Paul Thomas Anderson

American film director Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has written and directed five feature films: Hard Eight (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999), Punch-Drunk Love (2002) There Will Be Blood (2007), and soon to be released, The Master (2012).
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Birthday
26 June 1970
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What do fashion insiders think of Phantom Thread?
Guardian (UK) - 17 days
The film paints a wistful picture of the rarified world inside Reynolds Woodcock’s 50s London townhouse atelier. Four industry experts give their verdicts on its authenticity, from the Belgian princesses to Daniel Day-Lewis’s pin-pricked fingers For fashion insiders, the star of Phantom Thread isn’t newcomer Vicky Krieps or Oscar contender Lesley Manville. Instead, it’s two people – Sue Clark and Joan Brown. Playing the women who run Reynolds Woodcock’s atelier in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1950s fashion tale, Clark and Brown are not budding actors but real-life seamstresses whose hands have touched countless couture gowns. Clark, 67, spent her working life as a fashion teacher, while Brown, 71, learned her trade at Savile Row tailor Hardy Amies and fashion house Worth. They are now volunteers at the V&A’s Clothworkers Centre archive, where they bring their expertise to the museum’s fashion collection. That’s where Anderson, on a visit to study the work of mid-century designers, foun...
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Fresh Air Weekend: Director Paul Thomas Anderson; Lessons From The 'Oldest Old'
NPR - 24 days
Anderson's new film Phantom Thread landed six Oscar nominations. Critic Maureen Corrigan says The Perfect Nanny is a guilty pleasure. John Leland followed six people above the age of 85 for one year. (Image credit: Laurie Sparham /Focus Features)
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Paul Thomas Anderson's ‘Phantom Thread’ is one in a long line of Hollywood films on obsessive love
LATimes - about 1 month
Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, “Phantom Thread,” is a heady and often haunting examination of the dynamics of love — obsessive love, foolish love and the games couples play during the dance of love. The film is set in 1950s London in the couture fashion world and stars Daniel Day-Lewis, who...
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Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson on How They Created ‘Phantom Thread’
NYTimes - about 2 months
The stars and director of the provocative psychosexual drama detail the controlled chaos of the shoot Mr. Day-Lewis says will be his last.
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With 'Phantom Thread,' Director Paul Thomas Anderson Offers Audiences An Intimate Film
NPR - about 2 months
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with director Paul Thomas Anderson about his new film, Phantom Thread. The film is about a fastidious British dressmaker named Reynolds Woodcock, played by Daniel Day Lewis, whose life becomes upended when he finds a new muse, who begins to challenge him.
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Phantom Thread actor reveals innocent approch to role
Reuters.com - 2 months
Phantom Thread actor Vicky Krieps on mistaking Paul Thomas' Anderson's piece for a student film. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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Paul Thomas Anderson and collaborators unravel the mysteries of 'Phantom Thread'
LATimes - 2 months
Each new film from writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson now arrives on a wave of expectation and mystique. With its evocative use of period and place, his work moves from a sweeping philosophical expansiveness to refined details with startling ease. His new film, “Phantom Thread,” which opens Christmas...
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A Film That Pays Homage to the Bygone Era of London Couture
NYTimes - 3 months
Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” finds its inspiration in the eccentric figures of the 1950s — and celebrates fashion’s enduring sense of fantasy.
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Daniel Day-Lewis Announces Retirement From Acting
Huffington Post - 8 months
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California Sounds: New music from Haim, Alex Ebert and La Santa Cecilia
LATimes - 10 months
Haim, “Right Now (Live)” (Columbia). The first new track from Haim’s forthcoming album, “Something to Tell You,” arrived last week courtesy of a music video by director Paul Thomas Anderson. A slow-grooving neo-R&B song that suggests the three Haim sisters steering toward the contemporary pop center...
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Watch: Radiohead, Paul Thomas Anderson Collaborate On New Video For 'The Numbers'
NPR - over 1 year
The latest video from Radiohead is a field recording of Jonny Greenwood and Thom Yorke performing "The Numbers," from the band's latest album A Moon Shaped Pool.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Thomas Anderson
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 45
    As of 2016, Anderson is the only person to win all three director prizes from the three major international film festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Venice).
    Anderson has directed several music videos, including Radiohead's 2016 single "Daydreaming" and several for Fiona Apple.
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  • 2012
    Age 41
    In 2012, The Guardian ranked him number one on its list of "The 23 Best Film Directors in the World," writing "his dedication to his craft has intensified, with his disdain for PR and celebrity marking him out as the most devout filmmaker of his generation."
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 38
    In December 2009, Anderson was working on a new script tentatively titled The Master, about a "charismatic intellectual" who starts a new religion in the 1950s.
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    Production of Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel Inherent Vice began in May 2013 and ended in August of the same year.
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  • 2002
    Age 31
    At the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, Anderson won the Best Director Award and was nominated for the Palme d'Or.
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    In 2002, the romantic comedy-drama Punch-Drunk Love, Anderson's fourth feature, was released to generally favorable reviews.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 25
    Anderson, who still had the workprint of his original cut, submitted the film, which was accepted and screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.
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    While at the Sundance Feature Film Program, Anderson already had a deal with Rysher Entertainment to direct his first feature. In 1996, Anderson made his first full-length feature, Sydney, which was retitled Hard Eight (1996).
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  • 1994
    Age 23
    He decided to expand the film into a feature-length film and was subsequently invited to the 1994 Sundance Feature Film Program.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 11
    Anderson was involved in filmmaking at a young age and never really had an alternative plan to directing films. He made his first movie when he was eight years old and started making movies on a Betamax video camera which his dad bought in 1982 when he was twelve years old.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Anderson was born June 26, 1970, in Studio City, California, to Edwina and Ernie Anderson.
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