Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

DVD - 2018
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Set in the glamour of the 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the center of the British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by the scariest curse of all...love.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, 2018.
Branch Call Number: FIC Phant
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 130 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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Brise
Aug 31, 2019

D'accord...on avait oublié avoir visionné et on a choisi de le regarder à nouveau. Je suis heureuse de ce choix car cela nous aura permis de capter d'autres subtilités ignorées avant. Le jeux des personnages, leurs expressions, les robes, le contexte, le contenu sont tous des éléments qui rendent à ce film tous les honneurs qui lui sont dus. Encore une fois, vive la splendeur et la lenteur de tels films. Que les personnes recherchant une éventualité quelconque s'abstiennent.

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jazzy4u
Aug 24, 2019

This doesn't deserve any star. From beg. to end I kept waiting for some kind of life energy to start the show. It's like watching everyone in the room on drugs pretending not to be stoned out of their minds. Pointless, lifeless, dead-end, shallow people driven by their own obsessions which parallel no one outside of their own brain cells. ANOTHER sorry-butt, stupid, waste of time from actors, directors, script writer's. WHY does this disc player NOT have a FF on it????????????????? WHY don't I recognize when a film is wasting my time TURN IT OFF!

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eusebius
Aug 23, 2019

Another fine film from Paul Anderson, who gave us Boogie Nights and The Master, among others. DDL and Lesley Manville turn in very fine performances, but Vicky Krieps as the third angle of the triangle is mostly ineffectual. Couldn't a better actress have been found? Sets and costumes are fine and there is a lot of fierce humour in this story, viz. a rich, drunken heiress passes out on a bed and Reynolds insists on taking back his dress while she's still wearing it.

LPL_TraciB Apr 27, 2019

If you like movies about narcissistic, controlling men who discard women with zero remorse, you'll love Phantom Thread. I thought the acting and costumes were excellent, but overall I wasn't a fan. And sadly Daniel Day Lewis's performance as Reynolds Woodcock in this film was his swan song. While I admired Woodcock's focus and dedication to his art of being a couturier, I didn't like how he treated people when things didn't go his way. If a breakfast guest would scrape toast a little too loudly while putting on butter, he'd throw a fit and it would ruin his whole day. I thought his love interest, Alma, played by Vicky Krieps, stole the show. She was able to make a crack in his self-centered world, but only a crack. There's a twist at the end, which added interest, but notenough for Reynolds Woodcock to redeem himself. Some people thought this was a masterpiece. I thought "meh."

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sal1811
Feb 20, 2019

Excellent movie. Once again, Daniel Day-Lewis has delivered a stellar performance worthy of a two-time Oscar winner. He does remind me of Ralph Fiennes.

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margit_76
Feb 10, 2019

Another DDL triumph. A spotless rendition of a complex life

Donna_R Jan 15, 2019

A rather beautiful & appropriately stylish movie with an unexpected edge. Observations:
Have Ralph Fiennes and Daniel Day-Lewis morphed into the same person?
In more looky-likey news, don't Gina McKee (The Duchess) and Tammy the Briscoes Lady look strikingly similar.
Reynolds' car is a stunning vehicle. It's a Bristol apparently.
The score is slightly warped classical - bravo Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead.

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Believeland
Jan 13, 2019

Loved this absorbing, gorgeous tale - difficult characters, rich brother/sister dynamic, and sacrifice / compromise to and worship of a prickly and obnoxious talent. This is an evocative peek into a rigid household machine built to create, and a livelihood engine driven by a renowned dressmaker, as much as a romantic film. One admires the unwavering creative vision, but dislikes the jerk DDL creates - a masterful piece of acting.

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richibi
Dec 16, 2018

a Gothic Romance with metaphysical pretensions, Daphne du Maurier meets Virginia Woolf, a not especially compelling combination

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ktwv
Nov 26, 2018

This brilliant film which is complex and sophisticated with profound messages will not appeal to mainstream audiences. P.T. Anderson's films are uncompromising and never conventional.
The acting is superb, unwavering and riveting right up to the end.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2018

Many interesting quotes from the film have been posted in IMDb ... thanks to the contributors. However, the film left out some good stuff from the extras that are as memorable:

From a deleted scene:

I never really like myself. I thought my shoulders were too wide. My neck was skinny like a girl. And I have no breasts. Except my hips are large than needed. My arms strong. But in his work, I became perfect. I feel just right. May be that’s how all women feel in his clothes.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2018

Special features: House of Woodcock fashion show narrated by Adam Buxton (fabrics, colors and silhouettes):

Let’s join the stars and celebrities and London’s top genetic specimens. The occasion? A mannequin parade and spring fashion at the House of Woodcock.
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Our first model Elizabeth wears a dinner dress with a fitted bodice of black velvet and a full skirt of silk veil, accented with emerald beading and jet buttons.
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Alma wears a claret-colored hostess ensemble with a wool jersey blouse and a matching silk veil skirt trimmed with Alençon lace.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2018

Special features: House of Woodcock fashion show

Ingrid wears a renaissance inspired suit of slate blue wool serge. The tailored jacket featuring unique shoulder details is trimmed with charcoal gray plassementerie, and is paired with a romantic full skirt, the unique touch of a Cavaliers Cape lined in crimson silk, custom feathered hat and Cavalier-style embroidered kid leather gloves completes the look.
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Ellie wears a daytime ensemble of moss green iridescent wool with a full-length coat and pencil-slim skirt, paired with a vibrant floral silk lining and matching print silk blouse. The outfit is finished with a matching green hat in a fine straw, an exclusive house of Woodcock sting-gray design.
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Make way for Bonnie, she wears an evening gown of emerald green silk taffeta. The skirt held away from the hips with inverted tucks. The wonderful bodice is of black ribbon lace with a décolletage for displaying one’s favorite jewels.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2018

Special features: House of Woodcock fashion show

Ellie wears a spring suit in a soft fog-colored wool in a subtle plaid, paired with a built-in waistcoat of straw colored lightweight herringbone wool. The lines of the cleverly cut jacket continue into the lines of the pencil-slim skirt.
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And now it’s the turn of Alma who wears a renaissance inspired gala gown with matching evening cape rendered in smoked colored silk velvet with golden Hurd taffeta skirt and cape lining. The bodice' s front slashing details is set off with strings of graduated sead pearls and crystal accents.
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Ingrid wears a dinner ensemble suitable for casual dinners with friends or first nights out on a tropical cruise. A romantic silk organza blouse and silk taffeta skirt, both in soft azure blue, are contrasted with black wool jersey bodice, shawl, belt and handbag. The result was an inevitable loveliness from the House of Woodcock.

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