Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

DVD - 2018
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Set in the glamour of the 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the center of the 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 until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, 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 the scariest curse of all...love.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Focus Features,, [2018]
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 PHA NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color, digital, 4 3/4 in

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1tarheel
May 22, 2018

What an interesting story! Out of left field, this yarn about, well, thread, with puzzling subplots and what seems like an honest (though wacky) dialog and understanding between two people. Brilliantly done: Day-Lewis is an Irish national treasure. Just remarkable.

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BlueHippo
May 22, 2018

Totally agree with “Firefly5”. The film was beautifully photographed - nice costumes and fairly good acting (Daniel Day Lewis was superb), but the story was simply sick. This is the 3rd or 4th movie from the recent list of Acadamy Award winners I have seen - all from the library (thank God) - and I would never pay a cent to see any of them. Not sure why a good story with decent characters is not worthy of any attention anymore

After watching this film, award nominations make no sense to me. This story moves along at a snail's pace, which made us resort to watching it in two sittings, and when it finally seemed to be making sense, it got seriously weird. And the ending? With the women's marches and gender equality movement of today? Not a chance, unless women are coming to power in the kitchen...by way of mushrooms. Me personally? I would've cooked those shrooms up 30 minutes in and ended this bad movie a whole lot faster!

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biggeorge2k
May 21, 2018

I am not suicidal, but halfway through this movie I considered taking my own life.It was that painful. Possible spoiler, an older,wealthy, possibly gay dress maker has the ability to chat up younger vulnerable women. What is the surprise, the twist? That's the problem, there isn't one, other then his new wife is nuts. Avoid this movie at all cost.

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mnasz1
May 15, 2018

Highly disappointing. With all the hype, Academy nominations, Daniel Day Lewis and Lesley Manville, I expected more. Boring, pointless. Bad music. Poor plot.

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Chiefie1
May 09, 2018

Boring, terrible movie about a man who dresses women, and who brow-beat the women
throughout the movie. Unbelievable plotline. Should be a zero!!

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ms_mustard
May 09, 2018

to what extremes must someone go to escape from the straightjacket of work?

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duanetucker
May 08, 2018

Utterly Brilliant. Anderson’s best work by far.

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firefly5
May 07, 2018

I tried three times to get through his movie. I thought the acting was good, the costumes were wonderful but the story was very, very bad. The dress designer, Reynolds Woodcock, is poisoned by his wife. The first time she feeds him the mushrooms, I don't think he knows what he is eating, but later he purposly eats the mushrooms in an omelette. What is going on? Everyone in this movie is dysfunctional! I have no idea what I have missed, this movie was nominated for several awards. I thought it was terrible.

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thprince
May 04, 2018

Odd in an unappealing way, but watchable for cast and production values.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2018

Many interesting quotes from the film have been posted in IMDb ... thanks to the contributors. However, the film left out some good stuff from the extras that are as memorable:

From a deleted scene:

I never really like myself. I thought my shoulders were too wide. My neck was skinny like a girl. And I have no breasts. Except my hips are large than needed. My arms strong. But in his work, I became perfect. I feel just right. May be that’s how all women feel in his clothes.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2018

Special features: House of Woodcock fashion show narrated by Adam Buxton (fabrics, colors and silhouettes):

Let’s join the stars and celebrities and London’s top genetic specimens. The occasion? A mannequin parade and spring fashion at the House of Woodcock.
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Our first model Elizabeth wears a dinner dress with a fitted bodice of black velvet and a full skirt of silk veil, accented with emerald beading and jet buttons.
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Alma wears a claret-colored hostess ensemble with a wool jersey blouse and a matching silk veil skirt trimmed with Alençon lace.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2018

Special features: House of Woodcock fashion show

Ingrid wears a renaissance inspired suit of slate blue wool serge. The tailored jacket featuring unique shoulder details is trimmed with charcoal gray plassementerie, and is paired with a romantic full skirt, the unique touch of a Cavaliers Cape lined in crimson silk, custom feathered hat and Cavalier-style embroidered kid leather gloves completes the look.
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Ellie wears a daytime ensemble of moss green iridescent wool with a full-length coat and pencil-slim skirt, paired with a vibrant floral silk lining and matching print silk blouse. The outfit is finished with a matching green hat in a fine straw, an exclusive house of Woodcock sting-gray design.
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Make way for Bonnie, she wears an evening gown of emerald green silk taffeta. The skirt held away from the hips with inverted tucks. The wonderful bodice is of black ribbon lace with a décolletage for displaying one’s favorite jewels.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2018

Special features: House of Woodcock fashion show

Ellie wears a spring suit in a soft fog-colored wool in a subtle plaid, paired with a built-in waistcoat of straw colored lightweight herringbone wool. The lines of the cleverly cut jacket continue into the lines of the pencil-slim skirt.
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And now it’s the turn of Alma who wears a renaissance inspired gala gown with matching evening cape rendered in smoked colored silk velvet with golden Hurd taffeta skirt and cape lining. The bodice' s front slashing details is set off with strings of graduated sead pearls and crystal accents.
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Ingrid wears a dinner ensemble suitable for casual dinners with friends or first nights out on a tropical cruise. A romantic silk organza blouse and silk taffeta skirt, both in soft azure blue, are contrasted with black wool jersey bodice, shawl, belt and handbag. The result was an inevitable loveliness from the House of Woodcock.

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