Episode 133: Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights”
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In 1997, Paul Thomas Anderson released his breakthrough film. “Boogie Nights” explored the rise and fall of a fictional porn star that mirrored the real-life events of actual porn star John Holmes. In “Boogie Nights,” Anderson dazzled audiences with a hyper-kinetic movie full of sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll. With the success of the movie, Paul Thomas Anderson had free reign to choose his next project with almost unlimited funds.
Why did audiences gravitate to “Boogie Nights” but not Anderson’s first film “Hard Eight?” What does “Boogie Nights” say about the current state of filmmaking? And How did Paul Thomas Anderson make a name for himself with the movie “Boogie Nights?”
Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights” is the subject of episode 133 of the AuteurCast…