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The Director's Chair => Paul Thomas Anderson => Topic started by: velociraptor on April 27, 2017, 09:45:40 AM

Title: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: velociraptor on April 27, 2017, 09:45:40 AM
http://exclaim.ca/music/article/haim_return_with_paul_thomas_anderson-directed_right_now_video
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: modage on April 27, 2017, 10:37:44 AM


HAIM says (http://pitchfork.com/news/73057-haim-share-video-for-new-song-right-now-reveal-album-release-date-watch/):
"The whole story of how this video came about is kind of a crazy story. My mom was studying to be a teacher and to get your credential as a teacher you have to shadow another teacher and get your hours in. My mom gets a gig teaching credential gig at a school in the Valley. First twist: My mom is shadowing the teacher at the school. First week, the teacher has a heart attack in the in the parking lot of the school and my mom becomes the sole art teacher at this school. In one week. My mom was younger than me, like 22/23, and she now has 5 or 6 classes of kids that she now is the teacher for. She would always talk about this one kid named Paul. That she loved this kid Paul, he was very energetic, artistic, vivacious. We'd turn the TV on and Boogie Nights would come on or Magnolia and our mom was like, 'oh thats Pauls movie.' That being Paul Thomas Anderson. We were like, Mom are you talking about Paul Thomas Anderson? And she was like, 'Yes that is Paul, I taught Paul.' And so we were like, 'Okay mom.'

So now we're flashing forward to 2015, and we get a call from the most amazing person Asa at Electric Guest and he was like, 'So, um something crazy happened last night. I was at a party and I ran into Paul Thomas Anderson. And we were rapping about music and what we were listening to and Paul was like, 'I'm really digging this band, they're 3 sisters, they're from the Valley, they're repping the 818,' and Asa was like, 'Haim?' and he was like "Yes, Haim!' And Asa was like, I've known them since I was 15. And Paul was like 'Will you give them my email?' And Asa called us and was like Paul Thomas Anderson wants you to have his email. And we were like 'Ohmygosh, are you sure we're the right band? When he said Haim was he meaning Corey Haim or was he meaning someone else like 3 sisters from somewhere else? I dont know.' And Asa was like, 'No, he means you.'

So we got his email. We emailed him instantly. The email was like 'Yo, can we like hang out in the valley sometime? Henry's tacos (https://www.yelp.com/biz/henrys-tacos-studio-city)... Dupars (http://www.dupars.net/Store/), every Valley-ism that I could pull out of my ass. [We looked at the email like a day before we hit send.] So he emailed us back and was like 'Let's get dinner.' And we're like [freaking out] 'Okay!' This was the tail end of Days Are Gone. And we both were uberfans of each other and we were like 'Okay, we're gonna go to Paul's house. We're gonna have dinner. Let's not mention mom because what if he didn't like mom? What if mom was an awful teacher? So we go to his house and we're so nervous that in the first three seconds, we're like 'Hey! Word vomit! My mom taught you back in the day!' And he was like 'What?' And we were like 'My mom was an art teacher" and he was like, 'Mrs. Rose?' He said Mrs. Rose! And we were like 'Yes that's our mom!' And he's like 'Hold on a second.' So he leaves, comes back with a painting of the mountain from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and he was like 'I painted this with your mom, I've kept it all this time, all these years, and I keep it in my son's room.' And we were like 'Ohmigosh' so that was the first connection.

At that point we were at the very tail end of Days Are Gone. And we were like trying to get things together, we didn't know what we could do. So we were just like 'You know what? Let's table this, let's just be homies.' So now flash forward to now. A couple months ago we were putting together our record, we had this chunk of songs, and we were thinking 'who do we trust and respect?' we want to show this music to someone. And Paul just kinda popped in our heads, so we emailed him and were like 'Hey we have this chunk of songs, we wanna show you them, we wanna get your opinion' and he instantly emailed back like 'Date and time? Place? Tell me.' And so he came to the studio the next day and we showed him the songs, and we were listening to it and he was like 'Why don't we just shoot this? You guys are in the studio, let's just shoot this.' And we were like '[whispers]... Genius Paul.'

So a couple of weeks later he came to the studio with his amazing crew and just like a fly on the wall just filmed us, everything on film, everything live to tape, and the best thing about it is when we shot this thing, the song kind of evolved from there. Where we were with the song to that point, it kinda evolved from that point, that was kinda like our starting point. So that was a very special moment for him to shoot because everything changed. We were initially tracking it. And I think what happened was we loved how it sounded, so we kinda just added from there. The recorded version that will come out with the album really is not that different so you really see the making of our record, and that was kinda why we wanted to start with this piece.

I think it's really hard to get what's in your mind onto tape. And it's really interesting to see Paul's process, the way he shot it. I mean we were just in the room, you could hear a lot of the room actually, which I really like about the recording, you can really hear the room. The room mics were really loud and you can hear our stomping around. And Paul really was like 'I wanna hear Alana click on her pedal' and you can hear that click when she does it, and you can hear our heels and we were like wow, this is crazy, I can't believe we pulled this off in a day. We had a day, one day. Paul had one day before he was going to go and film a movie. He was like 'I literally have one day, I have 10 hours.'"

Haim hints that they recorded more than just this one song so we'll probably be seeing some more of these studio vids over the next few months.

Filmed on location at Valentine Recording Studios, North Hollywood, CA
November 3, 2016
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: polkablues on April 27, 2017, 04:26:46 PM
Really cool. It makes me wish I liked their music better.
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Post by: Lottery on April 27, 2017, 07:06:12 PM
Oh man, that is way too cool. Too bad the song kinda sucks (they can't all be Daydreamings!).
I want to see that painting.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: ono on April 27, 2017, 07:16:59 PM
Such a cool story.  Needed to read something like that today.  Thanks!
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on April 28, 2017, 01:00:37 AM
i don't want to know how you not like the song, that is your secret! i adore the song. the video is solid. this is obviously a studio version of the song.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: modage on April 28, 2017, 07:53:05 AM
Looks like two of the other little snippets already came out.

A week ago...



