Directors DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON

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  1. Jim_K

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON

    Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.
    PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
    The Master (2011)
    There Will Be Blood (2007)
    Couch (2003) (TV)
    Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
    SNL Fanatic (2000) (TV)
    Magnolia (1999)
    Boogie Nights (1997)
    Sydney (1996)
    Cigarettes & Coffee (1993)
    The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)
     
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    Ratings out of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON (1970 - )

    The Master (2011)
    There Will Be Blood (2007) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Couch (2003)
    Punch-Drunk Love (2002) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    SNL Fanatic (2000)
    Magnolia (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Boogie Nights (1997) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hard Eight (1996) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Cigarettes & Coffee (1993)
    The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)
     
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    Magnolia (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Boogie Nights (1997) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Not a Magnolia fan, but I loved Boogie Nights, um I was going to post an infamous Tom Cruise quote from Magnolia but had second thoughts. [​IMG]
     
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    Out of 4 [​IMG]s
    Punch-Drunk Love (2002) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Magnolia (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Boogie Nights (1997)[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Sydney (1996)[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Couch (2003) (TV)
    Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
    SNL Fanatic (2000) (TV)
    Magnolia (1999)
    Boogie Nights (1997)
    Sydney (1996)
    Cigarettes & Coffee (1993)
    The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)

    Bolded films I've seen.
     
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    PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
    Seen: 2
    Like: 0
    Own: 0
    Rank order:

    Boogie Nights (1997)
    Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
     
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    Favorite new American director of the last 10 years. I anxiously await whatever he does next.
    *1. Punch-Drunk Love - A (I have a love in my life. It makes me stronger than anything you can imagine.
    *2. Magnolia - A
    *3. Sydney - A (this is also known as "Hard Eight" for those of you who may have seen it but don't recognize the Sydney title.)
    *4. Boogie Nights - A-
    5. There Will Be Blood - B+
    Own: 4
     
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    Rated from [​IMG] to [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Titles in RED
    are theatrical screenings
    Paul Thomas Anderson
    Jun 26, 1970 -

    The Master (2012)
    There Will Be Blood (2007) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Couch (2003) (TV)
    Punch-Drunk Love (2002) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    SNL Fanatic (2000) (TV)
    Magnolia (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Boogie Nights (1997) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Sydney (1996) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Cigarettes & Coffee (1993)
    The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)
    Seen 6
    Own 5
    Paul Thomas Anderson is the 6th director in this series that I've seen/met in person.
     
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    Punch-Drunk Love - B+
    Magnolia - A+ (favorite movie of the 90s)
    Boogie Nights - A
     
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    Punch Drunk Love - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Magnolia - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (top 40 all time)
    Boogie Nights - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (need to see again)
    Dirk Diggler Story - A+
     
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    1. Punch Drunk Love
    2. Sydney
    3. Boogie Nights
    4. There Will Be Blood
    5. Magnolia
     
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    added Punch-Drunk Love.
     
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    Here's What I've Seen:

    Couch (2003): *** (Insane short, but works because of its payoff)

    Punch-Drunk Love (2002): **** (My favorite film)

    Magnolia (1999): **** (Depressing, but excellent all the same)

    Boogie Nights (1997): ***1/2 (Highly entertaining, but lacks the emotional punch of Magnolia and Punch-Drunk Love)

    Sydney (1996): *** (Also known as Hard Eight; the weakest of all of his feature-length movies, but it's still good)

    My rankings:

    1.Punch-Drunk Love (2002): **** (Own the DVD)

    2.Magnolia (1999): **** (Own the DVD)

    3.Boogie Nights (1997): ***1/2 (Own the DVD)

    4.Sydney (Hard Eight)(1996): *** (Own the DVD)

    5.Couch (2003): ***
     
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    I hated Magnolia so much that I wasn't sure I wanted to see Punch Drunk Love.
    The later was pretty good (a "B"), but I still will never get over losing 3 hours of my life watching Magnolia! [​IMG]
    (yes, I know I am in the minority on this one)
     
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    I'm not so sure you are in the minority there, Rob. Magnolia is one of those Love/Hate things.
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    Punch-Drunk Love [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]3/4 - A close shave to a 5. There is so much that is just "right" with this film. A wonderful testament to those who are willing to admit they are not only not perfect, but often downright screwed up.
    Magnolia [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] - Was it Brook who recommended this to me a couple years ago? Like I said to Rob, this is a Love/Hate movie. Personally, I love the aspect it represents that in the end you rarely "get away" with anything. If more people adopted that philosophy, it would be a genuinely better world.
    Boogie Nights [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] - Interesting twist on a true story, but not all it has been boilt up to be.
    I want to point out that I think Anderson's video of Fiona Apple's cover of the Beatle tune, Into the Universe is a rare video that is actually quite good.
     
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    Is that you, George? [​IMG]
     
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    Rob, if you google for 'Magnolia frogs' you will find a few links that offer some interpretations. Some of the most popular ideas involve:

    Biblical plague

    Improbability

    - Walter.
     

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