Untitled 1970s Film (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021)

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Re: Untitled 1970s Film (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021)

#2 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:23 pm

Exciting news indeed! Especially because I am near certain that he's going to want to make this look different than Boogie Nights, and it'll be intriguing to see what form that takes. This is an instance, like Tarantino with Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, where a filmmaker is making a project that he is perhaps specifically equipped to tackle.

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#3 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:47 pm

I wonder if this will be rated PG-13 or even PG. He's talked about wanting to do movies his kids could see.

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#4 Post by Jack Kubrick » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:08 pm

There Will Be Blood is soft-R and his children are probably too young to care/be disturbed by the film content. Paul might direct a film that falls under that umbrella for slightly different reasons.

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#5 Post by knives » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:27 pm

I'll take a wild guess and say you are not a parent.

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#6 Post by Jack Kubrick » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:36 pm

No, I have little interest in ever being a parent and having children. Though that description should discount what I wrote my comment still stands. Where I were on the MPAA ratings board TWBB would be a PG-13 and have little trouble to believe parents would find it concerning for mature teenager kids to watch the film.

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#7 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:32 am

What happens when one of the best working filmmakers at capturing the complexities of adult existential and social crises turns his attention to youth, especially the ages where these states are at their most intense? This just made my day.

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Re: Untitled 1970s Film (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021)

#8 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:14 am

I think everyone might be jumping the gun a little, as it's supposed to be an ensemble film that has a nonzero amount of teenage main characters - the little plot hint we've gotten certainly doesn't sound to me like it's going to be centered around more than one main character who's a teenager (so was Boogie Nights!) so I wouldn't jump right to expecting this to be Anderson's pivot to family friendly fare or his answer to Dazed and Confused until we know a lot more.

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Re: Untitled 1970s Film (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021)

#9 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:26 am

I never thought he or she would be the sole focus, and I agree there’s no indication this will be a family friendly fare, but focusing at all on a high school aged kid is something new for PTA. Another ensemble film would be great, and it’ll be interesting to see him take on this project so far removed in his own development from Magnolia.

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#10 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:47 am

I don't think it will be any more family-friendly than Phantom Thread was, which had a PG-13 rating. I want to say he could be less interested in going into hard-R territory again but like funk said, who knows?

My real hope is that he finally goes back to shooting scope. I'm guessing he's done working with Elswit, and I read that Darius Khondji was DP on Anima, has he done PTA's other recent videos too?

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#11 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:52 am

Phantom Thread was rated R for language (and perhaps informally for adult themes) but I know what you mean.

I have less of an interest in seeing a family friendly picture than PTA applying his mature understanding of human nature to new populations. I agree that he has proven, most clearly with Phantom Thread, that he can address these themes without going hard-R.

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#12 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:13 am

No idea why I remember it as PG-13. I watch almost everything on streaming services now, which don't make as big a deal about ratings and content like I remember the premium networks doing back in the day. On Netflix it appears in the corner of the screen as a movie starts than goes away. Or maybe I'm too old to care.

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Re: Untitled 1970s Film (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021)

#13 Post by Drucker » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:14 am

I have a hard time believing PTA is going to make a "family friendly" film and think this speculation will seem silly when we actually are looking at a trailer in a year and a half.

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#14 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:47 am

It depends what kind of family.

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Re: Untitled 1970s Film (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2021)

#15 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:32 pm

Drucker wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:14 am
I have a hard time believing PTA is going to make a "family friendly" film and think this speculation will seem silly when we actually are looking at a trailer in a year and a half.
He's someone who's shown that his filmography and the way he sees his career is very important to him, sort of in a Kubrickian way, so I can't imagine a tossed off 70s Booksmart or a Linklater-esque remake/airport paperback adaptation or Soderbergh-ian tech demo/small budget feature ever happening for Anderson. But I will stand corrected, of course, if this post looks ridiculous this time next year.

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