Phantom Thread - The fashion Film
New Film Activity!!!
Dear group members, let´s meet again to watch the new Paul Thomas Anderson film, “Phantom Thread,” which is about many things: clothing, sewing, driving, the risk of love, the exercise of power, and, above all, breakfast. “I can’t begin my day with a confrontation.” So says Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), a celebrated fashion designer, who lives and works in a tranquil London square, and who despises any threat to that tranquillity.
The clothing in Phantom Thread involved a new set of challenges, though. Reynolds Woodcock is a dressmaker of world renown, with impeccable taste. The quality of the clothes he creates helps define him, and what other people are wearing help define them in opposition to him. This kind of quality is difficult to fake, and it’s not the kind of special effect that typically gets CGI’d. Instead, film director Bridges and his team had to make the dresses depicted on-screen in the way that Reynolds Woodcock would have made them.
Research for the costumes took place at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Art and Design in London, taking a private viewing of couture gowns from the Protected content . They observed the handiwork that went into these outfits–the way the skirts were flatlined with organza, for instance, and the way that some of the foundations were put into the dresses–and they tried to follow the blueprint as much as possible. In the end, the gowns they created would only work as still life pieces–being believable in the movie, but not functional in real life. However, they more than accomplish the job of selling Reynolds Woodcock as a master craftsman.
I hope you find the topic interesting and join me on Sunday to watch this "beauty for the eye" movie together!
PLEASE NOTE: everyone is responsible for reserving/purchasing its owns tickets.
Film in original laguage -English- no subtitles
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