Phantom Thread

In London 1950-ies famous fashion designer Reynolds woodcock creates unique images for Royal family, movie stars, heiress and socialite. The life of a genius is radically changing with the emergence of young wayward Alma, who becomes his Muse.

  • Paul Thomas Anderson

Release Date: 2018-01-19
IMDb icon 7.5/10
  • Country: GB, US
  • Language: English | French
  • Budget: $35,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $44,523,275, 1 April 2018
Danny Natal
20 February 2018 | 11:15

"Ghost thread" — deep existential kinetd Paul Thomas Anderson, a kind of peak and result of creativity, to which he was more than ten years. Even before the filming of "Oil" Anderson wanted to create a film about the world of the creators of high fashion, but a long time could find the source of the semantic concept, which would go to the basis of new paintings. Almost all the great couturiers of the twentieth century were homosexuals and wearing millions of women they and do not divide any one of them. But remove the era of total tolerance film on the basis of this strong Foundation could only genius-level rebel Paolo Pasolini. Therefore, discarding lying on the surface analogy, Anderson began to delve into the learning biographies of the great couturier and noticed another one common — each of the Maestro of fashion in my childhood was very strict, domineering mother who has made a career of their sons the meaning of his own life, depriving at this real life they themselves.

Ghost thread in the film there is an invisible link arbiters in the world of fashion with long-gone from the life of the mother who gave them in childhood warmth of true love, but planirovaniya in the psyche of black lifeless shadow. Future great designers have grown up with the time of opening their own fashion houses, acquiring wealth, the admiration of millions of women, but while remaining totally unhappy, empty inside and lonely people. In 50-ies of the last century is not designer was more influential in the fashion world than Cristobal Balenciaga, in turn dresses to which lined up all celebrity world from Elizabeth to Audrey Hepburn. But creating a huge fashion Empire and rising the pinnacle of success, Balenciaga felt such anguish and devastation that one day closed their stores in the world, cut off from all died all alone. Too late he realized no external success, no benefits nothing in the material world compared to a light, reverent touch of her fingertips to the throbbing blue vein on his neck, the smell of it is wet after a warm summer rain hair, barely perceptible shake of the eyelashes, when the lips come in contact with lips... As in "the death of Ivan Ilyich," which Leo Tolstoy called a "living corpse", Balenciaga only the end of life understand that dozens of years. moving the tops of high fashion, it really was not built in your own life and the life that needed his long-dead mother.

Same as empty Balenciaga before we brought in  the"Ghost filament" and the famous English couturier Reynold woodcock, creating outfits for the European elite. Subtle touches of the master Anderson shows that he had long lost interest in its work, mechanically, in one same pattern, creating a new dress, interest in the women (wonderful moment in the beginning of the film, when woodcock closes his eyes, because is afraid to look at the neckline of your client) and to life in General. Every day is similar on previous, how absolutely stereotypical all his words, movements, facial expressions, and green asparagus for dinner mandatory vegetable oil. Woodcock not can survive for life, because it locked in his mind is the departed from the life of the mother, a lock of hair with a corpse which he sewing in each suit. Very precisely, Recalling it dinner woodcock says resignedly to her sister, Cecil: "I feel like see the dead and control the living." Long gone from the life of the mother seemed to have transformed into his daughter, affectionately known as the designer: "my dear vampire", continuing to monitor each step of the son. Always dressed in a simple black dress as the robes of death, sister vodaka closely following every movement, every word, thwarting any attempt to get out of under her submission "sucking" from his last remains of strength.

Not note that Del Lewis really fit the role of vodaka. Came not because he played a because did not play at all. Woodcock is myself Del Lewis, who all life is painful looking yourself. Despite the three Oscars, critical acclaim and the love of the audience, Del Lewis never considered himself an outstanding actor. Working method (English version of Stanislavsky's system), it is a very long time entered a movie as long went out of them, it been in art, years of working a joiner, you a shoemaker, then again return to the movie go from him again. But after going through dozens of different films, the most complex of diverse images and reaching  the"Ghost filament", Del Lewis deeply immersed in the inner world woodcok that first realizes and begins to feel the emptiness of his own life and after shots will fall in a deep depression. And this state great actor — the best criterion of truth, depth and ecological validity of the film.

Anderson has always shown in his movies that love — the only force in the world that gives birth to life and breaks the shackles of obscurity. But in "Ghost threads" we can see love, only a ghostly silhouette. Accidentally getting in restaurant that poor waitress woodcock only thinks feel it is something similar to love. To really is the choice for he was made unconscious, published in Alma the next incarnation of the mother. In a superbly filmed the scene of their quick meeting in the country house camera vodaka Anderson under a doleful piano chords Greenwood glides first photo mother vodaka in the wedding dress, and then quickly jumps to the Alma we see one and the same face. Yet is alive with glow direct expressions, not like the lifeless porcelain mask, with which Alma would cook my husband dinner in the end of the film. Living in the darkness of the miserable grey of life it is reached out to Rainoldo how to the conductor of the magical and alluring world of beauty and high fashion. Moth reached out to light but quickly seared his wings, caught in the world of shadows. Ironically, almost on the verge of the grotesque, Anderson shows that Alma becomes the third mother to woodcok after deceased mother in his head and sister. Mother, which definition, impossible close emotional and sexual contacts (shown in a single stage proximity woodcock and 'ma just lie in bed fully clothed and staring at the ceiling). And if the two "mothers" woodcock more somehow learned how to "digest", then chickowski suspense third "mom" to "digest" it will be very difficult. But this time the "dead house," as call your world woodcock, have collapses, not withstanding the onslaught of life flow for his walls. And this beautifully shot the last scenes, Anderson makes his cruel, sad, but the only possible sentence — nobody can't get out of house of the dead, if the dead house is own soul.

