Poll

What's your favorite by PTA?

don't like any
0 (0%)
haven't seen Any
0 (0%)
Hard Eight
1 (2.2%)
Boogie Nights
9 (20%)
Magnolia
9 (20%)
Punch-Drunk Love
4 (8.9%)
There Will Be Blood
15 (33.3%)
The Master
2 (4.4%)
Inherent Vice
4 (8.9%)
Junun
0 (0%)
Phantom Thread
1 (2.2%)

Total Members Voted: 33

Author Topic: Anderson, Paul Thomas  (Read 7463 times)

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Re: Anderson, Paul Thomas
« Reply #110 on: January 10, 2017, 02:00:06 PM »
OTT?
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Re: Anderson, Paul Thomas
« Reply #111 on: January 10, 2017, 02:23:24 PM »
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Re: Anderson, Paul Thomas
« Reply #112 on: January 10, 2017, 02:27:19 PM »
We're not a very advanced bunch.
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Re: Anderson, Paul Thomas
« Reply #113 on: January 10, 2017, 02:32:21 PM »
I'm down with OTT, yeah you know me.
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Re: Anderson, Paul Thomas
« Reply #114 on: January 10, 2017, 02:33:43 PM »
If Nolan and Magnolia are OTT, you won't be seeing me arguing against it.

Except when I do.
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Re: Anderson, Paul Thomas
« Reply #115 on: January 10, 2017, 02:47:58 PM »
I think I might like Inherent Vice more than The Master. I really dug that film. Would need to watch both again.

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Re: Anderson, Paul Thomas
« Reply #116 on: January 11, 2017, 04:42:43 AM »
Re: Magnolia - I've nothing against rich white people crying. Wealth and ethnicity are not necessarily vaccines against pain or just making a proper ol' CINECAST! up of things. To quote Moe Szyslak "Rich people aren't happy. From the day they're born to the day they die they only think they're happy, but believe me - they ain't!"

But "it insists upon itself" can justifiably be said of any film with that musical interlude/montage scene. The montage is fine, the song is fine, but to have the characters actually sing along with the song is just too much.

It's more on-the-nose than glasses.
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Re: Anderson, Paul Thomas
« Reply #117 on: February 20, 2017, 06:40:22 AM »
Magnolia, 70
Punch-Drunk Love, 60
There Will Be Blood, 50
Boogie Nights, 40
Hard Eight, 35
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Re: Anderson, Paul Thomas
« Reply #118 on: December 31, 2017, 06:59:58 PM »
Inherent Vice 9/10
The Master 9/10
There Will Be Blood 9/10
Punch-Drunk Love 9/10
Cigarettes and Coffee 8/10
Boogie Nights 7/10
Phantom Thread 6/10
Valentine 6/10
Magnolia 5/10
Hard Eight 5/10

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Re: Anderson, Paul Thomas
« Reply #119 on: January 02, 2018, 11:23:27 AM »
I can't stand Phoenix in the James Gray films he worked in.  But in a PTA film, I am stunned at his effort.

Apologies for latching onto this, but I have an awful time understanding him most of the time. He grumbles the most in the Gray films, but I thought he was equally indecipherable here. Massive problem in The Master as well.

I rewatched The Master last night, and I heartened to hear that his imperceptibility is not just me and my aging.  I sure hope its not going to be a problem in there upcoming Lynne Ramsey film.
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