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
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2018]
Branch Call Number: DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 130 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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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.

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.

Dec 16, 2018

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

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.

Nov 24, 2018

A boring, static quirky art film. I'd expect to see this at a film art theater in SF or Berkeley with most of the patrons wearing black.

Nov 22, 2018

The only film that ever made me feel like I had eaten a poisonous mushroom.

Nov 18, 2018

Quirky, but superbly acted and engrossing. Not for those who like their movies in neat packages with labels. It does require some patience, not playing all its cards at once and sometimes confusing you as to where it's going, but well worth it in the end. As good as Day Lewis is, Lesley Manville is spectacular in a role that is as ambiguous as the movie itself. Repeated watchings will resolve many of the questions you may have first time around.

Nov 09, 2018

A finely crafted movie that was a little odd. Not really my cup of tea or mushroom soup

Oct 25, 2018

This film was intriguing - lots of subtlety, no easy answers. In taking the time to think about it afterwards, I was able to connect the dots and somehow it came together beautifully. Great acting by the major characters, but some of the minor characters were also gifted in a way you don't normally see - they made the most of their short time. All in all, it's a quirky film, set at a slow pace, not for everyone, but fully employing the potential of every character. I'm glad I saw it... twice.

Oct 20, 2018

Very few redeeming qualities. A disappointment.

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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.

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.
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.
Alma wears a claret-colored hostess ensemble with a wool jersey blouse and a matching silk veil skirt trimmed with Alençon lace.

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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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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