Paul Thomas Anderson

John C. Reilly on His Favorite Directors: ‘Paul Thomas Anderson Was the First One Who Put It All Together’

Click here to read the full article. John C. Reilly is back in the limelight for his turn as Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss on “Winning Time,” the HBO series from longtime collaborator Adam McKay. The show marks his first TV drama role, one of the few things Reilly had yet to accomplish in his long Hollywood career that includes collaborations with many of film’s top directors. Reilly recently sat down with Vulture for a wide-ranging discussion about his career where he offered new details about his experiences working with Paul Thomas Anderson and Martin Scorsese. “Well, those directors all discovered...
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Comedies in serious clothing: An introduction to the films of Paul Thomas Anderson

This article was originally published on The Conversation. After successfully shooting the opening sequence of "Boogie Nights" – an elaborate steadicam shot in which the camera tracks into and around a night club, introducing the title, setting and all of the main characters of the film – young writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson enthusiastically showed it to the ageing star of the film, Burt Reynolds.
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Jonny Greenwood And Alana Haim Give A Charmingly Awkward Acceptance Speech For Paul Thomas Anderson

At the 75th annual British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) yesterday, last year’s Licorice Pizza was up for a couple of awards. Alana Haim was nominated for Best Actress In A Leading Role for her character Alana Kane, but that was taken home by Joanna Scanlan for After Love. Licorice Pizza did, however, win Best Original Screenplay, but screenwriter and director Paul Thomas Anderson wasn’t in the audience. So Haim and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, who contributed a score to the movie, took the stage to accept the award with a charmingly awkward speech.

No Covid For Sean Penn; A False Positive Result Likely Kept Him From Introducing Paul Thomas Anderson At DGA Awards

Click here to read the full article. Sean Penn doesn’t have Covid, after all. Paul Thomas Anderson announced from the stage at last night’s DGA Awards that Penn — his Licorice Pizza cast members who was going to present the filmmaker with a special medallion — had to skip the event because Penn had tested positive. Deadline is told that Penn did test positive in preparation for attending the DGAs, where the ceremony required attendees to show proof of vaccination and a negative Covid test result. But the suspicion is that the test result was a false positive, per his...

Sean Penn Tests Positive for COVID-19, Says Paul Thomas Anderson at DGA Awards

Sean Penn has tested positive for COVID-19, Paul Thomas Anderson announced from the stage during Saturday night’s DGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton. Anderson was explaining why Penn was a no-show at the ceremony as he was confirmed to present the Licorice Pizza filmmaker with a special medallion honoring his nomination for best feature film in a category that also featured Steven Spielberg (West Side Story), Kenneth Branagh (Belfast), Denis Villeneuve (Dune) and Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog), the latter of whom would soon take the top prize.More from The Hollywood ReporterSean Penn Details Crossing the Ukraine-Poland Border, CORE's...

Paul Thomas Anderson Says Leonardo DiCaprio Was Offered ‘Boogie Nights’ But Turned It Down To Make ‘Titanic’

At The Playlist, we sure do love a good “What if?” casting situation. Every now and then they pop up and always get our imagination going. And the latest one is something really interesting, as it deals with one of the biggest stars in Hollywood making a decision early on in his career that could have changed everything, as it involved Leonardo DiCaprio and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights.”

Academy Awards Luncheon: Ariana DeBose Would Love to Host the Oscars, Andrew Garfield Wants to Work With Paul Thomas Anderson

Click here to read the full article. The Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon was a happy occasion full of hugs between stars, but also a sense of trepidation as the first Academy luncheon since the COVID-19 pandemic started in March 2020. With a live, in-person event held at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, with remarks from Oscars producer Will Packer and Academy president David Rubin, over 200 guests gathered to celebrate the achievements of this year’s nominees for the 94th Oscars, set to take place on March 27. Rubin’s opening remarks acknowledged the war in Ukraine and the Academy’s...

Kenneth Branagh, Paul Thomas Anderson honored with SBIFF Outstanding Directors of the Year Award

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - COVID-19 had a loose grip on Thursday night's film festival event, specifically on the red carpet. "Jane Campion and Steven Spielberg will be honored virtually, via Zoom," said SBIFF Executive Director, Roger Durling. "They both tested positive for COVID." By nightfall, the number of director no-shows rose to three. Ryusuke Hamaguchi The post Kenneth Branagh, Paul Thomas Anderson honored with SBIFF Outstanding Directors of the Year Award appeared first on News Channel 3-12.

Haim and Paul Thomas Anderson have a Licorice Pizza reunion with 'Lost Track' music video

In the wake of three Oscar nominations for Licorice Pizza, it doesn't look like Paul Thomas Anderson is going to stop working with Haim any time soon. After directing Alana Haim — one member of the three-woman band, alongside her sisters Danielle and Este — in her big-screen debut and overseeing nine of the band's videos before that, the filmmaker has reteamed with them for their latest music video, "Lost Track."

Haim Drops New Song ‘Lost Track’ & Video Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Have you ever been somewhere so boring, you wanted to light the place on fire? Haim can relate. The band dropped new song “Lost Track” Tuesday (March 1) along with a new music video featuring Danielle Haim taking a lighter to a playing card and floral centerpiece while trapped inside a stuffy 1950s country club. The visual was directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson.