pta being told what his movies are about - from the press conf nyff w/ cast and crew of “inherent vice”

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Grimes “Oblivion” dir Emily Kai Bock. 

This is music video and sports at its best. More non-sports sports! PTA agrees and co-signed this young Canadian director at his NYFF talk on inspiration/influences.

“That gets me going,” Anderson said enthusiastically. “It’s fucking great. It just saw it. It made me hyper, it made me want to dance around the room. I just want to bounce off the walls.”

“Everything clicks,” he said. “It’s spooky too. It makes you pumped and it has this really great energy, but this energy that starts to get a little bit crazy and feverish and you see some of the faces she got. These frat guys bouncing around and they seem all too real and all too date-rapey. And there’s that danger lurking underneath it. But on top of it, it just makes me want to dance.”

Right way, wrong way. A masterclass on Fincher’s direction by Tony Zhou. So good. 

Mr. Turner dir. Mike Leigh (2014) NYFF  This film about british painter J.M.W. Turner was sublime. The cinematography by Dick Pope bled eyeballs with nothing more than chasing light and the nature respite that Turner himself must have witnessed. It was the best kind of biopic-avoiding all pratfalls of making an artist only tortured or an angel. Instead Leigh took us through 25+ years of life’s small rewards and tough bumps, with brilliant performances esp by the supporting cast. At the Q&A, John Lithgow raised his hand and asked his fellow actor, Timothy Spall if he knew how to paint before this job. He didn’t. But for 2 years in prep, he studied all the methods under the direction of one painter, and as his final exam, he had to replicate a Turner landscape. Now Spall has it hanging in his apt and says he looks at it and wonders how the fuck he ever did that.

Mr. Turner dir. Mike Leigh (2014) NYFF
This film about british painter J.M.W. Turner was sublime. The cinematography by Dick Pope bled eyeballs with nothing more than chasing light and the nature respite that Turner himself must have witnessed. It was the best kind of biopic-avoiding all pratfalls of making an artist only tortured or an angel. Instead Leigh took us through 25+ years of life’s small rewards and tough bumps, with brilliant performances esp by the supporting cast. At the Q&A, John Lithgow raised his hand and asked his fellow actor, Timothy Spall if he knew how to paint before this job. He didn’t. But for 2 years in prep, he studied all the methods under the direction of one painter, and as his final exam, he had to replicate a Turner landscape. Now Spall has it hanging in his apt and says he looks at it and wonders how the fuck he ever did that.

True reviews by Jon Hart and I. 
Gone Girl, dir David Fincher (2014) was not good, but I blame the book/script by Gillian Flynn.

True reviews by Jon Hart and I.
Gone Girl, dir David Fincher (2014) was not good, but I blame the book/script by Gillian Flynn.

Whiplash, dir. Damien Chazelle

Blown away by this film last night at NYFF. It won at Sundance last Jan for good reason. It’s really a sports movie in the guise of a non-sports world, in this case, the cult of top tier music schools and young professional musicians in training. Making a jazz drummer (played brilliantly by Miles Teller) feel the intense pressure of getting into the first string position on the varsity team, and seeing his destructive and triumphant arc to become great at his game - it all brought back crazy strong memories for me and MK about our childhood training in classical music. The score by Justin Hurwitz is fantastic - lending all the camera decisions by DC another umphhhh. You can tell this was a well-edited feature - honing in on a tight, focused story. More sports non-sports movies people! Let’s go. 

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Inherent Vice - Paul Thomas Anderson

Seeing it this Sat at NYFF. PTA said he was inspired by “Top Secret” (Yes, that one! A comic gem). 

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Tiger, 2014. new work by Storm Tharp

Storm Tharp - favorite person, artist. More excited for the opening of his new show Tiger than the opening of Gone Girl. 

I usually solve problems by letting them devour me. - Franz Kafka

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My prediction - Jack O’Connell. Take a knee, he is the future. Also my favorite movie of this year.

My prediction - Jack O’Connell. Take a knee, he is the future. Also my favorite movie of this year.

If at the end of a war story you feel uplifted, or if you feel that some small bit of rectitude has been salvaged from the larger waste, then you have been made the victim of a very old and terrible lie. - Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried (via nevver)
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I guess part of this story stems from witnessing how, with some of the increasing vagueness in job definitions, people have come to rely on storytelling or the idea of creating narratives as a catchall. My dentist is a storyteller, weaving a narrative from my bloody gums. My accountant uses numbers to tell a story about my debts and the threat of ruin. Sadly, my barber doesn’t say squat. I’d welcome a story from him. - Sam Lipsyte discusses his story in this week’s issue, and the idea that everyone is a storyteller: http://nyr.kr/1lq9tM9 (via newyorker)
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