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In a world where live-action and animation are growing closer and closer to one another, Richard Williams was and still is one of the last remaining members of the old guard who wanted to push animation in the exact opposite direction, to do what no other medium can, and that's perhaps most evident in the masterful way in which his films move. Let's dive in and see what we can learn.
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Special thanks to Garrett Gilchrist for TheThiefArchive, his massive collection of Williams-related films and interviews found on YouTube, and his ReCobbled cut of Williams' stolen masterpiece The Thief and the Cobbler. This video simply wouldn't have been possible without either resource.
With PHANTOM THREAD hitting theaters Christmas Day, I thought now would be a good time to examine a less-discussed Paul Thomas Anderson technique. Though PTA made a name for himself with elaborate and technically complex filmmaking, one of his defining trademarks is a simple one--letting his camera linger on a silent character. While many filmmakers rely on dialogue to convey poignancy or gravity, PTA allows his lens to absorb a character's silence. They may be watching, they may be listening, or or they may be in utter shock, but the result is the same; we feel the moment. Here is a look at PTA's lingering and reflective silence.
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
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