Monday, June 26, 2017

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:
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Boogie Nights (1997) 

Dirk: What can you expect when you're on top? You know? It's like Napoleon. When he was the king, you know, people were just constantly trying to conquer him, you know, in the Roman Empire. So, it's history repeating itself all over again. 

A happy 47th birthday to the director Paul Thomas Anderson today! (I like that I specificed "the director Paul Thomas Anderson," just in case you thought I meant "the ballet dancer Paul Thomas Anderson" and got confused.) Anyway this reminds me I never said anything about the retirement of Daniel Day-Lewis, whose "last" film will be PTA's next film, Phantom Thread... which IMDb still for some reason has listed as "Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Film" - catch up, IMDb! Maybe the folks running IMDb dislike that title Phantom Thread as much as I do? It gives me bad Star Wars prequel flashbacks.

Anyway perhaps I am cynical (obviously I am cynical) but I read DDL's retirement with an invisible asterisk attacked that says he will "retire" after campaigning for (and probably winning) a fourth Oscar, and he will un-retire ten or fifteen years from now when there's a new role he feels like digging his teeth into... which will probably bring him another statue. Cynicism aside I like this plan more than I like Meryl Streep making a garbage movie every year, so.
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4 comments:

John Kuehnle said...

I love this movie, I have it on dvd. it's long and has graphic scenes of nudity and drug use.

Anonymous said...

Don't think Florence Foster, Julie & Julia and Into the Woods are considered garbage.

mtmslg said...

Great movie, but pug-faced Mark Wahlberg always was and always will be a reprehensible human being.

mtmslg said...

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