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Nov 20, 2020

A proleptic episode in which we anticipate our future Acteurist Oeuvre-view of the career of (retired) Greatest Living Actor, Sir Daniel Day-Lewis. The foretaste comes in the form of two films in which Day-Lewis plays men willing to do anything to preserve a vision that ultimately comes down to taste, and inspires homicidal impulses in the women who love him: Phantom Thread (2017), written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005), written and directed by Lady Day-Lewis, otherwise known as Rebecca Miller. We conclude that these films offer good examples of some of the things only Day-Lewis can do; and speculate about the mother-shaped figure in Anderson's carpet.  

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:  Flash Forward to Late 2021 – Acteurist Oeuvre-view - Season 5: Daniel Day-Lewis

0h 05n 48s:   Phantom Thread (2017; dir: Paul Thomas Anderson)  

1h 02s 26s:  The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005; dir: Rebecca Miller)


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