And a teaser for yesterday's video drop from a couple days ago:

Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: RegularKarate on April 28, 2017, 09:12:47 AM
I actually really like the song. I like that it's this weird, not album ready, stripped down version.
The video is great, I've watched it a few times and I always get excited when the exposure drops.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: modage on May 03, 2017, 10:27:04 AM
RS (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/how-haim-found-their-way-back-with-something-to-tell-you-w480244) sheds a few more tiny details about the PTA/HAIM collabo:

Last year, Haim got word that another iconic California artist wanted to meet them. "Our friend was at this party, and Paul Thomas Anderson was there too, talking about how he really liked 'these girls who play rock music and come from the Valley,'" Alana says. The director asked the friend to pass Haim his e-mail. Soon, they found themselves over for dinner with Anderson and his wife, Maya Rudolph ("One of the funniest people on the planet," says Este). Anderson said he wanted to shoot something with them. "It was like, 'Uh, you could shoot us on an iPhone for an hour if you want,'" Alana says.

Last November, Anderson dropped in as Haim laid down preliminary tracks at a Valley recording studio called Valentine. The studio had mostly ceased operations in the Seventies and was frozen in time, from the equipment down to the "vintage porn magazines lying around," Alana recalls. As Haim worked out arrangements on the fly, Anderson circled with a film camera. "In the room, it looked like nothing," says Rechtshaid, "and we were like, 'Uh, is this working out?'" "He was like, 'Yeah, got it, perfect,'" Alana says. "And when we saw the dailies, we were like, 'Eureka!'" Haim decided to use clips from this impromptu session Danielle behind a drum kit, banging out a monster beat; the trio feeling their way through a rough version of a pining song called "Right Now" to promote Something to Tell You.

It turned out they had another connection to Anderson: He also grew up in the Valley, and their mother, Donna, was his elementary-school art teacher. "She told us he was a really talented kid," Alana says, "but really hyperactive, and that she tied him to his chair with yarn once, to get him to sit still." She cracks up. "This was back in the day not legal now!"

When they told Anderson, "He showed us this painting of the mountain from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. He was like, 'I love your mom I painted this with her.'" "We have that Valley kinship with him," Danielle says. Este nods: "The connection is deep."

Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Fitzroy on July 01, 2017, 03:02:34 AM
New Haim short film 'Valentine', directed by Paul Thomas Anderson:

http://pitchfork.com/news/haim-announce-screening-for-new-short-film-valentine/?mbid=homepage-more-latest-and-video
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: greenberryhill on September 25, 2017, 11:47:05 AM
Valentine is finally on Youtube! :bravo:

Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drenk on September 25, 2017, 01:14:24 PM
That's so sweet.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on September 30, 2017, 11:33:33 PM
914243634349985792[/tweet]] (http://[tweet)[/url]
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drenk on October 02, 2017, 09:46:58 AM
Another one:




The thing is: I don't even like HAIM, but PTA manages to capture the joy from the music in a beautiful way. I think he's a good director.

Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: csage97 on October 02, 2017, 10:20:51 PM
Another one:




The thing is: I don't even like HAIM, but PTA manages to capture the joy from the music in a beautiful way. I think he's a good director.

Reminds me of Boogie Nights (especially that opening scene).

I think I dig Valentine the most out of the recent videos ... but dang they're all really nice. I can't wait for Phantom Thread.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 03, 2017, 12:10:37 AM
That dolly in at 2:05.

This actually reminds me of the "Try" video somehow. Good stuff.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Reelist on October 03, 2017, 05:23:06 PM
I'm a bigger fan of the faces the blonde makes than the actual music
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on October 03, 2017, 10:19:43 PM
I'm a bigger fan of the faces the blonde makes than the actual music

Exactly!   Este's "Bass Face" is awesome!   http://bit.ly/2xR9JBC
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 20, 2017, 06:30:33 PM

I saw this playing on a bank of TVs in Target the other day. It also has 1.8 million views on Youtube in less than 3 months.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilder on January 26, 2018, 03:34:09 PM
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Post by: wilberfan on January 26, 2018, 04:51:01 PM
Another P.T. Anderson Joint?   One would certainly assume so at this point?
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 26, 2018, 05:57:26 PM
Yep, it's PTA.

Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: modage on January 26, 2018, 06:12:02 PM
SPOILERS

The cut to nighttime and back.  :bravo:
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on January 26, 2018, 06:13:21 PM
Yep, it's PTA.

Ah, indeed...

I do music videos because the Haim girls are in my life. As long as theyre around, Ill hopefully be doing music videos for them. Thats one of the best creative relationships Ive had in a while. I love those girls. I hope to do their whole filmography. I love them. Its great music, theyre super charismatic to film. Everything we do is like a home movie because its a very familial type situation, the director told us in an interview last month.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: modage on January 26, 2018, 06:15:22 PM
Pro-tip: check the YouTube description next time you need confirmation. Credits are usually listed there.  :yabbse-wink:
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: csage97 on January 30, 2018, 03:48:29 PM
I reckon that new video was shot in anamorphic. The giveaways are the aspect ratio and the lens flare at night. Tests for the next movie, perhaps? I would love to see PTA shoot anamorphic on the next feature.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on April 03, 2018, 04:02:54 PM
https://pitchfork.com/news/haims-coachella-set-to-feature-new-paul-thomas-anderson-visuals/ (https://pitchfork.com/news/haims-coachella-set-to-feature-new-paul-thomas-anderson-visuals/)
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on June 09, 2019, 01:40:00 AM
a photo of PTA outside The New Bev shooting with HAIM tonight

(https://i.imgur.com/3x2tbrJ.jpg)
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on June 09, 2019, 12:35:44 PM
Your photo, or someone else's?   Any details?   I'm guessing they would have had to shutdown the block, etc, to keep the faithful at bay?
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drenk on June 09, 2019, 12:41:57 PM
It might be for Vampire Weekend.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on June 09, 2019, 01:03:33 PM
they walked in the place and were like hello

(https://i.imgur.com/XRWpTDy.jpg)

nah they didn't shut down no block, y'all forget you're crazier than most people

(https://i.imgur.com/Zlu78zZ.jpg)
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on June 09, 2019, 01:11:30 PM
True enough.  Is that a 35mm camera that dude is wrestling with?   Paul still wants to shoot even music vids in 35?  Would think there'd be budgetary restraints...
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drenk on June 09, 2019, 01:11:39 PM
So much effort for such a mediocre band. But it's good to be reminded that he's also a random LA boy.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: strandedwriter on June 09, 2019, 02:01:33 PM
can't believe I wasn't there to witness PTA and Jesus at Movie Mecca  :doh:

True enough.  Is that a 35mm camera that dude is wrestling with?   Paul still wants to shoot even music vids in 35?  Would think there'd be budgetary restraints...

