Monday, June 28, 2010

Fast As You Can Archives Complete

The archives for Fast As You Can has been completed and uploaded to our projects page complete with rare promotional items, quotes and a photo essay explaining a few of the effects in the video that have been asked about most by e-mail/visitors to the site. The news archives are continuing to grow daily as well (I think we are at August 2000 currently) and will be up in their entirety by the end of the week.

Also, please please help re-spread the word of the site's revival and/or address change. Additionally, the site exists on Facebook and Twitter for exclusive things and random discussions.

Exclusive Paul Thomas Anderson DVD Picks

A page has been created in the multimedia section for all of our exclusive content we've received from PTA over the years including interviews, updates and the ever popular "PTA DVD Picks."

I've started by compiled all of the DVD recommendations given to us over the years and conveniently linked each one up to a revenue sharing account with popular webstore amazon. please consider helping to support the site by clicking through the links provided should you see something to your liking.

New Feature: Quick Reference Events Calendar

I have added another new page to the multimedia section of the site called "Quick Reference Events Calendar" which simply lists events and the day they occurred in a calendar format for ease of use. There is only a little information up at the moment, but it will be consistently added to over the next day/s.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

PT Anderson Turns 40 Today

happy birthday sir. thanks for everything as always.

feel free to add/read comments to this, or any post, by clicking the blog title.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Robert Ridgely Commercial Outtake

a website called jalopnik posted a commercial outtake from the 1960s where the camera cranes down to a man in a suit who suddenly begins to improvise in a lipsy light voice about all the things he could do with his shiny new car part. turns out the man in the video is the late robert ridgley.

Flashback Friday: Kevin Smith's April Fools Prank

from starting to archive all the old posts from the early days of the site, i thought it might be nice to bring back "flashback fridays" where we would post old articles or things of interest that may be interesting with new context or forgotten about.

this week we offer you an april fools day prank by kevin smith aimed at our site & paul thomas anderson fans. as you may remember, kevin & the view askew offices were passionately attacked by you all when he expressed his strong distaste for magnolia. paul never really spoke about any of it, but things escalated rapidly on kevin's message boards. for example:

Poster: Out of all of your films, is there one particular scene or moment that you absolutely cringe at... just an awful moment. "What was I thinking???"
Kevin Smith: The scene where I had the little boy come into his father's room and insist he be treated better.
Oh wait - that wasn't me.
There are a few moments in all the stuff we've done that I shake my head at. Can't call any to mind right now, though, but I know I've spotted my share.

on april 1st and at the most played out height of the controversy, kevin called attention to the silliness of the entire situation by completely overhauling their view askew website to mimic how our own website looked at the time. they spent a fair amount of time doing it as well as the multi-page website was fully functional and complete with faux multiple exclamation mark pta news taking a shot at greg's enthusiastic posting style.

re-check out everything as it was written and evolved by clicking here. scroll to the bottom of the page and read to the top as they run newest to oldest. click to see a screen capture of view askew's cigarettes and coffee/pta inspired website.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Deborah Ann Woll Confirms Talks With Paul Thomas Anderson

Deborah Ann Woll recently spoke to Movieline and addressed the mumblings surrounding her involvement in The Master. She had this to say:

Despite only playing a supporting role in the popular increasingly campy HBO series "True Blood," Deborah Ann Woll looks to have caught the eye of Hollywood with the actress now confirming talks between her and Paul Thomas Anderson about his upcoming untitled religious drama.
Woll was originally reported to be one of three actress along side Amanda Seyfried and Emma Stone being eyed for the role of Elizabeth, the daughter to the lead character to be played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, with the interest now evidently leading to early discussions of some sort.
"There’s nothing official," Woll told Movieline. " [But] I will say that I have talked with him, and he’s very nice. I don’t think we or he is anywhere near making a decision — I think he’s still working on the script, so he’s got that job to do. There’s really nothing official there, it’s just some interest that he and I both have."
The actress is certainly capable of holding her own shining amongst the talented likes of Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard in "True Blood." She'd be a great fit, we think, along side Hoffman and Jeremy Renner, who is attached to play his troubled protege Freddie Sutton.
However, as Woll affirms, speculation should probably be set aside for now as it's only early days in the project's development with PTA evidently still tinkering on the script, which is not a surprise considering the draft that leaked earlier this year was incomplete, featuring lots of placeholders that needed to be filled in. A June start was briefly and erroneously mentioned but with Hoffman's imminent schedule seemingly clearing up (and a directorial stint at Cate Blanchett's Sydney Theater Company due to begin in October) and Renner having passed on the August shooting "Battleship" for it, a late summer start is probably not out of the question for the River Road production just yet.

