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PHANTOM THREAD, the new Paul Thomas Anderson


Paul Thomas Anderson films are the closest thing to an unforgettable cinematic experience. Whether its the filmmaking, the acting, the story or the simple nuances of human relationships captured at various moments throughout the narrative, his films manage to give you a taste of a particular way of being and looking at life. You might have experienced this in Boogie Night, Magnolia or There Will Be Blood, but if you haven't, Phantom Thread, the director's newest project is signaling its presence with a brand new trailer.

Phantom Thread is set in 1950s postwar London and it centers on Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), who with his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) is at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across 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.

“There is an air of quiet death in this house,” says Daniel Day-Lewis' Reynolds Woodcock in the clip. Combine this phrase with Manville's declaration to Krieps, “May I warn you of something — my brother can feel cursed; that love is doomed for him," and you've got yourself the mood of the film, as well as the key note to understand the characters.

Anderson’s eighth movie and first since 2014’s Inherent Vice is thought to be three-time Oscar winner Day-Lewis’ final film after he announced his retirement from acting in June. The lead actor announced the news in a move that surprised many in the industry. “He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject,” a statement from his spokeswoman read. (via The Guardian)

As with 2007's Oscar-winning There Will be Blood, Day-Lewis and Anderson's previous collaboration, Phantom Thread will be scored by Jonny Greenwood, the Radiohead guitarist.

The film opens December 25. Watch the trailer - via Focus Features - below.

Tags:   news, trailer, drama, film news, comingsoon, Phantom Thread

Related:   Inherent Vice, There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights, Phantom Thread



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