Episode 138: The Work of Paul Thomas Anderson
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In 1996, Paul Thomas Anderson started a journey to re-shape American cinema. Unlike other directors of his class including Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, and Christopher Nolan, Paul Thomas Anderson keeps pushing the boundaries of storytelling, technology, and cinema. He seems restless when it comes to making new films as each one of his movies can be endlessly dissected, examined, and impressed upon. He is quickly becoming a filmmaker who makes event films for general audiences everywhere.
But what makes a Paul Thomas Anderson film, a Paul Thomas Anderson film? What thematically connects his first film “Hard Eight” to his last film “The Master?” And how exactly has Paul Thomas Anderson re-shaped cinema in the 21st century?
Paul Thomas Anderson is the subject of episode 138 of the AuteurCast…