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The Films of: Paul Thomas Anderson 
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here's how I would order his films
1. Magnolia (my favorite PTA film by a mile. very emotionally satisfying)

2. Punch-Drunk Love(I liked it on first viewing but loved it on the second)

3. Boogie Nights(only seen it once so can't remember to much)

4. There Will Be Blood( this is technically great but the story and the ending left me cold. kind of overrated for me)

5. Hard Eight/Sydney(eh not bad but I need to see it again)


Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:13 pm
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My ranking and ratings of his movies. On a **** scale:


1. Magnolia - ****
2. There Will Be Blood - *** 1/2
3. Boogie Nights - *** 1/2
4. Punch-Drunk Love - *** 1/2


Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:35 am
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Hard Eight - 7.9
Boogie Nights - 8.3

I still need to see Magnolia, There Will Be Blood and Punch Drunk Love...can't seem to find Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love anywhere.


Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:55 pm
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floatingworld wrote:
here's how I would order his films
1. Magnolia (my favorite PTA film by a mile. very emotionally satisfying)

2. Punch-Drunk Love(I liked it on first viewing but loved it on the second)

3. Boogie Nights(only seen it once so can't remember to much)

4. There Will Be Blood( this is technically great but the story and the ending left me cold. kind of overrated for me)

5. Hard Eight/Sydney(eh not bad but I need to see it again)


That's the same order I would rank them...though "Boogie Nights" and "There Will Be Blood" could switch places at will, depending on my mood.


Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:46 pm
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Hi. My name is majoraphasia. i liked magnolia. it was a good movie. i like baseball cards.
my mom is nice. she lives in chicago. that's in the Midwest of the United States. the Midwest is the area between Washington D.C. (where President Bush lived with his dog, his wife, and his button marked "blow up stuff") and Los Angeles, home of both William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin.

magnolia was good and i drew a graph that is about the movie magnolia.

here is the graph of the movie magnolia:

Attachment:
mgnlia.jpg
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as you can see from the graph of the movie magnolia, the level of hysteria on the screen rises to near 100% about 3 minutes in and stops only when i paused the movie. you'll also see how the level of hysteria continues after the end credits. thats okay. i forgive you, paul thomas anderson. you must have watched lots of robert altman moovy1s in your time and also gave yourself a heavy dose of soap operas when you were taking a break. but thats okay, paul thomas anderson. don't be sad. your movie was 188 minutes of big emotions and they only stopped when i had to pee but once the movie started up again it was like i was being thrown right back into the pure theatrical hytseria only a movie like magnolia can give us. thank you.
your movie was still verfy good and it is a real tour de force of emotional emotionality. plus tom cruise was funny. he said dirty things and i giggled because theyu were so dirty. i thimnk everytone sohuld whath this jmolvie becausefs it reallllllly godddddddd....sfdddddd.sv ,kkj'klasdfcccccadlkfgj

magvnolika iadssssss ssoup for the chicken's souillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

MAGNOLIA!


Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:01 am
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Welcome back major...it better be a return and not a cameo.


Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:32 am
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majoraphasia wrote:
Hi. My name is majoraphasia. i liked magnolia. it was a good movie. i like baseball cards.
my mom is nice. she lives in chicago. that's in the Midwest of the United States. the Midwest is the area between Washington D.C. (where President Bush lived with his dog, his wife, and his button marked "blow up stuff") and Los Angeles, home of both William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin.

magnolia was good and i drew a graph that is about the movie magnolia.

here is the graph of the movie magnolia:

Attachment:
mgnlia.jpg


as you can see from the graph of the movie magnolia, the level of hysteria on the screen rises to near 100% about 3 minutes in and stops only when i paused the movie. you'll also see how the level of hysteria continues after the end credits. thats okay. i forgive you, paul thomas anderson. you must have watched lots of robert altman moovy1s in your time and also gave yourself a heavy dose of soap operas when you were taking a break. but thats okay, paul thomas anderson. don't be sad. your movie was 188 minutes of big emotions and they only stopped when i had to pee but once the movie started up again it was like i was being thrown right back into the pure theatrical hytseria only a movie like magnolia can give us. thank you.
your movie was still verfy good and it is a real tour de force of emotional emotionality. plus tom cruise was funny. he said dirty things and i giggled because theyu were so dirty. i thimnk everytone sohuld whath this jmolvie becausefs it reallllllly godddddddd....sfdddddd.sv ,kkj'klasdfcccccadlkfgj

magvnolika iadssssss ssoup for the chicken's souillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

MAGNOLIA!


