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Paul Thomas Anderson

Date of Birth: Jun 26, 1970

Country: USA

Biography: Attended the elite Buckley School before being kicked out for poor grades; he later dropped out of both Emerson College and New York University. He returned home to direct the well-received short film, Coffee and Cigarettes, which he later expanded to the feature film Hard Eight to mixed reviews.

Total Titles at Criticker: 20 - You've Seen 20

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Titles You've Ranked (20)
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Inherent Vice Inherent Vice (2014)
Summary: In Los Angeles in 1970, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. (imdb)
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Back Beyond Back Beyond (2013)  - Short Film
Summary: A montage of unused scenes, shots and takes from Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'. (imdb)
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The Master The Master (2012)
Summary: A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as "the Master" whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man. (imdb)
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SNL Fanatic SNL Fanatic (2000)  - Short Film
Summary: Anna Nicole Smith's biggest and most disturbed fan is given the chance to meet his even more disturbed idol.
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Junun Junun (2015)
Summary: Musician Jonny Greenwood travels to Rajasthan, where he performs with a multitude of Indian musicians. (imdb)
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Radiohead: Daydreaming Radiohead: Daydreaming (2016)  - Short Film
Summary: In this music video for Radiohead's new single, singer Thom Yorke traverses a shifting landscape of hall-ways, houses, department stores and mountains in search of an unknown destination. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
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That Moment: Magnolia Diary That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: A very in-depth documentary that follows the very over-worked director Paul Thomas Anderson through a grueling 80+ days of shooting for the film Magnolia (1999). Very funny behind the scenes material and interviews, press junket video and various screenings and meetings are presented to us, just to let us know how hard it really is to make a 188-minute film. (imdb)
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Wadd: The Life and Times of John C. Holmes Wadd: The Life and Times of John C. Holmes (1998)
Summary: Documentary about the life of legendary porn star John Holmes with interviews to family members, co-workers and footage from his movies.
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Phantom Thread Phantom Thread (2017)
Summary: Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. (imdb)
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Flagpole Special Flagpole Special (1998)  - Short Film
Summary: This short lays the early groundwork for the Frank 'TJ' Mackey character (from "Magnolia") as Reilly and Penn spend the entire film talking about how to "Seduce and Destroy" women.
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Blossoms & Blood Blossoms & Blood (2003)  - Short Film
Summary: A collection of alternate takes and deleted material from the Paul Thomas Anderson film Punch-Drunk Love (2002) are compiled and matched with the Jon Brion song "Here We Go" in this plot-less but very interesting short film. This short piece also features more Jeremy Blake artwork that was not included in the film. (imdb)
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Punch-Drunk Love Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Summary: Barry Egan is a small business owner with seven sisters who kept him alone and unable to fall in love. When a harmonium and a mysterious woman enter his life, his romantic journey begins.
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Magnolia Magnolia (1999)
Summary: On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story. (New Line Cinema)
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Hard Eight Hard Eight (1996)
Summary: Sydney (Hall) is a poker-faced professional gambler with a soft heart for a hard luck story. He plays guardian angel to unlucky John (Reilly) and a hooker, Clementine (Paltrow), whom he grows to love like family. When John's and Clementine's honeymoon night leads to a disastrous hostage situation, Sydney takes care of it, as usual. But when slick casino pro Jimmy (Jackson) threatens to reveal a secret from Sydney's past that could destroy his relationship with the newlyweds, Sydney decides to hedge his bets and not leave anything to chance. (Sony)
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There Will Be Blood There Will Be Blood (2007)
Summary: A story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
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The Dirk Diggler Story The Dirk Diggler Story (1988)  - Short Film
Summary: A mockumentary about the rise and fall of porn star Dirk Diggler.
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Cigarettes & Coffee Cigarettes & Coffee (1993)  - Short Film
Summary: Five people's lives that are curiously intertwined happen to all be at a diner at the same time. An old man (Hall) gives advice to a young man (Baltz) about his cheating wife and best friend. A newlywed couple argues over the wife loosing money in Vegas playing craps. And a hit man buys some coffee and cigarettes and greets the man in his trunk. (imdb)
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Couch Couch (2003)  - Short Film
Summary: A man (Sandler) goes shopping for a new couch. (imdb)
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Mattress Man Commercial Mattress Man Commercial (2003)  - Short Film
Summary: Commercial for the false Mattress Man company seen in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Punch-Drunk Love" (2002).
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Boogie Nights Boogie Nights (1997)
Summary: Everyone's born with one special thing, and Eddie Adams uses his humongous "asset" to take the world of film pornography by storm. Things get ugly though when success leads to drugs and ruin. Will Dirk clean up and get back on top? Will Amber see her son? Will Rollergirl ever take off her skates?! (imdb)