Jonah Hill was interviewed over at Rotten Tomatoes to promote Get Him To The Greek and countless other movies he is co-starring in and was asked to give his Top 5 Favorite Films. Boogie Nights came in at #4: "Paul Thomas Anderson, it was difficult to not have all 5 of my favorite movies be yours" (thanks Cory)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Punch-Drunk Love Ranked Top 10 of 2002

UK website "Top 10 Films" has posted a list of films from 2002 and rank them according to their moniker. Punch-Drunk Love rated second, behind Alexander Payne's "About Schmidt". Their words:

2. Punch Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, USA) 
Adam Sandler proved he was more than just a lightweight comedy actor with Paul Thomas Anderson’s dark romantic comedy. Anderson had shocked many when he stated after previous film “Magnolia” that he wanted to work with Sandler. The comic actor was known for his box office comedy hits such as “Big Daddy” and “The Wedding Singer” but seemed like a strange match for Anderson who was conversely known for the hard-hitting and often downbeat, ensemble epics “Boogie Nights” and “Magnolia”. However, credit to both actor and director for pulling off what is arguably their best work.
You can check out the rest of their list by clicking here.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hard Eight Archives Completed

We invite you to check out the completed archives for Paul Thomas Anderson's first feature film "Hard Eight"

As it will be with all the films, videos and short project pages shortly, you will find: Multiple different formats of poster art, promotional materials, reviews, low-res photos from the premiere, 9 deleted scenes transcribed from the original draft of the "Sydney" screenplay, original press kit production notes and more will be added once other pages have caught up.

Note: Please remind people that we exist under this new address whenever you get the chance as we have had to change hosting companies/addresses a few times in the last while, but will be here permanently. Join Cigarettes & Red Vines on Twitter & Facebook.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Gloucester House Rentals Puts Up Maya, PTA

We stumbled upon the Gloucester Housing Rentals in Massachusetts website while looking for photos for the site and they seem to be pretty happy about their semi-recent celebrity guests complete with photo evidence.

June 19, 1998-June 19, 2010

12 years ago today the first ever post went up on this website.  It simply read:

Paul Makes EW's It List
Age 27 Why him? After the porno-poetic thrill of Boogie Nights, which this San Fernando Valley wunderkind wrote and directed, actors are clamoring to work with him as they did for Altman. Like the trailblazing '70s auteurs, Anderson gives his films emotional texture that comes from the gut: "The scenes that truly affect people are the ones based in personal shit." 
Work habits "I write early, like 6 a.m., and I can only really write for three hours," he says. "That's because I smoke myself into a sickness. The best stuff comes in the first blast ... the idea behind writing very early is that your subconscious is still kicking ass. You're not paying attention to what you should be writing." 
Creative crutch "The biggest thing for me when I'm writing is the music. Now it's Aimee Mann and Michael Penn." And filmmakers? "Blake Edwards ... 10 is a fucking masterpiece." 
Weirdest career moment "Burt Reynolds." 
Next? Another L.A. story: "It centers around an odd occurrence in nature."

As you may or may not know, this website was originally called Cigarettes and Coffee when it started in 1999. (Remember this?) It was run and maintained by Greg Mariotti and myself. In 2005, Greg moved onto working with Cameron Crowe on his official website and I took over and re-branded it Cigarettes & Red Vines, after the Aimee Mann song which is, in part, apparently about Paul.

I thought it would be interesting to keep the previous sites posts archived on the new site as there are endless amounts of additional information and random things hidden within each. I have tried to tag them all as accurately as possible for ease of reference.

Friday, June 18, 2010

There Will Be Blood Most Famous Celluloid Father And Son

Susan King of the Los Angeles Times has written a feature in time for Father's Day which explores some of the more memorable father and son relationships in film.  There Will Be Blood is the first on their list.

