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Untitled PTA Project (2020)

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Reply #1455 on: November 20, 2020, 07:12:06 AM
PTA goes full old-fashioned, and doesn't reveal the cast/crew until the official trailer drops.

Perhaps it has to do with MGM's uncertain future? I can't think of any other reason at this point.


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Reply #1456 on: November 20, 2020, 08:13:47 AM
Mark was not wearing a mask, pic couldve been taken on set and fines could be given.


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Reply #1457 on: November 21, 2020, 12:06:34 PM
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Reply #1458 on: November 22, 2020, 01:27:56 AM
IMDb now lists Adam Somner as one of the producers.


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Reply #1459 on: November 22, 2020, 09:18:19 AM
Pure speculation: I will be very curious how the pandemic shaped this film.

Did the restrictions and the incredibly difficult shooting conditions motivate PTA to reshape his movie from something sprawling into something leaner and more personal? I have to think that it did. And I don't know that's necessarily a bad thing. As much as I'm looking forward to the film, I'm fascinatedly looking forward to see how he pulled off his usual artistry and vision under such a handicap.

Did the original script have huge crowd scenes? More exteriors? Additional subplots?

To be clear, I'm not talking about any of this as a negative. I think it says something that PTA went forward with this film, that he was willing to tailor his vision to what was available. Among many things, this will forever be "the film that was shot during a pandemic" and that of itself will give it even deeper meaning.


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Reply #1460 on: November 22, 2020, 10:04:06 AM
Pure speculation: I will be very curious how the pandemic shaped this film.

Did the restrictions and the incredibly difficult shooting conditions motivate PTA to reshape his movie from something sprawling into something leaner and more personal? I have to think that it did. And I don't know that's necessarily a bad thing. As much as I'm looking forward to the film, I'm fascinatedly looking forward to see how he pulled off his usual artistry and vision under such a handicap.

Did the original script have huge crowd scenes? More exteriors? Additional subplots?

To be clear, I'm not talking about any of this as a negative. I think it says something that PTA went forward with this film, that he was willing to tailor his vision to what was available. Among many things, this will forever be "the film that was shot during a pandemic" and that of itself will give it even deeper meaning.

I don't think so?

1) Supposedly MGM upped the budget from what the previous attached studio approved.

2) PTAs cinematography crew said during the Phantom Thread talk they did that they were gearing up for the new movie/location scouting and that the shooting locations were going to very challenging; they meant this not just on the context of Covid but in the context of what they were trying to achieve photographically and how they operated on Phantom Thread.


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Reply #1461 on: November 22, 2020, 10:38:54 AM
Not to mention the prominent (COVID tested/coordination compliant) crowds filmed at two separate spots for this flick.


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Reply #1462 on: November 22, 2020, 10:48:25 AM
Covid protocols definitely impacted the day-to-day mechanics of each days shooting.  And I wouldn't be surprised if adjustments/rewrites were made for some scenes.  I strongly suspect that the crew was smaller than it probably otherwise would have been as well.
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Reply #1463 on: November 22, 2020, 11:17:28 AM
You can imagine that the New Year scene in Phantom Thread wouldn't have been filmed during COVID season.
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Reply #1464 on: November 22, 2020, 11:23:34 AM
You can imagine that the New Year scene in Phantom Thread wouldn't have been filmed during COVID season.

What's interesting about PTA's style though and in especially in relation to that scene, is that he also shot daydreamed/imagined footage of Alma/Reynolds slow dancing in the aftermath of the news years party; so maybe there'll be more of that in the new one, maybe emptyness/isolation will work for the characters in places.


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Reply #1465 on: November 22, 2020, 11:38:54 AM
You can imagine that the New Year scene in Phantom Thread wouldn't have been filmed during COVID season.

What's interesting about PTA's style though and in especially in relation to that scene, is that he also shot daydreamed/imagined footage of Alma/Reynolds slow dancing in the aftermath of the news years party; so maybe there'll be more of that in the new one, maybe emptyness/isolation will work for the characters in places.

But does that scene work without us having seen the crowd beforehand? Ultimately, I don't think COVID has a big impact of his aesthetic. I can imagine a student in fifty years saying this at a party or inside a bunker: "You know, Inherent Vice was shot during the pandemic of the early century, that's why most of the shots are close-up and the exteriors are limited."
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Reply #1466 on: November 22, 2020, 11:51:45 AM
Pure speculation: I will be very curious how the pandemic shaped this film.

Did the restrictions and the incredibly difficult shooting conditions motivate PTA to reshape his movie from something sprawling into something leaner and more personal? I have to think that it did. And I don't know that's necessarily a bad thing. As much as I'm looking forward to the film, I'm fascinatedly looking forward to see how he pulled off his usual artistry and vision under such a handicap.

Did the original script have huge crowd scenes? More exteriors? Additional subplots?

To be clear, I'm not talking about any of this as a negative. I think it says something that PTA went forward with this film, that he was willing to tailor his vision to what was available. Among many things, this will forever be "the film that was shot during a pandemic" and that of itself will give it even deeper meaning.

I'm also wondering if there were major changes in script/tone. That wouldn't be new for him. There's been no sign of that rumored juicy female agent role (if we're going by set tales/photos, Haim sister is the only female character in this?). And if Sean Penn is that significant older director role, they may have been reduced as well? It seemed like he was only on set for a couple days. Maybe the focus changed from a "child actor in the industry" tale to more of a "Valley hangout" tale?


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Reply #1467 on: November 22, 2020, 12:06:06 PM
I can imagine a student in fifty years saying this at a party or inside a bunker: "You know, Inherent Vice was shot during the pandemic of the early century, that's why most of the shots are close-up and the exteriors are limited."

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Reply #1468 on: November 22, 2020, 12:18:24 PM
It is interesting there was no sign of the agent character unless her character is really tiny.


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Reply #1469 on: November 22, 2020, 12:26:10 PM
Speaking of dance scenes, there's now a choreographer listed on IMDB (I know, I know, IMDB)...