What the...this is...joke concentration too high...must close...

MY EYES! MY EYES! PLEASE...WON'T SOMEONE FIX MY EYES?


Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:52 pm
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Major -

Your chart/graph skills are unparalleled. Very impressive work!

The clarity...the simplicity...the design.

Nicely done.


Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:36 am
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majoraphasia wrote:
Hi. My name is majoraphasia. i liked magnolia. it was a good movie. i like baseball cards.
my mom is nice. she lives in chicago. that's in the Midwest of the United States. the Midwest is the area between Washington D.C. (where President Bush lived with his dog, his wife, and his button marked "blow up stuff") and Los Angeles, home of both William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin.

magnolia was good and i drew a graph that is about the movie magnolia.

here is the graph of the movie magnolia:

Attachment:
mgnlia.jpg


as you can see from the graph of the movie magnolia, the level of hysteria on the screen rises to near 100% about 3 minutes in and stops only when i paused the movie. you'll also see how the level of hysteria continues after the end credits. thats okay. i forgive you, paul thomas anderson. you must have watched lots of robert altman moovy1s in your time and also gave yourself a heavy dose of soap operas when you were taking a break. but thats okay, paul thomas anderson. don't be sad. your movie was 188 minutes of big emotions and they only stopped when i had to pee but once the movie started up again it was like i was being thrown right back into the pure theatrical hytseria only a movie like magnolia can give us. thank you.
your movie was still verfy good and it is a real tour de force of emotional emotionality. plus tom cruise was funny. he said dirty things and i giggled because theyu were so dirty. i thimnk everytone sohuld whath this jmolvie becausefs it reallllllly godddddddd....sfdddddd.sv ,kkj'klasdfcccccadlkfgj

magvnolika iadssssss ssoup for the chicken's souillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

MAGNOLIA!


Absolutely genius. I've never laughed harder at any post. This is exactly why I come to this forum, and of course, why I, any many seemingly, have started to lose interest. This is high quality stuff.


Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:07 pm
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I'm not familiar enough with Boogie Nights or Punch Drunk Love to have a strong opinion about them, and I haven't seen Hard Eight. Magnolia and TWBB are both terrific.

Also, I give Majoraphasia's graph nine thumbs up.


Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:32 pm
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Out of 4 *s

Magnolia ***1/2
Sydney (Hard Eight) ***
Punch-Drunk Love ***
Boogie Nights ***
There Will Be Blood ****


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Anderson may very well be my favorite filmmaker to come out of the 1990s, beating out fellow auteurs like Tarantino, Boyle, Fincher and the other Anderson (Wes). I'm not going to compare him to Martin Scorsese or Robert Altman. But I will say that if any director stands a chance of following in their footsteps, it's him.

Now on to the films themselves. On a scale of * to *****.

Hard Eight. Saw it only one time and probably should watch again before I give my opinion. It was more of a genre pic than anything else he's done. But most directors would kill to have something as good as this as their debut. ***.

Boogie Nights. My personal pick for best film of 1997 and one of the 10 best of the 1990s. This film does for the porn industry what Goodfellas did for the mob. The characters are well-written and well-developed and Anderson proves that he has command of filmmaking technique. The pool scene is a prime example. *****.

Magnolia. When I first saw this not long after its release in 1999, I knew it was going to divide audiences. And it did. I watched it once and wasn't sure what to make of it. I knew that it was a film that would take a few viewings to assimilate. So I did. After renting it and watching it, I finally got around to buying the DVD of it a few years ago. With an ambitious film likes this it would've been easy to stumble. Anderson doesn't. The result is an involving and touching epic film about people trying to find their way at the end of the millenium. *****.

Punch Drunk Love. Wisely, Anderson realized that Magnolia would be impossible to top. So he scaled down and made a romantic comedy with Adam Sandler. But it's a romantic comedy where the romance and the laughs do not come easily. Sandler to me misses more than he hits (For every Wedding Singer or They're All Gonna Laugh At You, there's a Little Nicky or Billy Madison). But he's in top form here. Anderson pushes him out of his comfort zone. ****1/2.

There Will Be Blood. After my first viewing of this, I observed that it was an easy movie to admire. But hard to love. Watched it again and I realized that like Magnolia, it takes a while to fully assimilate. Like I observed elsehwere on this board, this could be the movie that defines the 2000s, even though it's set in the first 3 decades of the 20th Century. *****

Looking forward to whatever he decides to do next, whether it be that Scientology movie or something entirely different.

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