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Phantom Thread (2017)

Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville and Camilla Rutherford.

Thoughts about the trailer? Will you be seeing this in theatres or stream it later?

Comes out December 25th in the US and in February elsewhere.

Watch the official trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s #PhantomThread, starring Daniel Day-Lewis. In select theaters this Christmas. Set in the glamour of 195...
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--Anonymous
replies 80Oct 23, 2017 6:13 AM +00:00

It looks pretty but that trailer didn't intrigue me very much.

--Anonymous
replies 1Oct 23, 2017 6:21 AM +00:00

According to DDL, this will be his final movie. I'm sure the critics will be watching intently for any hint of that finality in his performance here.

--Anonymous
replies 2Oct 23, 2017 6:27 AM +00:00

Behind the scenes at a couture house, of course I'm going to see it. Not really sure about the female lead actress though, is she suppose to be unremarkable?

--Anonymous
replies 3Oct 23, 2017 6:30 AM +00:00

I avoid Anderson's films. I have disliked all of the ones I've seen. Otherwise I'd go for Daniel Day Lewis. He goes back cobbling full-time after this does he not?

--Anonymous
replies 4Oct 23, 2017 6:31 AM +00:00

I am sick of DDL, but I love the beautiful cinematography - that would tempt me. I don't want to watch something sadistic or depressing, though....

--Anonymous
replies 5Oct 23, 2017 6:34 AM +00:00

R5 - How exactly are you sick of DDL? He has been in eight movies in the last ten years.

--Anonymous
replies 6Oct 23, 2017 7:19 AM +00:00

I used to really like him in the beginning, but just the ego mental vibe in general is a turn-off. I walked out of Gangs of New York. I did not want to see There Will Be Blood. Overacting screaming.

--Anonymous
replies 7Oct 23, 2017 7:23 AM +00:00

"According to DDL, this will be his final movie."

Translation: I want that 4th Oscar!! This is your last chance!

--Anonymous
replies 8Oct 23, 2017 7:28 AM +00:00

I think DDL is as beautiful now as he was in his 20's. The movie looks like a snooze fest but I'll probably see it because of him.

--Anonymous
replies 9Oct 23, 2017 7:28 AM +00:00

Maybe DDL won't be enough to make me stay. I walked out of There Will Be Blood. Glad I didn't stay for the screaming.

--Anonymous
replies 10Oct 23, 2017 7:52 AM +00:00

Merchant/Ivory with a gay subtext?

--Anonymous
replies 11Oct 23, 2017 8:31 AM +00:00

Yeah cuz Merchant Ivory wasn't GAY or anything

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--Anonymous
replies 12Oct 23, 2017 8:45 AM +00:00

I love PTA as a movie man and I'd love to hang with him and talk cinema, but EYE don't like his movies. They wreak of the lamp, so to speak, terribly worked on and trying to impress themselves.

In addition, DDL is the most overrated actor in history. Without question.

--Anonymous
replies 13Oct 23, 2017 8:55 AM +00:00

Isn't DDL's character supposed to be gay? You'd never know it from the trailer.

At least this looks better than THE MASTER, and it won't have Joachim Phoenix carrying on like a Method-mad grotesque.

--Anonymous
replies 14Oct 23, 2017 10:03 AM +00:00

The actress doesn't look interesting (I don't know her). They could have cast César nominee model/actress Marine Vacth instead of her.

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--Mariah
replies 15Oct 23, 2017 10:19 AM +00:00

No more cobbling. he's now enthralled with dressmaking.

No shit.

No really, seriously.

--Anonymous
replies 16Oct 23, 2017 10:19 AM +00:00

PTA hasn't made a good film since the 90s. I used to keep hoping, but at this point, he's lost me.

--Anonymous
replies 17Oct 23, 2017 10:20 AM +00:00

R14 Joachim Phoenix

I hate Joaquin Phoenix. PTA is my favorite director I hope he never works with him again in any of his films.

--Anonymous
replies 18Oct 23, 2017 10:21 AM +00:00

Oscar bait with a December opening just in time to make the cutoff for award season.

