In this crazy journey called life, we discover things about ourselves. We learn about love, we learn about heartache, we learn about success and defeat, and we learn about people. And really, is there a better person to learn about the greatest gift in life than Larry David?
What’s that old adage? Oh yes, truth in comedy.
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.
Sometimes, the messenger rises above the message.
On that note, 60-year-old Daniel Day-Lewis announced a while back that he was going to retire from acting. This news was a little surprising, particularly given his age and that he still appears to be at the top of his game. Nevertheless, the trailer for his last film, Phantom Thread, recently debuted online. As mentioned in the opening, the story of this film may not necessarily excite one’s cinematic senses, but the lead actor will. Regardless, one should be interested in this forthcoming movie for a couple things:
- Phantom Thread is the final film in the storied career of acting savant Daniel Day-Lewis. This is it.
- Of all the films Daniel Day-Lewis could have made his swan song, why did he choose Phantom Thread?
Let’s get the first glimpse and try to decipher an early hypothesis to the second question above.
Whatever the reason for why Daniel Day-Lewis chose to leave audiences on Phantom Thread, there’s no ambiguity in the fact that he fashioned together one hell of a great career.
When a story is so unique and stellar, it’s difficult to let it go.
Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer are film making BFF’s (perhaps not the bonding phrase these reserved movie maestros would use). The many collaborations with Mr. Nolan writing and directing and Mr. Zimmer composing powerful accompanying movie soundtracks have left audiences in awe and amazement in the theater and in the years beyond the film’s premiere. The video below has been featured on this blog before, yet its story of how the score of the emotionally-driven Interstellar (2014) evolved from a rather ambiguous note is remarkable.
And Throwback Thursday seems like a fitting day to showcase the kind of random spark that creates movie magic.
That’s why we go to the movies…
and it’s inspiring that there are movie-makers who know why.