12 thoughts on “WCW: Vicky Krieps

  1. I did see “Phantom Thread” and I think the description fits. Good acting though! DD-L plays a thoroughly spoiled coutourier. His sister does most of the because-he’s-a-genius spoiling, but Vicky’s character has her own ways of dealing with him.

    1. I don’t think he was a jerk at all, and he was certainly not spoiled. His mother abused him (not sexually). He obviously has ADHD, but since that wasn’t a thing in the 50s, it’s never explicitly described. He is a deeply troubled man, but he doesn’t mistreat his lovers. When he loses interest in them, he gives them one of his gowns, which, since he’s a top designer, akin to Norman Hartnell, is money in the bank. He’s looking for someone to love, but never finds it until Alma barges into his life.

  2. Sadly I have yet to see the films on this list – though the new adaptation of THE THREE MUSKETEERS is definitely on my ‘Watch’ list – so my only cogent thoughts were that the actress in question most definitely has the face for period drama and that I’m always happy to see Mr Klaes Bang get work (I believe that’s him in the picture for THE LAST VERMEER).

    This is partly because of his surname – one tries to be respectful, but I’m not made of stone – and partly because it’s generally fun to watch him (The Moffat/Gatiss DRACULA is most certainly not in my good graces, but that’s no fault of Mr Bang’s chummily horrible performance).

  3. I think she’s fantastic, and has such a perfect face for period film! That description of Phantom Thread is basically accurate, but I think it’s still well worth watching, both for acting and costume history reasons.

  4. Phantom Thread is stunning. And since it’s about a dress designer in the 1950s it has all the gorgeous gowns.
    Your description is much too simple. Day-Lewis plays a fussy man, whose meticulousness is part of his signature as a top designer. He takes lovers and dismisses them with the gift of a gown he’s designed especially for them. He has mother issues, and the only person who understands properly is his sister, who lives with him and manages the business.
    Kriepps plays a waitress in a posh hotel that he takes a shine to, but she finds out the way to manage him and give him what he needs when he starts to collapse. It is a real love story, but not the kind of love story most people are used to.
    It’s subtle, understated, and in that strange relationship they find each other and what they both need.
    The sound of expensive fabric being worn and handled, the atelier scenes, and the beautiful way it’s all photographed is everything. I’ve seen it, let’s say more than once. The music is perfect, too. But it’s a Draughtsman’s Contract kind of film. It’s not for everyone. Check the trailer.

  5. The scene where he first measures her and his sister is writing down her measurements is brilliant. And yes, she does learn to manage him, which takes the power away from his sister.

  6. Only saw her in ‘Die Vermessung der Welt’ (2012)…stopped watching ‘Phantom Thread’ (2017) because the film was indeed about a 🤬guy (Daniel Day-Lewis) who was a non-stop jerk towards the women in his life. And still hope to see her in ‘The Last Vermeer’ (2019)… because Vermeer👌🏻🇳🇱.
    Funny joke🤭 about ‘Das Boot’ not being about boots 👢🥾😁.

  7. Phantom Thread is an excellent and sadly misunderstood film. (And Krieps is excellent in it!) I think a narrative arose when it first came out that it was “just” about a bad relationship/jerk partner but it’s so much more than that. It’s also sumptuous visually and musically. Would be worth a look-into by this blog! I agree with an above commentator that it’s not going to be for everyone and it doesn’t spoon-feed its audience which is partially why I think it was so misunderstood/willfully misinterpreted when it first came out.

  8. The Last Vermeer is excellent and I still have to see Corsage and the others look interesting. Are they on Amazon, Netflix or?

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