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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s PHANTOM THREAD

Phantom Thread [2017] 1. POV car shots that recall the opening sequence of Lawrence of Arabia.2. Literally sizing her up.3. Vest, jacket, ascot over pajamas. 3 other things.

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s INHERENT VICE

Inherent Vice [2014] 1. “Molto panacako!” 2. A bare patch on the sofa cushion’s vinyl cover. 3. “So, justice was served?” 3 other things.

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER

The Master [2012] 1. “It didn’t work for him and it’s not going to work for you.” 2. “Excuse me.” “Excuse me.” 3. “What do you want, Helen?!” 3 other things.

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s THERE WILL BE BLOOD

There Will Be Blood [2007] 1. “I should have known that under this, all these years you’ve been building your hate for me piece by piece.” 2. A plate of cold spare ribs. 3. Filthy will oil and dirt, lying … Continue reading

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s PHANTOM THREAD

Phantom Thread [2017] 1. When it comes to porridge, cream makes all the difference.2. Lace from the 1600s.3. “I’m not moaning. I don’t want to be ignored.”“No one does. But I don’t want to hear about it because it hurts … Continue reading

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE

Punch-Drunk Love [2002] 1. Dusty footfalls. 2. The way Luiz Guzmán says, “Which guy in Toledo are you talking about?” 3. Twilight Mai Tais on the beach at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. 3 other things.

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s MAGNOLIA

Magnolia [1999] 1. Stripy knitted bed jacket. 2. “Yes, and I’m listening. Avidly, fella.” 3. His utter lack of posture on the sofa. 3 other things.

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s BOOGIE NIGHTS

Boogie Nights [1997] 1. After a long night at the club, he puts on a record by Chico Hamilton and pours himself a drink. 2. “I’m not a complicated man. I like cinema, in particular I like to see people … Continue reading

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s HARD EIGHT

Hard Eight [1996] 1. “You should know before you ask a question like that.” 2. Reno lounge jazz combo covering “All Blues” by Miles Davis. 3. Gently tugging down the cuff of his overcoat.

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3 things about Paul Thomas Anderson’s PHANTOM THREAD

Phantom Thread [2017] 1. “It’s my job to give you some. If I choose to.” 2. Asparagus with oil and salt. 3. Both women answer the doctor simultaneously. Again and again.

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