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...according to ptanderson.com, which says its source is quite reliable, it looks like Paul will be adapting the Upton Sinclair novel...Oil!

And to top it off, looks like Daniel Day-Lewis is gonna star.

Sign me up, sign me up, sign me up! Where can I get my ticket?

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...according to ptanderson.com, which says its source is quite reliable, it looks like Paul will be adapting the Upton Sinclair novel...Oil!

And to top it off, looks like Daniel Day-Lewis is gonna star.

Sign me up, sign me up, sign me up! Where can I get my ticket?

Yeah I read that on Jeffrey Overstreet's blo a few days back. How good is that? Anderson and Day Lewis

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Favorite actor. Favorite director.

YES!

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I don't know what to think of PTA doing a period piece. I guess I find it rather out of character, to date anyway. He hasn't done anything like this in the past -- I know nothing of the source material, is the book PTA friendly?

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stef wrote:

: I don't know what to think of PTA doing a period piece.

Boogie Nights was a period piece.

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Well, OK, if you want to get technical, yeah you're right... But this oil film is set in the twenties. And 70s porn life isn't really all that hard to pull off anyway, right? These days you can buy the outfits at Old Navy...

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Weren't some of the opening scenes of Magnolia kinda period piece? Three men beat up some other guy... outside of the boy getting shot by his mother while attempting suicide, I can't remember the other clips htat introduced the film.

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I don't know what to think of PTA doing a period piece. I guess I find it rather out of character, to date anyway. He hasn't done anything like this in the past -- I know nothing of the source material, is the book PTA friendly?

-s.

That is an interesting question. I didn't think at first glimpse that Punch Drunk Love was "PTA friendly material," but he seemed to demonstrate the ability in that film to move beyond some of his own visual and narrative habits with ease. The guy's got chops.

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...according to ptanderson.com,

Is there even a PT Anderson website? I tried ptanderson.com and it just takes me to a cigarette shop.

Anybody knoew any other sites about Anderson?

There use to be a PT Anderson fan site called "Cigarettes and Coffee" or "Coffee and Cigarettes", but apparently it's been shut down. It was actually how I discovered Arts and Faith, when Magnolia was voted one of the most spiritually significant films.

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Paul Dano (The King, Little Miss Sunshine) joins the cast as "a gifted, charismatic young preacher who captivates churchgoers."

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There use to be a PT Anderson fan site called "Cigarettes and Coffee" or "Coffee and Cigarettes", but apparently it's been shut down. It was actually how I discovered Arts and Faith, when Magnolia was voted one of the most spiritually significant films.

Here it is: Cigarettes and Red Vines

Wave your mouse (or trackball or whatever you've got) around the screen until "enter" appears. It's a very minimalist setup.

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I THOUGHT there was something odd about that photo.

The reason it doesn't look quite like Daniel Day-Lewis is that it ISN'T Daniel Day-Lewis.

Ain't It Cool News just posted a note about the mistake, and who that fellow really is.

Don't feel bad... even People Magazine is confusing the two.

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I posted this same story on the No Country For Old Men thread, but since half the article dealt with Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood, I decided to place it here as well.

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Whoa, since when can we embed YouTubes in here?

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Do you mean since when is it POSSIBLE?

Or since when are we PERMITTED?

Because if we're not permitted, maybe I need a refresher on the rules. I wasn't aware...

Anyway, about that trailer...

Does it strike anyone as... for lack of a better term... Malick-ian? (Malick-esque? Malickinous? Malickalicious?)

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Jeffrey Overstreet wrote:

: Do you mean since when is it POSSIBLE?

Possible, yeah. I thought formatting was impossible unless it was in square brackets -- but this is in the old-fashioned pointy brackets.

Gadzooks, to think of all the videos I would have posted here by now if I had known this was do-able ...

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Does it strike anyone as... for lack of a better term... Malick-ian? (Malick-esque? Malickinous? Malickalicious?)

Definitely. That wide shot of oil workers running toward a raging fire recalls the locust scene in Days of Heaven. Looks compelling.

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