PTA shoots all his music vids on 35. I think Junun is the only digital installment in his filmography?
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: eward on June 09, 2019, 05:24:16 PM
SNL FANatic was video, no?
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Post by: Ravi on July 31, 2019, 01:55:26 PM
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Post by: Tdog on July 31, 2019, 02:28:41 PM
I enjoyed that a lot musically/visually.

I realise, what I didn't really dig about Anima was I didn't feel like the images/music really went together. This is nice!
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on July 31, 2019, 02:34:09 PM
Very nice. There's our New Beverly footage--and I always enjoy seeing The Valley on film.  :)


I actually enjoyed this one!
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: kingfan011 on July 31, 2019, 02:59:32 PM
During the very last section when they are walking away from the book star (which is actually Barnes and Noble) they are on ventura and laurel canyon. I go there every Sunday for the farmer market which is just a block down the street and I go to that book store a lot. Its fun seeing familiar valley places in a PTA work.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: WorldForgot on July 31, 2019, 03:04:13 PM
Between this one and "I Want You Back," makes you wonder how much PTA hangs out on Venture :p
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Post by: wilberfan on July 31, 2019, 10:35:22 PM
Missed another chance to hang out with PTA at the New Bev.  Fawk.


(https://i.imgur.com/8OqDH7B.png)
Source (https://www.instagram.com/p/B0mxFlOlw4X/)
[edit]  Looking at this photo--how tall (or short) is Paul, anyway?   I've seen him in person 3 or 4 times....  Is the Haim on his right really tall??
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: trytotell on July 31, 2019, 11:26:36 PM
Missed another chance to hang out with PTA at the New Bev.  Fawk.


(https://i.imgur.com/8OqDH7B.png)
Source (https://www.instagram.com/p/B0mxFlOlw4X/)
[edit]  Looking at this photo--how tall (or short) is Paul, anyway?   I've seen him in person 3 or 4 times....  Is the Haim on his right really tall??

Yeah, she's six foot tall I think. It does seem like he used to be taller though.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: eward on July 31, 2019, 11:29:19 PM
Deceptive angle, I think hes just slouched. Ive seen him in person a number of times and hes at least as tall as I am (6 feet).
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: polkablues on August 01, 2019, 12:23:21 AM
Between this one and "I Want You Back," makes you wonder how much PTA hangs out on Venture :p

He didn't direct that one.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: WorldForgot on August 01, 2019, 12:07:24 PM
Between this one and "I Want You Back," makes you wonder how much PTA hangs out on Venture :p

He didn't direct that one.

Ahhh. Egg on my face. It's a HAIM Haunt
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: csage97 on August 01, 2019, 04:28:21 PM
Ugh, the youtube compression is so bad. It makes it nearly unwatchable for me.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on August 01, 2019, 05:19:12 PM
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Post by: wilder on October 30, 2019, 02:52:03 PM
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Post by: WorldForgot on October 30, 2019, 03:02:43 PM
Florencia Martin, the production designer on this, did buyer/dresser work on The Master, Her, and American Crime Story: Versace, as well as Set Decorator on Peele's Us (UPM'd by Daniel Lupi) and Twin Peaks The Return, which were both prod designed by Ruth De Jong (a fav of Malick's, too).
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: kingfan011 on October 30, 2019, 03:13:46 PM
PTA is such HAIM uber fan. Its very cute.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: eward on October 30, 2019, 03:17:52 PM
Nice. I particularly liked the diner bit, she looked like Lily Tomlin in Short Cuts.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drill on October 30, 2019, 03:22:34 PM
He has no ideas for music videos anymore other than "walk around while I shoot" ? This is almost exactly the same as the last one. How much is he getting paid for these?
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Something Spanish on October 30, 2019, 04:08:43 PM
its more about the personal connection to the group than anything monetary.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: brad on October 30, 2019, 04:15:18 PM
He has no ideas for music videos anymore other than "walk around while I shoot" ? This is almost exactly the same as the last one. How much is he getting paid for these?

There's a lot more happening in that video than just people walking around.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: eward on October 30, 2019, 04:15:42 PM
Gotta keep in shape for the next feature.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drill on October 30, 2019, 04:24:21 PM
Right. His music videos are little more than camera tests. Maybe if the people the videos are for were more interesting...
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Post by: jenkins on October 30, 2019, 07:12:55 PM
um just as a general statement: the video isnt the problem
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on October 30, 2019, 07:40:48 PM
Guess we now know the short that will run before HARD EIGHT next week at the New Bev...
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: WorldForgot on October 30, 2019, 07:43:02 PM
Guess we now know the short that will run before HARD EIGHT next week at the New Bev...

That'd be cool! But, I assume they like the Summer Girl video because it features the theatre as a star (and they've got that personal print).
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drenk on October 30, 2019, 07:59:26 PM
Haim found the right formula to make music that sounds absolutely like nothing to my ears. Good job.

This clip is better than the previous one, but he'll never do better than the first two.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: axxonn on October 31, 2019, 02:57:27 PM
He has no ideas for music videos anymore other than "walk around while I shoot" ? This is almost exactly the same as the last one. How much is he getting paid for these?

