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 »
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
Mark Rance filmed approximately 128 hours of on-set footage for this documentary. See more »
Can I ask you what you thought of the script when you firstread it?
I thought it was astounding. I went to Paul and I said "It's great, it's great, it's a little long..." and he goes "You fuckin' cocksucker! I'm not gonna cut one god damn word out of this thing! "So then I talked to Julianne and I said "What did you think about the script?" and she said "It's amazing. It's a little long." I said "Did you tell Paul that?" and she said "Yeah." I said "What did he say?" She said "You fuckin' ...
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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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