Director Paul Thomas Anderson pulled a Steven Soderbergh on Phantom Thread, the ’50s-era fashion-world drama with Daniel Day-Lewis that Focus Features will open on 12.25. So what does he want — a medal? Hats off, very enterprising, looking forward etc. In so doing PTA has deprived longtime collaborator Robert Elswit, who won an Oscar for There Will be Blood, of a nice fat paycheck. But them’s the breaks.