Thursday 19 July 2018

WATCH: Trailer for Daniel Day Lewis's last movie Phantom Thread will make you sad for genius film is losing following retirement

Daniel Day Lewis in Phantom Thread
Daniel Day Lewis in Phantom Thread
Daniel Day Lewis in Phantom Thread
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The trailer has landed for Daniel Day Lewis's final film and it serves as a reminder of the towering talent film is losing.

For Phantom Thread he teams up again with director Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed There Will Be Blood, for which Day Lewis earned the second of his three Best Actor Oscars.

The other two were for My Left Foot and Lincoln and he was nominated a further two times for his roles in Gangs of New York In the Name of the Father.

Arguably the best actor of his generation, it therefore came as a huge shock when he announced his retirement from acting in June this year after 32 years in the business.

Phantom Thread sees him play a couturier in 1950s London.  Focus Features released the synopsis earlier this year:

 

 

It’s a tortuous metaphor but fitting considering that he once took a break to work as a cobbler and that his final film role after deciding to bring the curtain down on his 32-year career is in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, set in the couture world of 1950s London.

Three-time Oscar winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis has confirmed that he has quit acting.

 Set in the glamour of 1950s 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 confirmed 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. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running.

The trailer is riveting.  Check it out:

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