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Recasting Paul Thomas Anderson films

Freddie Dodd · 19 · 1451

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Reply #15 on: September 07, 2020, 01:34:40 PM
Wouldn't Wilder as Barry and Hoffman as Dean Trumbull be even cooler?
Arguments could definitely be made for either side! (I think Wilder would be better at playing the comedically sinister Trumbull than Dustin Hoffman would, personally.)

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Reply #16 on: September 07, 2020, 05:09:14 PM
John Candy wasnít alive in 97 but letís say he was - if he were to be in the PTAverse, hereís where Iíd put him:

Sydney (1980): Young Man At Craps Table
Boogie Nights (2008): The Colonel
Magnolia (1989): Jim Kurring
Punch-Drunk Love (1984): Lance
There Will Be Blood (1992): Henry
The Master (2012): John Moore
Inherent Vice (1999): Smilax
Phantom Thread (2005): (scenes deleted)

In an interview once, Paul mentioned that he would have loved to work with Chris Farley. Iím convinced that had he survived, he would have been at least nominated for an Oscar by now, either in one of PTAís movies or something else. Here are my Farley swaps:

Sydney (1993): John
Boogie Nights (2001): Rahad Jackson
Magnolia (1999): Jim Kurring
Punch Drunk Love (2002): Barry Egan
There Will Be Blood (1991): Paul F Tompkins
The Master (2006): Freddie
Inherent Vice (2008): Bigfoot
Phantom Thread (n/a - scenes deleted)


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Reply #17 on: September 07, 2020, 05:51:55 PM
oh? hm. it is your imagination after all

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Reply #18 on: September 07, 2020, 07:41:18 PM
So many things here that I hate so much, but this is pretty good:

Punch Drunk Love (1973):

Dustin Hoffman as Barry Egan (Adam Sandler)
Lynn Redgrave as Lena Leonard ( Emily Watson)
Gene Wilder as Dean Trumbell (Phillip Seymour Hoffman)

(Should be Sissy Spacek as Lena, though)

Care to share the miscasting choices here? Just remember that the casting choices aren't handpick by me but by the forum members on Awardsworthy. Given my fascination with alternative history I tend to be interested in the what-if of historical artifacts, which applies to entertainment and specifically the movie industry

Also would agree with Spacek being a good choice, and I think Hal Ashby or Robert Altman would make a good fit for the material, even if I think Mike Nichols would be the alt director in this scenario. It might just be the Hoffman casting that is making me lean towards that direction.