Episode 134: Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Magnolia”
A discussion with Jason Eaken (@Eaken) on Paul Thomas Anderson’s 199 film, “Magnolia.”
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In 1999, after the success of “Boogie Nights,” Paul Thomas Anderson had free reign to choose his next project. He decided to make a grand movie about interweaving characters tied together by their emotions and their past. “Magnolia” was Anderson’s most ambitious film at the time and despite a disappointing box office, the film became one of the most influential films of the next decade.
Why didn’t audiences take to “Magnolia” like they did two years earlier with “Boogie Nights?” What was it about “Magnolia” that made it so influential among filmmakers, musicians, and commercial directors? And why is “Magnolia” still a perplexing film 13 years after its initial release?
Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Magnolia” is the subject of episode 134 of the AuteurCast…