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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.

by Anonymousreply 9001/08/2018

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

by Anonymousreply 110/23/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 210/23/2017

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?

by Anonymousreply 310/23/2017

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?

by Anonymousreply 410/23/2017

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....

by Anonymousreply 510/23/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 610/23/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 710/23/2017

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

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

by Anonymousreply 810/23/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 910/23/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 1010/23/2017

Merchant/Ivory with a gay subtext?

by Anonymousreply 1110/23/2017

Yeah cuz Merchant Ivory wasn't GAY or anything

by Anonymousreply 1210/23/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 1310/23/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 1410/23/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1510/23/2017

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

No shit.

No really, seriously.

by Anonymousreply 1610/23/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1710/23/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 1810/23/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1910/23/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2010/23/2017

Cinematography by Paul Thomas Anderson

by Anonymousreply 2110/23/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2210/23/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2310/23/2017

Christmas 2017. #PhantomThread

by Anonymousreply 2410/23/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 2510/23/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2610/23/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2710/23/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2810/23/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 2910/23/2017


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.

by Anonymousreply 3010/23/2017

Why DDL character is straight? :|

by Anonymousreply 3110/23/2017

It sounds like a drag.

by Anonymousreply 3210/24/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 3310/24/2017

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

James was a BIG OL' QUEEN though

by Anonymousreply 3410/24/2017

Another de-gaying project from Hollywood

by Anonymousreply 3510/24/2017

So this is the Phantom Thread thread?

by Anonymousreply 3610/24/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 3710/24/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 3810/24/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 3910/24/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 4010/24/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 4110/24/2017

^ I am

by Anonymousreply 4210/24/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 4310/24/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 4410/24/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 4510/24/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 4610/24/2017

“the confirmed bachelor"

by Anonymousreply 4710/24/2017

[quote]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!

by Anonymousreply 4810/24/2017

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

DDL played gay way before it was cool to play gay

by Anonymousreply 4910/24/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 5010/24/2017

Phantom faces at the windows, Phantom shadows on the floor

by Anonymousreply 5110/24/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 5210/24/2017

Daniel Day-Lewis = Jennifer Connelly

by Anonymousreply 5310/24/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 5410/24/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 5510/25/2017

What's your theory? R55

by Anonymousreply 5610/25/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 5710/25/2017

[bold]Exclusive: Daniel Day-Lewis Opens Up About Giving Up Acting After Phantom Thread[/bold]

[quote]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.

by Anonymousreply 5811/28/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 5911/28/2017

A womanizing British couturier in the 1950s?!

by Anonymousreply 6011/28/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 6112/02/2017

W&W for R44

by Anonymousreply 6212/02/2017

Maybe he IS playing a gay character.

by Anonymousreply 6312/02/2017

...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.”

by Anonymousreply 6412/02/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 6512/04/2017

Reviews embargo lifts tomorrow at noon EST.

by Anonymousreply 6612/06/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 6712/06/2017

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..

by Anonymousreply 6812/06/2017

Embargo lifted.

by Anonymousreply 6912/07/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 7012/07/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 7112/07/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 7212/07/2017

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.

by Anonymousreply 7312/07/2017

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."

by Anonymousreply 7412/07/2017
by Anonymousreply 7512/07/2017

R70 Fourth Oscar.

R73 I also hate how affected DDL is.

by Anonymousreply 7612/07/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 7712/07/2017

One bad take so far from Mashable's editor:

[quote]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.

by Anonymousreply 7812/07/2017

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

[quote]...a didactic study of a fantastically cold brute. - Variety

[quote]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

by Anonymousreply 7912/07/2017

Sorry wrong topic

by Anonymousreply 8012/07/2017

VIdeo review by Ben Mankiewicz, Alonso Duralde, Christy Lemire, and Matt Atchity.

Raves from all of them. The explanation of the title blew me away; I just thought it was an artsy thing.

by Anonymousreply 8112/28/2017

They should have made a modern-day version about an older man with no money living in a small apartment who likes all things tasteful but is obese and needs a walking stick. He considers himself and arbitrator of taste and style but he closet he gets to fashion is watching Project Runway.

by Anonymousreply 8212/28/2017

Dave Ehrensen (sp) has written an online review that talks about the straightwashing aspects of the project and how all the designers Anderson claims to use as models were all GAY.

by Anonymousreply 8312/28/2017

I'm so disappointed at straightwashing on this film

by Anonymousreply 8412/28/2017

R83 Yeah, I love how Christy in R81's video counters Alonso's point about straightwashing, saying that it was Balenciaga who was actually PTA's inspiration for this movie. As if Balenciaga was straight!

by Anonymousreply 8512/28/2017

Is the character DDL plays supposed to be straight? That's too much fiction for me.

by Anonymousreply 8612/28/2017

I'm normally a big fan of indie films, even pretentious foreign ones.

But this looks boring AF and just obtuse.

Have any of you actually seen it?

by Anonymousreply 8701/08/2018

The trailer bored me and in no way made me want to see the movie. It looked like a huge amount of nothing.

by Anonymousreply 8801/08/2018

That was my opinion too R88-- I had no idea what the movie was even about nor did I care enough to google it. Seeing DDL at GG last night was the only reason I bothered to look it up on DL

by Anonymousreply 8901/08/2018

r89, I could have also added that--I had no idea what the movie was about from the trailer, either.

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