Paul Thomas Anderson on "Licorice Pizza" and Age Difference - The New York Times https://t.co/UssgsEVlB5— Sharon Fastlicht (@sfastlicht) November 23, 2021
-Paul Thomas Anderson spoke about his new film out now, "Licorice Pizza"( A nick name for records in California after a record store named the same.) The film stars Cooper Hoffman ( Son of the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman) and member of Rock group Haim, Alana Haim.
-Anderson says after hearing Haim's music on the radio he contacted them and found out their mother use to be his elementary school teacher. Anderson than directed some of the groups videos.Andersons thoughts on Alana Haim: "It's funny, she is not the best musician in the band, but she is the best actress."
-The film has Hoffman as a 15 year old and Haim as Twenty-something in 1973 California. Anderson:""There is no line crossed, Nothing but good intentions. There isn't a provocative bone in this film's body."
-Anderson on a scene where a white restaurant owner speaks to his Japanese wife in an offensive accent. Anderson:"I think it would be a mistake to tell a period film in the eyes of 2021 you have to be honest to that time. Not like it doesn't happen today. My mother-in-law is Japanese, so seeing people speak to her in English with a Japanese accent happens all the time. I don't think they realize they are even doing it."
A pic of the record store Licorice Pizza in California where the film is set. Thanks to maishi_obuki for the suggestion.