Must admit I feel the same about all these HAIM videos, but maybe my complete disinterest in the music isn't helping either. As others have said, seems like more of a proving ground for lens tests and experiments with colour/costume/movement.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on October 31, 2019, 03:06:25 PM
I wonder how much input the sisters have in terms of story/setting/concept...?    Maybe they like the walk-n-sing thing and he's making it happen as creatively as possible.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drill on October 31, 2019, 04:26:13 PM
Nah, it's him. The Joanna Newsom one was the same thing.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on October 31, 2019, 04:26:50 PM
a sense of family: they are sisters. their mother was a school teacher of his. they are professional musicians. he is a professional camera-related person. they all already live near each other. pta has filmed musicians walking around since fionna apple, into radiohead, now haim. his production history indicates community conversation regarding creative development. his production history indicates interest in the type of photography being implemented

the distress about disinterest in haim is unrelated to a rational conversation about the music video thats going along fine enough but just with vocal personal distress at the forefront as well. its all human
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Pringle on October 31, 2019, 06:02:12 PM
I like the videos and have no problem with any aspect of it.

Gotta say though, Haim is one of the few huge pop bands in America and they are signed to a major label. Im sure hes getting paid as well as any director of any music video would these days. And he deserves it.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Something Spanish on November 01, 2019, 07:51:22 AM
Just watched the new one, think its great. Theres a lot more going on then just walking around, its interesting throughout. very cool PTA flex.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Lewton on November 06, 2019, 03:53:54 AM
Some really nice images here... lots of whimsy and sweetness mixed in with the gloomier vibes. Love the on the sleeve emotionality of PTA's work in general and I think it pairs well with this song.

It hasn't been that quiet a year for PTA fans after all! I'm definitely grateful for this year's Haim collaborations and for Anima. And separate from the filmmaking, there were all those contributions to that CNN movies series over the summer... really appreciated so many of his comments there... that story he tells about Rocky and his mother was moving. That one has stuck with me for some reason.

And if he's making these music videos quickly (I think one of the Haim bandmates mentioned that these videos are sort of done "guerrilla style" or something like that) then it really doesn't show. That's partly what made watching this so invigorating. Just my impression of his skills being tested in an especially time sensitive way and the results still exuding all of the usual confidence and flair.
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Post by: Pringle on November 12, 2019, 11:14:39 AM
With the 70s vibes of the new video, and PTAs history of using music videos as camera tests, I wonder if the new film will look similar.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: csage97 on November 13, 2019, 01:06:15 PM
I love this new one! I didn't like the last one at all, but this one has so much camera movement, variety in the shots, LA scenery, 70s vibes, etc., and a good story. How could I not love it?
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Post by: trytotell on November 18, 2019, 11:26:25 AM
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Post by: Drenk on November 18, 2019, 11:33:17 AM
Another one?  :shock:
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Post by: wilberfan on November 18, 2019, 11:34:26 AM
Now with less walking. But still some.
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Post by: Drenk on November 18, 2019, 11:40:50 AM
I'm amazed at how flat all these songs sound.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on November 18, 2019, 11:42:40 AM
These must be a good way to keep yourself sharp, for, say, something feature-length.  :yabbse-smiley:
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: eward on November 18, 2019, 12:14:33 PM
Was bracing myself for yet another cover of probably the most over-covered song of all time, Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. This is not that. Not by a long shot.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drill on November 18, 2019, 12:21:57 PM
Ugh, he's going to put them in the new movie, isn't he?
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drenk on November 18, 2019, 12:25:28 PM
Was bracing myself for yet another cover of probably the most over-covered song of all time, Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. This is not that. Not by a long shot.

It would have probably sounded the same, anyway.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: eward on November 18, 2019, 02:00:43 PM
Ugh, he's going to put them in the new movie, isn't he?

Watch them replace Jonny for scoring duties.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on November 18, 2019, 02:21:22 PM
That made me LOL.

But then I got scared...
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on November 18, 2019, 09:48:25 PM
this one is like by far the most what in the hell well i'll be goddamned out of all of them. because of the song. the stage. but then still it ends in city lights at night. and hot nipples
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Lewton on November 19, 2019, 03:32:22 AM
👏 Please 👏 put 👏 a 👏 Mark 👏 Rylance 👏 cameo 👏 in 👏 the 👏 next 👏 HAIM 👏 music video 👏
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Post by: baritobobb on March 02, 2020, 12:26:00 PM
PTA's first album cover-

/photo/1

Just had to sneak a 69 in there
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Post by: WorldForgot on March 02, 2020, 01:58:40 PM

considering this is an all-purpose HAIM thread now ~
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drill on March 02, 2020, 02:37:34 PM
I wonder which one(s) he's sleeping with.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on March 02, 2020, 02:58:20 PM
its not sexual its sentimental
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on March 02, 2020, 03:21:08 PM
I thought those were shotguns or rifles or something.  Salamis.  Both rather phallic--or am I projecting just a little too much?
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on March 02, 2020, 03:22:44 PM
youre guying it up
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drill on March 02, 2020, 04:15:33 PM
its not sexual its sentimental

That's probably exactly what he tells Maya.

I'm sure he shoots them taking their shirts off and walking around in their bras purely for nostalgia.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on March 02, 2020, 04:20:30 PM
he has sex with all of them he cums on their faces shits on their chests and guys, guys, find something else to talk about
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drill on March 02, 2020, 04:23:04 PM
he has sex with all of them he cums on their faces shits on their chests and guys, guys, find something else to talk about

Well now these constant collaborations are finally getting interesting.

This cover will surely stand out and make people buy their album.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: WorldForgot on March 02, 2020, 04:30:09 PM
I'm sure he shoots them taking their shirts off and walking around in their bras purely for nostalgia.

Well in Summer Girl their chorus references Jewish folk lyrics, bound together by PTA'z visuals:
Quote
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow;
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead;
Just walk beside me, and be my friend;
And together we will walk in the way of Hashem.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on March 02, 2020, 07:39:43 PM
PTA's first album cover-

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There's only a small handful of L.A. Boys in this forum--can anyone confirm where this was taken?   I haven't been to the Fairfax Canter's since the 70s (??), and none of the pictures I've found so far online show this 'old' deli counter.    Can anyone confirm where this was taken?
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on March 02, 2020, 07:48:01 PM
just going to slamdunk it because it's my neighborhood, this is from couple minutes ago. more sausages than usual that's true

(https://i.imgur.com/jlbWgVM.jpg)
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on March 02, 2020, 07:53:01 PM
JENK FOR THE WIN!!   :yabbse-thumbup:

That's awesome.  Thanks for the quick confirm.  Is that classic cash register still there?   Can you tell if it's still in use?  How do you access the counter once you're inside?   I should check it out next time I'm at the New Bev...  ;-)
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on March 02, 2020, 08:02:52 PM
that register is there you know i mean they swipe my shit. the counter is on the right after entrance
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: trytotell on March 02, 2020, 08:13:41 PM
He better hope Joaquin doesn't see that cover, lol.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: itwasgood on March 02, 2020, 10:59:04 PM
they're fake sausages though, haim posted videos on ig showing that they're fake hollow props
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on March 02, 2020, 11:25:15 PM
Wonder where you find two dozen fake salamis? 
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on March 03, 2020, 12:35:13 PM
I wonder which one(s) he's sleeping with.