Paulette Savell
06 June 2018 | 02:42

Perfecto! Bravissimo! Hail, hail new Torene the GREAT Paul Thomas Anderson and the GREAT Daniel day-Lewis! So, I see the imposing sister over the main character, as in the existential "Love, the bustle of the feet," I see a ridiculous drop like  Wizard "Congenital malformation", I see ego day-Lewis, which is carefully suited to the role of the pedantic moronic person with difficult character (probably the easiest transformation in his career)so, while there absurd humor is not trivial to the site. Lot room eleven times. Two. Three. Sold! Biggest fan art, Paul Thomas Anderson — Paul Thomas Anderson.

What is this movie? To say that nothing to say. Not think this opinion divan criticism from the world is not on clips on YouTube. In some extent, I fan of Anderson. For with the exception of the incredibly stupid and pretentious "Magnolia," which in his time, notably mixed with mud Kevin Smith (and, by the way, this is almost in what I Kevin was agree), all other works Anderson I love to read. "Nights in style bugi" said as the film details and tasteful to cover the topic of the porn industry. "Love, the bustle of the feet," said that occurs in life that dude that it is strange staring at you the subway car. "Oil" said as it is sometimes the time from time to dig out the genius of day-Lewis. "Master," said as in a normal world lives as not quite normal people, but still with the ability to Express themselves. "Inherent Vice" hide flaws clockwork absurd humor and sometimes even heartfelt drama. And "Ghost thread"... it's hard to allocate anything in this film. Two hour timekeeping simply retell the life of an ordinary unremarkable person. The feeling that Anderson is anticipate reactions to the film, so I just put in him, day-Lewis, who also to rest at this was going. The loss of this film is comparable to those in the same day-Lisowski "the Age of innocence", then have you like understand the scale of the painting, attracted by the stars, see iconic Scorsese have the helm, but still fully catch up, for what audience the film was shot and WHY is it removed T. K. the degree of boredom rolls over almost a lethal dose. This paradox occurs when a person prepares in advance his perception, to learn the name of famous film Director or after reading laudatory reviews from critics. You like from trying to read between the lines, drop deep, but in the end, still come to thought that the film is not caught not carried away, and actually it not more than bloated dummy. The same thing to see the sacred hidden meaning in "the catcher in the rye." Though peepers look and nothing is seen. I think it just the syndrome of "Magnolia" — obviously biased-admiring the view of the majority, backed by a dry discussion of the calculations leading actor and Director, but not have a real reason to carry something specific. The plot.

Man sews dresses. In the role — D. day-Lewis. He recluse, but sometimes ohmuryaet random women. It is not a biography, and for details transferred to a person not here to cling to. Yes, the film details conveys the character of the protagonist, but why I should not be still? About WHAT is THIS MOVIE? And the film is about one — about... damn, meh, he is shorter. Actors.

Daniel Day-Lewis. In many ways, I well see this brilliant famous actor. He is not empty, but he not conspicuous. Just when it seems the case, day is very good at her job, not focused on the excitement of the masses. In one word, respect. The not less, not all Lewis I belong to absolute nuggets, for example I not love "Lincoln." The role is played well, but passion is not conducive.

The rest of the cast. Is.

To sum up. The story — boredom. The actor returns — boredom. Music — boredom. It is a great creation with one flaw — the lack of flaws. It great, because great shut up already

Keelia Ribaudo
03 March 2018 | 10:00

Absolutely exact hit in my viewer's heart. Everything for love that goes beyond the frame romantic stereotypes, I close interesting. But if piece of work in every frame visual, audible and emotional series complement each other, and all made with delicate irony how can only half Thomas Anderson, so it is generally a gift. The film will be like all fans of Daphne dumaurier. Close and in the story, and atmosphere of her "Rebecca". However, a wayward young Alma, who broke into life of a London couturier Reynolds vodaka, went further.

The story is multi-layered in thematic terms. The theme of the Creator and the muses, Pygmalion and Galatea, personal space and the genius of solitude, ambivalence, and infinity of love. And despite that the action takes place in London, 1950s, years, film, modern and asks relevant questions. Value crisis: the talent and skills or the flash in pursuit of popular? Woman — an object or person? Yes, still the relevant to the light of the infinite desire to conform to the standards and any standard makes the person in the object. But the main research interest of Paul Thomas Anderson, as the Director, here — relationship. Without rebellion conviction of right and wrong, without a logical conclusion. Calm, soulful tone not devoid of suspense about that one may seem eerie, and others are quite clear and even obvious.

Strongly not recommend to watch movie for those who lives ready templates and tries to find them in books and movies, those not willing to look at world widely. In all other cases I strongly recommend because it's a great aesthetic and emotional pleasure, no never leaves the viewer in the indifference or boredom. I always watching films in the original language. Here on my opinion is a prerequisite, because an important tone. Well, and sin not to hear the voice of the master Daniel day-Lewis, whose every appearance on the big screen already event.

And beware. After watching the film may experience an irresistible urge to buy a gorgeous dress!

How much has Phantom Thread made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $44,523,275, 1 April 2018.
How much did it cost to make Phantom Thread?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $35,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Phantom Thread?
This tv-show was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
What is the genre of Phantom Thread?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Drama, Romance, Best movies 2018, Best Comedy Movies 2018, Best Drama Movies 2018, Best Romance Movies 2018.
Who starred in Phantom Thread?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Sue Clark, Joan Brown.
What is Phantom Thread IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.5.
When was Phantom Thread released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2018-01-19.