His dad was a whacky TV host from Cleveland or something...
NPH: That's right...
MM: And his dad and Tim Conway were best friends...
NPH:  No way...!
MM:  Yeah.  Like, I thought he was, like, some Dark Genius... He comes over here, he's just...goofy dude from the Valley.  And it's very entertaining to talk to him....
NPH:  So, what is a goofy dude like that...
MM:  Where does he get that stuff?  Why is he so fuckin'...  Maybe that's just his public persona--but he's obviously an incredible filmmaker.
NPH:  Phantom Thread?!
MM: He's got reall balls with the filmmaking. Like, he's not afraid of what's going to come at him.

I think it's that Marc thought PTA would be very serious and less conversational than he is. PTA's films give off a sense of the literary (especially after The Master and IV, when Marc had him on the podcast) and can be narratively and "intellectually" challenging with a great level of craft, I suppose, so he possibly expected a person with a challenging intellect and wariness about the world.

Not that PTA isn't intelligent or knowledgeable, but he is very relatable, conversational, loves to joke, isn't serious all the time, loves funny movies, etc., so that's what I think Marc means by "goofy" (though goofy is a bit hyperbolic). I wouldn't really describe PTA as goofy myself, but I think it's Marc's way of saying that PTA's a lot more down to earth and funnier than expected.
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Post by: jenkins on April 04, 2018, 06:08:02 PM
if one wants to learn about Tim Conway, he wrote and starred in Paul Bartel's The Longshot (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091430/), and right there'll you'll learn about humor and characters and everything else. Robby MŁller was the dp.
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Post by: Lewton on April 05, 2018, 11:58:21 PM
I remember Amy Adams mentioning a similar experience. I think she had been expecting someone dour and "very, very serious" (quoting Dodd there, not Adams).

Still, I think Marc Maron's bafflement is kind of baffling. People are complicated. It doesn't seem that surprising to me that a serious filmmaker can also manage to be a down to earth fellow.
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Post by: wilberfan on April 20, 2018, 05:20:15 PM
A nice interview with William H Macy over at The Ringer.


https://www.theringer.com/movies/2018/4/20/17258738/william-h-macy-career-life-fargo-boogie-nights-shameless


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Shortly after, you did Boogie Nights. How the hell did that movie get made?


More to the point: How did it get made with the subject matter? I mean, you know, a loving look at the porn industry. Imagine that. Paul had some juice going into this and it was the heyday of indies, so you could make money off an independent film. It was a good bet, but the first draft of the script that I read was X-rated. It was really graphic. It had a lot of sex in it. I wrote my agents and said, ďHold on. Am I being punked? Is this real?Ē And they said, ďYeah, he wants to meet with you.Ē So I watched Hard Eight.


Itís a good movie.


Oh my God, itís great. Paul is a high-energy guyóreally kind, really supportive, and fun. He likes to joke around. He has an indefatigable knowledge of film. Heís seen every movie ever made. You feel confidence with him, and thatís the biggest thing as an actor. I want to feel confident that the director is going to bring us home and do it with as little bloodletting as possible. As Iíve gotten older, I get cranky when we go over 12 hours. I want to know why. Is this planned and you didnít tell anyone? Who screwed up?
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Post by: Tdog on April 22, 2018, 07:19:33 PM
Joaquin Phoenix talking about PTA in a recent long form interview with Collider
http://collider.com/joaquin-phoenix-interview-paul-thomas-anderson-the-joker/#christopher-nolan

I know Iím almost out of time with you, so I have to ask you, Iím a huge fan, like everyone, of your collaborations with Paul [Thomas Anderson]. Iím just curious, what has it been like for you working with him? Do you foresee yourself working with him again in the future?

PHOENIX: Heís like someone that came, brought me this movie at this time in my career that it just couldnít have been more perfect timing for me. I feel like I learned, so much of the experience taught me so much, and also working with Phillip [Seymour Hoffman], thereís just something so magical about that film to me, the experience of making that movie. I feel strongly about Paul. I have so much love and respect for him as a man and as a creative person. I feel like I donít know, itís just one of those moments where I wonder what kind of actor Iíd be without that experience, without having worked with him. I hope that weíll work together again. I donít know. If I turn around in 20 years and I say I got to work with Paul twice, thatís Ö You know what I mean?

Totally.

PHOENIX: Fucking great. Yeah, of course, Iím fucking greedy. I would like to do it more, but if thatís all I got, I feel very fortunate to have had that experience.
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Post by: eward on April 22, 2018, 10:09:16 PM
Please God let them team up again.
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Post by: Punch Drunk Hate on May 20, 2018, 07:38:52 PM


 
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Post by: wilberfan on May 20, 2018, 09:26:24 PM
Leon Vitali Talks About Stanley Kubrick and ĎFilmworkerí at Nuart Theatre
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Vitali did share stories about Kubrick which involved him calling Vitali a certain word which has a broader meaning in England and Scotland but a simpler one in America as many find it extremely offensive (hint: it begins wit a c and ends with a t), and he also talked about the pie fight scene which was taken out of ďDr. StrangegloveĒ because they just felt it would have been a terrible way to end the movie. In terms of filmmakers today who Vitali considers in Kubrickís league, he said he really admires Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo Del Toro because he gets back to the fairy tale part of the storytelling, and Sean Baker who directed ďThe Florida Project.Ē In terms of his favorite Kubrick movie, he said if you put a gun to his head he would have to say it is ď2001: A Space Odyssey.Ē
Source (https://theultimaterabbit.com/2018/05/21/leon-vitali-talks-about-stanley-kubrick-and-filmworker-at-nuart-theatre/)
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Post by: Punch Drunk Hate on August 26, 2018, 11:08:56 AM
Quote from: John Carpenter

ďI really like Paul Thomas Anderson a lot. I think heís really good. Damn, is he good! Amazingly good! He really has command of narrative. Visual narrative. Really interesting. Thatís one example. I love his films. Even though I donít have any connection with whatís going on on the screen, he makes me.Ē
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Post by: eward on August 26, 2018, 05:18:11 PM
Goddamn, imagine hearing John fucking Carpenter sing your praises?
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jviness02 on September 12, 2018, 12:53:04 PM
PTA and John C. Reily speak a little more about the improvs that inspired Reilyís character in Magnolia. PTA also credits Reily with figuring out how TWBB would end.

https://www.gq.com/story/john-c-reilly-profile
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Post by: ono on September 13, 2018, 11:08:22 AM
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They had fun. ďOn the way to Phil's house,Ē Reilly said, dropping into his dim, thick cop voice, ďI would be like, ĎApparentlyíóand I had the Oakleys onóĎthis individual thinks they can play their music however loud they want. Well, I got news for them. There's a thing called the law.í Ē They'd improvise, Anderson catching it all on tape. The footage would eventually yield Reilly's lonely officer in Magnolia, but at the time, the exercise scratched a new itch. He was improvising seriously, but it was also deeply, stupidly, pee-your-pants hilarious, Hoffman faking a heart attack before sprinting away cursing. ďIt was really, really, really, really, really, really fun,Ē Anderson recalled.

Awesome.  Wish that would turn up someday.

I hate that throwaway line about CMBB though. Why not go into more detail about that?
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Post by: wilberfan on September 16, 2018, 11:32:11 PM
Maya briefly discusses her "husband" in NY Times Magazine Interview.


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Rudolphís first child with the director Paul Thomas Anderson was born in 2005, an event she credits with making her a more productive cast member, because of its freezing effect on her personal life. Previously unmissable activities, like ďsocializing, and going out forĒ ó she spilled into a Valley Girl shriek ó ďdraaanks!Ē suddenly revealed themselves to be nonessential. But even with her newfound focus and an internal clock recalibrated for the topsy-turvy ďS.N.L.Ē night-owl schedule, the pace was grueling for a new parent. Sometimes, on writing nights, Rudolph would put her toddler to bed, head to work until ďbetween 6 and 9 in the morningĒ and come home just as she awoke. Rudolph left the show in November 2007, when her daughter was 2.


ďIt was too hard,Ē she said. ďAnd nobody else understands or cares, when they donít have kids. Theyíre like: ĎOh, thatís cool!í Ē she said, turning away with a distracted nod. ď ĎWhat are you guys doing tonight?í Theyíre like, ĎWeíre going to see Justin Timberlake because Andyís doing ďDick in a BoxĒ with him! What are you doing?í And I was likeĒ ó Rudolph affected the faraway stare of a revenant ó ď ĎMy daughterís sick. Iím going home.í Ē


Members of the public familiar with the careers of Rudolph and Anderson react to their long-term relationship in one of two ways: Either they are surprised to learn that Rudolph and Anderson have been a couple since 2001 or they knew that but are surprised to remember it. Perhaps itís that a high-minded film auteur would not seem to possess a wacky enough personality to pair with a woman who earned a living parodying Beyoncť from Destinyís Child as ďBritanicaĒ from ďGeminiís TwinĒ; perhaps itís that Maya Rudolph is not Daniel Day-Lewis. Often peopleís response to the couple takes the form of jocular fetishization, as when New York Magazineís The Cut published a short opinion piece titled ďPaul Thomas Anderson and Maya Rudolph Are the Greatest Celebrity Couple,Ē affectionately citing, as a piece of evidence, an unsmiling candid paparazzi photo of them walking side by side. There have been instances, however, when the teasing has overreached and Rudolph has, like her parents, found her interracial relationship the object of prurient interest. She recalled a comedy writer who told her that her and Andersonís children were ďquadroons or octoroonsĒ ó ďbecause people think that being aggressive is funny, I guess.Ē


Although they are not married, Rudolph refers to Anderson as ďmy husbandĒ in conversation, as when a maÓtre dí told her that a man once introduced himself to the restaurantís staff as ďthe unofficial mayor of the ValleyĒ and Rudolph instantly blurted, ďI hope it wasnít my husband.Ē She said it felt ďookyĒ to keep referring to her long-term partner as her ďboyfriendĒ after the birth of their daughter (they now have four children); she likes ďhusbandĒ because ďpeople know what that means. It means heís the father of my child, and I live with him, and we are a couple, and we are not going anywhere.Ē


Full Source (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/14/magazine/maya-rudolph-snl-amazon-forever.html)
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Post by: Punch Drunk Hate on October 01, 2018, 11:27:55 PM
Quote from: Melora Walters
Before production began, however, she had to show the script to a director she's worked with before on films such as "Boogie Nights," "Magnolia," "The Master" and others: Paul Thomas Anderson.

