Tag Archives: There Will Be Blood

“Boogie Nights” Making-of Footage

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Punch-Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, The Master: A Trilogy?

I’m a bit unclear as to whether this video attempts to say that Paul Thomas Anderson was consciously making a trilogy out of these films or that they simply contain strong thematic links. I think it’s pretty obvious that the … Continue reading

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Tracking Through Paul Thomas Anderson’s Career

Somewhere between blatant homage and honest character introspection exists Paul Thomas Anderson’s visual style. Seemingly from the moment he appeared on the major Hollywood scene with Boogie Nights, he’s been called something of a “rip-off” of other filmmakers, namely Kurbrick, … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed: Best Sound Editing

CONTRIBUTED BY JAKE THOMPSON I often wonder what most people think of when they’re watching the categories of Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing during the Oscars.  Do they pretend to know what those categories really mean?  Do they … Continue reading

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There Will Be Blood’s Kubrick References

Not that this short video goes very deep into the similarities between Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood and Kubrick’s films (specifically 2001: A Space Odyssey), but it does illuminate some of the fun visual references. More so than … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed: Best Production Design

CONTRIBUTED BY JAKE THOMPSON Best Production Design is one of my favorite Oscar categories.  This is the category where artists can shine the most.  There’s been so much great work over the years that was thankfully nominated (and most of … Continue reading

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Paul Thomas Anderson & Symmetry

A nice video essay about Paul Thomas Anderson’s nuanced use of symmetry and mirroring in There Will Be Blood. It’s enough to give you a headache – but it might be worth it – to think about how Anderson continues … Continue reading

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