--Quelle surprise
replies 19Oct 23, 2017 10:24 AM +00:00

Hope Day-Lewis wins another Oscar over that caricature of a performance by Oldman

--Anonymous
replies 20Oct 23, 2017 10:42 AM +00:00

Cinematography by Paul Thomas Anderson

--Anonymous
replies 21Oct 23, 2017 10:44 AM +00:00

At $35 million, this is Paul Thomas Anderson's second highest budgeted movie after Magnolia (1999) at $37 million.

--Anonymous
replies 22Oct 23, 2017 4:19 PM +00:00

Fourth collaboration between Director Paul Thomas Anderson and Film Composer Jonny Greenwood.

--Anonymous
replies 23Oct 23, 2017 4:20 PM +00:00

Christmas 2017. #PhantomThread

“Christmas 2017. #PhantomThread”
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--Anonymous
replies 24Oct 23, 2017 4:24 PM +00:00

Guy Lodge‏ @GuyLodge

Just watched the PHANTOM THREAD trailer, and RIP the Oscar hopes of any costume designer who isn’t Mark Bridges this year.

--Anonymous
replies 25Oct 23, 2017 4:26 PM +00:00

Bow down to Paul Thomas Anderson. These 20 shots prove his cinematography debut will be a stunner

Paul Thomas Anderson is his own cinematographer on “Phantom Thread,” and the results look absolutely jaw-dropping.
IndieWire
--Anonymous
replies 26Oct 23, 2017 4:27 PM +00:00

So he's playing a STRAIGHT fashion designer? Huh? Looks like an old Merchant Ivory movie.

--Anonymous
replies 27Oct 23, 2017 5:35 PM +00:00

Does anyone know what this movie is about? The trailer bored me to tears.

--Anonymous
replies 28Oct 23, 2017 5:56 PM +00:00

I hate most Paul whatsisface's movies. Inherent Vice was total crap and hiring repulsive, decidedly unfunny Joaquin Phoenix was a disaster.

--Anonymous
replies 29Oct 23, 2017 6:44 PM +00:00

Plot

Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

--Anonymous
replies 30Oct 23, 2017 6:52 PM +00:00

Why DDL character is straight? :|

--Anonymous
replies 31Oct 23, 2017 6:53 PM +00:00

It sounds like a drag.

--Rizzo
replies 32Oct 24, 2017 8:00 AM +00:00

Will not be watching this. Have no interest in it. Give me a Kelly Reichardt movie.

--Anonymous
replies 33Oct 24, 2017 9:02 AM +00:00

I read somewhere that it was inspired by this article about the designer CHARLES JAMES

James was a BIG OL' QUEEN though

Charles James’s gowns, the most expensive in the world in the 1950s, were created in an atmosphere of Sturm und Drang. Laura Jacobs reports.
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--Anonymous
replies 34Oct 24, 2017 9:03 AM +00:00

Another de-gaying project from Hollywood

--Anonymous
replies 35Oct 24, 2017 9:10 AM +00:00

So this is the Phantom Thread thread?

--Anonymous
replies 36Oct 24, 2017 9:26 AM +00:00

Well, this isn't a biopic so the writer is free to change the main character's sexuality. It's a more approachable film that way, though way less interesting.

But yeah, a missed opportunity for DDL to play a gay guy. He'd definitely land his final Oscar that way.

--Anonymous
replies 37Oct 24, 2017 9:36 AM +00:00

That synopsis doesn't say that DDL is 100% straight. Maybe he's "conflicted" (IE he likes dick but can't come out)

--Anonymous
replies 38Oct 24, 2017 9:59 AM +00:00

Also, his "muse" is played by a plain mousy actress.... hint hint

--Anonymous
replies 39Oct 24, 2017 10:03 AM +00:00

Oh dear, he's been straightwashed... start the boycott.

--Anonymous
replies 40Oct 24, 2017 10:58 AM +00:00

R38 DDL plays a womanizer...how many gays do you know are womanizers?

--Anonymous
replies 41Oct 24, 2017 11:03 AM +00:00

^ I am

--Clooney
replies 42Oct 24, 2017 11:04 AM +00:00

In Phantom Thread's description it say DDL's character is a "Confirmed Bachelor" does this mean his character is gay?

