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« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2003, 11:17:07 AM »
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I've got a favorite from each:

Sydney: The scene where Sydney is driving with John around that beginning. John says, "Can you pull over?" We hear a horn fly by, jump cut to John in the front seat.

Also, in that same scene. John explains why he doesn't use matches. Cut to John waiting in line at the movies, his pants catching on fire. "Whoa! Whoa!" Notice how the people in front of him don't even notice him!

Boogie Nights: Two scenes from here again. The montage that basically describes how successful Dirk becomes. The various characters are reading the article, we see some of the article fly across the screen, we see som clips of the pornos, there's like, four sub screens within the widescreen, and then it all ends with an great dance number

Little Bill shooting his wife and the big stud, and then shooting himself in the face. It was definitely a real pivitol moment in the movie. You know he's gonna shoot her, and the suicide really made me jump. It's even creepier that he smiles right before he does it. Jump cut to a title card; "The 80s"

Magnolia: The first two sections of the prologue. I especially love how the "Greenbury Hill" scene was shot full frame with an old crank camera. That made it all the more better. The Sydney Barringer scene, I love. It's interesting and well done, but I can never get over the badly edited part when Sydney gets shot.

I don't like the Delmer Darrion scene much.

Finally, in PDL, I love when the Brothers crash their car into Barry's. He see's Lena bleeding, walks out, whacks Brother #1, takes his crowbar, and in a matter of seconds kicks all their asses with out much effort. The use of the crowbar... the best Sandler fight ever, followed closely by Bob "The Price is Wrong, Bitch" Barker.

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« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2003, 01:29:52 PM »
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The Sydney Barringer scene, I love. It's interesting and well done, but I can never get over the badly edited part when Sydney gets shot.



are you talking about the cut to a close-up of sydney's stomach blowing up, or how do you mean "badly edited?"
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« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2003, 02:10:24 PM »
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Sydney: The scene where Sydney is driving with John around that beginning. John says, "Can you pull over?" We hear a horn fly by, jump cut to John in the front seat.


done by accident. the commentary says the footage of the shot where john crosses over from the back to the front got all fucked up somehow so pta added the horn to make a cool jump cut.
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« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2003, 02:21:37 PM »
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Sydney:

Also, in that same scene. John explains why he doesn't use matches. Cut to John waiting in line at the movies, his pants catching on fire. "Whoa! Whoa!" Notice how the people in front of him don't even notice him!


ernie anderson was in that scene
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« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2003, 06:53:00 PM »
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yes he was.  i fucking laughed my ass off when i first saw that scene....i also love it when JCR says "well thanks for tip mr. helpful" to sydney at the beginning.  i don't know why, i think just because sydney is so fuckin cool and john aint so much that it cracks me up.

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« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2003, 07:50:28 PM »
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From Hard Eight--Clementine waiting for Sydney in the hotel room

From Boogie Nights--Don Cheadle's "I'm an actor" plea w/ the loan officer; also the final sequence

From Magnolia--The "I lost my gun today" scene; So Now Then

From Punch-Drunk Love--The restaurant scene; Phone sex scene; Barry running the maze of hallways to Lena's apartment
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« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2003, 08:38:39 PM »
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Magnolia- The entire prologue up to, and including 'One'. Amazing.

-The scene where John C Rielly loses his gun. The lens flare from his torch and the rain drops hanging from the camera in the top of the shot look great.
             
-The 'Wise Up' scene. Even though none of them can sing very well it's still great.

-Lastly (and obviously) the frogs. Especially the ambulance flipping, Julliane Moore's arms and all the contents falling across the screen. Excellent detail.
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« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2003, 09:25:00 PM »
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the drug deal gone to shit, starting with sister christian.

what can i say, fuck words. i know that sounds preteniouse. But words can never do justice to such a great scene. i can do a play by play but even then seeing it is the main thing , music acting cinamatography, all came together and WOW

and  tom cruise having his bullshit facade crumble before his eyes.
it took a tom cuise to make this GREAT role explode into something beyond the cosmos. Its that cool bagage ive talked about, its the pain and all afround fucked up-ness that only a huge star can bring to the right role . like burt in boogie nights, in lots of ways he is jack horner, burt started his acting career off as a wanna be brando, a skeet ulrich of his time if you will . Then he becomes this huge star but he never got the respect he so craved . And when he dies , they wont talk about deliverance or boogie nights, the world will remember smokey and the bandit. He walked into the jack horner role with that baggage and well he fucking nailed it

its so sad how tom burt and mark, never get the props they deserve from film snobs, i mean come one phill hoffman could never have pulled off any of those roles .

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« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2003, 09:40:33 PM »
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for pdl, its the phone scene where he wants his sister to give him lenas information.

it was the best scene in the film, and sadlly to me it represents how great the rest of the film could have been, if he would of cut out the artsy stuff and just told a story of a lonley guy who grew up in a fucked up controlling situation, then he finds someone who can take him away from all that shit, but here is the pisser she is connected to his family. so even though they do not know anything about what he is really like, they will fill this girl up with false impressions . And that kills him, that her first impression is one that is not even close to reality. But alas love concours all , and she disregards all that bullshit and sees him for who he is .

That is a great fucking story, this could of been his best fucking film . But what could been a masterpeice turned out to be a ok film.

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« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2003, 09:59:30 PM »
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im sorry - but dont u think the "artsy stuff" made that particular story just that much more accessible?  however stupid and pretenscious that just sounded, i don't think the artsy stuff was thrown in just for the thrill of having cool artsy stuff in your movie - it brought to an unprecedented degree of emotion - and brought just a touch more understanding on the audiences part to Barry.  haha - i'm laughing at how shitty that just came out.....

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« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2003, 10:24:59 PM »
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also, are u aware that this site was created as a refuge after the demise of the board at ptanderson.com?


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« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2003, 11:10:42 PM »
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perhaps someday i will compile a list of who's who, so people can identify who was from the old boards and who wasn't.

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« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2003, 11:22:50 PM »
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I have no problem with people loving Paul Thomas Anderson so much, in fact in the past six months he has emerged as my own favourite. But I don't try to channel him too much in my own work or anything, I don't want to imitate him. Not sure if the people around here think that, but with a thread entitled "I Want To Be PTA" you never know...
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« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2003, 11:27:15 PM »
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But I don't try to channel him too much in my own work or anything, I don't want to imitate him. Not sure if the people around here think that, but with a thread entitled "I Want To Be PTA" you never know...

i'm pretty sure ppl around here don't care what u try to imitate and also that thread is a joke.
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« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2003, 11:33:36 PM »
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Don't worry. I'm not being serious. I just hate using smilies.
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