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The Director's Chair => Paul Thomas Anderson => Topic started by: meatball on October 25, 2003, 01:47:10 PM

Title: Was PTA ever NOT a god to you?
Post by: meatball on October 25, 2003, 01:47:10 PM
I thought he was an annoying young guy who would giggle a lot and use the term "wax my car" too often. I seriously did NOT like the guy when I first listened to the Boogie Nights commentary.
Title: Was PTA ever NOT a god to you?
Post by: Finn on October 25, 2003, 04:08:50 PM
um....................................no.
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Post by: Ghostboy on October 25, 2003, 04:24:56 PM
Nope. I've been a fan ever since...oh, let's see...I think it was 1982. Or maybe 84. Yep. Ever since then.
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Post by: kotte on October 25, 2003, 04:33:16 PM
what's not to like about him?
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Post by: eward on October 25, 2003, 05:26:45 PM
i think he's funny
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Post by: Ernie on October 25, 2003, 07:01:59 PM
As a person, I could never really be sure cause I don't know him, but I think he seems like a cool guy. He was just so fucking nice when I met him so I couldn't really think any different. He didn't have to be nice, he could have been a bastard but he was nice to everbody, even the annoying film snobs trying to go home with him. Before meeting him, I wasn't really sure if he was nice but yea, I still thought he was cool just judging by the BN commentary and interviews and whatnot. I thought it was cool that he was passionate and it made me feel better that he didn't seem all that deep, that reminded me of myself. He stuttered and spoke in fragments, that surprised me. And then yea, he's funny too. As a filmmaker, he always has been and always will be a god to me, plain and simple.
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Post by: molly on October 25, 2003, 07:34:51 PM
anybody atheist?
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Post by: Find Your Magali on October 25, 2003, 07:48:36 PM
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anybody atheist?


Well, I'm more of an agnostic than an atheist.

BUT, to paraphrase Winston Zeddmore:

"When someone asks you if PTA is a god, you say YES!"  :)
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Post by: molly on October 25, 2003, 08:07:49 PM
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anybody atheist?


Well, I'm more of an agnostic than an atheist.

BUT, to paraphrase Winston Zeddmore:

"When someone asks you if PTA is a god, you say YES!"  :)


I didn't say he's not good at what he does, but I don't like calling somebody a god, I just don't feel comfortable doing that. It's like he's an idol, and I don't have idols. But, I will say his name is a reccomendation for a movie.
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Post by: Weak2ndAct on October 25, 2003, 08:55:03 PM
He won't be a God until he wins an Oscar, because no good career is validated until then :wink:
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Post by: thedog on October 25, 2003, 09:57:40 PM
Quote from: molly
anybody atheist?


Yes... Paul Thomas Anderson does not exist...
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Post by: AK on October 25, 2003, 10:06:33 PM
When I watched Boogie Nights i had no clue about who PTA was and (based on what i saw) I tought he was an older director just know discover by this movie...then i saw his pic with a line of him about the new years resolution not peeing in the shower anymore...first i thought he was funny and got MORE impressed with his youth+ talent.


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He won't be a God until he wins an Oscar, because no good career is validated until then :wink:


I know you are joking but I still expect (and hope) a BIG five for one of his movies... him, Julianne, Phill...
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Post by: aclockworkjj on October 25, 2003, 10:48:10 PM
paul sucks...that mutha fucka still owes me a drink.  until then...screw him!!!
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Post by: molly on October 26, 2003, 03:09:52 AM
Quote from: Weak2ndAct
He won't be a God until he wins an Oscar, because no good career is validated until then :wink:


That guy that did "Beautiful Mind" is a god? :shock:
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Post by: cine on October 26, 2003, 11:21:57 AM
Quote from: molly
Quote from: Weak2ndAct
He won't be a God until he wins an Oscar, because no good career is validated until then :wink:


That guy that did "Beautiful Mind" is a god? :shock:

Jokes, Molly... Jokes...
I love you, by the way.
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Post by: molly on October 26, 2003, 11:37:02 AM
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Quote from: molly
Quote from: Weak2ndAct
He won't be a God until he wins an Oscar, because no good career is validated until then :wink:


That guy that did "Beautiful Mind" is a god? :shock:

Jokes, Molly... Jokes...
I love you, by the way.


