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Untitled PTA Project (2020)

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Reply #135 on: April 24, 2019, 09:57:33 PM
If the new one is contemporary and funny but drama then itís not that newsroom romp he discussed before.


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Reply #136 on: April 24, 2019, 10:11:18 PM
I wonder if there's a female lead (Haddish?). It doesn't bother me personally but if this is another white male lead character study, I can see him starting to really get shit for it by the woke parade. Even Nolan and Sofia Coppola are trying to be more diverse so it may look bad in comparison. So far he's been kind of lucky to avoid being called out for it.


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Reply #137 on: April 24, 2019, 11:28:04 PM
Are we exposing our less-than-wokeness by automatically assuming the male lead is white?
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Reply #138 on: April 25, 2019, 08:34:21 AM
Are we exposing our less-than-wokeness by automatically assuming the male lead is white?

This makes me miss the marquee.

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Reply #139 on: April 25, 2019, 08:38:25 AM
He's a white boy from the valley. People notice that he's focused on white characters/white worlds because it's, well, a fact: and all his black characters (except the woman who interviews Cruise in Magnolia) make me cringe. Knuckle Sandwich—even if it's a script he's written very young—has scenes that I'd describe as racist—and I'm sure some pages will be included in a Slate article about "Paul Thomas Anderson:  the patriarcal racist in chief of the Arts...?" :yabbse-grin:

It makes me think of the limits of imagination; obviously, writers are different: some white dude can write about a black woman losing her son to the police even if he grew up in a mansion with a white maid, and it might even be good, or it might be awful because he has limits, walls he can't even conceive despite his empathy...

He can have black leads, but they'll always be whites in disguise. (In the sense that whiteness is a status: look at Mad Men as an example for an example of a white man wanting to be white.)

Some people think it's weird since he lives with a black woman and has black kids—and that will certainly help him if he writes a movie for Haddish—but his white childhood in the Valley, son of the ABC voice, shaped his mind and soul.




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Reply #140 on: April 25, 2019, 11:14:21 AM

this lead is white.


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Reply #141 on: April 25, 2019, 11:42:39 AM
I thought he was making Black Panther 2


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Reply #142 on: April 25, 2019, 12:08:00 PM
I'm sure Lost Boy With A Big Dick Part 9 will be great, maybe even his best ever, but it'd be so nice for something new. Art is about failing forward, I hopes he swings for the fences with his big dick
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Reply #143 on: April 25, 2019, 12:38:15 PM
He's a white boy from the valley. People notice that he's focused on white characters/white worlds because it's, well, a fact: and all his black characters (except the woman who interviews Cruise in Magnolia) make me cringe.

Didnt PTA want Don Cheadle to play The Worm in Magnolia? Its understandable that Cheadle didnt want to do it and that segment was mostly cut.

Anyway he should write what he wants to. Chances are we'll get a troubled male and a backdrop of industry.


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Reply #144 on: April 25, 2019, 04:07:43 PM
Anyone got Leo's phone number?  Let's just ask him what the scripts about...  We know he's read it. 
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Reply #145 on: April 25, 2019, 04:40:09 PM
Who's a twenty years old escort here?
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Reply #146 on: April 25, 2019, 04:56:55 PM
Why wouldn't PTA just wait for Leo to become available, and entice him with a scrapbook of Indiewire reviews proving that he's the greatest auteur of his generation?  That DiCaprio box-office stimulus package is serious business.  All roads lead to Leo, who's like Shakespeare reincarnated as a film actor.  Accept no substitutes.   Ben Jonson is great, but he's not Shakespeare. 


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Reply #147 on: April 26, 2019, 03:48:14 AM
Why wouldn't PTA just wait for Leo to become available
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Waiting for Shakes' enticing an all, but the man's got mouths to feed, even considering a healthy double income.
Time is money for us all, despite prestige.

Dicap's got money way out of reach of any filmmaker. Actors of his caliber look for fun. Del Toro is arguably funner than dat boy PT.
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Reply #148 on: April 26, 2019, 06:11:38 AM
Why wouldn't PTA just wait for Leo to become available

The reporting suggests Leo just turned him down, it's not a case of waiting for him.

I think it has to be Gosling now, he's the only one listed who can pull in that Dicaprio kind of funding.


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Reply #149 on: April 26, 2019, 01:16:56 PM
not gosling.