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Re: how would you rank his films so far?
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2017, 09:44:09 PM »
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Lists are dumb but allow me to indulge.

The excellent...

There Will Be Blood
The Master
Punch Drunk Love
Boogie Nights

The not as excellent...

Magnolia
Inherent Vice
Hard Eight

(Watching Magnolia now is tough because the melodramatics come off as corny instead of moving. It's overload.)

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Re: how would you rank his films so far?
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2017, 10:04:50 PM »
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(Watching Magnolia now is tough because the melodramatics come off as corny instead of moving. It's overload.)

This definitely could be in the triggering opinions thread but I kinda agree to some extent. It was overwhelming and draining in a good way the first few times I watched it but it doesn't feel as strong as it once was. It's earnest, youthful and ambitious but his later works are more emotionally convincing and powerful to me.
Still pretty great though.

Literally can't believe we don't have a thread for this already but...

Also yeah, that's crazy.

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Re: how would you rank his films so far?
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2017, 10:27:14 AM »
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On the contrary for me, watching it now after all these years was almost like seeing it anew and from a new perspective; I found it just as powerful, if not more so, than when I saw it in my youth. I saw this flick 9 times during its theatrical run, an unprecedented number of times considering the most I've ever seen a movie in theaters at that point was maybe twice. Last time I saw it was when the blu-ray was released, now I'm 34, have seen at least a thousand other flicks int her interim and still revel at the movie's ambitions, its scope, its innovations, the incredible dialogue, just everything about it is awe-inspiring. I don't ever want to wait such a long time between viewing again. I can recognize people feeling the emotions are over-the-top, especially for some of the characters, but I find that the many emotional breakdowns are well-balanced with the other more level headed characters, not to mentioned earned due to the topics at hand; terminal cancer and child abuse/molestation tend to have that effect. The movie is so personal, wears its heart on its sleeve so blatantly that the filmmaker will probably never feel inclined to plumb those depths again.

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Re: how would you rank his films so far?
« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2017, 11:38:59 AM »
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1. The Master
2. There Will Be Blood
3. Punch-Drunk Love
4. Boogie Nights
5. Inherent Vice
6. Magnolia
7. Hard Eight

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Re: how would you rank his films so far?
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2017, 08:22:13 PM »
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1. Magnolia
2. Punch-Drunk Love
3. Boogie Nights
4. There Will Be Blood
5. The Master
6. Inherent Vice

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Re: how would you rank his films so far?
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2017, 09:51:06 PM »
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1. The Master
2. Phantom Thread
3. Magnolia
4. Punch-Drunk Love
5. There Will Be Blood
6. Boogie Nights
7. Inherent Vice (and I LOVE Inherent Vice)
8. Hard Eight

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Re: how would you rank his films so far?
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2017, 11:18:51 AM »
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1. Magnolia
2. The Master
3. There Will Be Blood
4. Boogie Nights
5. Punch Drunk Love
6. Inherent Vice
7. Hard Eight

#1 is in my top ten films of all time, #2-#4 are masterworks, #5 is great, I liked #6, and #7 is decent but I'm not a huge fan of it.

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Re: how would you rank his films so far?
« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2017, 12:00:00 PM »
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After only one viewing of Phantom, (so subject to minor adjustments following additional viewings), mine might now look like this:

1. Boogie Nights
2. Magnolia
3. Punch-Drunk Love
4. Phantom Thread
5. There Will Be Blood
6. The Master
7. Hard Eight
8. Inherent Vice
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Re: how would you rank his films so far?
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2017, 09:57:30 PM »
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After only one viewing of Phantom, (so subject to minor adjustments following additional viewings), mine might now look like this:

1. Boogie Nights
2. Magnolia
3. Punch-Drunk Love
4. Phantom Thread
5. There Will Be Blood
6. The Master
7. Hard Eight
8. Inherent Vice

We are the exact opposite people lol. I prefer his recent works over his earlier ones.

1. There Will Be Blood
2. The Master
3. Inherent Vice
4. Boogie Nights
5. Punch Drunk Love
6. Magnolia
7. Sydney


But you putting Phantom Thread above TWBB and The Master on the first viewing itself is very encouraging to me.

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Re: how would you rank his films so far?
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2017, 10:26:50 PM »
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1. There will be Blood.
2. Inherent Vice.
3. Punch Drunk Love.
4. Boogie Nights.
5 The Master.
6. Magnolia.
7. Hard Eight.

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Re: how would you rank his films so far?
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2017, 12:01:36 PM »
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Love:

1.  Boogie Nights
2.  Punch-Drunk Love

Like:

3.  Hard Eight

Meh:

4.  There Will Be Blood

Dislike:

5.  The Master
6.  Magnolia
7.  Inherent Vice

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Re: how would you rank his films so far?
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2017, 12:06:27 PM »
+3
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Re: how would you rank his films so far?
« Reply #42 on: November 27, 2017, 02:11:46 PM »
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Issues with PTA's screenwriting; I find it often very unfocused in a way the technical/formal elements aren't. 

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Re: how would you rank his films so far?
« Reply #43 on: November 27, 2017, 02:18:39 PM »
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Issues with PTA's screenwriting; I find it often very unfocused in a way the technical/formal elements aren't.

Elaborate...?
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Re: how would you rank his films so far?
« Reply #44 on: November 27, 2017, 03:02:26 PM »
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Take TWBB.  I really like the imaginative blocking, the cinematography, mise-en-scene, etc., but I feel like there's little attention paid to narrative development; I don't find the story interesting, or the exploration of its ostensible themes illuminating (capitalism, etc.).  It's ultimately just monotonous formalism.  And DDL's cartoonishness made it all the more incongruous to me. 

 

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