"I call it the 'Papal Blessing,'" Walters said. "He, to me, is our best filmmaker. If Paul says go for it, then I go for it."


Full Article (https://www.summitdaily.com/explore-summit/breckenridge-film-festival-screens-world-premiere-of-waterlily-jaguar-directorial-debut-of-melora-walters/)
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Post by: jenkins on October 12, 2018, 02:39:11 PM
Sissy Spacek Reveals Paul Thomas Anderson Convinced Her To Star In Andy Sambergís ĎHot Rodí (https://theplaylist.net/sissy-spacek-pta-hot-rod-20181012/)

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ďMy husband, Jack, had worked on ĎThere Will Be Bloodí with Paul Thomas Anderson, and Paul called him to say, ĎThis is not a film that Sissy would ordinarily do, but they want to offer it to you, and they know youíll never see the script unless we get to you. These guys are great ó you should do it.í And when Paul Thomas Anderson talks, you listen! So thatís why I did it, and now Iím friends with all these young, cool guys with crazy names like Akiva, Jorma, and Andy,Ē reveals Spacek.
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Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on October 13, 2018, 10:04:17 PM
I'VE BEEN DRINKIN GREEN TEA ALL GOD DAMN DAY
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Post by: jenkins on October 18, 2018, 04:42:32 PM
Jason Blum Talks [About] Why ĎThere Will Be Bloodí Is The Best Film In Two Decades (https://theplaylist.net/jason-blum-weinstein-paul-thomas-anderson-20181018/)

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Blum is asked who his favorite filmmaker of all time is. Not all that shocking given the directorís pedigree, the producer says itís none other than Paul Thomas Anderson. ďHis movies are so precise. He can make a movie about pretty much anything and the movies seem flawless to me: the performance, the production, every aspect of the filmmaking is so good. ĎThere Will Be Bloodí is probably my favorite movie in the last 20 years,Ē revealed Blum.
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Post by: BigSock on October 22, 2018, 07:14:04 PM
Jonah Hill says PTA saw an early cut of "Mid90s"

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Other industry friends gave more constructive criticism, including Miller and Spike Jonze. Paul Thomas Anderson watched an early cut of the film and sent Hill a text message so positive that he framed it for his office. (He wonít say what the text said because he doesnít want to ďsound like a douchebag.Ē)

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-jonah-hill-mid90s-20181020-story.html
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Post by: wilberfan on October 25, 2018, 11:10:43 PM
Paul Dano appeared with Terry Gross on FRESH AIR on Oct 24, 2018.   

Here is a pertinent excerpt:

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GROSS: You were directed at age 22 by one of the greatest directors of our time, Paul Thomas Anderson. Were there things you learned from him about directing, about how to work with actors that you've tried to carry through in the rest of your acting career and now in your first-time directorial effort?

DANO: Yeah. Paul, I think, has a lot of love. I think he loves his actors and his crew. He has an incredible eye for detail. I think it's definitely been important for me having - wanting to have been a filmmaker for a long time to have seen directors like this go to work, meaning to see them wait for the oil drip to be right even though time and money is, you know, burning. I remember one time in a costume fitting, you know, him noticing something in the stitching of the tie that nobody else would have noticed. You know, just sort of the focus, the care and the integrity. And it's also important when you see somebody like him able to enjoy their work and have a moment of fun probably too. But I absolutely loved working with him. And frankly, many of the directors I've worked with, I think the common theme is really hard work.

Transcript & Link
 (http://www.wunc.org/post/paul-dano-wildlife-and-different-anxieties-acting-and-directing#stream/0)
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Post by: wilberfan on October 25, 2018, 11:45:17 PM
'The Amaranth': How Pushy Octagenarians and Paul Thomas Anderson Inspired An Unsettling Tale
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NFS: Albert, you have worked with Paul Thomas Anderson on a number different of projects, and you thank him in the credits of this film. Based on your work with him, did you take any specific lessons learned or any advice he's given you over the years into this particular project?

Chi: Oh yeah, without question, everything. I'm serious. I'm totally dead serious. My wife, Jen, jokes about it all the time. Paul and I had a working relationship that was pretty close for a long time. He's my mentor, I'm his apprentice, so there's no version of me making anything artistic at this point that doesn't have its roots from Paul's life and his canon of work, and his philosophies about things. Anything that I do, The Amaranth or anything else, I know at some point, I'll be in the room with Paul, and I'll have to own up for it, and I want to be able to stand up for it.

Beyond that, my favorite thing to do is to steal stuff I know he'll notice, put it in there, and then talk it about it with him. It's almost like asking permission to steal the car. I like that. I think he likes it, too. In fact, I know he does because he's one of those guys, like if he gives you shit, you know you're in a good place. If he just ignores you, that's when you have a problem. He is constantly giving me shit.
Link (https://nofilmschool.com/2018/10/amaranth-interview)
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Post by: modage on October 26, 2018, 12:15:32 PM
For a little more context: Albert was PTA's assistant for a long time, nice dude. Didn't know he made a film, good for him.  :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on October 26, 2018, 08:45:04 PM
Paul Dano appeared with Terry Gross on FRESH AIR on Oct 24, 2018.   


I listed to the actual audio of the interview today.  Quite interesting.   And I didn't know it was pronounced "Day-no"...
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Post by: wilberfan on October 27, 2018, 10:56:40 PM
Ron Howard on PTA:


https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpc44Yfhms1/
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Something Spanish on October 28, 2018, 06:54:12 AM
they're still giving oscars to little ronnie howard...
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Heisenberg on November 02, 2018, 01:29:57 PM
PTA got a special thanks in the end credits for Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: WorldForgot on November 03, 2018, 11:30:20 AM
PTA got a special thanks in the end credits for Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria.

First billed special thanks, too!
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on November 03, 2018, 12:02:02 PM
For those of us out of that particular loop, what's the gratitude for, specifically?
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Heisenberg on November 03, 2018, 02:32:53 PM
I'm thinking maybe he helped convince Thom Yorke to do the score. Also, there were moments in the film where I felt a bit of a PTA influence. He may have also been one of the first to see it and had nice things to say about it. I remember him saying Call Me By Your Name was his favorite film of last year.
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Post by: wilberfan on November 03, 2018, 11:37:36 PM
Awards buzz is icing for John Krasinski and 'A Quiet Place'

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Critics loved its high concept thrills, too, and while many have offered their praise, a certain phone call stands out for Krasinski ó the one he got from his favorite director, and friend, Paul Thomas Anderson.

ďIt was probably 30 minutes long about how much he loved the movie and how much it meant to him and how much he wished movies like this happened every Friday. I genuinely blacked out on that phone call,Ē Krasinski said. ďHe said, ĎIíll tell you the best compliment I can give you: As I was walking back to my car I thought, OK, I need to get back to work.íĒ

Anderson actually provided some inspiration for ďA Quiet Place.Ē Krasinski said he studied the opening of ďThere Will Be BloodĒ and other modern films that employ silence to figure out how he would approach it in his film. He also looked at ďJaws,Ē ĎíRosemaryís BabyĒ the films of Alfred Hitchcock for ideas in tension-building.
Source (https://www.news-journal.com/awards-buzz-is-icing-for-john-krasinski-and-a-quiet/article_a5d8727e-dbb6-11e8-b090-d781c18849c6.html)
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: eward on November 04, 2018, 06:53:31 AM
Awards buzz is icing for John Krasinski and 'A Quiet Place'

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Critics loved its high concept thrills, too, and while many have offered their praise, a certain phone call stands out for Krasinski ó the one he got from his favorite director, and friend, Paul Thomas Anderson.

ďIt was probably 30 minutes long about how much he loved the movie and how much it meant to him and how much he wished movies like this happened every Friday. I genuinely blacked out on that phone call,Ē Krasinski said. ďHe said, ĎIíll tell you the best compliment I can give you: As I was walking back to my car I thought, OK, I need to get back to work.íĒ

Anderson actually provided some inspiration for ďA Quiet Place.Ē Krasinski said he studied the opening of ďThere Will Be BloodĒ and other modern films that employ silence to figure out how he would approach it in his film. He also looked at ďJaws,Ē ĎíRosemaryís BabyĒ the films of Alfred Hitchcock for ideas in tension-building.
Source (https://www.news-journal.com/awards-buzz-is-icing-for-john-krasinski-and-a-quiet/article_a5d8727e-dbb6-11e8-b090-d781c18849c6.html)

Ew.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jenkins on November 05, 2018, 04:56:00 PM
PTA got a special thanks in the end credits for Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria.

First billed special thanks, too!

i was like, "huh, everyone's noticing that, interesting," but now i'm like "oh okay i get it"

(https://i.imgur.com/w7CgzyX.png?1)
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Post by: BigSock on November 12, 2018, 07:10:09 PM
PTA moderated a DGA screening for If Beale Street Could Talk

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ďIím jealous of your close ups.Ē -Paul Thomas Anderson to Barry Jenkins. Another amazing film from one of my favorite auteurs. To think both Moonlight and IfÖ

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Post by: eward on November 12, 2018, 09:59:21 PM
Moonlight was okay.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jenkins on November 12, 2018, 10:23:47 PM
Itís cinephilia thatís being celebrated
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: BigSock on November 14, 2018, 07:29:43 PM
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Paul Thomas Anderson is hosting an awards season screening of "A Quiet Place." Fascinating.

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Post by: wilberfan on November 19, 2018, 05:07:52 PM
Steven Brill (director, Adam Sandler One Hundred Percent Fresh concert film) on getting PTA to DP one of Sandler's L.A. nights.



