Saturday, October 21, 2017

Full Synopsis For "Phantom Thread" Unveiled


Things are starting to heat up on the Phantom Thread front, and quickly! Since we last posted, Focus Features has launched two verified social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook for the film, the latter of which has posted a full synopsis for the movie which discloses (among other things) the name of Daniel Day-Lewis' character. If you are trying to retain your sense of mystery going into the theatre on Christmas Day, we can dig it. The synopsis is pasted below the fold for you to avoid as you wish. Also below the fold is an excerpt passed along to us from a recent Mark Bridges interview for Film Comment, in which he touched on the costume design of the new film. Enjoy!

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, 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. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

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