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Perfect Directors: P.T. Anderson

Magical realism is a deceptively simple stylistic label that has often left artists floundering in their attempt to somehow create works that transcend the mundane and represent larger metaphysical concerns on our plain of existence that the human spirit grapple with daily the larger questions on our meaning in life: what is love? 1,476 more words

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Perfect Directors: Introduction

In our short lives, if we’re looking in the right places and have the want for such a search, we sometimes find perfect directors; that is, people who are still living and are actively working that make films that–for lack of better words or descriptors–have produced a series of perfect films. 886 more words

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Watch P.T. Anderson's Video for Radiohead's "The Numbers"

P.T. Anderson is building quite a collection of paired down music videos: his video for Fiona Apple’s “Hot Knife” was a 3-part split screen of Apple and her sister singing (and Apple playing a drum), very simply but captivatingly echoing the structure of the song, and… 205 more words

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Inherent Vice / **** ½

To say that Inherent Vice may be Paul Thomas Anderson’s weakest movie is to undersell its many pleasures. Yes, Inherent Vice is shaggy, meandering, and more than a little sprawling, and trying to follow its plot is a bit of an exercise in futility. 695 more words

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