Paul Thomas Anderson has been described as a true auteur and among the foremost filmmaking talents of his generation. His films have received 25 Academy Award nominations, and he has worked closely with the finest actors of our time, including Daniel Day Lewis, Joaquin Phoenix, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. In Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks, Anderson's entire oeuvre-from Boogie Nights (1997), There Will Be Blood (2007), and The Master (2012) to his music videos for Radiohead to his early short films-is examined in illustrated detail for the first time. Anderson's influences, his style, and the recurring themes of reinvention, alienation, destiny, and ambition that course through his movies are analyzed and supplemented by firsthand interviews with Anderson's closest collaborators and illuminated by film stills, archival photos, original illustrations, and a vibrant, engaging design aesthetic. Masterworks is a tribute to the dreamers, drifters, and evil dentists who populate his world.
Number of Pages: 288
Publication Date: 20 Oct 2020
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 23.8(H) x 23.8(L)
Reviews"A master class of the masterworks of Paul Thomas Anderson."-- "Variety Magazine"
"This career retrospective, full of lavish photographs from his best-loved films, is enough to inspire that budding director in your life, or provide a gateway to revisit old favorites without firing up their Blu-ray player."-- "A.Frame"
Author BiographyAdam Nayman is the author of The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together and is a contributing editor to Cinema Scope. Little White Lies is one of the world's preeminent film magazines, pairing a unique editorial angle with beautiful illustration and worldclass design.