All good things must come to an end, but how the film business will survive without one of the best actors to ever live remains a mystery—much like Daniel Day-Lewis himself.
But the three-time Academy Award winning actor has decided to quit acting for good, and he’s going out with what looks like a masterpiece performance.
Day-Lewis has united again with 2007’s There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson for the film Phantom Thread, before leaving Hollywood forever. The film is set in 1950s London, where Day-Lewis lives and works as a dressmaker for the British elite. With a string of short-lived relationships behind him, he meets a young woman who becomes his muse. Then, his muse becomes his obsession and ultimately his demise. Always the case with muses. Why can’t anyone ever just get inspired and stay chill?
Anyway, lead guitarist and keyboardist of Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood, has scored the entire film, as he did on Anderson’s previous films There Will Be Blood, The Master, and Inherent Vice. Greenwood has also scored the music to the films Norwegian Wood in 2010, and We Need To Talk About Kevin the year preceding.
Anyway, this is as much a post about Jonny as it is about Danny, because they are both maestros of their craft. The film comes out Christmas Day, and by the looks of it, it’s gonna be the greatest gift any of us could wish for.