R | | Drama, Romance
Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.
Director Paul Thomas Anderson, a fan of Jordan Peele's television work, was shooting this film in London during the winter. In a down, miserable period for the director, he went to see Peele's Get Out (2017). Anderson was inspired by the film and said that it had made him feel a connection, although rather ironically, back home to America. Peele had later seen this film, which he really took to. Anderson would later interview Peele about the latter's latest horror film Us (2019) in Fangoria magazine.
Reynolds has made my dreams come true. And I have given him what he desires most in return.
Dr. Robert Hardy: And what's that?
Alma: Every piece of me.
Dr. Robert Hardy: He's a very demanding man, isn't he? Must be quite a challenge to be with him.
Alma: Yes. Maybe he is the most demanding man.
A character says, "I don't mean to be racist . . ." That word didn't exist, at least in British English, in the 1950s. Someone might have used "racialist".
The typeface used for the credits is called Reynolds Stone and it was created by English wood engraver, typographer, and designer Reynolds Stone, who was a close friend of the parents of Daniel Day-Lewis.
$216,495 31 December 2017
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