Wednesday, October 05, 2016

PTA Directs Radiohead's 'Numbers' From A Garden

Hello! Clearly moving on from the basement, we have now been given the second Paul Thomas Anderson directed live Radiohead performance in the series we are dubbing "From A Garden"

Shot in Tarzana on August 3rd, check out Thom, Jonny & a CR78 here...

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Recording produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich
Producers: Sara Murphy, Albert Chi, Erica Frauman
Editors: Leslie Jones, Andy Jurgensen
Recording Engineer: Sam Petts-Davies
Production Companies: Ghoulardi Film Company, m ss ng p eces

Gaffer: Michael Bauman
Key Grip: Tana Dubbe
Camera Operators: Ari Robbins, Brian Freesh

1st Assistant Camera: Josh Friz, Aaron Tichenor
Loader: Drey Singer
Electric: Kuba Bojsza, Peter Rybchenkov, Paul Theodoroff
Grips: James Coffin, John Mang, Michael Koepke, Nicholas Deane
Radiohead Tech: Peter Clements
UPM: Kat Barnette
Telecine Colorist: Gregg Garvin
Crew: Austin Feinstein, Emily Ajar

Panavision Cameras: Lori Killiam, Dan Sasaki
Kodak Film: Anne Hubbell
Chapman / Leonard: Dan Issa
Fotokem: Andrew Oran
Modern VideoFilm: Dave Weathers, Wendy Canto

Filmed on location in Tarzana, California
August 3, 2016


Thursday, September 15, 2016

WATCH: Live Radiohead Performance Video Directed by PTA

Some late nite candy for y'all. Today, Radiohead posted a video on their official youtube channel of a live performance for their song "Present Tense" off their latest album A Moon Shaped Pool, and looky who the director is!

UPDATE: This Tweet from Radiohead's longtime producer Nigel Godrich has been brought to our attention... (thank you akash)


Thursday, September 08, 2016

Focus Features Picks Up PTA's Fashion Film, Production to Begin Early Next Year

Via Deadline, Focus Features and Universal Pictures have secured international rights to Paul Thomas Anderson's forthcoming, still untitled fashion drama starring Daniel Day-Lewis! 

The project is expected to start shooting early next year and release late next year, with Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures still on board to produce. The report also makes an update about the movie: it will actually be set in the 1950s fashion industry of London, rather than early reports stating it would be set in New York. 

We're expecting news to start dropping a bit more precipitously now, so do keep checking back for more info as it becomes available. Folks... looks like this thing is really happening!


Monday, August 15, 2016

Criterion Punch-Drunk Love Coming Soon!

After the long wait, we have been blessed today with the details and cover artwork for the Criterion Collection's release of Punch-Drunk Love November 15th, 2016!

Chaos lurks in every corner of this giddily off-kilter foray into romantic comedy by Paul Thomas Anderson. Struggling to cope with his erratic temper, novelty toilet plunger salesman Barry Egan (Adam Sandler, demonstrating remarkable versatility in his first dramatic role) spends his days collecting frequent-flyer-mile coupons and dodging the insults of his seven sisters. 
The promise of a new life emerges when Barry inadvertently attracts the affections of a mysterious woman named Lena (Emily Watson), but their budding relationship is threatened when he falls prey to the swindling operator of a phone sex line and her deranged boss (played with maniacal brio by Philip Seymour Hoffman). 
Fueled by the careening momentum of a baroque-futurist score by Jon Brion, the Cannes-award-winning Punch-Drunk Love channels the spirit of classic Hollywood musicals and the whimsy of Jacques Tati into an idiosyncratic ode to the delirium of new romance

Here are the features that come with the disc:

4K digital transfer, supervised by director Paul Thomas Anderson, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Blossoms & Blood, a twelve-minute 2002 piece by Anderson featuring Adam Sandler and Emily Watson, along with music by Jon Brion
New interview with Brion
New piece featuring behind-the-scenes footage of a recording session for the film’s soundtrack
New conversation between curators Michael Connor and Lia Gangitano about the art of Jeremy Blake
Additional artwork by Blake
Cannes press conference from 2002
NBC News interview from 2000 with David Phillips, “the pudding guy”
Twelve Scopitones
Deleted scenes
Mattress Man commercial

Visit their official page for the film here!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

WATCH: "There Will Be Blood" Q&A With PTA & Daniel Day-Lewis From 2007

It's been a couple slow news days of late as we wait for more details to trickle in about the supposed reunion project from Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis that is forthcoming.  In light of that, here's an hour-long Q&A with the There Will Be Blood pair from back in 2007 that we came across. 

