Magnolia discussion

Started by SailorOfTheSeas, May 08, 2014, 03:42:40 PM

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AntiDumbFrogQuestion

which also reminds me of this moment in Boogie Nights where this woman pulls a face directly into the camera...or of course the out-of-focus Maya Rudolph in red in PDL....like testing if we're gonna notice these things? y'all can disagree or maybe explain away these things or tell me I'm hallucinating, but i still enjoy thinking of these things as possibilities.

wilberfan

This may be old news to you old timers, but I didn't know (and never tried to find out if)  there was an episode of the kids quiz show that young Paul interned on.  I haven't watched it yet, but it will be interesting to see how much of it ended up in the film.

https://youtu.be/WHA_LoE7kjc

Jeremy Blackman

Living life big time

wilberfan

Spoiler: ShowHide
And the (losing) kids sent home with a "World Book Encyclopedia" as a consolation prize!


Man, look at the size of lil' David in the middle, there.  Embedded commercials, too!

wilberfan


Find Your Magali

This has risen to the moment of being my favorite scene in Magnolia.

So much chutzpah to be this blatantly meta in the screenplay, but I think Paul trusted Phil to turn it into absolute gold, and he did:

I know this sounds silly and I know that I might sound ridiculous. Like this is the scene in the movie where the guy's trying to get ahold of the long lost son, you know, but this is that scene. This is that scene. And I think that they have those scenes in movies because they're true, you know, because they really happen. And you gotta believe me. This is really happening. I mean, I can give you my number and you can go check with whoever you have to go check with and call me back, but  do not leave me hanging on this. Alright? Please? See, this is the scene in the movie where you help me out.

Drenk

Ascension.

eward

This is that scene.

...still chokes me up.

Drenk

By the way, modern PTA would probably film that scene the same way.
Ascension.

PinkTeeth

Quote from: AntiDumbFrogQuestion on May 02, 2021, 10:12:50 AM
...or of course the out-of-focus Maya Rudolph in red in PDL....

Wait, what, where & when?

New Name, Same Typos.

Robyn

At the supermarket in the background, "what am I looking for? what am I looking for? what am I looking for?"

edit: ....right? now I'm getting uncertain

PinkTeeth

I thought that was Lena, not Maya
New Name, Same Typos.

polkablues

A Google search finds a couple mentions of Maya possibly being the stand-in for Lena in that scene, but I can't find a primary source for the claim.
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eward

I mean, it def looks like they just used Emily Watson but, could be wrong

polkablues

It's so out of focus they could have put a dress and a wig on anyone. It could have been David Spade, which is a rumor that I'm going to start right now and hope to god it catches on.
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