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Phantom Thread (2017)

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Set in 1950's 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:
... Alma
... Reynolds Woodcock
... Cyril
... London Housekeeper
Sue Clark ... Biddy
Joan Brown ... Nana
Harriet Leitch ... Pippa
Dinah Nicholson ... Elsa
Julie Duck ... Irma
Maryanne Frost ... Winn
Elli Banks ... Elli
Amy Cunningham ... Mabel
Amber Brabant ... Amber
Geneva Corlett ... Geneva
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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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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Trivia

Many of the staff of the Woodcock couture house, as well as other bit parts, are played not by professional actors but by real seamstresses or persons connected with the fashion world. Joan Brown and Sue Clark were retired dressmakers that Paul Thomas Anderson and Mark Bridges met while doing research at the Victoria & Albert Museum's historic clothing archive. Amber Brabant, Geneva Corlett, and Cecile Van Dijk are professional film costumers. Georgia Kemball is a textile designer. See more »

Goofs

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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Soundtracks

My Foolish Heart
Written by Ned Washington and Victor Young
Performed by Oscar Peterson
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The Art Of Being
22 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Daniel Day Lewis adds a new extraordinary character to his gallery of extraordinary characters. All men and each one of them a total original variety of male. From the gay punck rocker of "My Beautiful Launderette' to Abraham Lincoln in "Lincoln" Now Reynolds Woodcock, an artist in the world of fashion a man who lives his work as his only form of expression. The frustration by any form of interruption by anything or anyone out of place guarantees his private isolation and yet he craves the warmth of human intimacy. The complexity of Ryan Woodcock becomes totally accessible in Daniel Day Lewis's eyes, with every move, with every silence. It is a monumental, beautiful creation. His Alma - the Alma that he chooses - is played with Bergmanesque intensity by Vicky Krieps and she's a perfect framer/embracer/provocateur in a remarkable performance. Lesley Manville is chillingly perfect as a sort of Mrs Danvers. A sister/gate keeper with an eye on everything. Was she the one that protected him from his homosexuality or it's just my imagination? I love Phantom Thread. I will see it again soon. P T Anderson gives us another scrumptious gourmet dish. Tank you for that.


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