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how would you rank his films so far?

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Reply #75 on: October 21, 2020, 04:40:28 PM
Voted for Vice.


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Reply #76 on: October 21, 2020, 05:55:14 PM
Traitor.
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Reply #77 on: October 21, 2020, 05:57:30 PM


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Reply #78 on: January 02, 2021, 04:52:04 PM
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Reply #79 on: January 13, 2021, 03:07:25 AM
Changes daily since they're all so deeply personal and important to me for many reasons:

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

1 and 2 usually interchangeable. Same for 3 and 4. I feel Blood is the greater achievement all around but the audacity and emotion of Magnolia hits me harder. Rest seem right


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Reply #80 on: January 13, 2021, 07:28:54 PM
I've been there from the beginning. Am the same age as PTA, and so I think that's reflected in my rankings and how these films have affected me over the years.

I cannot judge quality or importance to film history, so I'll just rank them in favorite/what they mean to me....

PART OF MY INNER FIBER
1. Magnolia
2. Boogie Nights
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ALL UTTERLY MAGNIFICENT AND FULL OF WONDERS
3. Phantom Thread
4. Punch Drunk Love
5. The Master
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LESS REWARDING OR VITAL FOR ME; BETTER THAN 99% OF OTHER FILMS
6. There Will Be Blood
7. Hard Eight
8. Inherent Vice


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Reply #81 on: January 14, 2021, 12:26:54 AM
Magnolia is and will always be my favorite film, the most important piece of work to me personally in any medium, because of the time it came along in my life and the impact it had on me creatively and just like as a person. And it still majorly holds up. So it's weird to not put it at the top. But I'm basing this list on a gut-instinct What are the best Paul Thomas Anderson movies? The top 5 are all straight up masterpieces, which means they move around in my rankings a lot, but here's where they stand today.

The Master
There Will Be Blood
Phantom Thread
Magnolia
Boogie Nights
Punch Drunk Love
Sydney
Inherent Vice


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Reply #82 on: April 25, 2021, 01:11:06 AM
I've been there from the beginning. Am the same age as PTA, and so I think that's reflected in my rankings and how these films have affected me over the years.

I cannot judge quality or importance to film history, so I'll just rank them in favorite/what they mean to me....

PART OF MY INNER FIBER
1. Magnolia
2. Boogie Nights
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ALL UTTERLY MAGNIFICENT AND FULL OF WONDERS
3. Phantom Thread
4. Punch Drunk Love
5. The Master
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LESS REWARDING OR VITAL FOR ME; BETTER THAN 99% OF OTHER FILMS
6. There Will Be Blood
7. Hard Eight
8. Inherent Vice

OK, I'm already going back on this. Who the hell puts TWBB sixth?

PART OF MY INNER FIBER
1. Magnolia
2. Boogie Nights
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ALL UTTERLY MAGNIFICENT AND FULL OF WONDERS
3. Phantom Thread
4 (tie). The Master and There Will Be Blood
6.  Punch Drunk Love
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BETTER THAN 99% OF OTHER FILMS
7. Hard Eight
8. Inherent Vice


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Reply #83 on: April 25, 2021, 10:41:34 AM

The Master
There Will Be Blood
Phantom Thread
Magnolia
Boogie Nights
Punch Drunk Love
Sydney
Inherent Vice

I don't say this to influence the ranking at all -- just wanted to remark that First Blush got me through a rocky poly break up earlier this year and that Inherent Vice iz a break-up balm of master-caliber for me. Obviously not quite a "romance" but the way it deals with a variety of doubts we can't control, and its central nostalgia for discovering chemistry - gah. One of those dayz, I guess.


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Reply #84 on: April 25, 2021, 01:58:01 PM

PART OF MY INNER FIBER
1. Magnolia
2. Boogie Nights
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ALL UTTERLY MAGNIFICENT AND FULL OF WONDERS
3. Phantom Thread
4 (tie). The Master and There Will Be Blood
6.  Punch Drunk Love
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BETTER THAN 99% OF OTHER FILMS
7. Hard Eight
8. Inherent Vice

That's actually a pretty solid ranking.  (Which means, of course, it comes close to matching my own.)  I'd only swap 1 & 2, and bump PDL ahead of TWBB and PT.  I'm hoping SB is solidly in the mid-catagory.
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Reply #85 on: April 25, 2021, 02:02:44 PM
I like the format so I will give it a try:

PART OF MY INNER FIBER
1. The Master
2. Magnolia
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ALL UTTERLY MAGNIFICENT AND FULL OF WONDERS
3. There Will Be Blood
4  Phantom Thread
5. Punch Drunk Love
6. Inherent Vice
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BETTER THAN 99% OF OTHER FILMS
7. (tie) Hard Eight & Boogie Nights



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Reply #86 on: April 26, 2021, 11:36:40 AM
Don't think I've done this yet.

1. Phantom Thread





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


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Reply #87 on: May 02, 2021, 08:58:08 PM
So deep in the shit I can't really.  But...

MagMasterBloodThreadPunchVice
Boogie
Eight


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Reply #88 on: May 03, 2021, 12:45:07 PM
I don't say this to influence the ranking at all -- just wanted to remark that First Blush got me through a rocky poly break up earlier this year and that Inherent Vice iz a break-up balm of master-caliber for me. Obviously not quite a "romance" but the way it deals with a variety of doubts we can't control, and its central nostalgia for discovering chemistry - gah. One of those dayz, I guess.

AHH I missed this earlier! I'm sorry to hear that, but it also makes me feel really good that you connected to First Blush that way, that's such a dream. And makes me feel like I did my job.

As far as ranking his breakup movies, I'm still going The Master #1 because that final scene between them is so perfect. Like, yes, we are cosmically fated to be together, but all the same, we absolutely can NOT be together anymore. That's a hard one.


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Reply #89 on: May 03, 2021, 02:10:20 PM
It's okay, they meet again in the next life in Provo, Utah.