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Elliott Smith Featured in P.T. Anderson Short?

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Just surfacing amongst the depths of the Pitchfork servers comes the prospect of an unreleased P.T. Anderson short film featuring our beloved Elliott Smith.

From the article:
"In this film, wrote Wholphin [the one who linked to the story on Cigarettes and Red Vines,] Smith plays a Rastafarian basketball player.

While Smith's publicist confirmed said short film exists, further details on it are scant at best. We don't know its title, for one, nor whether it indeed, as Cigarettes and Red Vines has suggested, spun off from a proposed variety show featuring Smith pal Jon Brion."

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According to the article, Smith isn't the only one to offer such cameos in Anderson's films. Apparently one can also look out for Fiona Apple and Bette Midler in the film, which will purportedly be released sometime early next year.

In the meantime, we can continue to occupy ourselves by anxiously anticipating Anderson's new feature, There Will Be Blood, coming to theatres in January.

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