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'Taxi Driver' Vs. 'Boogie Nights': Watch The Influence Of Martin Scorsese On Paul Thomas Anderson In Two Scenes

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 12, 2014 at 4:03PM

Even with a relatively slim filmography, it's interesting to see just how much the style of Paul Thomas Anderson has changed since his breakout film "Boogie Nights" and more recent efforts like "There Will Be Blood" and "The Master." Indeed, it's safe to say the filmmaker felt the influence of Martin Scorsese early on, before heading into his own territory. But just how pronounced was it?
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Taxi Driver Boogie Nights

Even with a relatively slim filmography, it's interesting to see just how much the style of Paul Thomas Anderson has changed since his breakout film "Boogie Nights" and more recent efforts like "There Will Be Blood" and "The Master." Indeed, it's safe to say the filmmaker felt the influence of Martin Scorsese early on, before heading into his own territory. But just how pronounced was it?

Well, Ali Shirazi has taken to some video editing software to showcase two scenes from "Boogie Nights" and compared them to similar sequences in "Taxi Driver." It's pretty fascinating stuff, with the DNA of Scorsese's movie clearly showing up in Anderson's porno world drama. Take a look below and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section. [Cinephilia & Beyond]

This article is related to: Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Taxi Driver, Boogie Nights


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