 :shock:
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on March 03, 2020, 01:02:12 PM
 :doh:
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on March 03, 2020, 01:36:58 PM
Since this seems to be the de-facto "Everything PTA/HAIM" thread now?:


Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drenk on March 03, 2020, 01:58:53 PM
This one is co-directed by Danielle Haim, and is probably their worst recent video. I wonder why they keep making different clips for the same song, though.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on March 03, 2020, 02:18:11 PM
As a location-centric Angeleno, I'm particularly interested in the apt bldg they used for this one, of course.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on March 03, 2020, 02:23:42 PM
it's either valley or secluded city neighborhood
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: eward on March 03, 2020, 02:56:57 PM
About the kinda place I'm lookin to snag.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drenk on March 03, 2020, 03:01:31 PM
"Waking up, dressing up for work...in my giant garden."
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: eward on March 03, 2020, 03:02:19 PM
The Dream.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on March 03, 2020, 03:45:33 PM
Love the Jack Horner Living Room flagstone!

(https://i.imgur.com/QiSf9aY.png)
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: kingfan011 on March 03, 2020, 04:18:59 PM
Definitely my favorite song of the 4 so far. Also even though its the simplest video I think its Paul's best video for them as it matches  the angry scuzzy melody.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drill on March 03, 2020, 04:23:25 PM
How many singles (with videos) do bands release these days? It used to be about 3-4 a record, right? This is already the 4th I think and the album isn't even out yet.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: csage97 on March 03, 2020, 05:06:49 PM
is probably their worst recent video.

Yeah, I have to agree. Either this one, or the one with the New Beverley in it where the Haim sisters just walked around for a few minutes.

I think Youtube's bitrate spoils any kind of enjoyment I might get from these videos. Paul hasn't been shying away from the "dirtiness" of film grain lately, even making a point of bringing it out in Phantom Thread and Anima ... but when you combine that with youtube's garbage compression artifacts, it just looks so bad. It's pretty much unwatchable to me, unfortunately.

For what it's worth, I thought Paul's video with them for "Now I'm In It" was awesome. It reminded me a lot of the look of Boogie Nights and Magnolia. The other ones lately just feel too rough around the edges.

I still don't know why he's making all these videos with them. He's probably just having fun, keeping active with these mini projects, testing lenses, films, etc., working on his skills, getting to film in different times of day in LA (which will be good for his upcoming film), and so on. But still, Haim's music is so mediocre that I have to wonder who their dad or close relative is in the music business.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: WorldForgot on March 03, 2020, 05:08:52 PM
How many singles (with videos) do bands release these days? It used to be about 3-4 a record, right? This is already the 4th I think and the album isn't even out yet.

There's no standard anymore. The Visual Album is very popular because youtube is used to listen to music (lyric videos, official visualizer, etc), so the more plentiful your videos are the better you chart all around streaming.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on March 03, 2020, 05:22:35 PM

I still don't know why he's making all these videos with them. He's probably just having fun, keeping active with these mini projects, testing lenses, films, etc., working on his skills, getting to film in different times of day in LA (which will be good for his upcoming film), and so on. But still, Haim's music is so mediocre that I have to wonder who their dad or close relative is in the music business.

Actually there is a "relative" connection.  The mother of the Haim girls happened--by a Magnolia-level-coincidence--to have been Paul's art teacher in high school.  He didn't know that before he started working with them--he liked them as a band--but that kind of connection must have helped seal the ongoing deal.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drill on March 03, 2020, 05:24:35 PM
is probably their worst recent video.

Yeah, I have to agree. Either this one, or the one with the New Beverley in it where the Haim sisters just walked around for a few minutes.

I think Youtube's bitrate spoils any kind of enjoyment I might get from these videos. Paul hasn't been shying away from the "dirtiness" of film grain lately, even making a point of bringing it out in Phantom Thread and Anima ... but when you combine that with youtube's garbage compression artifacts, it just looks so bad. It's pretty much unwatchable to me, unfortunately.

For what it's worth, I thought Paul's video with them for "Now I'm In It" was awesome. It reminded me a lot of the look of Boogie Nights and Magnolia. The other ones lately just feel too rough around the edges.

I still don't know why he's making all these videos with them. He's probably just having fun, keeping active with these mini projects, testing lenses, films, etc., working on his skills, getting to film in different times of day in LA (which will be good for his upcoming film), and so on. But still, Haim's music is so mediocre that I have to wonder who their dad or close relative is in the music business.

You said it.

This is proof that you really can work with someone too many times. It's lost its luster and is just kind of annoying now. Admittedly, if I liked their music more, I'd be a bit more understanding. Are any of these songs hits? Why not do videos for some huge artists like, idk, Beyonce or Kanye or whomever. It all seems like kind of a waste.

I guess I should be glad he's using all his "phone it in" for-hire energy on this stuff instead of an actual film. I also notice and find it odd how his music video subjects are mostly women when his films aren't.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on March 03, 2020, 05:27:51 PM
But still, Haim's music is so mediocre that I have to wonder who their dad or close relative is in the music business.

they bred for this, its um partridge family

Quote
The sisters grew up in a musical family, and began playing instruments from an early age in the cover band Rockinhaim, fronted by their parents, Moti and Donna. The two elder sisters, Este and Danielle, began performing with the pop group Valli Girls in 2005. They released a few songs on soundtrack and compilation albums under that name, but left the group shortly after an appearance at the 2005 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

one must say that they developed



um pta hasnt worked with them too many times bc id he didnt keep going they would have been forgotten by now, hes been an essential friend to them and if yall dont know the backstory there wbf just shared it above
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drill on March 03, 2020, 05:32:39 PM
How about you just tell us.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: WorldForgot on March 03, 2020, 05:35:09 PM
How about you just tell us.