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Brill: I met Paul back when we were shooting Little Nicky in Ö what was it, 1999? We were shooting at Paramount and Adam said, ďOh, that guy who did Boogie Nights is coming over. He wants to talk to me about some movie, and heís a big fan of yours.Ē Iím like, ďWhat?! The guy who did Boogie Nights is a fan of mine? From what, Heavyweights?Ē And Adam says, ďYeah, Heavyweights.Ē I thought, ďOkay, whatever,Ē but then Paul shows up and says, ďMan, I loved Heavyweights,Ē and I was like, ďOh my God, this is the coolest thing ever.Ē Because even then, when he had only done Hard Eight and Boogie Nights, everyone knew this was the guy. Great filmmaker. He showed up at Little Nicky and hung out, and he and Adam became friends and did Punch-Drunk Love and stayed friends.


Paul loves comedy and he loves music, and heís sneakily shooting little music things all the time. When we started working on the special, Phantom Thread came out, and there is nothing more exciting to me than a new PTA movie. Even though I know him and am friends with him, Iím still in awe of him, Iím still more a fan than anything else. With Phantom Thread I felt like he had taken it to a whole other level, and the fact that he was his own director of photography got me thinking maybe I could get him to shoot for me. Not the whole special, I knew he wouldnít do that, but maybe a night at Largo. He showed up there one night when Sandler was performing and I just threw it out there: ďHey Paul, how would you like to shoot a night?Ē His eyes sort of lit up, which was the first good sign. Then he goes, ďFilm?Ē And I go, ďYeah, film.Ē I joked, ďThink about it, we could get you a good day rate out of this,Ē and he laughed and thought about it. And then I just kept pressuring him. We went out on tour, we came back. I told him we had these nights at Largo, though ultimately that didnít work out because of the fire marshals ó itís a boxy theater without enough exits and stuff. But I thought, maybe if we find another place I can get him involved. I would email him places in the Valley that I knew he knew as a kid, then finally I just said, ďHow about we find a rock and roll place in Hollywood, like the Troubadour, and just make it look as cool as we can?Ē


We came upon the El Rey, which is a rock club but itís also an old theater, an old movie house. It had everything we needed for shooting, and Paul finally said yes and we got every person who could load film that was available ó we had six film crews around each camera, loading ten-minute mags. We didnít stop, we just staggered the cameras and shot 80,000 feet of film. We had a day of prep and a day of shooting, and it was an absolute blast. It was the only night we shot on film and it cost more than the rest of the special, but it was worth it. It was an indulgence, I guess, but it looked gorgeous and we got some of those Paul Thomas Anderson wide-angle straight-in moves. He wanted to push in on Adam from the center of the theatre, which normally you canít do because thereís no aisle directly in the middle of any venue. But in this place we were able to create the pit and the aisle and put a dolly in there. We did a tech rehearsal day with Adam thatís actually in the movie; itís the first thing we open on, a camera test with Paul operating the dolly.


Source (https://filmmakermagazine.com/106329-i-wanted-to-do-for-adam-what-demme-did-for-david-byrne-in-stop-making-sense-steven-brill-talks-about-directing-adam-sandler-100-fresh/)
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jviness02 on November 25, 2018, 08:08:07 PM


At around 3:30 of the video, Ethan Hawke questions praise towards Marlon Brandoís directing in One Eyed Jack because Kubrick prepped the film and was fired last minute. ďThat would be like if I hired P.T. Anderson to make a film and then fired him last minute and directed it based on his plan and called myself a genius.Ē

So he basically calls PTA this generations Kubrick.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: ono on November 25, 2018, 09:24:19 PM
And he calls himself this generation's Brando.

I mean touche, and I like you Ethan, but that's a bold move, Cotton.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on December 06, 2018, 03:26:28 PM
John C. Reilly Talks Transformation For ĎStan & Ollieí And Relationship With Paul Thomas Anderson [Interview]


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Speaking of ďBoogie Nights,Ē thereís this great story about you, a mustache, a cop suit, and Paul Thomas Anderson. And this is essentially how you landed the role in ďMagnolia.Ē


Not exactly. I created the role of ďMagnoliaĒ by doing that. And Paul used the videotapes that we made as a joke because we were bored and I happened to have a mustache. And he thought I looked like a cop [laughter]. We were obsessed with cops at the time. We made those videotapes just for fun. And then we made ďBoogie Nights.Ē And when we were finished with ĎĒBoogie Nights,Ē when he started to write ďMagnolia,Ē he went back to those videotapes and created my character for ďMagnoliaĒ based on [them]. Paulís one of my closest friends. Weíve known each other a long time. Weíve been through a lot of things together.


(Reilly told an extended version of this story to a rapt audience at the Aero Theater (Santa Monica) back in October before a "Magnolia" screening.)


Source (https://theplaylist.net/stan-ollie-john-c-reilly-interview-20181206/2/#cb-content)
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Post by: wilberfan on December 18, 2018, 09:40:33 PM
ĎViceí Originally Had a Musical Number, But Paul Thomas Anderson Convinced Adam McKay to Cut It (https://www.slashfilm.com/vice-musical-number/)
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Itís hard to picture Dick Cheney bursting into song, but it almost happened in Adam McKayĎs Vice. McKayís dark comedy biopic about the former Vice President makes a wide variety of stylistic choices to tell its tale, and at one point, one of those flourishes involved a full-blown musical number. In the end, though, director Paul Thomas Anderson convinced McKay to leave it on the cutting room floor. More on the deleted Vice musical number below.

Just as he did with The Big Short, director Adam McKay takes an ďeverything and the kitchen sinkĒ approach to his Dick Cheney biopic Vice, using a variety of cinematic tricks and visual sleight-of-hand to tell the story. It also almost featured a musical number. McKay revealed the presence of a song and dance scene, and confirmed Phantom Thread director Paul Thomas Anderson suggested he remove it, during a New York Times profile:

ďMcKay also showed ďViceĒ to filmmaker friends like Paul Thomas Anderson and David O. Russell. After Anderson, who watched two preliminary cuts, told McKay that the end of the movie worked great but the start ďhad problems,Ē McKay decided to scrap two early sections: an elaborate musical number and a prolonged passage set in Cheneyís Wyoming adolescence. McKay adored both but decided that Anderson was right ó they were gumming up the machinery.Ē
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on December 19, 2018, 04:04:37 AM
I love reading this sort of thing. Especially in an era when it seems everyone is so vulenrable to criticism, it's great to know that Paul is one of the people some filmmakers count on to give them some notes, and that he seems to be as honest as possible. The worst thing  people can do in these situations is not tell you how they feel so they don't hurt your feelings, so kudos to him.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on December 21, 2018, 01:56:32 PM
Adam McKay went from Ron Burgundy to Dick Cheney, and it actually makes perfect sense (https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/lifestyle/style/adam-mckay-went-from-ron-burgundy-to-dick-cheney-and-it-actually-makes-perfect-sense/2018/12/20/0fbedf28-045e-11e9-9122-82e98f91ee6f_story.html)


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ďWill [Ferrell] and I joke that we single-handedly ruined Paul Thomas Andersonís producing career before it started,Ē Adam McKay says, casually splaying his 6-foot-5 frame across the couch, as though in a weekly therapy session. The original script for his eventual comedy classic ďAnchorman: The Legend of Ron BurgundyĒ was so deliriously absurd that Anderson, the auteur behind ďBoogie Nights,Ē ďThe Phantom ThreadĒ and ďMagnoliaĒ ó a movie that ends with a preposterous rain of frogs falling from the sky ó threw up his hands and amicably bowed out of the agreement.


ďHe was, like, ĎI donít know what to tell these guys, because I love this, but I know it wonít work,Ē McKay adds.


Of course, it did work ó at least half a dozen lines from the movie are firmly entrenched in the greater American lexicon ó and pretty much everything else has worked for McKay in the decade-plus since he brought Ron Burgundy into our lives.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 03, 2019, 04:56:16 PM
John Krasinski had this PTA story:

Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jenkins on January 03, 2019, 06:16:49 PM
Itís such an obvious statement btw. No offense to PTA but to his fans (not referring to you specifically, whoever you are)
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: eward on January 03, 2019, 08:45:06 PM
Dude had PTA at his 30th birthday. Just...motherfucker.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilder on February 15, 2019, 09:27:15 PM
Paul Thomas Andersonís Longtime Cinematographer Says They Probably Wonít Work Together Again
via IndieWire

Robert Elswit has shot six films for Paul Thomas Anderson and won an Academy Award for his work on ďThere Will Be Blood,Ē but the cinematographer doesnít expect to work with Anderson again. During an appearance on the Light the Fuse podcast (https://www.lightthefusepodcast.com/podcast-episodes/2019/2/15/episode-thirty-five-robert-elswit-interview-part-2), Elswit didnít have great things to say about their working relationship: ďGod, I donít know what it is anymore,Ē he said. ďItís like a bad married couple. Unpleasant.Ē

Asked whether he could see them collaborating again, Elswit didnít sound optimistic. ďI donít know. Probably not. You know, it depends on how he feels. I would do it againÖI didnít enjoy myself on ĎInherent ViceíÖIt was a combination of me and Paul just not getting along, and I can be as immature as him.Ē
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on February 15, 2019, 10:31:57 PM
"If you two get divorced, can I live with Papa Paul...?  Can I see Daddy Bob every other weekend, or something?"
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Lottery on February 15, 2019, 11:29:16 PM
That's a shame. Perhaps on IV, PTA felt confident in his abilities to the point where he didn't need to rely entirely on Elswit's advice, so they had some disagreements. Or they simply just didn't get along.

