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The actor took part in a live webchat - addressing his love of Noel Gallagher, his disdain for social media and why wearing bright socks is his rule for life
Thanks for your questions guys. Leave your desks. Run out into the sun! Defy your bosses. And remember. England is never this sunny. Ever. So enjoy it, cats. Go and listen to some Oasis in a park and think of me.
And, as promised, here’s that face illustration he mentioned earlier on:
Kristina Wilde asks:
Do you have a mantra or philosophy, at work or otherwise, and what is it?
Wear bright socks. True. Although I am sockless today. Be bold, man, be bold this day. Don't give up ever. And don't let the bastards grind you down.
How important is your collaboration with the playwright? From my understanding, Anthony Neilson »
- Guardian Staff
Happy birthday, PTA. From the neon-lit ’70s and ’80s porn excess of “Boogie Nights” to the sunbleached-postcard look of “Inherent Vice” and its 1970s Los Angeles beach locales, cinematographer Robert Elswit has consistently made Paul Thomas Anderson’s films live and breathe in shadows and light. Working on all of Anderson’s films save “The Master,” Elswit […]
- Chris Evangelista
Denis Villeneuve (“Prisoners”) is directing from Eric Heisserer’s script, based on the “Story of Your Life” short story by Ted Chiang about an alien spacecraft landing on Earth. Adams plays a linguist for the military who’s trying to determine the intentions of the aliens and begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the true purpose of their visit.
- Dave McNary
Variety reveals that the pair are primed to swap the sun-kissed plains of Little Boston for the catwalk, with Anderson’s latest set to unfold against the New York fashion industry of the 1950s. Without a title to call its own, it’s still early days on the project, though Variety notes that the three-time Oscar winner has been attached to the period drama for some time, and it’s only now that Anderson has taken an interest in the film that it’s begun to garner some momentum.
Currently whipping the script into shape, Anderson is reportedly casting the net for “young actresses of Eastern European descent” as the auteur begins to round out the ensemble cast. »
- Michael Briers
Although no deal is set, sources tell Variety that Day-Lewis is in talks to reunite with Anderson, who directed his Oscar-winning performance in “There Will Be Blood.”
Anderson’s reps declined to comment.
Sources say that Day-Lewis, who hasn’t made a film since “Lincoln” in 2012, has been loosely attached to the project for some time. Anderson is still working on a script while meeting young actresses of Eastern European descent to cast supporting roles.
Day-Lewis, who won his third Academy Award for his performance in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln, »
- Justin Kroll
Lewis, who hasn't made a film since "Lincoln" in 2012, has reportedly gone from being very loosely attached to being in actual talks to star in the untitled project which will be set in 1950s New York and revolve around the fashion industry. Further specifics about the plot have not been revealed.
Anderson is still working on a script while meeting young actresses of Eastern European descent to cast supporting roles. Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures is producing and financing the project having done the same for PTA's last two films - "The Master" and "Inherent Vice."
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Just before the weekend, Radiohead debuted a new music video along with news that their new album would arrive on May 8th (which means it’s available now). What was cool about the video was that it was directed by none other than Boogie Nights, Magnolia, The Master and Inherent Vice director Paul Thomas Anderson, and […]
- Ethan Anderton
Radiohead has delighted fans by releasing a second new music video this week. Cinephiles should be particularly pleased, as well, since the video for “Daydreaming” was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the filmmaker behind “Inherent Vice,” “The Master” and “There Will Be Blood.” Additionally, the band announced Friday that its new album will have a digital release at 2 p.m. Et on Sunday, but fans will have to wait until June 17 for a physical copy. Also Read: Radiohead Releases Stop-Motion Music Clip for 'Burn The Witch' (Video) “Daydreaming” follows Tuesday’s release of the stop-motion music video for “Burn the Witch, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
In his seven feature-length films over the last two decades, there are few filmmakers who have displayed as much skill and artistry with each new work as Paul Thomas Anderson. After finishing up similarly comprehensive series on David Fincher and Stanley Kubrick, Cameron Beyl has returned with another multi-part documentary, this time dedicated to the work of the There Will Be Blood director.
Beginning in his early days of crafting The Dirk Diggler Story and other shorts, as well as his debut Hard Eight, the next section segues to his sprawling Los Angeles stories Boogie Nights and Magnolia. Then we dive into his more comedic side with Punch-Drunk Love and various comedy sketches and shorts around the era before getting to his portraits of power with There Will Be Blood and The Master. Lastly, it looks at his more groovy side with Inherent Vice, Junun, and recent music videos.
- Jordan Raup
Reilly optioned the rights to the book and will produce through his shingle with Michael De Luca recently joining the project as a producer. The story follows two brothers — Eli and Charlie Sisters — hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss. The story takes place in Oregon in 1851. The book won the 2012 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for humor writing.
The pic is Audiard’s follow-up to his Palme d’Or winning “Dheepan”, which premiered at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Production is set to start sometime this summer.
- Justin Kroll
The film’s production company See-Saw Films, which is teaming with Universal Pictures Intl. Productions on the project, is in early talks with the actor’s representatives, Wme and Sloane Offer. Phoenix has been nominated for an Oscar three times — for “Gladiator,” “Walk the Line” and “The Master” — and was nominated five times for a Golden Globe, for those three films (winning for “Walk the Line”) as well as “Inherent Vice” and “Her.” He was last seen in Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man.”
