First Official Trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's Film 'Phantom Thread'

October 23, 2017
Source: YouTube

Phantom Thread Trailer

"Perhaps I'm looking for trouble?" It's here! Focus Features has unveiled the first official trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, Phantom Thread, which is also the final film starring acclaimed actor Daniel Day-Lewis, who is retiring from acting (for now). Set in the 1950s in London, the sensual story is about renowned dressmaker named Reynolds Woodcock, as played by Day-Lewis, whose "carefully tailored life" is disrupted by love. The cast includes Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps, Camilla Rutherford, Jane Perry, and others. According to Focus, the movie "paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running." Sounds, and looks, ravishing. This also looks like the kind of film that will make dress-lovers go crazy with joy at the costumes in the film. Watch it below.

Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread, direct from YouTube:

Phantom Thread Poster

Set in the glamour of 1950's 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 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. Phantom Thread is written and directed by iconic filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, of the films Cigarettes & Coffee, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, The Master, Inherent Vice, and Junun previously. This has yet to premiere at any film festivals. Focus will release PTA's Phantom Thread in select theaters starting December 25th, Christmas Day, this year. First impression?

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Looks beautiful, as expected. I'll watch anything PTA makes.

Efterklang on Oct 23, 2017


That is interesting, don't see that very often.

Efterklang on Oct 24, 2017


Looks pretty to me, not really any breathtaking shots though, I'll give you that. But I always appreciate that film texture. I really like his films. Visually, I think The Master is his best, that movie looked so damn good. (Shot by Mihai Malaimare Jr. who I haven't seen anything from before or since.)

Efterklang on Oct 24, 2017


The master looked mediocre? We can't have watched the same film then, it looked SO good. You can't really judge how talented he is at photographing films from a 2 minute trailer. I'm guessing you didn't see Inherent Vice, which could definitely be called,at least in part, satirical. Coincidentally shot by Elswit. Funny movie too. Phantom Thread looks very serious though, from this trailer atleast.

Efterklang on Oct 24, 2017


Ah, haha, makes sense. I'm glad we agree on that. Regarding PTA's talents as a cinematographer I'll wait until I've seen the whole movie before coming to any conclusions.

Efterklang on Oct 24, 2017


"I'll wait until I've seen the whole movie before coming to any conclusions." A very refreshing comment for a change. That's just not the way they do things around here. People's minds are made up usually BEFORE there's any trailers. If I had a dime for every time I've read, "this movie's going to suck" I'd be retired now.

Charles Knowlton on Oct 24, 2017


Hear hear. Hats off to both of you.

Alex Billington on Oct 24, 2017


I'm not saying one is better than the other, or disapproving of you saying who you think is more skilful. Of course, Elswit has the upper hand with experience and proven talent as a cinematographer. I'm just sayin' to give PTA a chance 🙂

Efterklang on Oct 25, 2017


No, that's Elle Fannings character from Refn's The Neon Demon. A movie a lot of people hated, but I really liked a lot.

Efterklang on Oct 25, 2017


I realized now what you were thinking of. It's my name that's from a band I used to listen to, so you almost remembered correctly. And I'm with you on Only God Forgives, I really liked it as well. I have not yet seen Valhalla Rising, guess I should do that. Also looking forward to the TV-series he is currently making called "Too Old To Die Young".

Efterklang on Oct 25, 2017


Yes, Taboo was awesome. Eagerly awaiting the continuation. I didn't see Bronson until a couple of years ago, but it was great. What a character. I actually think it might be Tom Hardy's best performance.

Efterklang on Oct 26, 2017


He is definitely up there. One of the best working today.

Efterklang on Oct 26, 2017


Thanks. Same here!

Efterklang on Oct 27, 2017


Hey! Wait-a-minute! I thought Daniel Day-Lewis was retired! PTA is hit or miss for me. Visually his films are stunning, but I don't always connect with them. Punch-Drunk Love is still my favorite though. This looks on par with the rest.

THE_RAW_ on Oct 23, 2017


Yeah, it's laughable when Day-Lewis and Soderbergh announce these "retirements" yet keep making movies. Why even bother? At least Gene Hackman has stayed true to his word and become an author. And I agree with you on Last of the Mohicans. I think that is one of the few movies you and I hold in high regard. That and Touch of Evil?

THE_RAW_ on Oct 23, 2017


Daniel Day going out with 4 Oscars....damn

Trey on Oct 23, 2017


I'mm one of those probably rare people that finds Daniel Day-Lewis to be a pretentious actor, just like I see Christopher Nolan as a pretentious director, but I must say, I like this ...

shiboleth on Oct 23, 2017


Your comment sounds more pretentious than Nolan or Day-Lewis ever was on screen.

Mark Davis on Oct 23, 2017


Well, pretentiousness is something to talk about. But yes, I have less minutes on the comments section than those two on or behind the screen. Which means, they still lead. How about you? Are you unpretentious?

shiboleth on Oct 23, 2017


Hey Bo, how are you doing? Still angry with me? Hopefully not ... Looks like we are again sharing views that doesn't suit to many. Anyway, I have to use your customary way of greeting people: Peace!

shiboleth on Oct 23, 2017


The premise sounds interesting with no visuals attached...but I'm still very intrigued!

Brandon Cole on Oct 23, 2017


Always, always down for PTA and DDL.

DAVIDPD on Oct 24, 2017

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