Anyway, he said this last year: "Elswit was nice enough to work with me and teach me everything. He was and is my hero. "
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Tdog on February 16, 2019, 06:56:10 AM
Maybe Elswit was saying "Paul, maybe we should move the fucking camera and have some establishing shots!".
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Post by: Pringle on February 16, 2019, 11:36:34 AM
Listening to the podcast itself, it seems to me that Elswit is definitely at least 50% tongue-in-cheek/sardonic here. After this tidbit, he tells a 5 minute story about how brilliant and talented PTA is.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: eward on February 16, 2019, 11:42:12 AM
Ugh...I've long suspected this, but to hear it more or less confirmed hurts. This hits me like when Blixa Bargeld or, more pointedly, Mick Harvey left the Bad Seeds...  :(
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: WorldForgot on February 16, 2019, 12:03:33 PM
Maybe Elswit was saying "Paul, maybe we should move the fucking camera and have some establishing shots!".

Ew. A take can be compelling in so many ways. For Paul, clearly he's in love with performances and actors off the jump. Why IV'z detractors insist it should have been the sort of PTA/Elswit collaboration we've already seen before, I'll never understand.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: eward on February 16, 2019, 12:16:13 PM
Think PTA was actively trolling Elswit and that's why it's so sedate? lol
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: eward on February 16, 2019, 12:23:54 PM
Also that podcast is great, listen to it!
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Tdog on February 16, 2019, 01:06:49 PM
Maybe Elswit was saying "Paul, maybe we should move the fucking camera and have some establishing shots!".

Ew. A take can be compelling in so many ways. For Paul, clearly he's in love with performances and actors off the jump. Why IV'z detractors insist it should have been the sort of PTA/Elswit collaboration we've already seen before, I'll never understand.

I was only kidding, I like IV a lot. It's not my favourite PTA movie and I genuinely do think it would have benefitted pacing wise by shooting/blocking some of the scenes differently but I do have a lot of love for the movie.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Lottery on February 16, 2019, 06:33:44 PM
Listening to the podcast itself, it seems to me that Elswit is definitely at least 50% tongue-in-cheek/sardonic here. After this tidbit, he tells a 5 minute story about how brilliant and talented PTA is.

Yeah, actually listening to it now, it sounds pretty harmless.
It's worth listening to the PTA bit for Elswit talking about use of lens flares and white walls on PDL.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Pringle on February 22, 2019, 07:03:01 PM
According to Chris O'Falt (from Indiewire) on twitter:

"It hasnít been reported, but on MASTER, his first non-Elswit movie, PTA stopped talking to his DoP and starting communicating directly with his gaffer and camera op... hence PHANTOM THREAD."

I've heard rumors of this on here before, that Malaimare essentially just became another part of the crew midway through production. It makes sense as well, considering his seemingly complete absence during the release of the film, and he has had no real high profile gigs since The Master, which is universally lauded as one of the most brilliantly photographed films of this century. However, one of the films he's shot since The Master is Scott Frank's 'A Walk Among the Tombstones', which was written and directed by Scott Frank, who is one of PTA's good friends.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 22, 2019, 10:36:45 PM
Interesting. PTA really testing the boundaries of auteurism. I'd love to know which of those particularly mindblowing shots were ones that PTA had taken over.

As a side note, PTA definitely caused Malaimare to go bald:


2004

(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTI0MjI5NzAyMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNzQ0MjU4._V1_.jpg)


2009

(https://xixax.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwebcultura.ro%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F09%2FMalaimare-Jr.jpg&hash=fda30479d07c4ac7518f49bfbd36540e6a28f924)

2011

The Master is filmed

2012

(https://www.romania-insider.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/mihai-malaimare-kodak.jpg)

2018

(https://cms-assets.theasc.com/Mihai-Mălaimare-Jr.-Clubhouse.jpg)
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: axxonn on February 23, 2019, 08:56:22 AM
I know Mihai's work with Coppola is well regarded, but it has an overriding unrefined quality imo in spite of how stylish it often is (which generally ties into part of the appeal that some have for FFC's 2000s experimental movies). It wouldn't surprise me if PTA felt he had to take over duties on The Master if things were looking the same way.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Tdog on February 23, 2019, 09:38:11 AM
PTA has that Kevin Shield's thing of referring to every action as being done by "WE" when really he should just be saying "I". It's a strange sort of modesty but one I appreciate all the same.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on March 04, 2019, 12:03:47 PM
Marc Maron talks with Alfred Molina in Episode 999 of WTF with Marc Maron.

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Alfred tells Marc how he transitioned to movies, with his first film being a small trifle called Raiders of the Lost Ark, and how that paved the way for his future work with directors like Paul Thomas Anderson, Sam Raimi, and Jim Jarmusch. And yes, he and Marc talk about THAT scene in Boogie Nights.

Link (http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-999-alfred-molina)
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jviness02 on March 05, 2019, 03:15:44 PM
Mmmmm this lines up with something I heard awhile back. I was told Paul had gotten to a point where he knew the technical aspects as well as any DP which would make it hard/awkward for well-established DPs to work with him. This was right before The Master. After Robert joined IV, I assumed it wasnít anything, but maybe so.

Youíd be surprised how many great directors donít even bother diving deep into the technical aspects of filmmaking because thatís the DPís job. Scorsese hand draws storyboards for every shot and knows exactly what he wants, but he never discusses actual lenses with his DPs.  The DP interprets Scorseseís drawings and explanations. Scorsese has said on several occasions in interviews he rarely thinks about the lighting of a scene. Not saying this to make anything less of Scorsese, just saying PTAís knowledge of cinematography is unique even among great directors. I can see a cinematographer of Elswitís status feeling unneeded and maybe even unwanted when the director is that knowledgeable and that set in their ways. Not saying PTA has done anything wrong on his part, either! They may no longer jive together is all.

Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 05, 2019, 03:28:31 PM
^ Since we don't have upvotes anymore, let me just say, post of the week.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on March 05, 2019, 04:02:12 PM
Agreed.  But shouldn't we at least wait until Thursday...?
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: polkablues on March 05, 2019, 07:15:46 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/kblHi2Y.jpg)
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on March 12, 2019, 12:00:19 AM
I'll put this here.

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The Adam McKay-directed political comedy-drama ďViceĒ about the rise of Dick Cheney managed to be a Best Picture nominee, even as reviews for the film were decidedly more mixed than McKayís previous big contender ďThe Big ShortĒ.

Itís a film with some decidedly odd moments, but one that was cut because it was considered just too wild was a musical number early in the film as Steve Carellís Donald Rumsfeld explains to Christian Baleís Dick Cheney the ins and outs of Washington politics.

Those involved have discussed the scene before whilst doing press for the movie, even indicating that the cut came after filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson weighed in with his take on the movie, and we know itís set to be included on the Blu-ray and digital release. Today, Slashfilm has posted the clip online.

Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: eward on March 12, 2019, 06:25:50 AM
Man, he would totally cut Wise Up today...
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Post by: jviness02 on March 12, 2019, 11:34:24 AM
Man, he would totally cut Wise Up today...

Heís said so.

That said, this clip isnít half as good as Wise Up.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: eward on March 12, 2019, 02:38:08 PM
Yeah, I know, I just always like to imagine he's being facetious.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Sleepless on March 15, 2019, 10:23:27 PM
Yeah, he made the right choice to cut
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Heisenberg on March 22, 2019, 12:33:15 AM
PTA got a special thanks credit on Jordan Peele's US.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on March 22, 2019, 03:47:37 PM

(To elaborate just a little):

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Besides David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick is also an influence, especially The Shining. There are also echoes of the TV series The Leftovers, as well as that certain biblical verse that subtly pops up throughout the film, in the tradition of Exodus 8:2 throughout Paul Thomas Andersonís Magnolia (PTA is thanked in the filmís acknowledgements.)


Source (https://www.splicetoday.com/moving-pictures/us-is-coming)
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: csage97 on March 26, 2019, 04:03:33 AM

(To elaborate just a little):

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Besides David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick is also an influence, especially The Shining. There are also echoes of the TV series The Leftovers, as well as that certain biblical verse that subtly pops up throughout the film, in the tradition of Exodus 8:2 throughout Paul Thomas Andersonís Magnolia (PTA is thanked in the filmís acknowledgements.)


Source (https://www.splicetoday.com/moving-pictures/us-is-coming)

I wouldn't exactly call those verse references in Us "subtle" .... The camera literally shows it as the main point of interest in at least two shots.

I'm also pretty cranky about that movie and think its intellectual depth is being over-exaggerated in the media. Still better than a lot films, relatively speaking, but it doesn't at all live up to all the lauding. I'll take the small chances I can get to complain about that movie, I guess.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 26, 2019, 11:02:32 AM
(Light spoilers for "Us")

I agree, Us is anything but subtle, and the placement of the bible verses is definitely not. I don't mind unsubtle movies, though... mother! is extremely unsubtle, and it's my favorite film of the last 5+ years. You could also argue the bible references were one of the few subtle things about Magnolia.

I actually think all 3 of these movies share some DNA. They are not subtle, but their endings are bonkers in a complex enough way to invite a spectrum of interpretations (multiples of which may be true at the same time) and leave enough unanswered to arrive at a satisfying ambiguity.

I see the words "muddled" and "confused" being used to describe the ending of Us, and these are words that have been applied to some of my favorite movies for the same reasons.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: csage97 on March 26, 2019, 09:45:17 PM
Sorry you've had to put up with my complaining about Us, JB. I don't mind unsubtle parts in movies either; I just had to strongly disagree with that quote saying the bible references are subtle, because they're obviously not.

There are of course always going to be those who don't like ambiguity and who like their plots neatly wrapped and often predictable. Most of those straightforward movies are boring to me. Inherent Vice is one of my favourite movies, after all.

I don't know if I'd call the ending to Us itself "muddled" or "confused;" it makes it quite clear about what's going on and what it wants to be. It's just that it's less confused with what it wants to be and is more so confusing to an audience. That is, its meaning and its origin within the context of the movie are ambiguous and invite interpretation, but I wouldn't say Peele was confused about making it what it is. Kind of splitting hairs, and maybe what I wrote is what those critics are trying to get at anyway.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 26, 2019, 11:32:48 PM
No reason to apologize! What you're talking about mostly comes down to preference, and you make fair points.

