Director Uwe Boll, who is known for film adaptations of video games such as Alone in the Dark, insinuated in a tweet that fellow director Paul Thomas Anderson took the idea for a Phantom Thread poster, from a poster of one of his films, Bloodrayne. Boll says this is a response to his criticisms of Phantom Thread made on his podcast, Uwe Boll: RAW. You can see the post below.
I wouldn't have believed it but Paul Thomas Anderson is giving us a verifiable "fuck you" after I criticized Phantom Thread on Uwe Boll: RAW… look at this poster. That's not a coincidence. pic.twitter.com/htc2WkYy1j
— Uwe Boll (@UweBollRaw) February 9, 2018
As you can see, there are some similarities in the two posters. Was this intentional by Anderson? Hard to say, but it doesn’t seem likely that Anderson is someone who tunes in regularly to Boll’s podcast, and even if he did for some reason, would Boll’s critique make Anderson angry enough to seek revenge in the form of a poster? Probably not, but I could be wrong, it’s happened once or twice in the past.
Boll has made a ton of movies, they haven’t been well received. They’re pretty bad, and not in a fun and charming way like Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, they’re just bad. Having said that, Boll gets paid to make movies, and he makes what I assume is a comfortable living, that is something I would love to be paid for.
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Source: Uwe Boll