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DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON


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#1 of 48 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted June 21 2005 - 11:11 PM

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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#2 of 48 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted June 21 2005 - 11:12 PM

Ratings out of Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON (1970 -     )


The Master (2011)

There Will Be Blood (2007) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Couch (2003)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Posted Image Posted Image
SNL Fanatic (2000)
Magnolia (1999) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Boogie Nights (1997) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Hard Eight (1996) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Cigarettes & Coffee (1993)
The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)




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#3 of 48 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted June 22 2005 - 12:04 AM

Magnolia (1999) Posted Image Posted Image
Boogie Nights (1997)
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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. Posted Image

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


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#4 of 48 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted June 22 2005 - 12:43 AM

Out of 4 Posted Images

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Magnolia (1999) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Boogie Nights (1997)Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Sydney (1996)Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#5 of 48 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted June 22 2005 - 12:59 AM

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.

#6 of 48 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 22 2005 - 02:29 AM

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON

Seen: 2
Like: 0
Own: 0

Rank order:

Boogie Nights (1997)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

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#7 of 48 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted June 22 2005 - 03:29 AM

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+

6. The Master - B-


Own: 5


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Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#8 of 48 OFFLINE   Bill McA

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Posted June 22 2005 - 05:34 AM

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Titles in RED are theatrical screenings

Paul Thomas Anderson
Jun 26, 1970 -



The Master (2012) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

There Will Be Blood (2007) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the Blu)
Couch (2003) (TV)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
SNL Fanatic (2000) (TV)
Magnolia (1999) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the Blu)
Boogie Nights (1997) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Sydney (1996) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (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.


       

#9 of 48 OFFLINE   DavidBC

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Posted June 22 2005 - 07:32 AM

Punch-Drunk Love - B+
Magnolia - A+ (favorite movie of the 90s)
Boogie Nights - A
I don't care for modern films. All crashing cars and close-ups of people's feet.
-Lillian Gish
 

#10 of 48 OFFLINE   Adam_S

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Posted June 22 2005 - 01:59 PM

Punch Drunk Love - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Magnolia - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (top 40 all time)
Boogie Nights - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (need to see again)
Dirk Diggler Story - A+
 

#11 of 48 OFFLINE   Kirk Tsai

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Posted June 22 2005 - 07:22 PM

1. Punch Drunk Love
2. Sydney
3. Boogie Nights
4. There Will Be Blood
5. Magnolia

#12 of 48 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted July 11 2005 - 12:09 PM

added Punch-Drunk Love.
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#13 of 48 OFFLINE   Nicholas Vargo

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Posted July 11 2005 - 12:50 PM

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): ***
"...so here we go." --"Punch-Drunk Love"

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#14 of 48 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted July 11 2005 - 03:55 PM

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! Posted Image

(yes, I know I am in the minority on this one)

For ordinary men, it's a burning, fiery furnace.

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Posted July 18 2005 - 04:59 AM

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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image3/4 - 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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - 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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image - 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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#16 of 48 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted July 18 2005 - 11:24 AM

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I'm not so sure you are in the minority there, Rob. Magnolia is one of those Love/Hate things.


Yeah, I would be in that "hate" category!



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Magnolia - 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.


Not sure what to make of this, except perhaps NOT to watch anything that Brook recommends?! :wink:

Seriously though, all I want to know is WTF is up with the FROGS?!?! Posted Image

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Posted July 18 2005 - 01:08 PM

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Seriously though, all I want to know is WTF is up with the FROGS?!?!
Look at the opening sequence. So much of what happens in this movie has to do with how incredibly "implausible" things happen every day.

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#18 of 48 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted July 18 2005 - 03:20 PM

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Look at the opening sequence. So much of what happens in this movie has to do with how incredibly "implausible" things happen every day.


Sure they do.

But RAINING frickin' FROGS!?!?

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Posted July 19 2005 - 02:22 AM

Is that you, George? Posted Image

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#20 of 48 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted July 19 2005 - 02:26 AM

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.

Fidelity to the source should always be the goal for Blu-ray releases.


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