Some critics are in fact saying Us is confused rather than confusing. A presumptuous thing to say after one watch.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: csage97 on March 27, 2019, 02:12:54 AM
Yes, and it's possible that these critics think the film is confused because they're confused, an assumption based on ignorance. I hate it when that's actually the case with a portion of the audience or a critic.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on April 23, 2019, 11:20:11 PM
Composer Patrick Warren Breaks Down the Score of Showtimeís ĎThe Chií and His Career In Music

Patrick Warren is the composer for Showtimeís Peabody Award-nominated series, The Chi. While this is Warrenís first gig as the head composer on a television or film project, his work in the medium goes back over twenty years, beginning with Paul Thomas Andersonís Hard Eight and Boogie Nights.

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You have a credit on Boogie Nights as well. I assume that came from your relationship with Michael who composed the music for that film.

It definitely did. I had written a 30-second piece called Disneyís A Snowcone (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnGZ4eR4SNU) Ė an introduction to one of Michaelís songs Ė and they wanted to use it for the movie, and Michael took the melody and turned it upside-down and wrote it backwards. I became good friends with Paul Thomas Anderson and then he stuck me in Magnolia as an actor. Iím one of the game show contestants against the kid.

Are you really?

I canít watch it. Itís fucking frightening (laughs). I had no business being in that movie, but he was just determined to have me in it. Aimee was working on her album, Bachelor #2, and Paul had come around and was just fascinated, and Paul was kind of writing the movie around what was going on with that record. Aimeeís such a huge part of that score.

One of my favorite uses of a song in any movie is the Wise Up section of the film using Aimeeís song. I love the way he brought all the characters together in a sense through a piece of music. Which is what you do too, through your score?

As best I can! (Laughs).

I'm fascinated that his "Disney's A Snowcone" was the...inspiration?...for what became that perfect "broken circus" music that opens Boogie Nights. 

Source (https://www.awardsdaily.com/2019/04/23/composer-patrick-warren-breaks-down-the-score-of-showtimes-the-chi-and-his-career-in-music/)
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on June 02, 2019, 11:24:27 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/8MOUmit.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/htR9EBN.png)
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Pringle on July 16, 2019, 07:06:00 PM
Paul is interviewed for the CNN ďThe MoviesĒ documentary and featured pretty heavily.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: greenberryhill on July 18, 2019, 01:35:13 AM
You can see him talking about E.T. here (min 3:03)



here talking about Goodfellas (min 3:10), The Silence of the Lambs (min 6:35)

Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on July 18, 2019, 11:05:17 AM
He's actually the first talking head in each of the first two episodes so far.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Pringle on July 30, 2019, 04:49:08 PM
Amy Nicholson is doing a three episode podcast series with Tarantino about some of his favorite movie going experiences. One of the films he will talk about (there are 5 over the course of 3 episodes) is Boogie Nights. The episode should drop tomorrow. The podcast is ďQuentin Tarantinoís ĎFeature Presentation.íĒ
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on July 30, 2019, 04:58:08 PM
This had been referenced twice in other threads, but yes, I'm especially looking forward to this third episode.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: axxonn on August 03, 2019, 03:33:29 PM
PTA gets a quick mention on the latest A24 podcast between Ari Aster and Robert Eggers.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Lewton on December 10, 2019, 04:54:42 PM
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Sandlerís initial reticence was alleviated in part by the strong approval of Anderson, who shot part of Sandlerís last stand-up special, ď100% Fresh.Ē

ďWhen he saw ĎGood Time,í he was like, ĎOh my God. Those guys,íĒ Sandler says. ďThese guys did something to Paul that stopped him in his tracks. When Paul saw this movie, he texted after: ĎStill in the theater. Canít move.íĒ

Here's the link. After a quick glance, it seems there are spoilers for Uncut Gems: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/12/10/world/ap-us-film-adam-sandler.html
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jenkins on December 10, 2019, 05:32:06 PM
funny enough, also from that article:

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ďUncut GemsĒ is an especially intense experience. If you remember the loud, discombobulating drug-dealer scene in Andersonís ďBoogie Nights,Ē ďUncut Gems" runs at that high-pitched frenzy for its pretty much its entire length.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on December 10, 2019, 10:51:45 PM
Jeff Goldblum Weighs In On The Best Movies Of The Decade (https://www.ksut.org/post/jeff-goldblum-weighs-best-movies-decade)

GOLDBLUM: Besides that, the ones that I'm not in - let me see. You know, what came to mind as I was thinking of this? I like Paul Thomas Anderson, another Anderson, and I like "The Master."

I would love to work with him. I liked "Inherent Vice." I liked all of his movies, "Boogie Nights," is, of course, great. Gee, I just think he's very special. He admired somebody that I worked with, I think, worked with him a little bit - with Robert Altman. I did four movies with Robert Altman. I was so lucky to encounter him early in my career. You should never name-drop. You know who told me that? Robert De Niro.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on December 14, 2019, 09:57:14 PM
Steven Soderbergh on why he stopped working as a writer/director: ďIt's fucking hardĒ (https://news.avclub.com/steven-soderbergh-on-why-he-stopped-working-as-a-writer-1840422105)

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I wrote to get my foot in the door, but in having a frank conversation with myself, I realized, ďYouíre not really a writer.Ē Youíve written, but by the standards by which I judge writers, then, no. Lem Dobbs is a writer. I am not. Itís a trap that young filmmakers fall into. ďI have to write and direct everything I do.Ē Well, thatís fine, only . . . if youíre not Paul Thomas Anderson, donít put yourself through hell for no reason. Thereís a reason he only makes movies every what, four years or so? To go to the well to write original screenplays ó itís fucking hard. And I realized my well wasnít very deep. The best use of my skill set as a filmmaker was to work with writers instead of being a one-man band. That changed everything for the better.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on January 22, 2020, 08:09:44 PM
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: polkablues on January 22, 2020, 08:46:51 PM
I want to show this to any professional editor and watch them turn red with rage.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Tdog on January 23, 2020, 01:26:47 AM
I want to show this to any professional editor and watch them turn red with rage.
I'm not sure what's wrong with the editing in the context of it being a short but the 3 minutes I watched were hilarious.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: polkablues on January 23, 2020, 01:50:53 AM
Pay attention to the way it cuts in the back-and-forth dialogue. Right on the line, every time. Cut to Character A as he starts talking, cut to Character B as he starts talking, repeat endlessly. No reaction shots, no use of montage, no attempt to tell the story through editing whatsoever.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Tdog on January 23, 2020, 12:58:13 PM
Yeah I get that and I absolutely loathe seeing dialogue scenes cut like that in tv/movies, but I feel it's forgivable here, maybe because I was laughing.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on March 09, 2020, 09:46:47 PM
Buck Swope  Don Cheadle on with Marc Maron.  Dropped today.

https://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-1104-don-cheadle
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jviness02 on March 16, 2020, 11:05:48 AM
This New Yorker piece on Fiona Apple has a few (unflattering) tidbits about their relationship.  Thereís also a story about Tarantino and PTA doing cocaine.

According to this, PTA never hit her, but it was a pretty toxic relationship. He apparently followed her to Hawaii on a whim after meeting her ala PDL.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/03/23/fiona-apples-art-of-radical-sensitivity?utm_source=twitter&utm_brand=tny&utm_medium=social&utm_social-type=owned&mbid=social_twitter
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on March 16, 2020, 11:21:13 AM
I didn't know a lot about their relationship (which maybe was a good thing).   And I always had trouble believing that PTA wrote that rap in Magnolia (turns out Fiona did). 
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: trytotell on March 16, 2020, 11:34:35 AM
Why does she always talk about him? I know I sound insensitive but give me a break. Especially when she also brought up Maya's name when she was promoting her last album. He has kids now.

And funny how this article completely skips over her long, lasting friendship with her ex David Blaine, who's been accused of rape by 2 women. Nor any mention of the Affair showrunners' recent, um. controversies. But no, harp on a 20 year old relationship that you never stopped talking about in the first place.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drenk on March 16, 2020, 11:36:03 AM
Why does always talk about him? It's a little pathetic at this point. Especially when she also brought up Maya's name when she was promoting her last album. He has kids now, move the hell on.

And funny how this article completely skips over her long, lasting friendship with her ex David Blaine, who's been accused of rape by 2 women.

Oh. Fuck off.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: trytotell on March 16, 2020, 11:40:15 AM
Why does always talk about him? It's a little pathetic at this point. Especially when she also brought up Maya's name when she was promoting her last album. He has kids now, move the hell on.

And funny how this article completely skips over her long, lasting friendship with her ex David Blaine, who's been accused of rape by 2 women.

Oh. Fuck off.

You first.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Alma on March 16, 2020, 11:46:40 AM
Why does she always talk about him? I know I sound insensitive but give me a break. Especially when she also brought up Maya's name when she was promoting her last album. He has kids now.

And funny how this article completely skips over her long, lasting friendship with her ex David Blaine, who's been accused of rape by 2 women. Nor any mention of the Affair showrunners' recent, um. controversies. But no, harp on a 20 year old relationship that you never stopped talking about in the first place.

I would say the reason she always talks about him is cause she gets asked about it constantly. He's mentioned in pretty much every piece about her. I'm not surprised she wanted to say this, it would be horrible to be instrinsically linked forever with a relationship that was awful for you. That gif of them at the Oscars, and that picture of them at the premiere get circulated constantly on social media as some sort of aspirational thing. She even says in the interview that's why she wanted to put this to bed once and for all.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: trytotell on March 16, 2020, 11:52:22 AM
Why does she always talk about him? I know I sound insensitive but give me a break. Especially when she also brought up Maya's name when she was promoting her last album. He has kids now.

And funny how this article completely skips over her long, lasting friendship with her ex David Blaine, who's been accused of rape by 2 women. Nor any mention of the Affair showrunners' recent, um. controversies. But no, harp on a 20 year old relationship that you never stopped talking about in the first place.

