Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson (10th feature, TBA)

Started by Montclair, September 21, 2021, 09:35:17 PM

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Damn, spoilers! Some of us are still catching up on the pre-2000s flicks ;p

Joking of course.
All the desert pics send me back to the days of No Country for Old Men rollout. Can't wait to feel this film's specific sense of chase, though.


I don't know why exactly, but something about the BTS tidbits and photos makes me think that this is going to be PTA's version of a John Carpenter movie.

max from fearless

If the tone was as propulsive, taut and relentless as the times we are living in, this could be something very.............Honestly, No Country for Old Men and TWBB in the same year was a cosmic occurence. So, curious to meet the mood of this thing...


Note the return of a vibe remarked on earlier in this thread—the inherent humor in Leo's character. In the video just above, he seems, possibly, in the first shot, not very savvy with weaponry; yet in the second shot looks as precise as Charles Whitman. Though, of course, he's wearing a bathrobe? Like the Big Lebowski? And Jack at the Overlook? And in one shot, during his retreat he seems to trip up—the comedy of fouling up a victory lap? . . . Which suggests a scroobiplexity of tone : the wacky (e.g., falling off a chair) is wedded to cool predatory precision. What takes place here evokes a War of the Worlds- and The Thing-type open question : What happened inside the crater?

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I was rewatching Sion Sono's Love Exposure yesterday and after 10mins I felt that this is the way to do Pynchon esque ish. Shifting tones, every actor and crew member utterly commited and DEVOTED to the thing (One thing I can say about Oppenheimer is that everyone cast/crew was devoted, its clear in every freakin frame) Through the Sono lense I imagined this new one shifting between slapstick, irreverent humour, brutality, rush and dash lyricism, spectral wonder (PTA and ghosts) raw nitty gritty violence (the derick falling on HW's real father) sci-fi musings - not unlike Repo Man's delicious tone and rhythm. MUSIC WILL BE SO IMPORTANT HERE. My problem with Inherent Vice is its slow and stilted mood, when I read the book it felt like pure paranoid unfurling, it was a MOVING POISONOUS TRIP. I'm really interested to see if this movie MOVES in the way Licorice Pizza and the first couple of sequences of PT. Like the succession of scenes, the accumulation of details: dress making, anxious dark panic and high-speed countryside driving at dawn is a SPELL. A raw seduction. Yes, thats what I want to say, I hope PTA casts a spell with this one. Please do not be a slave to pages of dialogue (like IV) My favourite PTA stories are spells, we the audience is taken under and through a dream of accumulating moods and details all DEVOTED. The Master. God, its so good for this. The scene where Freddie walks along the dock, we track with him, he jumps onto the ship, score mixes from the celebration music to the adventurous score (DELICIOUS AND ELICITING SO MANY EMOTIONS) the boat sets off and drifts under a bridge, the sky vivid. I DARE YOU TO WATCH THIS SCENE AND TELL ME THIS IS NOT A MOTHERFUCKIN SPELL!!!


Absolutely. Kaleidoscopic multipsychic forward momentum, like a logarithmically expanding mushroom cloud going in all directions while contracting to a sharp point. "I put a spell on you"—Wild at Heart

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Quote from: Scrooby on June 14, 2024, 06:43:00 AMKaleidoscopic multipsychic forward momentum

I want this on a T-shirt!
Scrooby, honestly I dont know who you are but maaan, if you're not writing books you better be making motherfreakin movies. Cmon man!!! Obviously couldn't put it better myself. Lynch too. Not the same style (but i love them both for having their own sounds) but the accumulation of details and the comedy/violence/musical multitonality. We don't talk enough about how funny Lynch is (on and off camera too) Twin Peaks 3 is so many tones but maybe the opposite of forward momentum. But tonally when he wants to he can get it MOVING and he can multitone with an expansiveness that results in the mushroom cloud from  Twin Peaks 3 epsiode 8

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Find Your Magali

I think PTA is in full-blown, Jack Horner "this is the one I want them to remember me by" mode.

He's been making this movie in his mind for years. Now it's all pouring out.

Rick Dalton

Call me crazy but the guy in red who gets into the blue automobile looks a lot like Edward Norton (zoom in very closely).


Quote from: Rick Dalton on June 16, 2024, 03:53:04 AM

Call me crazy but the guy in red who gets into the blue automobile looks a lot like Edward Norton (zoom in very closely).

I doubt its him  nortons in New York shooting the mangold bob dylan film at the moment aint it..


A fun list initiated to pass the time lightly

Films in which hands exclusively are desecrated by enemies.

Django (1966)
Fellini's Satyricon (1969)
Five Fingers of Death (1972)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Blade Runner (1982)
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
Wild at Heart (1990)
Casino (1995)
U-Turn (1997)
Planet Terror (2007)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Bonus :

Hands desecrated by self.

The Yakuza (1974)
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
The Departed (2006)

Rick Dalton


It is now rumored that Brad Pitt has joined the cast. (This is Jordan Ruimy though, so take this with a huge grain of salt)