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Paul Thomas Anderson

Ive been a fan since Boogie Nights. Thats a great DVD BTW. Lots of hidden easter eggs. I really like the one thats hidden in the color test pattern option, check it out!



Anyone like Mattress Man? Ive wanted to see this but never got around to it.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3P-f-8Lfcs

The ending to Boogie Nights is so similar to Raging Bull, and it really creeped me out too man, I was munching on a chilli dog and then Mark Whalberg whips his donkey dick out. I almost threw up right then and there. It’s a cool flick, I really liked the dancing sequence where Dirk Diggler finally makes it as a pornstar, those dudes can dance. I also have the two-disc edition, cool DVD. I still hve to check out the commentary track.

PTA is a great director! Definitely one of my favorites. I have spent the last half year watching all of his films, and hopefully I will spend the rest of the year watching them a second time.



As for now, I rank them like this:


  1. Boogie Nights - 5
  2. There Will Be Blood - 5
  3. Magnolia - 4,5
  4. Punch-Drunk Love - 4
  5. Hard Eight - 4



    Wonder what he’ll do next.

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The ending to Boogie Nights is so similar to Raging Bull, and it really creeped me out too man, I was munching on a chilli dog and then Mark Whalberg whips his donkey dick out. I almost threw up right then and there.
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^ This made me laugh. ^ ;D “Chili dog” Haha.

So I was watching There Will Be Blood or the 34th time, and I was like hey this movie is so great I’m going to fucking watch it again! And then I watched it again guys. And this time I was like, PT Anderson is so fucking awesome - I like his dialogue, it kinda goes like



PT CHARACTER



Yes, so…I was wondering if I could use it.



PT 2



Well,ok. But have it back soo. Yes?



PT CHARACTER



…yes - fine. See you later.







SEE!

Red Bull and weed = death

99 CENT MADNESS!!!



I’ve been watching PTs films again. And there’s this thing that has been bothering me a bit. I dunno if I’m imagining things or what. But has anyone noticed the 99 cent store in Boogie Nights (where Dirk takes a beating) - and the 99 CENT store in Punch-Drunk Love where Adam Sandler also takes a beating. I’ll get some snapshots from my DVDs. You will see how freaky this is.







PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE 99 CENT STORE.







BOOGIE NIGHTS 99 CENT STORE





And I think it’s the same actor that beats on Mark Whalberg and Adam Sandler.



Cooooool. 8)

Good eye! I never noticed that.



Have you found all the “Easter eggs” in the Boogie nights DVD set? The Dirk Diggler “dong test” is so funny when you find it the first time!



BTW, I heard a rumor that Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller may star in the Hollywood version of “The King of Kong”. I love that documentary and think it would make a great comedy for these guys. Especially if the Farrelly Brothers direct.

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Good eye! I never noticed that.



Have you found all the “Easter eggs” in the Boogie nights DVD set? The Dirk Diggler “dong test” is so funny when you find it the first time!



BTW, I heard a rumor that Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller may star in the Hollywood version of “The King of Kong”. I love that documentary and think it would make a great comedy for these guys. Especially if the Farrelly Brothers direct.
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Shit is there really an easter egg?! Do you need DVD-ROM?

I would have to say that Magnolia and There Will Be Blood are his best fims. There Will Be Blood, in my opinion, is one of the top 10 movies of all time…that I’ve seen.

Another short here created by the man PT Anderson. The man that brough us Sydney, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, and There Will Be Blood! Without further APU! I bring you, Couch. Get ready to laugh out loud.



STAY SICK MY GHOULS!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6upZF-tlec

Haha…umm… I don’t know what to say about that…



Are there really only 5 Anderson movies? I’ve only seen Boogie Nights, Magnolia and There Will Be Blood. I think I’ll go and try to rent the other two tomorrow night!

You should, PT Anderson is a very young filmmaker. He is only 39 years old and was only 17 years of age when he filmed “The Dirk Diggler Story”.

OMG dude… I just watched that short. That’s some funny shit.

After watching Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity for the first time ever :angel:



I discovered a fun refrence that was used in “SYDNEY”. The exploding matches gag was used from Edward G. Robinson’s fear of carrying matches because he is afraid they would explode. This refrence was dramatized in the scene where the John C. Riley character is standing in a line for a film and the matches combust all of a sudden.



Cool isin’t it?



8)

[quote=“Lt. BioBasterd”]
After watching Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity for the first time ever :angel:

I discovered a fun refrence that was used in “SYDNEY”. The exploding matches gag was used from Edward G. Robinson’s fear of carrying matches because he is afraid they would explode. This refrence was dramatized in the scene where the John C. Riley character is standing in a line for a film and the matches combust all of a sudden.

Cool isin’t it?
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Very cool. You know I got that DVD sitting around completely unopened. I think I’ll watch it now just for that. Thanks.



And about the movie Hard Eight that some people were chatting up when this topic was started it is definitely one of my favorite movies and my second favorites of PTAndersons after Magnolia.

Has anyone here seen the “cigarettes and coffee” short he made? I saw it on a poor quality rip-off i found around the web, and even though it wasn’t of the highest quality I couldn’t tear myself away. Those 23 minutes went by just like that (snaps finger). Let me see if I can find the link again for those who havn’t and would like too.



2 seconds later…



http://vimeo.com/2447683?pg=embed&sec=2447683



enjoy

[quote=“LT. Ordell Rodriguez”]
Very cool. You know I got that DVD sitting around completely unopened. I think I’ll watch it now just for that. Thanks.



And about the movie Hard Eight that some people were chatting up when this topic was started it is definitely one of my favorite movies and my second favorites of PTAndersons after Magnolia.
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Yeah. The whole thing flies by! PTA is a real dramatist, he reminds me a lot of Joseph. Mankiewicz, except PT has more of a visual style by far - I used to play that film every night before I went to sleep, there's a gentleness about it - I think it's the relationship between John and Sydney and the "thing" he does in the end to save that. He made this when he was only 23 years old. Love it.

[quote=“LT. Ordell Rodriguez”]
Has anyone here seen the “cigarettes and coffee” short he made? I saw it on a poor quality rip-off i found around the web, and even though it wasn’t of the highest quality I couldn’t tear myself away. Those 23 minutes went by just like that (snaps finger). Let me see if I can find the link again for those who havn’t and would like too.



2 seconds later…



http://vimeo.com/2447683?pg=embed&sec=2447683



enjoy
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I saw it already. I also posted "The Drik Diggler" story on the board. It's actually very funny, with the song track he plays in the end. I mean it's funny in a good way, not because it's bad.

I wanna see a horror film by him something like "What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?" where he fits two actresses in a real gritty horror thriller. But there will never be anyone like Bette or Joan. Man I love that movie. Robert Aldrich made some great films in his time.

[quote=“Lt. BioBasterd”]
Yeah. The whole thing flies by! PTA is a real dramatist, he reminds me a lot of Joseph. Mankiewicz, except PT has more of a visual style by far - I used to play that film every night before I went to sleep, there’s a gentleness about it - I think it’s the relationship between John and Sydney and the “thing” he does in the end to save that. He made this when he was only 23 years old. Love it.
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Holy shit I actually saw it last night and loved it! Thanks again for posting that comment.