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Untitled PTA Project (2020)

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Reply #1335 on: October 17, 2020, 01:24:30 PM
I was going to suggest Phase 1: single title card upfront, Phase 2: title card bookends, but PDL goes and fucks that right up.
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Reply #1336 on: October 17, 2020, 04:54:27 PM
I was going to suggest Phase 1: single title card upfront, Phase 2: title card bookends, but PDL goes and fucks that right up.

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Reply #1337 on: October 17, 2020, 08:09:37 PM
I feel like Punch-Drunk Love is its own phase.

His biggest two shifts are from Magnolia to PDL, and then PDL to TWBB.

Magnolia->PDL is him loosening up and becoming improvisational, which is when his films became more distinctively his.

PDL->TWBB is him calming down, maturing, with his aesthetic becoming more distinctively formal, less 'fidgety' in his own words.


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Reply #1338 on: October 18, 2020, 04:11:09 AM
I feel like Punch-Drunk Love is its own phase.

His biggest two shifts are from Magnolia to PDL, and then PDL to TWBB.

Magnolia->PDL is him loosening up and becoming improvisational, which is when his films became more distinctively his.

PDL->TWBB is him calming down, maturing, with his aesthetic becoming more distinctively formal, less 'fidgety' in his own words.

Right! PDL is the bridge movie; it's the the wind down/coda of Magnolia and the shift into slower "driftier" PTA.


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Reply #1339 on: October 18, 2020, 09:31:46 PM


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Reply #1340 on: October 19, 2020, 02:16:53 AM


Jesus, how much is his signage budget?


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Reply #1341 on: October 19, 2020, 08:41:43 AM
Someone on the crew told me the signs are all made from repurposed face masks and nasal swabs.
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Reply #1342 on: October 19, 2020, 12:57:10 PM
I'm guessing all the signage doesnt necessarily mean more establishing shots in this one right?


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Reply #1343 on: October 19, 2020, 11:57:44 PM
knowing how much pta loves researching and making up things properly he would have everything set exactly as it was even if it's 100% out of frame


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Reply #1344 on: October 20, 2020, 01:59:26 AM
knowing how much pta loves researching and making up things properly he would have everything set exactly as it was even if it's 100% out of frame

Thatís true, which makes the rare mistake in that regard stand out. Hopefully thereís no Rent-A-Center situation here haha.


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Reply #1345 on: October 21, 2020, 11:38:53 PM
Mike Bauman's now credited as the DP on IMDB. Pretty cool if true.


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Reply #1346 on: October 21, 2020, 11:55:07 PM
good for him if true


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Reply #1347 on: October 22, 2020, 12:11:06 AM
Itís possible that this career gaffer whose only DP credit is for a short film from 2009 was chosen by Paul Thomas Anderson to be the cinematographer for his new movie, but itís even more possible that IMDb is an unreliable resource for projects in development that can be edited by anyone with no real oversight.
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Reply #1348 on: October 22, 2020, 12:19:04 AM
My theory is that the studio wants an Oscar nomination, and PTA has showed that he doesnít care about being credited as the DP.
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Reply #1349 on: October 22, 2020, 01:43:17 AM
Well, with a name like Soggy Bottom, we all must've known a DP was involved.