It's on the same page you're posting in!


I still don't know why he's making all these videos with them. He's probably just having fun, keeping active with these mini projects, testing lenses, films, etc., working on his skills, getting to film in different times of day in LA (which will be good for his upcoming film), and so on. But still, Haim's music is so mediocre that I have to wonder who their dad or close relative is in the music business.

Actually there is a "relative" connection.  The mother of the Haim girls happened--by a Magnolia-level-coincidence--to have been Paul's art teacher in high school.  He didn't know that before he started working with them--he liked them as a band--but that kind of connection must have helped seal the ongoing deal.

Quote from: Biggie Smallz
ya brain was a terrible thing to waste

About the kinda place I'm lookin to snag.

Sheesh, good luck, moneybagz! :P
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drill on March 03, 2020, 05:39:14 PM
How about you just tell us.

It's on the same page you're posting in!


I still don't know why he's making all these videos with them. He's probably just having fun, keeping active with these mini projects, testing lenses, films, etc., working on his skills, getting to film in different times of day in LA (which will be good for his upcoming film), and so on. But still, Haim's music is so mediocre that I have to wonder who their dad or close relative is in the music business.

Actually there is a "relative" connection.  The mother of the Haim girls happened--by a Magnolia-level-coincidence--to have been Paul's art teacher in high school.  He didn't know that before he started working with them--he liked them as a band--but that kind of connection must have helped seal the ongoing deal.

Quote from: Biggie Smallz
ya brain was a terrible thing to waste

About the kinda place I'm lookin to snag.

Sheesh, good luck, moneybagz! :P

I knew that. How does that explain them being forgotten if it wasn't for him?
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on March 03, 2020, 05:41:04 PM
oh Drill
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Post by: Robyn on March 03, 2020, 05:41:35 PM
Let's go back to asking the important questions here:

Wonder where you find two dozen fake salamis?
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: WorldForgot on March 03, 2020, 05:42:49 PM
^It's Hollywood!

Pretend play iz the name of the game ~ ;p
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drill on March 03, 2020, 05:43:39 PM
oh Drill

So you're talking gibberish,like a lot of your posts. Got it.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on March 03, 2020, 05:45:50 PM
youre not reading the tone of the room

its common for people to insult their music which highlights the helpfulness of their friendship. the evidence is also in the thread
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on March 03, 2020, 05:48:58 PM
Another sign of their friendship/affection is that when I came out of the theater into the lobby at the end of the first industry screening of Phantom Thread (thanks again Matt!), Paul was standing there with two of the three sisters.  They were smiling and he looked relieved.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drill on March 03, 2020, 05:51:45 PM
youre not reading the tone of the room

its common for people to insult their music which highlights the helpfulness of their friendship. the evidence is also in the thread

But that's why I'm asking if any of these songs/videos are hits. Does anybody outside their respective followings care?
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on March 03, 2020, 05:53:24 PM
well does the director exist outside of esoterica and is rock and roll dead in the first place whats the possibility here and whats the goal
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drill on March 03, 2020, 05:57:31 PM
well does the director exist outside of esoterica and is rock and roll dead in the first place whats the possibility here and whats the goal

Right, so you can't really get any "cool cred" from working with him if nobody cares.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: jenkins on March 03, 2020, 05:59:52 PM
esoteric means liked by a limited group

im bouncing on this
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Post by: Drill on March 03, 2020, 06:14:05 PM
Sorry, I just think the bulk of his career these days being mediocre music videos for a pop group is a little depressing. To each their own.

Actually, forget what I said earlier. If he wants to stay busy, I think I'd rather see him do a middlebrow studio for-hire film like a Bond movie or a Ford vs. Ferrari and see what he could make out of it than continuing doing this shit.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on March 03, 2020, 06:31:38 PM
If he wants to stay busy, I think I'd rather see him do a middlebrow studio for-hire film like a Bond movie or a Ford vs. Ferrari and see what he could make out of it than continuing doing this shit.

Maybe this small-scale, Valley or LA-centric stuff allows him to spend more time with the wife & kids and keep his chops up.  That wouldn't be a terrible choice for a priority. 
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drenk on March 03, 2020, 07:01:32 PM
The thing is, It doesn't matter. He does these videos because they all live in LA. It would be nice if the pop band was actually good but whatever. Actually, I really dig Valentine and the one where they dancing in a room; it just became obvious that he's home-movie the Haim sisters, which isn't always that interesting. But he did the same with Radiohead, filming Yorke and Greenwood playing in his garden. Memories. All that.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: eward on March 04, 2020, 07:56:46 AM

About the kinda place I'm lookin to snag.

Sheesh, good luck, moneybagz! :P

 :yabbse-grin: Probably best to scale my apartment ambitions back a tad.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Pringle on March 04, 2020, 11:02:48 AM
HAIM is a huge band. One of the biggest in the world right now. He is being paid very well to do these videos, and we all know that they are doubling as camera tests. Why is it hard to accept that? They have to be fucking? The weird misogyny in some of these posts is very strange. Maybe IMDB should just bring back the message boards for some of this shit.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drill on March 04, 2020, 12:49:48 PM
HAIM is a huge band. One of the biggest in the world right now. He is being paid very well to do these videos, and we all know that they are doubling as camera tests. Why is it hard to accept that? They have to be fucking? The weird misogyny in some of these posts is very strange. Maybe IMDB should just bring back the message boards for some of this shit.

That was just a joke. More about him than them.

The rest, it has nothing to do with them being women. I hope they are that big and these are actually hits.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on March 06, 2020, 06:45:07 PM
Was anyone else confused (and a little frightened) when she climbed up on the sink like this?   Just to wet her hair?   Do I need to add this to my list of Things Women Do I Don't Understand?

Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drenk on March 06, 2020, 07:01:52 PM
This is a music video. Things are supposed to look cool and weird!

But it reminded me that shot from The Mouth Agape, Pialat, 1974.