I would say the reason she always talks about him is cause she gets asked about it constantly. He's mentioned in pretty much every piece about her. I'm not surprised she wanted to say this, it would be horrible to be instrinsically linked forever with a relationship that was awful for you. That gif of them at the Oscars, and that picture of them at the premiere get circulated constantly on social media as some sort of aspirational thing. She even says in the interview that's why she wanted to put this to bed once and for all.

She's voluntarily brought him up many times without being asked, even Maya's name which is not at all her place IMO. The rest I can understand, but to go on and on about him and have nothing to say about her accused rapist ex is hypocritical to me. 
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Alma on March 16, 2020, 12:01:00 PM
Why does she always talk about him? I know I sound insensitive but give me a break. Especially when she also brought up Maya's name when she was promoting her last album. He has kids now.

And funny how this article completely skips over her long, lasting friendship with her ex David Blaine, who's been accused of rape by 2 women. Nor any mention of the Affair showrunners' recent, um. controversies. But no, harp on a 20 year old relationship that you never stopped talking about in the first place.

I would say the reason she always talks about him is cause she gets asked about it constantly. He's mentioned in pretty much every piece about her. I'm not surprised she wanted to say this, it would be horrible to be instrinsically linked forever with a relationship that was awful for you. That gif of them at the Oscars, and that picture of them at the premiere get circulated constantly on social media as some sort of aspirational thing. She even says in the interview that's why she wanted to put this to bed once and for all.

She's voluntarily brought him up many times without being asked, even Maya's name which is not at all her place IMO. The rest I can understand, but to go on and on about him and have nothing to say about her accused rapist ex is hypocritical to me.

It says in the piece she's disturbed that Blaine was mentioned in Jeffrey Epstein's book. She also mentions Louis CK, Woody Allen, Harvey Weinstein, and other issues connected with the MeToo movement, it's pretty clear that she disapproves of this type of behaviour in general. I think the reason she talks about PTA more is cause
a) She's talking about stuff that has happened to her
b) It describes her relationship with Blaine as a "youthful romance" - she didn't go out with him for very long iirc. Whereas the PTA relationship is frequently brought up as some sort of 90s era-defining thing, and again, is mentioned in every single article I've ever read about her whether she brings him up or not, many album reviews that have nothing to do with him etc.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drill on March 16, 2020, 12:03:05 PM
Welp, I told ya. Didn't he cheat on her too? She all but said it before. Surprised she didn't bring that up here as well.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Pringle on March 16, 2020, 12:05:32 PM
If all of this is true ó and why wouldnít it be? ó she definitely has a right to talk about it, because he just made a movie about this exact same relationship dynamic.

Itís also flat out abusive behavior, and explains some of the Plainview / Woodcock characterizations.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drenk on March 16, 2020, 12:09:39 PM
Welp, I told ya. Didn't he cheat on her too? She all but said it before. Surprised she didn't bring that up here as well.

He did. The song "Oh Well" is about him, too.

And yes, the context of the article and her new album, apparently, is #MeToo and abuse, that was the right place to put things at their place.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drill on March 16, 2020, 12:33:01 PM
I was always a little uncomfortable with how rough he was grabbing her in that clip from the Magnolia documentary.

He seems to be a better, more laid back person now. I can only hope so.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on March 16, 2020, 12:34:35 PM
I have no personal experience, but would the coke have contributed significantly to his behavior?  (It couldn't have helped.)
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drenk on March 16, 2020, 12:37:30 PM
There's also the moment where he's being abusive to a crew member, I don't remember who. Classic wonderkid brat behavior. He does seem more laid back, yes. He seems to have stopped cocaine, at least. And his films got better.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drill on March 16, 2020, 12:46:18 PM
Welp, I told ya. Didn't he cheat on her too? She all but said it before. Surprised she didn't bring that up here as well.

He did. The song "Oh Well" is about him, too.

And yes, the context of the article and her new album, apparently, is #MeToo and abuse, that was the right place to put things at their place.

It's what I was really referring to when I said Magnolia was full of shit. All those monologues about not cheating on your partner when he was during or shortly after that time.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drenk on March 16, 2020, 12:51:37 PM
That's the "aspirational" part of the movie which has badly aged, but the core of Magnolia is about difficult relationships with family, especially fathers.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jviness02 on March 16, 2020, 12:58:55 PM
If you watch an interview from the 1990ís and an interview from like Phantom Thread he seems like a completely different person.  I think stopping cocaine and becoming a dad may have humbled him.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: trytotell on March 16, 2020, 01:25:54 PM
Why does she always talk about him? I know I sound insensitive but give me a break. Especially when she also brought up Maya's name when she was promoting her last album. He has kids now.

And funny how this article completely skips over her long, lasting friendship with her ex David Blaine, who's been accused of rape by 2 women. Nor any mention of the Affair showrunners' recent, um. controversies. But no, harp on a 20 year old relationship that you never stopped talking about in the first place.

I would say the reason she always talks about him is cause she gets asked about it constantly. He's mentioned in pretty much every piece about her. I'm not surprised she wanted to say this, it would be horrible to be instrinsically linked forever with a relationship that was awful for you. That gif of them at the Oscars, and that picture of them at the premiere get circulated constantly on social media as some sort of aspirational thing. She even says in the interview that's why she wanted to put this to bed once and for all.

She's voluntarily brought him up many times without being asked, even Maya's name which is not at all her place IMO. The rest I can understand, but to go on and on about him and have nothing to say about her accused rapist ex is hypocritical to me.

It says in the piece she's disturbed that Blaine was mentioned in Jeffrey Epstein's book. She also mentions Louis CK, Woody Allen, Harvey Weinstein, and other issues connected with the MeToo movement, it's pretty clear that she disapproves of this type of behaviour in general. I think the reason she talks about PTA more is cause
a) She's talking about stuff that has happened to her
b) It describes her relationship with Blaine as a "youthful romance" - she didn't go out with him for very long iirc. Whereas the PTA relationship is frequently brought up as some sort of 90s era-defining thing, and again, is mentioned in every single article I've ever read about her whether she brings him up or not, many album reviews that have nothing to do with him etc.

But it's written like she had nothing to do with him after their "youthful romance" which is bullshit. She was close friends with him for a long time afterwards to the point where she'd stay at his place when she was in New York (per her words). Why leave that out?
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Freddie Dodd on March 16, 2020, 01:51:31 PM
His long standing marriage with Maya seems to steer clear of his past actions with Fiona. Paul just seemed to be an arrogant youthful director who directed one sensational film and felt the world belonged to him. Anyone who watch That Moment documentary could sense a discretional difficulty in Apple and Anderson relationship. That whole maturity thing is pointy with how he's conducts himself since presumptive going away from cocaine and into his new groove. Not that this excludes his toxic behavior with Fiona Apple, just something that I could sense even before the New Yorker article surface today. There still friends from what I remember, he did a music video back around 2012.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: eward on March 16, 2020, 02:57:53 PM
I love Fiona.

And yeah, the stuff with PTA - not good at all, hopefully he's changed.

Not for nothing though, the article mentions that Fiona doesn't consider herself an alcoholic, yet goes on to detail how, "for years", she would sip straight vodka every night until she passed out. Honey...you're an alcoholic, no two ways about it.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drill on March 16, 2020, 05:27:57 PM
His long standing marriage with Maya seems to steer clear of his past actions with Fiona. Paul just seemed to be an arrogant youthful director who directed one sensational film and felt the world belonged to him. Anyone who watch That Moment documentary could sense a discretional difficulty in Apple and Anderson relationship. That whole maturity thing is pointy with how he's conducts himself since presumptive going away from cocaine and into his new groove. Not that this excludes his toxic behavior with Fiona Apple, just something that I could sense even before the New Yorker article surface today. There still friends from what I remember, he did a music video back around 2012.

Uh, they're obviously not friends...
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Pringle on March 16, 2020, 06:42:30 PM
There is mention later in the article that she is re-releasing her ďWhen the Pawn...Ē album with all of PTAís artwork removed.

Sounds like he was a bad, abusive guy and she is taking steps to heal from that.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: martinthewarrior on March 16, 2020, 07:20:18 PM
There is mention later in the article that she is re-releasing her ďWhen the Pawn...Ē album with all of PTAís artwork removed.

Sounds like he was a bad, abusive guy and she is taking steps to heal from that.

Sounds like they were young people dealing with substance abuse and too much fame and being general shits. Anderson has made a career dealing with angry, entitled young men trying, and sometimes failing, to grow up. Ms. Apple is obviously dealing with her own set of complicated stuffs. Good for her for bloodletting, but it feels a bit tawdry for people who don't know either of them to make broad judgements about no longer young people based on a Polaroid of them at their coked out worst. Hope both parties are happy and healthy.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on March 16, 2020, 07:32:26 PM
Sounds like they were young people dealing with substance abuse and too much fame and being general shits. Anderson has made a career dealing with angry, entitled young men trying, and sometimes failing, to grow up. Ms. Apple is obviously dealing with her own set of complicated stuffs. Good for her for bloodletting, but it feels a bit tawdry for people who don't know either of them to make broad judgements about no longer young people based on a Polaroid of them at their coked out worst. Hope both parties are happy and healthy.


I love this answer.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drenk on March 16, 2020, 08:16:53 PM
Not for nothing though, the article mentions that Fiona doesn't consider herself an alcoholic, yet goes on to detail how, "for years", she would sip straight vodka every night until she passed out. Honey...you're an alcoholic, no two ways about it.

Yeah. "I'm not an alcoholic, I just urgently need to stop drinking." As long as it worked! And she looks definitely more healthy nowadays, the videos from 2012 were concerning.

I want to add that nobody is making a broad judgment about unknown persons, saying that it's shitty to be abusive to your girlfriend is the same as saying that landing a plane on the Hudson river and saving lives is great. Two statements who aren't broad judgments of PTA or Sully.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: martinthewarrior on March 16, 2020, 09:09:36 PM
Not for nothing though, the article mentions that Fiona doesn't consider herself an alcoholic, yet goes on to detail how, "for years", she would sip straight vodka every night until she passed out. Honey...you're an alcoholic, no two ways about it.