“Mary Magdalene” is being produced by See-Saw’s Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, whose credits include “The King’s Speech.” Film4 co-developed the film with See-Saw. Helen Edmundson and Philippa Goslett penned the script to “Mary Magdalene,” which is described »
- Leo Barraclough
Film auteur Paul Thomas Anderson has been taking, making and then sometimes even dropping from a host of atypical projects since his last feature Inherent Vice. He shot two music videos, Sapokanikan and Divers, for Joanna Newsom, he filmed a highly-secretive music documentary Junun and he was even attached to direct the live-action Pinocchio remake starring Robert Downey Jr., although he has since detached himself from the project. Now, word on the street is the writer-director has filmed a music video for Radiohead.
According to The Playlist, comedian Stefanie Wilder-Taylor revealed — in an episode of her For Crying Out Loud podcast — that her home was used to film a portion of a new Radiohead video. She went on to reveal the director to be none other than P.T. Anderson. Here’s what she had to say:
“Here’s the cool part. Then the next day, [someone from the production] goes, I wanna bring the director by your house… »
- William Fanelli
In the five years writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson took between 2002’s “Punch-Drunk Love” and 2007’s “There Will Be Blood,” he transitioned towards a more sombre tone. The strength of self-conviction and classical technique became more evident as he removed stylistic flourishes and sensory-heavy thematic tendencies that were once indicative of his work. This is what ultimately resulted in not only his Daniel Day Lewis-starring masterpiece but also his equally-brilliant “The Master” in 2012. Monumental not only in Anderson’s oeuvre but in modern cinema, these films present an arresting, all-encompassing portrait representing power and American ambition from a filmmaker unrivaled among his peers. This is the focus behind “Portraits of Power,” the latest video essay from The Directors Series. Read More: Review: 'The Master' Proves A Brave, Sensual Yet Detached Triumph For Paul Thomas Anderson The 33-minute video essay looks in depth at how Anderson’s influences, »
- Will Ashton
Rosamund Pike is also on board to co-star in the movie, which begins production in July.
Set in 1892, “Hostiles” tells the story of a legendary Army captain (played by Bale) who agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands. The former rivals encounter a young widow (Pike) whose family was murdered on the plains while making the harrowing and perilous journey from an isolated army outpost in New Mexico to the grasslands of Montana. They must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape and hostile Comanche tribes that they encounter along the way.
Plemons has been cast as »
- Justin Kroll
Exclusive: Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films has acquired rights to The Incident, with up-and-coming Polish writer-director Jan Kwiecinski (The Fourth Dimension) helming his script. E/F/O co-CEOs Randall Emmett and George Furla will put the $15M-budget picture into production in July, with Ambyr Childers (The Master, Ray Donovan) co-starring and producing with Emmett and Furla, Andrew Corkin of Uncorked Productions, Priya Swaminathan, and Shannon Riggs. Mona Panchal and Bryan… »
Auteur Harold 'P.' Warren puts the Pee back in showmanship! After seeing this frightless Texan fright show you'll want to nominate Ed Wood for a posthumous Oscar. It's popular beyond all comprehension. The intrepid disc producers provide great extras, but can't quite make us understand Why it is the Landmark Lemon of all time. "Manos" the Hands of Fate Blu-ray Synapse Special Edition 1966 / Color / 1:33 flat / 74 min. / Street Date October 13, 2015 / 24.95 Starring Tom Neyman, John Reynolds, Diane Adelson, Harold P. Warren, Jackey Neyman, William Bryan Jennings. Cinematography attempted by Robert Guidry Film randomly assembled by Ernie Smith, James Sullivan This original Music is, ah, really original! Russ Huddleston, Robert Smith Jr. Evidence confirms that "Manos" was Produced Written and Directed by Harold P. Warren
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Ah joy! Finally -- a movie that invites all the cheap-shot insults that Savant must normally stifle. What follows is all in good fun. »
- Glenn Erickson
While the captivating, magnetic films of Paul Thomas Anderson have run the gamut of moods, settings and styles, there’s a singularity to each of them brought by the auteur himself, and that’s explored beautifully in “Paul Thomas Anderson Mixtape,” the newest 4½-minute video from Vimeo user Javier Virto. Read More: Retrospective: The Films Of Paul Thomas Anderson Taking choice clips from “Hard Eight,” “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia,” “Punch-Drunk Love,” “There Will Be Blood,” “The Master” and “Inherent Vice,” this melancholy, dreamy supercut communicates the consistencies, rhythms and harmonies found in all seven P.T. Anderson feature films. And accompanied by Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl,” found in Anderson’s second film, and then Aimee Mann’s “Wise Up,” featured prominently in his third feature, this video mixtape not only mirrors the filmmaker’s unplaceable allure but often equals his radiance in some key edits. Truly dynamic stuff. Since dropping out of. »
- Will Ashton
The project chronicles the personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of Lgbt men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today. The period piece tells the history of the gay rights movement, starting with the Stonewall Riots in 1969.
Pearce will star as Lgbt activist Cleve Jones, who joined the gay liberation movement in 1972 and was befriended by pioneer gay rights leader Harvey Milk. He founded the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and led the National March for Equality in 2009. Parker will play women’s rights leader Roma Guy, who co-founded the San Francisco Women’s Building, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Erik Lomis, president of distribution at the Weinstein Co. for the past five years, is leaving the company for a new post at Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Picture.
The departure was confirmed Thursday by David Glasser, chief operating officer, who said Lomis is headed to another job.
“He got a great offer and we wish him the best,” Glasser said. “He did a great job for us.”
Lomis’ new post at Annapurna, first reported by Deadline, will include distribution duties
Lomis, who was president of distribution at MGM between 2000 and 2005, came on board at TWC in 2011. He saw major successes from “The Artist,” which won the Oscar for best picture in 2012, and from “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Django Unchained” in 2013 and “The Imitation Game” in 2014.
- Dave McNary
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