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Paul Thomas Anderson

George Toles


Since his explosive debut with the indie sensation Hard Eight, Paul Thomas Anderson has established himself as one of contemporary cinema's most exciting artists. His 2002 feature Punch-Drunk Love radically reimagined the romantic comedy. Critics hailed There Will Be Blood as a key film of the new millennium. In The Master, Anderson jarred audiences with dreamy amorphousness and a departure from conventional story mechanics. The book approaches these three films in particular, and Anderson's oeuvre in general, with a focus on the role of emergence and the production of the unaccountable. Ander ... More

Keywords: Paul Thomas Anderson, contemporary cinema, romantic comedy, indie film, filmmaker, films, There Will Be Blood, The Master, Hard Eight

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040368
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040368.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Toles, author
University of Manitoba

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