Yeah. "I'm not an alcoholic, I just urgently need to stop drinking." As long as it worked! And she looks definitely more healthy nowadays, the videos from 2012 were concerning.

I want to add that nobody is making a broad judgment about unknown persons, saying that it's shitty to be abusive to your girlfriend is the same as saying that landing a plane on the Hudson river and saving lives is great. Two statements who aren't broad judgments of PTA or Sully.

Not quite tracking the Sully metaphor... people are complex and shitty often. Capable of callousness and warmth in equal measure depending on the backdrop and mitigating factors. Especially when they're in their 20's. Especially when they're doing a fuck ton of coke. Again, it is absolutely Fiona Apple's right to speak her truth. But, not sure what uninvolved 3rd, 4th, 5th parties really have to litigate.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: trytotell on March 16, 2020, 09:38:51 PM
Oh you're back. What happened to that info you knew about his new film? It wasn't the high school project right?
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: axxonn on March 17, 2020, 08:58:18 AM
Yikes, doesn't read well. Is that the first negative character piece to appear on PTA? Wonder how it will affect him and his reputation going forward.

If you watch an interview from the 1990ís and an interview from like Phantom Thread he seems like a completely different person.  I think stopping cocaine and becoming a dad may have humbled him.

I agree with this - at times he seems flat-out embarrassed about old comments he made. Still doesn't exonerate his actions, of course. Will be interesting to see how/if he responds to this.

(But in all honesty, if you judge PTA as best we can from the kind of characters he consistently writes, his behaviour doesn't exactly sound all that surprising - the level of apparent passive aggressiveness/abuse, on the other hand, is unsettling and disappointing).
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drill on March 17, 2020, 09:34:24 AM
Yikes, doesn't read well. Is that the first negative character piece to appear on PTA? Wonder how it will affect him and his reputation going forward.

Has this blown up on social media at all? I haven't seen it around much, mostly just the cocaine quote. I doubt it will affect him much other than people being mad at him on Twitter for a few days. With people's attention spans, and with everything going on now, it will likely be forgotten by most people by next week. It's probably best for him to ignore it (publicly) and let it blow over. He's entitled to respond/defend himself but it wouldn't be the wisest move, PR speaking.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Something Spanish on March 17, 2020, 11:58:41 AM
I really enjoyed reading that, reading a new yorker profile of one of your favorite artists is one of life's beauties.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on March 17, 2020, 12:20:38 PM
Has this blown up on social media at all? I haven't seen it around much, mostly just the cocaine quote.

I saw a few "cancel!" calls, but for the most part it seemed to be bemused cocaine commentary.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Pringle on March 17, 2020, 12:57:30 PM
When the new film comes out, this is gonna be a big story but, right now, PTA could murder his entire family and it would be a minor story.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drill on March 17, 2020, 01:00:32 PM
When the new film comes out, this is gonna be a big story but, right now, PTA could murder his entire family and it would be a minor story.

I highly doubt it. Maybe if she continually talks about it on a promo tour or something.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: eward on March 17, 2020, 02:05:14 PM
Look, it doesnít excuse anything he did, but we all have moments of ugliness - particularly, Iíd wager, in the arena of young romance - Iím sure that (would/do) cause each of us to cringe bitterly upon reflection. Add to that sudden fame, outsized adulation/scorn, substance abuse, ego, whatever else... They were young. Iím sure (I hope) he regrets that which he should, and has matured accordingly. No need to cancel anyone, sheesh, world (potentially).

Anyhow, Fiona rules, canít wait for the new record.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drenk on March 17, 2020, 02:14:52 PM
What I meant yesterday is that nobody was making judgment or engaging in litigation by describing abuse as abuse: the legal vocabulary was originitating from aimless protectiveness. It's frustrating when the conversation immediately escalates to concerns of "cancellation", especially here, in Xixax, a contained public forum.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jviness02 on March 17, 2020, 03:35:36 PM
Yes, we have every right to say abuse is bad without canceling him.

And yes, many times(not always) an abusive relationship goes both ways and based on his overall demeanor and reputation now, itís very likely that both of these people are better people now without the other.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drill on March 17, 2020, 04:00:51 PM
Right. She seems very dramatic and exhausting to me (not a criticism, just observing and in no way implying that it excuses anything), so mix that with him at that time and it was a toxic match.  People being nostalgic over failed relationships will always confuse me. Maybe if they publicly confirmed their break up when they split, it wouldn't have gone on so much.

He and Maya always being so private and under the radar was an obvious immediate lesson he learned. They've only sort of just started courting attention with PT but that will probably be as far as it ever goes.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jviness02 on March 17, 2020, 04:59:05 PM
Yep. Not to mention two heavy drug users are rarely ingredients for a healthy relationship. Thereís been enough hints now and again that I think his use of cocaine in his early years of fame is probably not exaggerated and she definitely has/had alcohol problems.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drill on March 17, 2020, 05:36:17 PM
Yep. Not to mention two heavy drug users are rarely ingredients for a healthy relationship. Thereís been enough hints now and again that I think his use of cocaine in his early years of fame is probably not exaggerated and she definitely has/had alcohol problems.

He himself is often now pictured with a drink in his hand, I've noticed. I hope that's not an issue. It's got to be hard for that kind of personality to completely cut off.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: ForTheHungryBoy on March 17, 2020, 05:38:16 PM
Yep. Not to mention two heavy drug users are rarely ingredients for a healthy relationship. Thereís been enough hints now and again that I think his use of cocaine in his early years of fame is probably not exaggerated and she definitely has/had alcohol problems.

He himself is often now pictured with a drink in his hand, I've noticed. I hope that's not an issue. It's got to be hard for that kind of personality to completely cut off.
ciggys

With this article, yet another bit of Phantom Thread is unlocked  :ponder:
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on March 17, 2020, 06:03:31 PM
Reading the article... I guess a case can be made for Barry Egan being an almost, Author-Avatar for PTA? (I know all his characters sort of reflect himself but still) Not only the traveling to Hawaii, but the fits of angers, the many siblings, the anxiety, seem a little sweet on the surface but quite distributed? Maybe his breakup with Fiona Apple and his relationship with Maya sort of influenced the script? Hopefully I don't sound like I'm reaching.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Something Spanish on March 17, 2020, 06:20:24 PM
Fiona rules. Going to jam to The Idler Wheel as an antidote to my quavering nerves.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: ono on March 17, 2020, 07:06:25 PM
I'm as big a fan of Fiona as PTA, so it's almost like seeing mom and dad fighting 20 years after the divorce.  20 years ago they were both on top of the world and the envy of artists everywhere.

Fiona didn't have to say a thing. High road. I've always been envious of PTA because he seemed to have been given the keys to the kingdom at a young age, afforded opportunities and luck few get, so, to see this bratty behavior takes him down a few.  And to see how autobiographical PDL really is makes me wonder how much PTA is like Plainview too. And Woodcock of course. Don't meet your heroes, pobody's nerfect, etc.  This smacks of airing dirty laundry to create buzz for an album by dragging an ex and creative partner's name through the mud. What else is the point?

Love 'em both, separate the art from the artist, PTA + Maya walking through the streets all disheveled is still goals.  And they do right to keep things close to the chest.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drenk on March 17, 2020, 07:20:13 PM
This is a personal profile of an artist. It takes one hour to read out loud. Of course she would mention Paul Thomas Anderson, especially in a retrospective fashion. She's Fiona Apple. There were headlines in major publications when she announced in language sign that her album was done. She's been living on "Criminal" for years. This isn't about buzz. This "what's the point?" attitude toward people who talk about abuse is condescending and just...weird. I mean, let's be coherent, then. What's the point of celebrity culture and the insane amount of info we have about a lot of people? Plus, the point is explicit: the article says that she was uncomfortable with the romantization of her past relationship with PTA. The article also deals with the reality of celebrity, where no matter what you say or don't say, people will speculate about you, entertaining a public image.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: trytotell on March 17, 2020, 07:31:48 PM
Didn't the Hot Knife video, which she asked him to do per her words, knowingly contribute to the "myth/nostalgia" of them? IIRC, it was then almost fully promoted on the basis of them "reuniting!!". Was he still a jerk to her on the set of that or something? They didn't go into that enough nor their current terms. Just skipped around it.


Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Pringle on March 17, 2020, 08:23:46 PM
From her song ďRegretĒ:

'Member when I was so sick and you didn't believe me?
Then you got sick too and guess who took care of you?
You hated that, didn't you? Didn't you?
Now when you look at me, you're condemned to see
The monster your mother made you to be
And there you got me, that's how you got free
You got rid of me
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: WorldForgot on March 18, 2020, 09:13:49 AM
Good correlation.
Spoiler: ShowHide
 twists PTA's comments at Apple's mother from the profile reflected/refracted
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Freddie Dodd on April 06, 2020, 02:53:24 PM
Bill Hader drops by in an old C&RV interview from 2000.


Bill Hader (Friend of the site): Did you see Rosetta (same filmmakers that made La Promesse)?
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: ForTheHungryBoy on April 19, 2020, 09:06:36 AM
Fionaís new album is great btw. Sheís an incredible artist
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drill on April 19, 2020, 12:11:06 PM
She's got her own thread.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on April 27, 2020, 09:46:36 PM
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Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drenk on April 27, 2020, 10:05:21 PM
Oh. Robert Downey Jr was Iron Man. Seriously, I was wondering why he would bother expressing that kind of bullshit to someone before I remembered the obvious detail.  :saywhat:
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drill on April 28, 2020, 12:00:13 AM
I'm going to interpret that as Joker shade because why not?
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jviness02 on April 28, 2020, 10:44:18 AM
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Did that actually happen?  I say probably not.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Tdog on April 28, 2020, 11:23:45 AM
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Did that actually happen?  I say probably not.

