Jacob T. Swinney has previously explored the sound effects of Quentin Tarantino and the visual aesthetic of Sofia Coppola. Now he’s turned his eye—or ear—to one of their contemporaries, Paul Thomas Anderson, in a four part series that opens with just the sound effects and Foley work of Anderson’s films. Show More Summary
I don’t immediately think of the sound when I think of Paul Thomas Anderson films because the cinematography of his films are so lovely to get lost in and his characters are so well crafted. But after hearing Jacob T. Swinney’s edit of the sounds of PTA, I don’t think I can watch, or listen, to his films in the same again. More »
Pay attention to the underdog, from the down-and-out porn star to the deadbeat private detective—at least in the films of Paul Thomas Anderson. In the world of filmmaking, sound design is often seen as the underdog, too. Thankfully, editor Jacob T. Show More Summary
I googled “most overrated” and came up with lists featuring names like Kim Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow. Way too easy. Judd Apatow Lena Dunham Kanye West’s intellect Paul Thomas Anderson movies Cocaine Kale Beyonce James Franco Bruce Springsteen Soccer The Kennedys Every…
There’s a story that when Paul Thomas Anderson was once asked which three directors had influenced him the most, he replied, “Jonathan Demme, Jonathan Demme, and Jonathan Demme.” In his director’s commentary for Boogie Nights, Anderson called Demme his “greatest influence style-wise.” His favorite part of Demme’s style? His close-ups. Show More Summary
Pamela Anderson brought her son, Brandon Thomas Lee, as her date to the premiere of "The Gunman" in Los Angeles Thursday. Anderson donned a plunging gold wrap dress and rocked a bob hairstyle for the event at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live....Show More Summary
He's "that guy" — the chest-baring club owner in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights," the undercover DEA agent in Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic," the recovering thug in Peter Segal's "Anger Management." Luis Guzmán, who has appeared in more than 70 films, is adding another...
Ever since Boogie Nights, the untamable Paul Thomas Anderson has thrilled us with the mania of self-made men – porn stars, game-show hosts,...
The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a strange S&M relationship dramedy to put Fifty Shades to bed, Paul Thomas Anderson’s richly comic Thomas Pynchon adaptation, and a bland Oscar-winning bio of Stephen Hawking. The Duke of Burgundy Directed by Peter Strickland The […]
Paul Thomas Anderson — director of Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood — is one of the true auteurs in filmmaking today often uses long shots in his films to show how isolated characters are from the rest of the world. It’s a neat visual decision, one you can see throughout his movies. More »
There Will Be Blood is a great, great movie, but for my money, Paul Thomas Anderson’s best film to date is 1997’s Boogie Nights, about the rise and fall of fictional porn star Dirk Diggler (played by Mark Wahlberg). At the crest of that fall, a delusional, coked-out Diggler attempts to move from porn to […]
“Paul Thomas Anderson: From a Distance” is short compilation film by Jacob T. Swinney, who has compiled together the long shots used by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson from scenes in the films Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, There Will be Blood and The Master, all of which create a unifying sense of loneliness […]
Inherent Vice costume designer Mark Bridges already has one Oscar on his mantel, for 2012 best picture winner The Artist. In his latest Oscar-nominated work, which also marks his seventh collaboration with director Paul Thomas Anderson, Bridges made 1970s Los Angeles garb look funky and chic. Show More Summary
Paul Thomas Anderson yelled at him, and he stuck to his guns about stars: "They're not that important."
"Inherent Vice" marks costume designer Mark Bridges' seventh outing with filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. "Lucky number seven," says the Oscar-winning Bridges. "We started out together on "Hard Eight," hit it off, and here we are 20 years later." Anderson adapted the trippy 1970-era detective...
Permanent Records is an ongoing closer look at the records that matter most. On a recent episode of the WTF podcast with Marc Maron, Paul Thomas Anderson mused on what he thought the central themes of Thomas Pynchon’s novel Inherent Vice were, and talked a bit about how he tried to translate them to the screen. Show More Summary
Thanks to the lobbying of Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Paul Thomas Anderson and a few others, you can take film stock off the endangered list. Kodak announced today it will supply 20th Century Fox, Disney, Warner Bros, Universal,...Show More Summary
Doug Liman's sci-fi blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow earned a great deal of praise when it was released last summer, but it turns out that one genius filmmaker may be its biggest fan. Inherent Vice director Paul Thomas Anderson has heaped...Show More Summary
Interviews with Paul Thomas Anderson are still cropping up left and right as he’s out in the public eye doing promotion for Inherent Vice, and we’re not complaining. In a couple of new talks, the director expressed his enthusiasm for...Show More Summary
1. "The epic uncool of Philip Seymour Hoffman": A masterful, epic profile of the late, beloved acting genius penned by The Dissolve's Nathan Rabin. “Hoffman doesn’t appear onscreen until 40 minutes into Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1997 breakthrough ‘Boogie Nights,’ and he doesn’t have as much screen time as the rest of the overstuffed cast. Show More Summary