--Anonymous
replies 43Oct 24, 2017 11:07 AM +00:00

Could they not call the film "Uncle Bottom" and be done with it?

--Anonymous
replies 44Oct 24, 2017 11:10 AM +00:00

Per the Film Stage, Phantom Thread is set in the glamour of post-war London in the 1950s and will follow renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) who are “at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock.” In addition to his admirable fashion sense, Woodcock is a wee bit of a womanizer, whose numerous lovers provide “the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover.” Will his carefully tailored life unravel when he falls in love? We’ll find out in two months.

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--Anonymous
replies 45Oct 24, 2017 11:10 AM +00:00

R13 In addition, DDL is the most overrated actor in history. Without question.

the award for the most overrated actor in cinematic history goes to the one and only Bobby De Niro

--Anonymous
replies 46Oct 24, 2017 11:12 AM +00:00

“the confirmed bachelor"

--Anonymous
replies 47Oct 24, 2017 11:12 AM +00:00
How exactly are you sick of DDL? He has been in eight movies in the last ten years.

He’s only been in SIX movies in the past TWENTY years!

--Anonymous
replies 48Oct 24, 2017 11:35 AM +00:00

"a missed opportunity for DDL to play a gay guy"

DDL played gay way before it was cool to play gay

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--Anonymous
replies 49Oct 24, 2017 12:09 PM +00:00

R49 I know, I should have added "again". Noticed it immediately after I had posted it.

--Anonymous
replies 50Oct 24, 2017 12:11 PM +00:00

Phantom faces at the windows, Phantom shadows on the floor

--Anonymous
replies 51Oct 24, 2017 12:22 PM +00:00

I read that the current cut of Phantom Thread is 195 minutes.

--Anonymous
replies 52Oct 24, 2017 12:22 PM +00:00

Daniel Day-Lewis = Jennifer Connelly

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--Anonymous
replies 53Oct 24, 2017 12:28 PM +00:00

If Altman can’t make an interesting film about fashion I doubt Anderson can.

--Anonymous
replies 54Oct 24, 2017 2:30 PM +00:00

I'm sure the resemblance between Lesley Manville, playing DDL's sister and partner, and Vicky Krieps playing his muse is not accidental. It's very evident in the trailer.

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--Anonymous
replies 55Oct 25, 2017 6:28 AM +00:00

What's your theory? R55

--Anonymous
replies 56Oct 25, 2017 6:49 AM +00:00

Man ole is a live wire when she is in Mike Leigh films here she looks dull like the rest of the cast.

--Anonymous
replies 57Oct 25, 2017 9:18 AM +00:00

Exclusive: Daniel Day-Lewis Opens Up About Giving Up Acting After Phantom Thread

Before making the film, I didn’t know I was going to stop acting. I do know that Paul and I laughed a lot before we made the movie. And then we stopped laughing because we were both overwhelmed by a sense of sadness. That took us by surprise: We didn’t realize what we had given birth to. It was hard to live with. And still is.

DDL in campaign mode. I can't bring myself to read the whole pretentious thing.

“Before making the film, I didn’t know I was going to stop acting," Day-Lewis told W. After, he was "overwhelmed by a sense of sadness."
W Magazine
--Anonymous
replies 58Nov 28, 2017 12:36 PM +00:00

I think the trailer is gorgeous. I can’t wait to see the film.

--Anonymous
replies 59Nov 28, 2017 12:39 PM +00:00

A womanizing British couturier in the 1950s?!

--Pull the Other One
replies 60Nov 28, 2017 1:40 PM +00:00

The glamorous and exciting world of heterosexual male fashion designers!!!!

--Anonymous
replies 61Dec 2, 2017 4:57 PM +00:00

W&W for R44

--Anonymous
replies 62Dec 2, 2017 6:26 PM +00:00

Maybe he IS playing a gay character.

