Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

DVD - 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.
Publisher: [United States] :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, 2017
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC PHA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 minutes) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 inches.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0 DVS, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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doyoureadme
Sep 09, 2018

Absolutely one of the worst movies ever made. Poor storytelling, poor character development, a plot that is ludicrous, and a bizarre ending that tries to pass itself off as artistry. I've watched slow moving stories before that eventually justify the pace because it's necessary to develop something that eventually turns into a gem. This is not one of those. I came away with the absolute certainty that I'd just wasted 130 minutes of my life, and angry that I'd allowed myself to get duped. It's unfortunate to see a director that showed such promise with "There Will Be Blood" and even "Punch Drunk Love" waste his talents on his last couple of efforts. It's as if he's deliberately trying to turn himself into Darren Aronofsky.

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akirakato
Aug 30, 2018

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson in 2017, this American drama depicts the life of Reynolds Woodcock---a renowned fashion designer in London.
His charisma and genius are matched by his obsessive, controlling personality.
Reynolds takes a young waitress as his muse.
With the excellent performances, the couple appear foolishly hilarious and funny at times, albeit both seem extremely dead serious.
I enjoyed the inter-acting of Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps.

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PearlyKayAm1
Aug 18, 2018

Incredibly tedious, with a few nice dresses. It made me want to eat an omelette.

"Phantom Thread" is an excellent remedy for insomnia. ZZZZzzzzzzzzz.......!

Rewatch "The Phantom Menace" instead.

No, don't watch that one, either.

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mr_chocolate
Aug 17, 2018

I agree with the other recent reviews! I was fast forwarding through this film as I found it awfully meaninglessly slow, and the fashion business was never much of an interest for me anyway.
I gave this film a chance, mainly for the actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, however, I could have cared less about his character, his fashion, and did not feel anything of interest in the couples blossoming love for each other, if you can call that.
Did not even bother with the extras provided.

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MJSanders
Aug 13, 2018

Very slow and awful movie. We painfully watched it to the end...not sure why as the whole story line was just awful. Who writes up this stuff. I give it a 2 star because of some good actors in it but thats about it.

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PinkPangolin
Aug 12, 2018

I stopped paying attention within 5 minutes. I had it on for awhile after that but didn't really watch it.

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aldy2
Aug 10, 2018

This movie simply missed the mark on so many levels. I felt as if I had a question mark floating over my head throughout the entire film: Why do these young models find him so irresistible? Why is the main character so drawn to the one girl? The clothes? Meh (even though we are told how perfect they are). And the end? Oh, come on!!!

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nelll
Aug 09, 2018

Nice outfits....nice to look at Daniel Day Lewis....but ho hum 😴

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duane767
Jul 24, 2018

Comes across like a movie from a bygone age where the lessons learned and the fables churned almost make for a folklore legend. In other words, I liked the feel and the vibe of the movie even though yes, it is a bit slow at parts, and you wonder if it's worth the entire watch. I thought it was.

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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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