Happy 47th Birthday to one of the greatest current-working American directors, and one of my influences, Paul Thomas Anderson.
His filmography is one of the rare instances where I've given all of his films a 10/10.
Except I haven't seen Hard Eight so I can't necessarily say that, but from the films I HAVE seen, they're all true masterpieces.
His directing and writing really shows us how talented he is, and the characters he comes up with, both leading and supporting, are magnificently written.
You're never turned off by one of his films.
Also, have I mentioned how amazing Robert Elswit's cinematography is? It's fuckin amazing.
The quick-cuts, zoom-ins, long-takes, and wide-shots are beautiful to look at.
Ranging from simplistic and normal to bizarre and incoherent, I absolutely adore his films.
Here's a current ranking of his filmography.
1. Boogie Nights
3. The Master
4. Inherent Vice
5. There Will Be Blood
6. Punch-Drunk Love
I want Phantom Thread to be the greatest film I see this year, and hopefully that'll happen.
And the saddening news on DDL retiring is making my anticipation raise the bar.
I wish this master (nice pun, dickhead) a happy birthday.
One of my Top 5 favorite directors.
What are your thoughts? Comment below!
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Isn't a movie but I wanted to post it because I really enjoy Soa (Sons of Anarchy) I've only just kinda started watching it (on season 3) and I just find it amazing and the characters are great too! Alot of fans, Jax is their favourite character, don't get me wrong Jax is a likeable character but sometimes he gets a little annoying but on a whole, he's a good character. My favourite will probably have to be Chibs (Tommy Flanagan) Tara (Maggie Siff) Opie (Ryan Hurst) and Juice (Theo Rossi) Donna before she was killed (Sprague Grayden) and sometimes Jax (Charlie Hunnam).
"Marche de la Honte." | 2017.26.06
July approaches and the French school year is winding down, meaning fewer charming afternoon scenes of children walked home by their parents.
That will be welcome news for some.
In this Rive Gauche scene, Mom leads her petit écolier down the street with defiant eccentricity, but her son is not amused. Classmates had only just stopped teasing him about mere's frocks, her shoes and her goofy disposition...then she showed up with purple hair!
Some day he'll be glad for her open mind, fanciful nature and rebellious tendencies; this is not that day.