There is often a lack of communication between fathers and sons. And that's quite literally what happens between an ambitious oil man and his adopted son in Paul Thomas Anderson's award-winning 2007 loose adaptation of Upton Sinclair'snovel "Oil!" 
A deep rift occurs between oil tycoon Daniel Planview ( Daniel Day-Lewis in his Oscar-wining role) and his young adopted son H.W. (Dillon Freasier) after H.W. loses his hearing in an oil derrick explosion. Instead of comforting H.W., Plainview leaves the hysterical young boy and rushes off to the disaster. After the boy tries to burn the bed in which his father is sleeping, Plainview sends him off to a boarding school for the deaf. The relationship never recovers, especially since Plainview won't learn sign language.

You can check out the entire list which also includes the likes of the Godfather, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Star Wars and coming in at #15 was a page for great gift ideas for Dad linked up to e-commerce stores!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

"Hard Eight: Some Of The Best Reviews Of My Life"

John C Reilly was interviewed by the Onion's AV Club and was asked which of his 'smaller films' that he has been in that he felt didn't get the attention it deserved. His response:

JCR: Well, they all kind of find their way. They all kind of eventually percolate down and find the audience...Hard Eight, Paul Anderson’s first movie, which is really called Sydney, had some of the best reviews of any movie I’ve ever been in, and I think the shortest theatrical run. But as a result of Paul’s work, after that, he has definitely found an audience. I think just getting a movie done is an accomplishment in itself. It’s almost like a success that you’ve got the money to do it, and you made it, and it’s good.

Click to read the entire article in which the interviewer and Reilly don't seem to be getting along alot of the time.  In quick website news, the finished site will be uploading over the next day/s.

I apologize for the state of things the last while.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Join The C&RV Facebook Group

as a further way to try and grow the website back up to it's former glory, we are trying to recruit you and your friends on facebook. click here to join our facebook group and pass it along to others?

it would mean the world to us.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

"Renner 100% Out" Of The Master

I felt bad that Deborah Ann Woll didn't get a banner image.... Now, we will need to take this update with a grain of salt as it did not come directly from the horse's mouth, but the website SlashFilm says Jeremy Renner may no longer be involved with The Master because  the project's finances are not fully secured.
But there’s a shadow of bad news. Renner has recently seemed like a lock to play the second male lead in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, but in the wake of Universal passing on the film, it appears that financing isn’t coming together. THR says “while he still has definite interest in Anderson’s film, that project is still cobbling financing and has seen its start pushed back several times."
Click to read the full article which also covers Jeremy's involvement as Hawkeye in Glee-alumni director Joss Whedon's take on The Avengers.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The Master: Amanda Seyfried, Emma Stone, Deborah Ann Woll

The latest rumors regarding The Master are that Emma Stone (banner photo competition winner) Amanda Seyfried and Deborah Ann Woll have been offered roles in the film. And yes, it is taken from The Playlist:

More details on the potential cast for Paul Thomas Anderson's forthcoming untitled Scientology drama are surfacing as it gears up for a shoot this summer. Last week we reported that Reese Witherspoon had been offered the role of the Master's wife Mary-Sue, who acts as his caretaker and vigilant lieutenant. This week, the print edition of Production Weekly reveals that Amanda Seyfried, Emma Stone and Deborah Ann Woll are all being considered for the role of Elizabeth, The Master and Mary-Sue's daughter.
We reviewed the script for the film that was floating around earlier this year and while the role of the daughter is a small one (though that could've changed), it also does have some pretty salacious bits (that we won't spoil here) which will be an eye opener for any fans of the actress who lands the role.
So who will land it? It's hard to say. Seyfried seems like least likely candidate only because she is set to shoot Catherine Hardwicke's "Girl With The Riding Hood" this summer and depending on when Anderson's film goes in front of cameras, scheduling alone could take her out of the running. Emma Stone has been looking to break out of comedic roles, most recently adding the period based, racial drama "The Help" to her upcoming slate. She would be an interesting fit for the role and it would definitely add something very different to her resumé. Finally, there's Deborah Ann Woll, best known for her role as Jessica on "True Blood." She doesn't have much feature film experience (well, she has roles in three films that are awaiting release) but she's capable, and from a purely financial aspect, probably the most budget friendly to join the $35 million dollar picture.
All this said, while the actresses are said to be "choices" for the role its unclear at this time if any offers have been made. Our guess would be they've all read or tested in some capacity but obviously, decisions are still pending. For now, the only confirmed cast members remain Philip Seymour Hoffman in the role of The Master and Jeremy Renner as Freddie Sutton, his troubled protegé. Frankly, those two could could go on screen and re-enact "Baby Geniuses" and we'd watch it, so whoever Anderson gets to surround them is icing on the cake.