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Phantom Thread (2017)

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Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.
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Movies Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson's new film Phantom Thread marks the eighth feature film that the director has also written. Discover other films he has both written and directed.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vicky Krieps ... Alma
Daniel Day-Lewis ... Reynolds Woodcock
Lesley Manville ... Cyril
Julie Vollono ... London Housekeeper
Sue Clark Sue Clark ... Biddy
Joan Brown Joan Brown ... Nana
Harriet Leitch Harriet Leitch ... Pippa
Dinah Nicholson Dinah Nicholson ... Elsa
Julie Duck Julie Duck ... Irma
Maryanne Frost Maryanne Frost ... Winn
Elli Banks Elli Banks ... Elli
Amy Cunningham Amy Cunningham ... Mabel
Amber Brabant Amber Brabant ... Amber
Geneva Corlett Geneva Corlett ... Geneva
Juliet Glaves Juliet Glaves ... Florist
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Storyline

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. Written by Focus Features

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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English | French

Release Date:

19 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hilo fantasma See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,023,275, 1 April 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,523,275, 1 April 2018
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Director Paul Thomas Anderson got the initial idea for the film while he was sick in bed one day. His wife, Maya Rudolph, was tending to him and gave him a look that made him realize that she had not looked at him with such tenderness and love in a long time. See more »

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When the countess tries the dress she puts her glasses on to take a look in the mirror. The next shot Reynolds is approaching her and she is wearing no glasses. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alma: Reynolds has made my dreams come true. And I have given him what he desires most in return.
Dr. Robert Hardy: And what's that?
Alma: Every piece of me.
Dr. Robert Hardy: He's a very demanding man, isn't he? Must be quite a challenge to be with him.
Alma: Yes. Maybe he is the most demanding man.
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Mindblowing Depiction Of a Suspenseful Romance
4 December 2017 | by KamSinghOfficialSee all my reviews

This is the most unique romance film to come out in all of history. Paul Thomas Anderson has struck Gold again with this masterpiece. The Screenplay is really original and very engaging.

Usually when people watch a film, they tend to doze off at times because of slow moments. This film however, you cannot look away, you cannot blink because the timeless beauty and sheer elegance that this film has is unparalleled. What keeps you so engaged is the breathtaking cinematography shot on a 35mm camera, the Stand out performances from Daniel Day Lewis , and Vicky Kriceps and also the amazing dialogue which keeps you drowned in the film.

Many people might think ''Oh its a movie about the love story of a dressmaker''so they might not watch it. If you feel that way, its your loss to miss this masterpiece of a film. It is a suspenseful romance film which has never been done before and the fact that you cannot look away from the screen, it proves that this film is the best film of 2017. This film is going to be mentioned for years to come. Just like ''There Will Be Blood'', it will be shown in film classes to learn from and just like ''There Will Be Blood''it will be mentioned as one of the best films of all time.

As this is Daniel Day Lewis's last role, i can say that it is worth being called a movie worthy of Daniel Day Lewis's last. In fact, It is his best film to date and in terms of performance, he gives one of the best of his career. I would not be surprised if he wins best Actor for this one over Gary Oldman. Day Lewis totally deserves to be the only actor to have 4 Oscars.

If Vicky Criceps is not nominated for Best supporting actress or best actress then we know that the Oscars are unreliable, She equally matches Day Lewis in terms of performance and that is saying a lot because she is working with one of the best.

Paul Thomas Anderson continues his legacy in film with this epic, and he deserves a nomination for best director, if not, he deserves a win.

This film is one of the best to come out in the past 5 years and i could say its perfect.

I give it a 10 out of 10.


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