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Phantom Thread (2017)

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Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vicky Krieps ... Alma
Daniel Day-Lewis ... Reynolds Woodcock
Lesley Manville ... Cyril
Julie Vollono ... London Housekeeper
Sue Clark Sue Clark ... Biddy
Joan Brown Joan Brown ... Nana
Harriet Leitch Harriet Leitch ... Pippa
Dinah Nicholson Dinah Nicholson ... Elsa
Julie Duck Julie Duck ... Irma
Maryanne Frost Maryanne Frost ... Winn
Elli Banks Elli Banks ... Elli
Amy Cunningham Amy Cunningham ... Mabel
Amber Brabant Amber Brabant ... Amber
Geneva Corlett Geneva Corlett ... Geneva
Juliet Glaves Juliet Glaves ... Florist
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Storyline

Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of 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, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), 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 love. Written by Focus Features

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 March 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

El hilo fantasma See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,023,275, 1 April 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,523,275, 1 April 2018
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the fourth collaboration between director Paul Thomas Anderson and film composer Jonny Greenwood. See more »

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in the film's opening scene with reynolds leaving a room; he is shown putting a cigar to his mouth. in the next shot with him on the other side of the door, the cigar has immediately vanished. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alma: Reynolds has made my dreams come true. And I have given him what he desires most in return.
Dr. Robert Hardy: And what's that?
Alma: Every piece of me.
Dr. Robert Hardy: He's a very demanding man, isn't he? Must be quite a challenge to be with him.
Alma: Yes. Maybe he is the most demanding man.
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Crazy Credits

The typeface used for the credits is called Reynolds Stone and it was created by English wood engraver, typographer, and designer Reynolds Stone, who was a close friend of the parents of Daniel Day-Lewis. See more »

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1. Allegro [Piano Trio No. 2 in E Flat, Op. 100 D. 929]
Composed by Franz Schubert
Performed by Beaux Arts Trio
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Complete Snoozefest
9 June 2018 | by SteveyMac70See all my reviews

Congratulations to Phantom Thread for being the first movie that I have awarded a 1 to! I always try to be fair to every movie I watch including the obviously bad ones, however to do this I normally watch the movie in its entirety. With Phantom Thread I could not do this.

I first tried to watch with the family and was given a please change the movie after only 10 minutes. I then thought I would give it a go on my own as I would probably be able to get into the movie if i was left alone to get a feel for the characters. Unfortunately, I was not able to relate to any of the characters in the slightest and as the movie wore on, i increasingly found my mind wandering to other things until I eventually paused it after 80 minutes to "go do something less boring instead", like painting the wall then spending the next 2 hours watching it dry! I just could not bring myself to go back and finish it. Not that the movie was in the obviously bad category, it was just that the story line (or lack of storyline) was going nowhere fast and I was just so bored during the 80 minutes I watched, I figured that I could live with myself for not going back to the final 50 minutes rather than add to the 80 minutes of my life I would never be able to get back!

DDL tried his very best to inject some life into his mundane character but the rest of the utterly boring and irritating characters just helped to make him just as irritating as the rest.

I do not know how this movie is rated so high, it seems like the arty farty movies we are being inundated with lately are the "in thing" and the sheeple just think that it is a good movie because that is what the media and the "Academy award nominations" tell us to believe! Not for me I'm afraid and the fact that I just could not bring myself to finish the movie leaves me with no other option than to score a 1.

Do yourself a favour and use the 2 hours that you save by missing this movie to find some real entertainment and not be fooled by the in-crowd


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