Keep an eye out for the astonishingly endearing anecdote about DDL's personal relationship with the film Giant near the end.



Sunday, June 26, 2016

Happy Birthday, PTA!

We here at C&RV wanted to send out some serious positive vibes to the man himself, who celebrates his 46th birthday today. Have a happy one, sir, and thank you for all that you have given us!

We'll leave you with a 30-minute commentary PTA did on the John Holmes documentary Exhausted, which he provided for the Boogie Nights laser disk back in the day.


Thursday, June 02, 2016

New PTA Project With Daniel Day-Lewis In The Works?

It was reported today that, while no studio or deal is currently signed, Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis have been in talks for a while on a new film set in the world of fashion. Variety says:
Sources say that Lewis, who hasn’t made a film since “Lincoln” in 2012, has been loosely attached to the project for some time. Anderson is still working on a script while meeting young actresses of Eastern European descent to cast supporting roles.
Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures is producing and financing the untitled project. The film will be set in 1950s New York and revolve around the fashion industry, although the plot is under wraps.
Their full article can be found here but doesn't say much more.  So, more than likely, a new PTA film will be landing in selected theaters around the second half of December 2017.


Friday, May 06, 2016

PTA's Radiohead Video Has Arrived

The gossip was true! Paul Thomas Anderson has directed a video from Radiohead's new album, which will be released digitally this Sunday! The track is called "Daydreaming" and you can watch the video now. Enjoy!


Saturday, April 09, 2016

PTA May Have Directed A New Music Video For Radiohead

It has been brought to our attention that this week's episode of the For Crying Out Loud podcast contains a very intriguing eight-minute story from co-host Stefanie Wilder-Taylor that involves Paul Thomas Anderson & co. recently shooting part of a new Radiohead music video in her Los Angeles home.

Needless to say, this is the first we've heard of such a project and we will report back here if and when more confirmation becomes available. If true though, this will continue PTA's strict diet of awesome music-related ventures since Inherent Vice's release, and -- just as noteworthy -- it provides the most concrete evidence yet that a new Radiohead LP is imminent!

You can listen to the podcast here - the PTA story begins around the 15-minute mark.

(Big ups to @gerrymaravilla on Twitter for his assistance with this!)

UPDATE: It appears the Radiohead section has since been edited out of the podcast by the folks over at For Crying Out Loud. This doesn't strike us as terribly surprising given that Taylor openly speculated several times in the episode that she may have been in violation of a non-disclosure agreement by relaying the story. By the same token, the omission only further validates the probability that the video is real and forthcoming. Stay tuned, folks.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Chicago: Enter to Win Tickets for Screenings of "Inherent Vice" and "The Master" on 70mm

If you live in Chicago and like seeing movies on film, you probably already know about The Music Box Theatre's annual 70mm festival, which started after Paul Thomas Anderson brought The Master to town in August of 2012 for its second-ever public screening.

As it turns out, The Master is returning to The Music Box on 70mm for this year's festival, which kicks off this weekend. What's more, the rare 70mm blow-up print of Inherent Vice will also be shown.

And wouldn't you know it, we have a couple admit-two passes to give away.  So if you live in the Chicago area and are interested in seeing these movies on glorious 70mm, here are the instructions to enter:

Email us at

Write "70mm Contest" in the subject line.

In the body of the email, include your name and the title of the movie you would like to win tickets to. If you would like to submit your name for both movies, include both titles in the body, but you can only win tickets to one of the movies.

THE MASTER showtimes:
Saturday, February 20, 7:00pm
Thursday, February 25, 9:30pm

INHERENT VICE showtimes:
Saturday, February 20, 10:30pm
Wednesday, February 24, 7:30pm

Winners will be emailed this Friday morning and will need to confirm their preferred showtime by 6:00 PM Friday evening. If a winner has not confirmed by that time, we will draw another name. Feel free to visit for more info on the theatre and festival.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LISTEN: PTA Talks "The Big Short" With Adam McKay in 30-Minute Q&A

Via The Film Stage

PTA recently moderated a talk with The Big Short writer/director Adam McKay over at the DGA and the conversation is now online. The Q&A is surprisingly great, ranging from the topic of PTA missing out on producing Anchorman, to the two directors wishing they could make a movie a year like Woody Allen.

There are, of course, some slight spoilers in the talk if you haven't seen the movie yet. Listen to it in its entirety below. Special thanks to Jacob Viness for this.