Wednesday, July 24, 2013

PTA-Directed Music Video For Fiona Apple's "Hot Knife" Surfaces


And just like that, not even an entire month after we themed a flashback friday after his work in this area, Paul Thomas Anderson has dropped a new music video. It's for "Hot Knife," the last track off Fiona Apple's latest (and quite excellent) effort The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver of the Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do.

We remember hearing whispers about this back in June of last year, but figured maybe it was kaputt, at least while PTA was finishing up The Master. But here it is, and it is pretty stunning. Watch, watch, watch!

We know, we know, things have been very quiet with Inherent Vice as of late, but you'll just have to hang in there and keep checking in because you never know when the next big thing is going to drop...

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"The Master" is now available on Blu-ray and DVD

7 comments:

  1. If it was mentioned in a magazine profile, it hardly seems like a whisper.

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  2. i have a question for brian or cory or whoever can answer:is sean penn ivolved in inherent vice or not?

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    1. I don't think C&V is any more plugged in than you are at the moment. Things are quiet.

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  3. Displays the same characteristics as the 65mm film stock used in the Master. The shots were locked off too which is unusual for Fiona/PTA videos. (would also suggest a bigger camera was used) Also the clip was shot just before the Master.
    Can't imagine there would be too many music videos shot in 65mm, if any..
    Might be a first..

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    1. It's shot on 35mm. PTA is using anamorphic lenses here. You can see the out of focus ovals in the beginning on the edge of the drum. A prominent characteristic when shooting anamorphic.

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    2. I forgot to mention that lyrics further suggest their use of 35mm based on the aspect ratio: "If I'm butter, then he's a hot knife, he makes my heart a CINEMASCOPE screen, showing the dancing bird of paradise."

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  4. Does anyone else read this as a love song to Paul?

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