I second that fucking A… can’t wait.
i was really excited to see that this morning. i hope it does come out this year, the wait to 2013 would be too long. and for me QT and PTA in the same year is a very good thing.
Phoenix could be damn good in this, by the looks of things. But I have a feeling Hoffman will be amazing. Always ready for more PT.
That teaser makes me want to see it now.
yes, a tease indeed. glad joaquin phoenix is back from the dead
Damn. Consider me teased. This has been and will continue to be my most anticipated film of the year. It looks like PTA has shed his skin again and created something very different from his previous work.
So glad it’s Joaquin in this role.
As for shedding his skin and providing something different, I’m not convinced of that yet, but I’m not too concerned one way or the other. For English language films, I fully expect this to be among the best of the year, if not the best (granted, this is based largely on personal bias rather than experience with this year’s films).
I’m so excited for this movie.
Well yeah, maybe I’m jumping the gun a bit. But there’s been a transformation of sorts from each film to the next in my opinion. They all have his stamp but they’re simultaneously quite different. This will be his first film without Elswit too, which is part of what makes it feel different to me aesthetically.
I’ll agree that PTA has explored different looks in each of his films, though I am not sure whether this aspect to his film making constitutes (A) a transformation (either an evolution or concretization into a unified, auteurist whole), (B) a sort of play/exploration within the medium, or © an application of appropriate components to the material at hand. It may even represent a hybrid of these, or something else entirely. Whatever it is, I do appreciate it and the way it (to me) does fit each film even as each is different in some ways.
I am ashamed to admit I didn’t recall that Elswit was not shooting this one, but I, too, did notice certain visual differences. I have to rewatch his other films, but the dirty framing of the close-ups seems different from what I recall seeing in the past, and, at first look, this seems less contrasty than his previous movies. Similarly, the opening shot of the teaser just feels different to me (though that is a very subjective and vague description). Overall, the visuals presented here give off sort of a 50’s/60’s noir/cheapie vibe, but that may be me just being ignorant.
The shot :57-:59, however, feels very PTA to me. And, the preview as a whole, seems reminiscent of, especially, the first one for There Will Be Blood. The music also reminds me of the music in his last few films, which is another reason I’m not yet ready to call this a departure for him. It doesn’t make me any less eager to see it, however.
White Elephant or Termite Art?
Looks so gud
I take it none of the cast or crew is a Scientologist.
Looks very good!
And although I doubt any of ‘The Master’s’ Cast are scientologists I’m sure there was one very famous one who had a part in Magnolia.
If only P.S. Hoffman wasn’t involved, I’d be there.
But Hoffman’s great.
Hoffman or Phoenix will probably get Oscar nominations however I suspect Daniel Day Lewis will win for Lincoln (apparently going to be his best performance ever)
@Takaaweseome: But Hoffman’s great.
Glad you think so. He’s always bored me senseless.
^Somebody needs to rewatch Scent of a Woman. hehe
^Sitting through SCENT OF A WOMAN once was bad enough.
Well at least we all agree that Scent of a Woman is pretty terrible. Except for the parts with Hoffman.
Not as impressed, at first glance, as I was with the first, but still very excited.
Still excited, looks good.
Still my most anticipated film of ‘12. Don’t see that changing. I loved getting a glimpse of Phoenix and PSH together/their dynamic here. And the footage itself looks amazing, I love the aesthetic.
“Still my most anticipated film of ‘12”
Same here, and it is currently the film I most desire to watch overall (which is probably not good, as my high expectations may lessen my initial enjoyment, as happened with There Will Be Blood; it took me some time to appreciate that one more).
I also agree about the dynamic. Hoffman’s character seems to see himself as above the others, and, while I’m not sure what to think of Adams from the tiny bit we see of her, that tiny bit of Adams’ character does seem to indicate that she encourages this in him. The relationships, how they are, how they will change/stay the same seem to be something to look forward to.