--Anonymous
replies 63Dec 2, 2017 7:05 PM +00:00

...Instead, the actor and Anderson pulled from a handful of top fashion designers. The actor and director name-dropped Cristóbal Balenciaga, Hardy Amies, Norman Hartnell, Michael Sherard, Digby Morton, Edward Molyneux, Victor Stiebel, and John Cavanagh throughout the discussion. According to Day-Lewis, “We splashed around in all their experiences.”

--Anonymous
replies 64Dec 2, 2017 10:15 PM +00:00

That DDL quote in R58's posting makes me glad DDL is quitting the profession, though he's far from the only actor to indulge in that kind of pretentious navel-gazing.

The film looks gorgeous but rather dull.

--Anonymous
replies 65Dec 4, 2017 4:57 AM +00:00

Reviews embargo lifts tomorrow at noon EST.

--Anonymous
replies 66Dec 6, 2017 3:06 PM +00:00

Thats confusing. A movie about a straight womanizing fashion designer? I couldnt even tell the women apart, they look the same. Really strange.

--Anonymous
replies 67Dec 6, 2017 3:24 PM +00:00

Funny coincidence: DDL's gonna try to get his 10th Oscar because he must receive an Oscar every time he deigns to pull one of his stunts. The leading lady is Lesley Manville who is the first wife of Gary Oldman who's probably gonna get DDL's 10th Oscar..

--Anonymous
replies 68Dec 6, 2017 5:44 PM +00:00

Embargo lifted.

Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson's eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.
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--Anonymous
replies 69Dec 7, 2017 7:18 AM +00:00

I hate that domestic abuser Gary Oldman and he's a joke in Darkest Hour hope DDL wins his third Oscar for this film!

--Anonymous
replies 70Dec 7, 2017 7:33 AM +00:00

Guillermo del Toro‏ @RealGDT

1/ 3 Phantom Thread. What a great title. Reminds me of the "thread that joins us" together speech in Jane Eyre- the Gothic Romance to end them all...

2/3 “I have a strange feeling with regard to you. As if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly knotted to a similar string in you...

...And if you were to leave I'm afraid that cord of communion would snap. And I have a notion that I'd take to bleeding inwardly. As for you, you'd forget me.” Thst Romsntic thresad, with time, with emotional greed, becomes a nooze.

I haave not seen it, but I will- opening day.

--Anonymous
replies 71Dec 7, 2017 7:35 AM +00:00

Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” Poster by @studiotstella and @midmarauder

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--Anonymous
replies 72Dec 7, 2017 7:35 AM +00:00

DDL is so up his own ass. As is PTA. He'll never surpass Boogie Nights, his last movie with likable characters. The Master was a giant missed opportunity.

--Anonymous
replies 73Dec 7, 2017 7:37 AM +00:00

Alejandro G. Inarritu on @RealGDT #TheShapeofWater "A film that loves, without conditions, the marginalized, the rejects, those beings that are “different” and have no voice."

--Anonymous
replies 74Dec 7, 2017 7:37 AM +00:00
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--Anonymous
replies 75Dec 7, 2017 7:37 AM +00:00

R70 Fourth Oscar.

R73 I also hate how affected DDL is.

--Anonymous
replies 76Dec 7, 2017 7:38 AM +00:00

The Master was a very difficult movie to sit through but it was so beautiful to watch.

--Anonymous
replies 77Dec 7, 2017 7:39 AM +00:00

One bad take so far from Mashable's editor:

PHANTOM THREAD is lovely & fascinating & daring & expertly made and then a few days later you realize it's not really about anything

There's also a rotten review in the National Review, bitching about the lack of a tidy three-act structure. But I won't link to that dogshit site.

--Anonymous
replies 78Dec 7, 2017 7:53 AM +00:00

Perfect for the Trump era? Or would people perhaps be turned off by this?

...a didactic study of a fantastically cold brute. - Variety
The story of a bullying narcissist who lacks the ability to have a relationship, and the outrageous way he’s schooled into becoming a human being. It’s the story of a control freak made by a control freak. - Variety
--Anonymous
replies 79Dec 7, 2017 8:03 AM +00:00

Sorry wrong topic

--R74 R75
replies 80Dec 7, 2017 9:24 AM +00:00