I thought so! :lol:  8)
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Post by: Sigur Rós on October 26, 2003, 12:32:42 PM
I've liked him ever since I saw Boogie Nights for the first time. I'll have to admit that I'am not a fan of his person. Just a fan of his films.
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Post by: eward on October 26, 2003, 04:41:05 PM
anybody who was at the rochester screening must surely know how funny he is - a few besides me were there, i think ebeaman was, i dont remember who else.  he bragged how he was shopping for cookies and shit - funny man.

you might have had to have been there, however.
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Post by: kotte on October 26, 2003, 05:16:14 PM
Quote from: eward
anybody who was at the rochester screening must surely know how funny he is - a few besides me were there, i think ebeaman was, i dont remember who else.  he bragged how he was shopping for cookies and shit - funny man.

you might have had to have been there, however.

Any chance to tell that story, huh? :)
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Post by: eward on October 26, 2003, 06:28:10 PM
it's not really a story -- but........during the Q+A someone asked what he had done since he'd been in rochester....and he said they had watched a bunch of short films, and they screened treasure of the sierra madre, and then he paused and got this big goofy grin on his face - and he said "we went out and shopped for cookies and that was really fucking fantastic!" or something along those lines.
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Post by: classical gas on October 27, 2003, 04:12:14 AM
i've always liked him.  he's my favorite director.  i don't know how people can not like him as a person; i've never met him of course, but he seems like such an enthusiastic person and has such a passion for what he does.  at least he's not solely about the $$$, which makes people annoying to me.  
btw, does that guy who runs the cigarette and coffee site post here?
i've been visiting that site for the longest time now, but i've just now got around to this place.
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Post by: kotte on October 27, 2003, 05:17:21 AM
Quote from: classical gas
i've always liked him.  he's my favorite director.  i don't know how people can not like him as a person; i've never met him of course, but he seems like such an enthusiastic person and has such a passion for what he does.  at least he's not solely about the $$$, which makes people annoying to me.  
btw, does that guy who runs the cigarette and coffee site post here?
i've been visiting that site for the longest time now, but i've just now got around to this place.


He used to be if I'm not mistaking.
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Post by: modage on October 27, 2003, 10:15:50 AM
i liked him from what i heard on the commentaries, and he was really cool when i met him.
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Post by: TheVoiceOfNick on October 27, 2003, 11:22:37 AM
I always thought he fuckin' cursed too fuckin' much in his fuckin' boogie nights commentary... he seemed too fuckin' strung out to be a god... maybe just a sub-god... but maybe he was on coke like dirk was... either way, he's a fucking good fuck head... fuck yeah...
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Post by: Finn on October 27, 2003, 05:27:18 PM
The only time that PTA was not a god, was when I didn't know about him.
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Post by: Ernie on October 27, 2003, 08:38:09 PM
Quote from: eward
it's not really a story -- but........during the Q+A someone asked what he had done since he'd been in rochester....and he said they had watched a bunch of short films, and they screened treasure of the sierra madre, and then he paused and got this big goofy grin on his face - and he said "we went out and shopped for cookies and that was really fucking fantastic!" or something along those lines.


Of course I was there man, you know that. Lol, I'm still looking for the place they said they got the cookies from, I forget what it's called.

Did I tell you I went to the Treasure of the Sierra Madre screening? It was so cool, I sat in the seat he sat in at the screening.

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The only time that PTA was not a god, was when I didn't know about him.


