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Discussion Thread for Phantom Thread

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weird, i saw this trailer last night and was about to post it here

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I sure hope I get to catch this in the theaters. I’ve got a streak going, seeing every PTA flick in the cinema since “Magnolia”.

Don’t do drugs, unless you’re with me.

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The Master frustrated me to no end. I’m hope this is a more accessible PTA film.

“What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.”

Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death

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Haven’t seen The Master, but There Will Be Blood is one of my favorite films of all time. Not sure Phantom Thread is gonna be up my alley though.

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LOVED it. Beautiful film. Up there with his best (though quite different!).

See it on 70mm if you can.

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NeverarGreat said:

Perhaps I’m uncultured swine, but I didn’t get much from this. It’s pretty to look at and it’s obviously well-made in terms of performances and cinematography, but there’s not much in the way of plot.

This is very similar to how I felt about Lady Bird. Can’t love them all.

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Also, does this remind anyone else of Laura? Notably, a young woman taken under the wing of a high society man who molds her into whatever it is he wants of her, but he can never truly have her. I still haven’t seen Phantom Thread, but from the trailer that’s the impression I got.

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Handman said:

Also, does this remind anyone else of Laura? Notably, a young woman taken under the wing of a high society man who molds her into whatever it is he wants of her, but he can never truly have her. I still haven’t seen Phantom Thread, but from the trailer that’s the impression I got.

Is the Phantom Thread a murder mystery?

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Handman said:

Also, does this remind anyone else of Laura? Notably, a young woman taken under the wing of a high society man who molds her into whatever it is he wants of her, but he can never truly have her. I still haven’t seen Phantom Thread, but from the trailer that’s the impression I got.

Haven’t seen Laura (though I want to). The film that this reminds me of most is Rebecca.

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Saw it last night. My review:

Don’t do drugs, unless you’re with me.

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Don’t do drugs, unless you’re with me.