Directors DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON

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  1. Rob Tomlin

    Rob Tomlin Producer

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    Hey Walter-

    I have heard those interpretations before. To me, it does nothing to give the scene (or rest of the movie) any more meaning or plausibility.

    The very fact that someone would suggest a google search on Magnolia Frogs tells me the scene is obviously one that many other people either don't get, don't buy, or don't like as they find it as implausible as I do.

    Heck, Chariots of Fire is better than Magnolia! :wink:
     
  2. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

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    Rob, I suggested the google search as a way to avoid rote repetition of interpretations of that thematic element. I didnt' say I needed it to understand how the scene ties into the opening sequences of the film. [​IMG]
     
  3. Rob Tomlin

    Rob Tomlin Producer

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    I follow you Walter. Wish I could say the same for Magnolia!
     
  4. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

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    Out of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hard Eight (Sydney) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Boogie Nights [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Magnolia [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (once viewed four times in five days)
    Punch-Drunk Love [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Mario Gauci

    Mario Gauci Cinematographer

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    I've only watched BOOGIE NIGHTS (1997; ***) but do have PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE (2002) on VHS; apart from this, I've been intending to rent MAGNOLIA (1999) on DVD for, like, forever...[​IMG]
     
  6. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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  7. Arman

    Arman Screenwriter

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  8. Christ Reynolds

    Christ Reynolds Producer

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    out of 5 stars
    Punch-Drunk Love (2002) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Magnolia (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Boogie Nights (1997) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (my favorite movie)
    Sydney (1996) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    CJ
     
  9. Rich Malloy

    Rich Malloy Producer

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    I find that I like all of Anderson's movies, and I like each of them nearly as much as the next one, though I can't quite say I love any of them.
    In order of preference:
    Punch-Drunk Love - rewatched this last week, and it gains in my estimation everytime. I think this is his best work, and after my next viewing... I might just love it!
    Boogie Nights - porn, drugs, angst and cheesy 70s clothing (I mean the movie, not the contents of my closet)
    Magnolia - might be a notch higher on the list if my wife hadn't made us watch it a gazillion times. Not quite successful, but gamely salvaged in the editing room. Lose the too-clever/not-very-clever opening exposition, some of the too spot-on analogies, and the occasional over-emoting by the actors... and you've got a much shorter movie. [​IMG]
    Hard Eight
     
  10. Martin Teller

    Martin Teller Cinematographer

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    There Will Be Blood (2007) - 8/10
    Punch-Drunk Love (2002) - 6/10
    Magnolia (1999) - 6/10
    Boogie Nights (1997) - 8/10
    Sydney (1996) - 7/10
    Overrated.
     
  11. Holadem

    Holadem Lead Actor

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    Out of [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    *Punch-Drunk Love (2002) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    *Magnolia (1999) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Boogie Nights (1997) [​IMG][​IMG]
    (*) Own
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  12. Brian.L

    Brian.L Supporting Actor

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    ALL RATINGS OUT OF [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (FIVE) STARS

    There Will Be Blood (2007) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Couch (2003) (TV)
    Punch-Drunk Love (2002) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    SNL Fanatic (2000) (TV)
    Magnolia (1999) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Boogie Nights (1997) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (OWN)
    Sydney (Hard Eight) (1996)
    Cigarettes & Coffee (1993)
    The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)
     
  13. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

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    Ratings on a scale of * to *****:
    1: There Will Be Blood (2007) *****
    2: Magnolia (1999) ****
    3: Boogie Nights (1997) ***
    4: Punch-Drunk Love (2002) **
    Own 1
     
  14. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

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    Updated with: There Will Be Blood (2007)
     
  15. Brian.L

    Brian.L Supporting Actor

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    Updated with There Will Be Blood (2007) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  16. Don Giro

    Don Giro Supporting Actor

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    Seen and own:
    Sydney/Hard Eight
    Boogie Nights
    Magnolia
    Punch-Drunk Love
     
  17. Bill McA

    Bill McA Producer

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    UPDATED:
    There Will Be Blood (2007) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Seen 5
    Own 4
     
  18. Michael Elliott

    Michael Elliott Lead Actor

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    There Will Be Blood (2007) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Couch (2003) (TV)
    Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
    Magnolia (1999) BOMB
    Boogie Nights (1997) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Hard Eight (1996) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Cigarettes & Coffee (1993)
    The Dirk Diggler Story (1988) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  19. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    There Will Be Blood - B+
     
  20. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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