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Jonny Greenwood Finishes Recording For 'Inherent Vice,' Scott Rudin Says He Has Another PTA Movie In The Works

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Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" is one step closer to being finished, and we'll let Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood explain: "I finished recording a soundtrack last week for Paul Thomas Anderson's next film 'Inherent Vice.' We recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Clio Gould - they were fantastic," he told Sinfini Music. So, hooray for that. But could PTA already be brewing another film? Read More »

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2014 4:03 PM
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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?

Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson Leads On-Set Tour As Production Assistant On 1993 TV Movie 'Sworn To Vengeance'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 10, 2014 11:19 AM
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“Comprehensive” is one way to describe the grasp on filmmaking that Paul Thomas Anderson possesses—a feeling that everything in the frame was put there just so, and with enormous knowledge of the result. That combination is certainly on display in his first feature “Hard Eight," but as a cheeky video with a young PTA shows, he was gathering knowledge of each aspect of filmmaking from the very beginning.

Watch: 35-Minute Interview With Paul Thomas Anderson & Martin Scorsese About 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 23, 2014 10:36 AM
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Heavily cut in The UAE, banned in Kenya, and clumsily criticized for its supposed glorification of Wall Street antics, Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” continues to make waves, showing that the director hasn’t slowed one bit in his ability to provoke or renovate. Scorsese has discussed the film’s controversy a million times in his awards season run-up, but what better pleasure than to let him examine it with another supremely talented director?

Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Boogie Nights' Was Headed Straight To Video Until Early Reviews Saved It

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2013 2:15 PM
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At this point, it's almost unfathomable to think of Paul Thomas Anderson not getting his way when it comes to his films, but one has to remember there was a time in his career when he was still an unproven, unknown director. As the director's breakout film "Boogie Nights" was gearing up for release, it seems that the man behind studio and company backing the picture, New Line Cinema, wasn't feeling so confident about what would eventually become a contemporary classic.

Michael K. Williams Gets 'Captive'; Also Has A Role In Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 25, 2013 12:10 PM
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While actor Michael K. Williams takes some time off from portraying old timey gangster Chalky White on “Boardwalk Empire,” he's decided to change up his loyalties by playing a lead detective in a new crime thriller based on a true story. Directed by Jerry Jameson, “Captive” sees Williams joining a cast that already includes David Oyelowo, Kate Mara, Leonor Varela and Mimi Rogers.

Exclusive: Trailer & Poster For Paul Thomas Anderson Approved Indie Spirit Winner 'Breakfast With Curtis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2013 11:01 AM
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For any filmmaker, particularly if you're working on an independent movie, accolades from critics and audiences are cherished and valued, providing validation for the long hours put in to realize your vision. But it must feel extra special when a director the caliber Paul Thomas Anderson takes the time to single out your effort for praise. "I absolutely love it. You've never seen anything like it. It's a smile from beginning to end," Anderson said about Laura Colella's "Breakfast With Curtis" after discovering it last year at the L.A. Film Festival. And now, we get a chance to see what captured his attention.

Eric Roberts Is Also In 'Inherent Vice' & How Paul Thomas Anderson Helped 'Anchorman' Get Made

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2013 12:31 PM
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You want Eric Roberts in a movie? Just call him. Because seriously, look at his IMDB page—dude will take whatever comes his way and he's got about fifty kajillion projects on the go. He doesn't discriminate either. In the same year he popped up in "The Dark Knight" he also did a stint on "Entourage" and appeared in "Witless Protection" with Larry The Cable Guy. And yet even with all that, one part he's played seems to have flown safely under the radar. Yep, he's in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice."

TIFF Review: Jason Reitman's 'Boogie Nights' Live Read Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Josh Brolin, Olivia Wilde & More

  • By Cory Everett
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  • September 9, 2013 2:30 PM
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With a growing audience of devoted cinephiles over the past few years, it seems there are few film-related events more beloved than Jason Reitman's Live Reads. The setup is simple: Reitman selects a classic screenplay of his choosing to be read by new actors in front of a live audience with Reitman himself reading the stage direction. The only other accompaniment to the performances is a projection behind the performers featuring a frame of the film (digitally removing the actors) to set the scene and usually some music before and after the show begins. Sometimes the casting aims to turn the material on its head—"Reservoir Dogs" with an all-African American cast or "Glengary Glen Ross" with an ensemble of women—and sometimes it's more straightforward. So why have these readings become such a hot ticket? Well, for starters, the events (held typically at the LACMA in Los Angeles) are not recorded and are never repeated and at their best, they force the audience to think about the film in a new way. But the real secret to their success—like the films themselves—is that it usually comes down to the casting.

Singer Joanna Newsom Joins Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Cory Everett
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  • August 8, 2013 10:59 AM
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Filming on Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" has been underway for about two months now in Los Angeles and yet casting continues to trickle in. Due to the secretive nature of the production it seems like the only way anyone in the cast is actually confirmed is been when a picture of them on set hits the web. We know that so far the ensemble includes *deep breath* Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Martin Short, Jena Malone, Kevin J. O'Connor, Katherine Waterston, Timothy Simons, Peter McRobbie, Sasha Pieterse and Sean Penn (possibly/maybe). As if the cast roster could not possibly get any cooler, it looks like singer Joanna Newsom will be in the film as well.

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