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That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000)

Video  |   |  Documentary, Drama  |  29 August 2000 (USA)
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A very in-depth documentary that follows the very over-worked director Paul Thomas Anderson through a gruelling 80+ days of shooting for the film Magnolia (1999). Very funny behind the ... See full summary »


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A very in-depth documentary that follows the very over-worked director Paul Thomas Anderson through a gruelling 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. Written by Rhyl Donnelly

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That Moment: Magnolia Diary October 1998 - March 2000  »

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Mark Rance filmed approximately 128 hours of on-set footage for this documentary. See more »


[in reference to the amount the movie will gross]
Himself: How much money will it make? A dollar.
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interesting but disappointing.
26 March 2003 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

as an ardent fan of paul anderson i must admit this at times fascinating documentary was informative but ultimately a let down. where was tom cruise? apart from two fabulous interviews with the late, great jason robards in sadly one of his last appearrances and that superb character actor william h. macey; most of the footage tends to be too self indulgent and meanders. methinks more thought and construction should have been given in the editing stages. i absolutely love 'boogie nights' and 'magnolia' yet it's a shame that this does not do the latter any real credit. still well worth watching for the frogs! (not the french).

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