I should see more of PT Anderson. I have seen Boogie Nights but I want to see Magnolia. I got a crappy vhs copy but i think that’d ruin the movie. I’ll wait to see it on TV, I already missed it in theater, they played one night but I wasn’t free.
To answer the question, I LOVE There Will Be Blood. I think Anderson has done a real work to understand and give his own vision of the novel, which is very different in terms of ton and style. Daniel Day-Lewis has done an AMAZING performance.
I saw Punch Drunk Love twice. Once in theater, but I didn’t remember much of it, therefore I rewatched it this year. I don’t know. Visually, there’s nothing to complain about. But I don’t like Sandler that much and it seems a bit messy, confused, on purpose sure but still. I don’t know. I like the atmosphere a lot but it still looks unachieved. What do you think ?
I think it is a terribly underrated picture. It’s a very unique romantic comedy. And I thought Sandler was fantastic. Compared to his other films this is very short, but I just love the Barry Egan character so much - he’s starting to change a bit when the film begins and you see why he is the way he i when he arrives at his sisters’ party. So much suppressed emotion there and he just looses it. I thought it was well presented in its structure. The ending of the movie is really just the beginning of Barry’s life - so it was just right. That’s the kind of couple they’re going to be. It’s so real. Usually you have these other bullshit romantic comedies with quirky women with ferrets and some other stupid shit.