What made you choose Brahm's Violin Concerto in There Will Be Blood?
What made you switch between anamorphic lenses on your earlier films, and the spherical lenses on the later films?
**How did you and Jonny Greenwood first meet and decide to collaborate?** You're both geniuses at what you do and this ongoing collaboration is an absolute treasure.
Big fan of your work, keep it up.
PS. Favorite Radiohead album?
Hey Paul, big fan!
1. Actor/actress you want to work with, but haven't yet?
2. Which of your own movies are you the most proud of?
3. Favorite Stanley Kubrick movie?
What was it like making Junun? Did you like the digital filmmaking process and making a documentary for the first time?
How often does Maya make you fall over laughing?
What was Thomas Pynchon like when you met him (if he's actually real)?
When you're writing scripts on MS Word do you use the screenplay template or do you write out the characters names every single time?
P.S. That scene in the Master when Freddie rides off in the desert is hilarious.
When I think of dialog, it sounds good in my head. But when I put it on paper it becomes garbage. How would you solve this problem?
If you could go back, what’s one thing you’d tell yourself while making Magnolia?
Werner Herzog says you can't be a great filmmaker if you don't read, read, read. Any books currently sitting on your nightstand?
There's a song credit at the end of Phantom Thread for a Jonny Greenwood piece called "Puck Beaverton's Tattoo" (obvious reference to Inherent Vice) that doesn't appear on the release of either OST.
Any story here? Just a left-over piece from IV?
What was the main lesson you took away serving as your own (collaborative) DP on Phantom Thread? Will you continue to shoot your own movies in the future?
What is your fondest memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman?
**Paul**, I've always loved your story about leaving film school and the films you've made since then, so I have three tough questions for you:
1. Was Phantom Thread primarily inspired by your marriage?
2. Would you ever consider making a television series?
3. What does a PTA story need to have?