Perfection. Just what I should have said.
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Post by: aclockworkjj on October 27, 2003, 10:20:50 PM
Quote from: classical gas
btw, does that guy who runs the cigarette and coffee site post here?

depooter
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Post by: Cecil on October 27, 2003, 11:17:30 PM
now, now... no need for foul language
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Post by: eward on October 28, 2003, 08:36:02 AM
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Did I tell you I went to the Treasure of the Sierra Madre screening? It was so cool, I sat in the seat he sat in at the screening.


i remember when i saw him sittin there i thought it was funny cuz i never realized he was so tall, his fuckin legs had to be out in the aisles..lol.  i'm glad i had to stand though, i got to talk to him and stuff before he went on and didnt have to get through a crowd to meet him.  i enjoyed that.
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Post by: NEON MERCURY on October 28, 2003, 11:45:08 AM
Quote from: Find Your Magali



 to paraphrase Winston Zeddmore:

"When someone asks you if PTA is a god, you say YES!"  :)


..thats funny .....
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Post by: Sleuth on October 28, 2003, 12:24:24 PM
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Quote from: Find Your Magali



 to paraphrase Winston Zeddmore:

"When someone asks you if PTA is a god, you say YES!"  :)


..thats funny .....


I didn't even see that when you said it

Excellent!
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Post by: Ravi on October 28, 2003, 01:55:40 PM
He's not a god to me, but he is one of the best filmmakers working today.
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Post by: Cecil on October 28, 2003, 09:58:56 PM
pta is my god, and ratner is the devil.
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Post by: eward on October 28, 2003, 10:47:38 PM
i honestly dont think ratner is as terrible as you guys make him out to be.      bash fucking michael bay, at least ratners shit you can sit through.
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Post by: Cecil on October 29, 2003, 12:50:59 AM
yeah well... if you love him that much why dont you marry him?
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Post by: Sigur Rós on October 29, 2003, 03:55:50 AM
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pta is my god, and ratner is the devil.


Quote from: Cecil
yeah well... if you love him that much why dont you marry him?


You would marry the devil.
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Post by: phil marlowe on October 29, 2003, 05:18:54 AM
oh, if i ever had the chance. he's such a naughty looking motherfucker...
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Post by: Sleuth on October 29, 2003, 01:30:47 PM
YOU GUYYYYYYYS I'M GOING TO BE THE DEVILFORHALWLOWNEEEN DINGONMGOMGOMGOGMOMGOG
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Post by: phil marlowe on October 29, 2003, 03:43:04 PM
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YOU GUYYYYYYYS I'M GOING TO BE THE DEVILFORHALWLOWNEEEN DINGONMGOMGOMGOGMOMGOG

come to hell with me. we could cuddle and watch jenna loves rocco all day long.
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Post by: SoNowThen on October 29, 2003, 03:46:08 PM
I think Rocco loves Jenna, but I'm not sure the feeling is reciprocated...


but, as a side note -- ah Jenna, such a babe!!!!
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Post by: phil marlowe on October 29, 2003, 03:50:28 PM
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I think Rocco loves Jenna, but I'm not sure the feeling is reciprocated...

look at my avatar and you'll see that you're wrong.

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but, as a side note -- ah Jenna, such a babe!!!!

why do i have the feeling that this is not the first time you've stated this?
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Post by: SoNowThen on October 29, 2003, 03:53:56 PM
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but, as a side note -- ah Jenna, such a babe!!!!

why do i have the feeling that this is not the first time you've stated this?


DEJA VU! DEJA VU!!

but, nah, I just haven't seen her in a while. and looking at her on your av makes SoNowThen a happy man.
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Post by: molly on October 29, 2003, 06:40:16 PM
that Rocco you are all talking about, is that Rocco Siffredi?
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Post by: cowboykurtis on October 29, 2003, 07:20:54 PM
was PTA ever NOT a God to me? YEs, right this fucking second, this moment, this time. wanna make something of it? dont push your politics on me bucko.
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Post by: eward on October 29, 2003, 09:58:57 PM
Quote from: Cecil
yeah well... if you love him that much why dont you marry him?


yeah well.....MAYBE I WILL!




 :wink:
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Post by: Gsus4 on October 30, 2003, 10:41:54 PM
hmm.
this is a tricky one
there was once a quote that said:
'straight tequila' is not a white man's drink
but who could tell
mike dee & the drinks
were doing a wonderful job covering radiohead's
'how to disappear completely'
oh yeah..they were there too...
they said mikedee had the chord changes 'a bit off'
it's Cadd9 Em Em6 (etc etc)
then G, Gsus4 Em Em6 (for the chorus)
i think his guitar was just out of tune
oh
hello
i'm new by the way.

-Gsus4