You can sew almost anything into the canvas of a coat. When I was a boy I started to hide things in the linings of the garments, things that only I knew were there, secrets.
THE PHANTOM THREAD
2016, dir Paul Thomas Anderson
One of the best shots in Phantom Thread takes place at the end of a New Year’s Eve party as the two characters dance alone in a deserted concert hall. A spotlight beams down on Reynolds and Alma as they embrace, their love isolating them from the chaotic aftermath of the party that surrounds them. The crew revealed that shot was done on the fly after all the extras and the majority of the crew had left the set for the day. Anderson came up with the idea after seeing the abandoned set and wanting his characters to share a romantic moment in the now-quietness of the busy scenery. The director rounded up the crew that remained and got the shot in 30 minutes.