Thurman was actively rejecting the muse pigeonholing — and questioning the meaning of the word to begin with — from the beginning...(more)2-5-2018 7:14am
Go back to that 2004 Rolling Stone piece and find her response to the question of how it feels to be "Quentin’s muse." "I mean, what does muse mean?" she asks the reporter. "Someone who inspires? ...I think I listened to a lot of scenes and gave Quentin my opinions and killed myself trying to help him make the movie great. But I didn't spend a lot of time on a pedestal, musing. It's great if he finds me inspiring. But it doesn't really relate to what I did."
feminist critics have seized on Paul Thomas Anderson’s Oscar-nominated film Phantom Thread as a deconstruction of the muse myth. Though the film hinges on a muse figure...(more)2-5-2018 7:16am
turning violent — a twist that may seem outlandish or disproportionate on first viewing — Anderson asks us to consider the idea that being treated as a mere avenue for someone else's art is its own form of violence.