Thursday, January 23, 2014

Joaquin Phoenix Talks 'The Master' on Fresh Air

Joaquin Phoenix visited Fresh Air with Terry Gross to discuss Her -- his new, Oscar-ladened venture with Spike Jonze. But a funny thing happened on the way to the forum. Five minutes in, the conversation derailed and The Master took over. Among other things, Joaquin discussed having special orthodonture placed in his mouth to give Freddie Quell his famous sneer and deleted battle sequences which more explicitly showed what was behind the character's trauma. The conversation is embedded in its entirety for your listening pleasure.

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

WATCH: PTA Interviews Scorsese, Somner on 'Wolf of Wall Street'

If you'll remember back in 2011, Paul Thomas Anderson conducted a Q&A with Martin Scorsese and his creative team over their film "Hugo". Paul was in post-production on The Master at the time. Now, in 2014, with Paul in post-production on his follow-up to The Master, Martin Scorsese has released his follow-up to Hugo: The Wolf of Wall Street. Wouldn't it be great if these two contemporary maestros teamed up again for another Q&A?

Ask and you shall receive.

Over at Awards Daily, Sasha Stone has kindly uploaded over 30 minutes of footage of a post-Wolf-screening Q&A with Marty, a shaggy-haired Paul, and Adam Somner, who has served as First Assistant Director for both directors ('Wolf' for Scorsese; There Will Be Blood, The Master, and Inherent Vice for PTA). The conversation that transpired is extremely insightful, and with not a little humor.

Needless to say, If you haven't seen the film, watch at your own discretion.




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Thursday, January 09, 2014

LISTEN: PTA-Moderated Q&A with Jonathan Demme from Austin Film Fest

Remember back in October when we announced that PTA was going to be traveling to the Austin Film Festival to moderate a Q&A with iconic filmmaker Jonathan Demme? And remember how that was the last we heard of it, save for a few low-res phone-pics of the event on Instagram?

Well, today the convo is available for free download on iTunes via The On-Story Podcast. You can click this link for the podcast's site, or you could save yourself a few steps and just do a simple search on iTunes. The whole thing runs about 45 minutes, and it is a highly candid and fascinating discussion.

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Scott Rudin Teases Potential New Project With PTA; Scorsese Commends The Master's 70mm

Hello all, we're still here and we hope you've had a safe and happy new year.

While we don't have any Inherent Vice news for you today, we've got a couple other lovely unrelated little tidbits for you this evening.

First up, in an interview with Deadline, legendary and prolific Hollywood producer Scott Rudin, who had an Executive Producer credit on "There Will Be Blood", indicated that he currently has a project in development with Paul Thomas Anderson. The details surrounding it are scant at best, as it was mentioned within a myriad of other projects, but here is the quote:
DEADLINE: You continue to have a prolific output of high quality work on the screen, the Broadway stage and now in television. I imagine there’s a lot of producers looking at your output and wondering, how the hell does he keep up this pace?
SCOTT RUDIN: One of the things we got good at is how to protect filmmakers and play makers. We’re a very effective force field of resistance to what I would call not productive input. I think we are a good front line for the filmmakers we work with, and we’ve had a lot of success being that. I’m really proud of that. This is our third movie with the Coens, we just made our fifth with Wes Anderson, our seventh with Noah Baumbach. There’s another with Paul Thomas Anderson. We work with the same people over and over and it’s because we put a huge, huge amount of time and energy into making sure that they all get well taken care of. 
We're trying to keep our suspicions measured, given the limited nature of the comments, but it's exciting to imagine that PTA might already be scrambling to get his first post-Vice project off the ground. More to come, if and/or when the news becomes available.

In other news, Martin Scorsese took some time away from doing press on his [seriously great] new film "The Wolf of Wall Street" to pen an open letter to his daughter Francesca on how he sees the future of filmmaking. We highly recommended reading the whole thing, but the real cool part is that Mr. Scorsese singles out PTA as an especially important directorial presence in the modern era:
"I don’t want to repeat what has been said and written by so many others before me, about all the changes in the business, and I’m heartened by the exceptions to the overall trend in moviemaking – Wes Anderson, Richard Linklater, David Fincher, Alexander Payne, the Coen Brothers, James Gray and Paul Thomas Anderson are all managing to get pictures made, and Paul not only got The Master made in 70mm, he even got it shown that way in a few cities. Anyone who cares about cinema should be thankful."
Couldn't have said it any better ourselves, sir.

Wanted to take a quick sec to say: Now is as good a time as any to be following us on Twitter and Facebook. We will never break a major story exclusively on one of those platforms, but sometimes we post fun/cool/old-school links/photos/etc there, which, for redundancies' sake, don't get front-page attention on this site. Things have been mega-quiet lately, as Inherent Vice is deep into post-production at this point, but make no mistake: we have been here all along, we're as alert as ever, and we're brimming with positivity over the plethora of really groovy stuff we will have to share with you this year. It's going to be a great 2014.