Uploaded on May 6, 2011
Paul Thomas Anderson's films (although few in number) are among the most inspiring, ambitious and emotionally involving of the past fifteen years. They surround a vast variety of themes such as chance, power, loneliness, religion and love. Each of his films flawlessly incorporates handfuls of elements like these, which with ensemble casts isn't too hard if give each of them their own story. However the thing I find most fascinating about his films is how beautifully he can interweave these characters, storylines and themes (especially in Boogie Nights and Magnolia). PTA's films have had a profound effect on my love of cinema, some of them ranking in my all time favorites. So why wouldn't I tackle PTA for my latest director tribute? I hope you all enjoy this, more director tributes can be expected over the coming months!
Clips from 'Hard Eight' remain courtesy of Rysher Entertainment, © TM & Copyright 1996
Clips from 'Boogie Nights' and 'Magnolia' remain courtesy of New Line Cinema, © TM & Copyright 1997, 1999
Clips from 'Punch Drunk Love',remain courtesy of Columbia Pictures, © TM & Copyright 2002
Clips from 'There Will Be Blood' remain courtesy of Paramount Vantage, © TM & Copyright 2007
'One' by Aimee Mann remains courtesy of Warner Brothers © 1999
'Lovely Day' by Bill Withers remains courtesy of Columbia © 1977
'Aquarium' by Camille Saint-Saens remains courtesy of it's respective owners.
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