PTA has an extremely varied and no bar taste in movies, so I'd say it's true with a mix of hyperbole.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jviness02 on April 28, 2020, 02:33:25 PM
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Did that actually happen?  I say probably not.

PTA has an extremely varied and no bar taste in movies, so I'd say it's true with a mix of hyperbole.

This isnít directed at you, I know youíre just showing us the tweet and mean nothing by it, but Iíve been reading the manís interviews for two decades. When has he ever pontificated with wording like ďthe power of cinemaĒ? Heíll giggle and say heíd put Ted up against anything, but heís never been one to pontificate which is why I believe this is bullshit.

And for the record, I enjoy Endgame(saw it more than once in theaters)and enjoyed it a hell of a lot more than Ted or Big Daddy. This isnít about me believing  PTA is above this or feeling butt hurt that he might like something deemed ďlessĒ. The man can have terrible taste. That doesnít bother me, but this just seems like an out and out lie. It doesnít sound like anything heíd ever say.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on April 28, 2020, 02:43:30 PM
Does Instagram Live stuff get recorded?  Seems easy enough to verify if so.  I don't think we need to burn a lot of calories over it, though.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jviness02 on April 28, 2020, 03:04:16 PM
Does Instagram Live stuff get recorded?  Seems easy enough to verify if so.  I don't think we need to burn a lot of calories over it, though.

The burning calories bit gave me a good LAUGH. I admit it totally comes off that Iím much more upset about this than I am. Iím bored in the quarantine. Maybe itís Cabin Fever?

Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: polkablues on April 28, 2020, 03:18:22 PM
To be clear, Downey wasn't saying that PTA thinks that Endgame demonstrates "the power of cinema," but that audience reactions to it do. Says nothing at all about what PTA may or may not think about the movie itself.

But also, the dude's got 4 kids between 14 and 6 years old. He's probably seen the movie 30 times by now.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on April 28, 2020, 09:28:58 PM
Just to burn one more calorie:

Hollywood Reporter:  "The Russo Bros. Reveal New 'Avengers' Secrets (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/new-avengers-stories-shared-by-russo-bros-robert-downey-jr-1292174)"

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Downey shared an anecdote in which he talked to director Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, The Master), who revealed that when he saw Avengers: Endgame, he recorded fan reactions in the theater to remind him of "the power of cinema" and its unifying aspect.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jviness02 on April 29, 2020, 06:26:36 PM
Just to burn one more calorie:

Hollywood Reporter:  "The Russo Bros. Reveal New 'Avengers' Secrets (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/new-avengers-stories-shared-by-russo-bros-robert-downey-jr-1292174)"

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Downey shared an anecdote in which he talked to director Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, The Master), who revealed that when he saw Avengers: Endgame, he recorded fan reactions in the theater to remind him of "the power of cinema" and its unifying aspect.

Welp, I guess I am wrong!
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Drill on April 30, 2020, 02:48:24 PM
I guess he better like Marvel because with the way things are looking now, he may not have the opportunity to direct anything but a Marvel movie.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jenkins on July 29, 2020, 08:49:51 PM
contextless will it be counted do you think

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Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jviness02 on August 01, 2020, 09:58:08 PM
contextless will it be counted do you think

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Didnít he say this in the middle of his rant about strangling women? The guy is a monster.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jenkins on August 01, 2020, 10:34:13 PM
yes. he also compared himself to Frank T.J. Mackey, in a joking manner. and he wasn't throwing out a lot of movie references. he listed the only possible timetravel movie superior to Primer as Somewhere in Time, which really tells you that he doesn't watch a lot of movies

i confess to having followed what Carruth called a "first act" and "entertaining." ngl, i feel really dirty about it. he really left me feeling sick, although following the conversation was my own fault. he wasn't actually calling himself a strangler he was intending to illustrate nonliteral interpretations of words. he wasn't demonstrating a lighter side, god no, he was just demonstrating another side. on this side he was the intellectual superior, of course. that was his driving force. he mentioned that Upstream Colors should be taught in college. he considered that part of a conversation in which he was wedging his perspective against his restraining order

frankly, he also said what i wish not to repeat, and was ugly to mention, concerning personal details. the whole time he missed the point to let go of his past relationship. how gross to say if she's bad then he isn't. just how very gross. and if the restraining order was about him trying too hard, well there he went trying too hard in front of everybody

it was a sour act and his fans, like all real fans, are a problem too, since they say his meltdown was as opaque and complex as his movies. they compliment his achievement and ponder if it's part of a big art project, with everybody who replied playing a role. as if that justifies his behavior! and opaque, complex--what bullshit. such a forced interpretation, which would be what would make him a winner in a foul game

also from a larger perspective he is indeed a real person with his own inner fights as all the rest of us. i myself have to be cautious about schadenfreude. may his true struggle be dealt with a human way, and perhaps this can mean there will be no second act
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jviness02 on August 02, 2020, 10:19:53 PM
yes. he also compared himself to Frank T.J. Mackey, in a joking manner. and he wasn't throwing out a lot of movie references. he listed the only possible timetravel movie superior to Primer as Somewhere in Time, which really tells you that he doesn't watch a lot of movies

i confess to having followed what Carruth called a "first act" and "entertaining." ngl, i feel really dirty about it. he really left me feeling sick, although following the conversation was my own fault. he wasn't actually calling himself a strangler he was intending to illustrate nonliteral interpretations of words. he wasn't demonstrating a lighter side, god no, he was just demonstrating another side. on this side he was the intellectual superior, of course. that was his driving force. he mentioned that Upstream Colors should be taught in college. he considered that part of a conversation in which he was wedging his perspective against his restraining order

frankly, he also said what i wish not to repeat, and was ugly to mention, concerning personal details. the whole time he missed the point to let go of his past relationship. how gross to say if she's bad then he isn't. just how very gross. and if the restraining order was about him trying too hard, well there he went trying too hard in front of everybody

it was a sour act and his fans, like all real fans, are a problem too, since they say his meltdown was as opaque and complex as his movies. they compliment his achievement and ponder if it's part of a big art project, with everybody who replied playing a role. as if that justifies his behavior! and opaque, complex--what bullshit. such a forced interpretation, which would be what would make him a winner in a foul game

also from a larger perspective he is indeed a real person with his own inner fights as all the rest of us. i myself have to be cautious about schadenfreude. may his true struggle be dealt with a human way, and perhaps this can mean there will be no second act

He allegedly strangled Amy Seimetz which is why he brought up strangling women. That apparently was one of the many reasons she filed for a restraining order. Itís also fucked up that he did all this the week her new movie was released. 

I agree, he is a human being and we donít know the full story. Hopefully he gets help and she gets peace.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jenkins on August 02, 2020, 10:32:47 PM

He allegedly strangled Amy Seimetz which is why he brought up strangling women. That apparently was one of the many reasons she filed for a restraining order.

accurate. but he wasn't confessing to strangling women he was distorting the perspective

there are lots of particulars to sort though it's true, but a sort of baseline problem here is the entirety of the conduct itself
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jenkins on August 13, 2020, 05:58:43 PM
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he's saying he watched it with Sarah Silverman i think
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on August 17, 2020, 05:14:29 PM
Conan O'Brien (whose podcast schtick, I've come to realize, I'm completely tired of) talks to Maya Rudolph.  He gushes about PTA during the wrap-up around the 1-hr mark.

https://omny.fm/shows/conan-o-brien-needs-a-friend/maya-rudolph (https://omny.fm/shows/conan-o-brien-needs-a-friend/maya-rudolph)
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Shughes on August 30, 2020, 09:00:55 PM
Xavier Dolan mentions PTA in a recorded Q&A that plays after his latest film Matthias & Maxime (very good and worth checking out), which is currently streaming on Mubi.com.

One of the questions is about other filmmakers Dolan admires and his first pick is PTA. He said he loves his world's, and that every film was different, and that PTA always surprises him.
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: jviness02 on September 01, 2020, 08:43:17 PM
Conan O'Brien (whose podcast schtick, I've come to realize, I'm completely tired of) talks to Maya Rudolph.  He gushes about PTA during the wrap-up around the 1-hr mark.

https://omny.fm/shows/conan-o-brien-needs-a-friend/maya-rudolph (https://omny.fm/shows/conan-o-brien-needs-a-friend/maya-rudolph)

Really? Thatís weird. Surprised she likes him.


All joking aside, this is actually really cool because they donít really talk about each other much in interviews!
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: kingfan011 on September 01, 2020, 09:37:56 PM
Conan O'Brien (whose podcast schtick, I've come to realize, I'm completely tired of) talks to Maya Rudolph.  He gushes about PTA during the wrap-up around the 1-hr mark.

https://omny.fm/shows/conan-o-brien-needs-a-friend/maya-rudolph (https://omny.fm/shows/conan-o-brien-needs-a-friend/maya-rudolph)

Really? Thatís weird. Surprised she likes him.


All joking aside, this is actually really cool because they donít really talk about each other much in interviews!

That is true they make sure to almost never talk about each other in interviews
Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: Lewton on September 10, 2020, 02:12:57 PM
A couple of recent PTA-related tweets from M. Night Shyamalan:


Title: Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
Post by: wilberfan on October 22, 2020, 07:44:17 PM
Woman From a Magazine Chats With HAIM

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Actually, HAIM's creative synergy with the storied director is obvious enough. "From the day we met him, it was just family vibes," says Alana. "Especially because he's with Maya," Danielle adds. "I think there's just such a mutual connection ó we love a lot of the same shit." Boogie Nights was, after all, set on HAIM home turf. "Not that we were into porn," Alana laughs. "But it was fucking everywhere in the Valley."

There are good times to come. As well as a more longform collab between Alana and Anderson. In the meantime, though, it's all about staying at home on Facetime.

Everything's going to be alright. Put some music on. Make sure you're registered. Call your sisters. Definitely rewatch Boogie Nights. "I don't really understand how it's all going to work," says Danielle, "but I'm hopeful."

Source (https://www.papermag.com/haim-america-2648427549.html)