NSFW


Spoiler: ShowHide
(https://i.imgur.com/eex6ZhA.png)
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on April 01, 2020, 11:27:04 PM
OK.  I get it now.  April 1st and all...

Paul Thomas Andersons Best Work on Video
By Armond White   April 1, 2020 6:30 AM

The best work of critics darling Paul Thomas Anderson is now available online. Andersons six music videos, made in collaboration with the California female pop trio Haim, constitute his most emotionally effective filmmaking. [emphasis mine] Unlike his celebrated wannabe-masterpieces There Will Be Blood, The Master, and Phantom Thread, Andersons Haim videos evince charming creativity, which indie movie aesthetics usually lack. Its surprising that Anderson, of all aesthetes, has revived the music video, a format that has faded into obscurity this millennium.

The Haim sisters lead vocalist and drummer Danielle, bassist Este, and guitarist Alana supply the human touch missing from Andersons hipster caprices. Each young woman personifies the sisterly camaraderie that was faked in Greta Gerwigs forgettable Little Women. (Critic Ben Kessler cited Andersons videos as a notable alternative to that boutique indie twaddle.) Unlike vapid film actresses, the Haim sisters are what French cineastes called jolie laide which Americans appreciate as average, relatable, sexy archetypes.

Their harmonious vocal range parallels the hereditary traits that Anderson captures through their physical natures. The newly released Steps and last years Now Im in It, two female heartbreak songs styled after Karla Bonoff but with an impudent swing, go from sad to revived each girl sharing hurt and resilience. Anderson follows their emotional bond, via his unfettered moving camera, through different locations and stages of growth, while theyre waitressing, at a car wash, or in a bar.

Thats the Haim-Anderson motif. It recalls French director Benot Jacquots series of Nineties skirt-chasing movies (A Single Girl, The Disenchanted), but its expressly Californian, with an effrontery that is part shayna maydel and part pure alternative pop. The usually humorless Anderson evokes the Pixies light-hearted Alec Eiffel video, taking on the antic quality that has defined pop videos since the Beatles. This probably comes as a surprise to self-serious reviewers who praise Anderson as their cynical neo-Kubrick.

While Andersons feature films tend to be imponderable (he is the first director to adapt Thomas Pynchon and has made videos for Radiohead, the egghead alt-rock band), his girl-group video work is absolutely emotionally direct, starting with his Fiona Apple collaborations, peaking with her delightful production number Paper Bag (2000). Like Haims A Little of Your Love, Anderson surpasses everything in Damien Chazzelles La La Land. His best videos serve the point of shrewd yet gentle female assertion, as in Haims striptease and proud, bouncy strutting in the Summer Girls video, heading off the #MeToo movement.

Andersons alt-feminist vision shows the same derivativeness as that of his film-geek peer Quentin Tarantino. Haims Valentine combines three songs from their first album recorded at LAs Valentine studio an experiment in real-time illusion that pays homage to Jonathan Demmes New Order video The Perfect Kiss (1985), a landmark of post-punk elegance and cinematic luxe that was photographed by the legendary Henri Alekan. So Anderson shoots Haim using 35mm film for visual depth and sensual texture. In Hallelujah, the groups kaddish for lost friends, Anderson portrays their lament similarly, using live theater devices that have a metaphysical effect.

The art-temple atmosphere of that video is an extension of Robert Altmans last film, A Prairie Home Companion (2006). Anderson, whose filmography shadows all of Altmans movies, was on-set as Altmans insurance back-up, and his Haim videos continue that films inspiration through Altmans signature mixed-genre approach and, especially, the sisterly theme that Altman established in Prairie Home Companion, Cookies Fortune, A Wedding, and Kansas City.

Every Anderson-Haim video presents the intimate, familial experience of self-recognition and empathy. While Andersons feature films encourage exhortations from a nihilistic claque, the little-remarked-upon Haim videos offer welcome emotional accord similar to Altmans example. Though none of Andersons videos matches the great spiritual, political agit-pop of Mary Lamberts 1989 video for Madonna, Like a Prayer, these images of the Haim sisters sharing one anothers burdens nonetheless remind one of our current political needs. Critic Gregory Solman suggested that if everyones singing the same key, theyre not in harmony. Andersons videos show how the brunette-to-blonde Haim sisters blend soprano, tenor, and alto voices, physiognomies, and personalities. Visually and musically, they demonstrate varied responses to the same social or intimate condition. In the video Steps, Anderson shows the mundane to be universal while Haim pointedly sings, If you go left and I go right, hey baby, thats just life sometimes.

These videos are metaphors for the separation and harmony of powers.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/video-review-paul-thomas-anderson-music-videos-haim-best-work/
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drill on April 02, 2020, 01:00:06 AM
Everyday is April Fool's Day for Armond White
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on May 10, 2020, 04:58:31 PM
Momma Haim (and PTA's art teacher).

Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on June 25, 2020, 04:05:23 PM
How Haim Built Their Long-Running Collaboration with Paul Thomas Anderson

Quote
The rest of your music video filmography is highlighted by your very unique collaborative relationship with Paul Thomas Anderson. How did your relationship start?

Alana: Its a very long story, but Ill give you the CliffsNotes because I dont want to take 45 hours of your time. But what really fast-forwarded our relationship was that our friend Asa Taccone, whos in this band called Electric Guest, was at a party, and we dont get invited to parties, but thats a discussion for another time. But Asa was at a party and he was overhearing Paul talk about these three sisters from the Valley. And Paul loves the Valley as much as we do. I think that really just solidified our relationship. And Asa, who Ive known since I was 16 was like, Are you talking about Haim? Those are my girls. And he was like, Yes! Haim. Give them my email. And Asa called us the next day and was like, Yeah, hey, PTA wants me to give you his email. Can you email PTA? And were like, What? Whats happening here? And I think it took us five days to muster up the courage. Half of our thought process was, This is probably a hoax. And so we finally sent him an email. And then we started emailing each other. And then he invited us over for dinner and we met his whole family. Maya Rudolph is also the most incredible human being of all time.

Este: Shes my idol. She really is.

