I Heart Movies

There’s a kinda health report that went out to Directors Guild of America members which really includes first ADs and 2nd ADs and said something to the extent of the average life expectancy of a DGA member is 58 years. I think the assistant directors, with all the stress they had, brought the median age way down with like premature heart attacks- for being screamed at probably by producers and directors, I think it can take a lot out of you.–Paul Thomas Anderson 

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PT Anderson and Jonathan Demme: American Dudes of Cinema

On March 8, Paul Thomas Anderson will win the inaugural Jonathan Demme Award at the Austin Film Society’s Texas Film Awards ceremony.

1401311640000-Jonathan-Demme-2“I was a fan and aficionado first,” PT Anderson said in an interview about Demme. “Just the timing of my life and his life just seemed to work out that, while he was making his strongest films, I was at this very impressionable age of 15, 16, 17, 18.” PTA was born in 1970.

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Tarantino’s Manson Movie is Called “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and Brad Pitt Just Joined

quentin-tarantino-gq-1215-01-wideBrad Pitt joins Leo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie in Tarantino’s 9th movie, which is now called “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Tarantino has described the movie as “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood.”

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Jordan Peele on Get Out, Key and Peele, and Phantom Thread

The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Outstanding Directors Award Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter
SANTA BARBARA, CA – FEBRUARY 06: Directors Jordan Peele, Greta Gerwig, Paul Thomas Anderson, Christopher Nolan and Guillermo del Toro pose onstage with the Outstanding Directors Award at the Outstanding Directors Award Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter during The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on February 6, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Feb 6—The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival celebrated the 5 Academy Award-nominated directors—and honored them with the Outstanding Directors of the Year Award for 2018, at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara, CA.

The following is a Q&A with Jordan Peele that took place during the event.

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Paul Thomas Anderson on Dunkirk, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, and Get Out

The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Outstanding Directors Award Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter

Feb 6—The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival celebrated the 5 Academy Award-nominated directors— Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Jordan Peele (Get Out), and Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)– and honored them with the Outstanding Directors of the Year Award for 2018, at the Arlington Theatre.

Here’s what PT Anderson had to say about his fellow Oscar nominees’ movies during a Q&A at the event.

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