Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread will premiere on TCM this Saturday night as a part of the Follow the Thread series.
The Follow the Thread series is one that explores the intersection between film and fashion and features interviews from with iconic costume and fashion designers.
Written and directed by Anderson, the film stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, and Vicky Krieps. The film is set in 1950s post-war London where Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion. They dress royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Woodcock is a bachelor and women frequently come and go throughout his life providing both inspiration and companionship. That is, until Alma (Vicky Krieps) becomes both his muse and lover. This newfound lover disrupts his life in PTA’s 8th film and second collaboration with Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis.
First released on December 25, 2017, the film went on to win an Oscar for Best Costume Design. It also earned nominations for Best Director, Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Supporting Actress (Lesley Manville), and Original Score (Jonny Greenwood).
In this 2:26 clip below from Saturday night’s outro, Mark Bridges talks to Alicia Malone about Vicky Krieps’ costuming and creating “The House of Woodcock” for the film, which he won the Oscar for.
Paul Thomas Anderson on TCM’s Phantom Thread premiere:
“I can think of no better thrill than to have Phantom Thread be a part of TCM’s programming for Follow the Thread. As a confirmed TCM aficionado and addict, I can’t wait to see our film play on my favorite station along with Jacques Becker’s too-little-played Falbalas/Paris Frills, which was a great source of inspiration.”
TCM Presents Follow the Thread: Obsessions of an Artist
The theme of obsession has haunted filmmakers for decades, taking audiences into the warped worlds of the likes of Alfred Hitchcock in Vertigo and Brian de Palma in the aptly titled Obsession. Paul Thomas Anderson took a cue from these auteurs, taking the concept into the courtison world with his fashion-theme Phantom Thread. A close cousin of this movie is Paris Frills, which also deals with a designer hellbent on a muse. Through clothing and style, these films bring the Obsession of an Artist into focus.
Phantom Thread will hold its TCM premiere on July 30, 2022 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.
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