Alana: And we became really close, but we never knew whether we were going to do something together. And then when we were putting Something to Tell You together, Paul visited us in the studio just to hang. He is such a lover of music. And he came and he was like, Oh, we should film this. And we were like, What? And he was like, This. So thats where Valentine came about. When we were shooting it we had no idea what it was going to be for, what it was going to become.

What has been your experience working with him over these number of years and music videos?

Alana: I mean hes been such a huge part of the last two records. He is just the best cheerleader. He is just so down to bounce ideas off of. Its all very much an open forum.

Este: It also helps that all of his ideas are really good.

How would you describe Pauls approach to your music videos?

Alana: It really just depends on the song. We show Paul everything before we even show our label or management or anyone. Pauls always our first call. With Summer Girl I just remember him coming to the studio, and we showed him a bunch of ideas. And we had always loved the song, but it wasnt done yet.

Danielle: We werent even making an album. We were just in the studio messing around and he just came to listen to stuff and that was the one that stuck out to him. He was like, Oh, that was cool. It feels like a breath of fresh air. And we started talking about it and he said, It just feels like that moment where were about to be in summer, when its like 103 degrees in the Valley, its so hot and sticky and you get home from work or from school and you see a pool in the distance and youre just like, I need to get in that pool, and youre taking off all your layers and diving headfirst in the pool. And we were like, Wait, I fucking love that. How do we do that?

Alana: We dont have a pool. How do we do this? And it really was just, why dont we just run around L.A. and ask for favors. The last shot we did full guerilla-style, no permit, outside on Ventura.

Danielle: In my head the night before I was like, Im gonna look so awkward taking off clothes. This is gonna be the most awkward shit ever. But when were all with Paul and were walking it through, it just ended up happening in that moment where it felt OK.

Alana: I wish I could tell you that our music videos are planned months in advance but weve never worked that way, especially with this record. Everything has been so spontaneous, flying by the seat of our pants. Thats why Paul is so amazing. I dont think weve ever had a Paul music video thats been planned more than a couple days in advance. In the next four days it has to be out, and hes like, Alright, lets try something. Lets go.

Is that how Danielle wound up going through a car wash in Now Im in It?

Danielle: That might have been one of the first ideas for that video, where I end up in a car wash. The two main things I remember from Now Im In It was the stretcher and then my sisters helping me get out of this funk with me in a stretcher and going into the car wash to wash it away.

Alana: My knees for the next, like, three months, I felt like a grandma after that because we had to carry Danielle around on a stretcher and I was wearing platform shoes. I was like, I am in so much pain.

My perception of Paul is only through his body of work. What do you feel is the biggest misconception about him?

Alana: You see these incredible documentaries about these bands in a studio and Ive always been like, Fuck, I want to look like Tom Petty at Sound City [Studios]. I just want to look like that. And I remember seeing Valentine and feeling like he captured something that I honestly dont think anyone has ever been able to capture. Weve done so many sessions in studios for various things and I think with Valentine it really did feel like he saw something that no one else had seen before and really captured us as a band. At the end of the day were a rock band and what he capturedI remember just looking at it and my jaw dropping. He saw something that I have always wanted to see, but I never thought that I would be that person. It just felt like so much bigger than me. I feel so grateful that he likes working with us and wants to work with us and wants to shoot us.

Este: Dont jinx it, Lans.


Interesting that there's no mention of the story I've encountered that--in a very Magnolia-esque way--their Mom turned out to be Paul's art teacher in high school.   :ponder:
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Alma on October 06, 2020, 03:29:24 PM
New vid tomorrow. Not sure when they managed to fit that in.

Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: kingfan011 on October 06, 2020, 03:40:23 PM
New vid tomorrow. Not sure when they managed to fit that in.



I like to imagine that between set ups on Soggy Bottom Paul was just like hey lets do a video.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drenk on October 06, 2020, 03:40:30 PM
Probably when they shot the cover. The album was delayed due to, you know, coronavirus.

I actually like that song! Hyped.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: pynchonikon on October 06, 2020, 03:41:04 PM
I wonder what are the chances they will write an original song (or even the whole soundtrack) for "Soggy Bottom".
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drenk on October 06, 2020, 03:47:10 PM
I wonder what are the chances they will write an original song (or even the whole soundtrack) for "Soggy Bottom".

That would be the sign that hes lost his mind.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Alma on October 07, 2020, 12:42:21 PM
Not their finest work...

Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 07, 2020, 01:42:03 PM
I'm not even a Haim fan but I actually kind of like this a lot.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on October 07, 2020, 01:49:27 PM
a) I'm wondering if that first guy is a crew member that lost a bet.

b) If she really worked in a deli, she'd have much better paper-tearing skills.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: eward on October 07, 2020, 01:59:41 PM
One wonders if shes ever had to work a legit Joe job before.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: kingfan011 on October 07, 2020, 02:24:50 PM
a) I'm wondering if that first guy is a crew member that lost a bet.

b) If she really worked in a deli, she'd have much better paper-tearing skills.

Lol I was thinking the same thing about the paper tearing.

For a video clearly tossed off during the day of the photo shoot I liked it well enough
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Drenk on October 07, 2020, 02:29:01 PM
One wonders if shes ever had to work a legit Joe job before.

Probably not. The one where she goes from job to job is particularly ludicrous.

I love the new one, though. Lovely way to twist the song.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on October 07, 2020, 02:39:13 PM
Any significance to the large selection of salamis hanging in the background?
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: WorldForgot on October 07, 2020, 02:46:44 PM
Y'all funny af  :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: Shughes on October 07, 2020, 05:51:22 PM
I loved this. Interesting take on the song - and I like that there was more going on with the soundtrack than just the song. Nice to see the 2.35:1 ratio again as well.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: WorldForgot on October 07, 2020, 06:04:56 PM
Though it looks great, I prefer Flat over Scope for the 70s setting of the upcoming flick.

Maybe the scope hopefuls can knock on wood that this video points to an Anamorphic feature.
Title: Re: HAIM - "Valentine"
Post by: wilberfan on November 12, 2020, 12:45:01 AM
Haim Takes Hard Rock Extremely Literally on New Croods Track (https://www.vulture.com/2020/11/haim-new-single-for-croods-a-new-age.html)

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