Talking about Paul Thomas Anderson is actually talking about a genius filmmaker who from the very beginning promised the presence of a brilliant director It was shown in American cinema. A filmmaker who always writes the script for his work and is so interested in the production process of his films that even in his last work, he was in charge of filming.
He is today one of the greatest and most obsessive filmmakers. We consider the world that each of his films is curious for serious cinema lovers and according to his experience, he has always shone brightly in film ceremonies and festivals. So the advice of such a person and watching his favorite movies not only helps us to know his mental world to better understand his movies, but also makes us watch good movies that we would not normally find.
Paul Thomas Anderson has made only eight films, including all genres. He has both comedy and bitter drama in his repertoire, both trailers and history, so he loves and pursues cinema in all its dimensions, and his mental world is directly influenced by the films he has seen. He has told stories that take place in different parts of the world; From the San Fernando Valley, where he was born, to the heart of London. So he can be called a filmmaker who does not think only about his stories and can work in different times and places; Because, as mentioned, the correct expression of his feelings in an artistic structure is more important to him than anything else.
Anderson has another characteristic, and that goes back to his ability to balance artistic independence and the possibility of return. Capital to be able to easily produce his future films; This shows his knowledge of the world of filmmaking and its relations in his country. There are few filmmakers in the world who, like him, control all the elements of their projects and do not allow anyone to interfere.
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Paul Thomas Anderson is a select director who has made only eight films since 1996, nearly four years after his last film was released. He is scheduled to return to the world of filmmaking in 2021 with his new film. His film is already considered one of the most intriguing works of the year, which will probably win many awards in the awards season. Although he was also an unlucky director; To understand this, all you have to do is look at 2007 and the Oscars of that year.
Anderson made one of the best films of the century this year: There Will Be Blood. If it had been released in any other year, it would have won most of the major Academy Awards that year, but there was no competitor called No Country for Old Men, directed by the Coen brothers that year, which featured Anderson's best film. He was deprived of his right. Blood Will Rise Among the major Oscars, only the Academy Award for Best Actor went to Daniel DeLouis for his outstanding performance, which the Academy could not have given to anyone else.
1. Blue Velvet
- Director: David Lynch
- Actors: Kyle McLaughlin, Isabella Rossellini, Laura Dern and Dennis Hopper
- Product: 1986, USA li>
- IMDb movie rating: 7.7 out of 10
- Movie rating on Raton Tomitoz: 93.
David Lynch is one of the world's greatest living filmmakers and has a huge following around the world. He made a splash by making the film earasehead in 1977 and released a film about which no one knew for sure. This sparked speculation about his next film, raising the question of whether such a radical filmmaker would be able to fund his work at all.
The title of filmmaker in his next project in 1980 made a complete change of direction and made an art film with established standards, the success of which made it easier for him to continue his work; The Elephant Man, starring John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins in the lead roles. He finally found his way in 1986 with the making of this blue velvet film, and he has not gone out of it yet; This way is nothing but making postmodernist films using elements of crime cinema and also placing the characters in a space that is close to surrealism and is not easily interpreted.
Blue Velvet is a glorious return of David Lynch to The world of the movie "Cleanser" is also after his defeat by making the worst movie of his career, "Dune". He takes his favorite themes to a small town and provides a criminal setting to both critique the inner fears of late Cold War American society and approach the ideas of the great psychologists with sexual themes. In such a context, his protagonist is like one who contemplates both his past and his birthplace, and reaches adulthood and responsibility by knowing his desires.
There is a constant theme in Paul Thomas Anderson's cinema that goes back to characters. Who has created so far; They are suffering from a trauma or trauma in the past that has greatly affected and overshadowed their lives today. Over the years, these broken minds are still looking for a way to heal their wounds, which sometimes have to go back to childhood and the impact of their parents' choices.
Such a dig into the past life and Getting to grips with life's hardships is the main theme of David Lynch's film, and in that sense it is close to Anderson's mental world. In addition, we are dealing with Blue Velvet with a side film in which the past does not give up on the characters; Because it is not possible to send the rubbish of a society under the carpet and imagine that such things do not exist. Add this again to Anderson's portfolio; Can't you find such themes in his films?
There is another thing in Lynch that can be traced back to Anderson's cinema; In Blue Velvet there is a straightforward narrative that connects to complex themes; Themes that can not be easily analyzed and everything that comes to mind at the moment is confident. There is a similar attitude in Anderson cinema. In fact, both Blue Velvet and Anderson films have a mental quality that precludes a straightforward interpretation of their cinema, although at first glance they seem very simple films.
"A boy named Jeffrey after Walking around the city, he finds a severed ear in the backyard that makes him suspicious of what is happening around him. This puts him on a path to get under the skin of this seemingly silent city and expose its ugliness
2. Jackie Brown
- Director: Quentin Tarantino
- Actors: Pam Greer, Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda and Samuel L. Jackson
- Product: 1997, USA
- IMDb to movie rating: 7.5 out of 10
- Movie rating on Raton Tomitoz: 87. >
Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson both belong to a generation of American filmmakers; They both began their careers in the 1990s and quickly became an important part of the country's cinema history. Both created their own narratives through their own mental filter, and although they were very interested in past cinema and older films, they never imitated them. This is the most important thing in common between two of the most important American filmmakers present, who themselves became the inspiration for the next generation of filmmakers. At the same time, none of the characters have a natural behavior and it becomes their so-called something. The bizarre behavior of the characters of Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro, even in Tarantino's repertoire with all those strange characters, seems extravagant and unique. While the film itself treats the audience in the same way; The story unfolds in such a way that even serious Tarantino moviegoers are surprised to watch for the first time and so-called touch.
Anderson admits that he loves Jackie Brown because in all that Things seem simple. What is the story, what are the characters, what is the form of the work? But this is not the case at all, and it is Tarantino's art that makes everything so simple. Some parts of the film should not be in a movie at all because they are trivial, but Tarantino has left them there and given them a dramatic effect; Because he is a master at portraying ordinary things and making such things enjoyable.
Jackie Brown revolves around the lives of a few middle-aged people and their problems. Tarantino tells this story in the context of a postmodern comedy. Now, looking at Paul Thomas Anderson's biography, we find that many of his works relate to the lives and concerns of middle-aged people. Consider, for example, the phantom thread, which is about the life of an obsessive middle-aged person. Although their genders are different and even their views on comedy and cinema are not compatible, it is clear that these two different mentalities feed from the same source; Now, if the perceptions are different, it will make the audience happy that they have two first-rate directors to follow.
The situations are reduced, it also arouses the audience's feelings and their association with the strange characters of the film. None of them are rational people who can be understood and accompanied under normal circumstances, but this gentle humor creates a fantasy atmosphere that increases our understanding of the situation; Because we are no longer looking for realistic logic for the cause-and-effect relationship of the film.
"Jackie Brown is an international airline employee in the United States who is arrested by police for drug trafficking. He will be released on bail while the bailiff looks after him. On the other hand, a gun dealer with his mistress and a friend who has just been released from prison are looking to carry out a mission related to Jackie Brown
3. Stray Dog
- Director: Akira Kurosawa
- Actors: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura
- Product: 1949, Japan
- IMDb movie rating: 7.9 out of 10
- Movie rating on Raton Tomitoz: 95.
How easy it is to start a movie and then do something that the audience can not enjoy watching until the end. The first plan is very simple: a man simply says "I lost my gun" It does not seem that such a sentence ends in one of the most beautiful criminal works in the history of cinema, but it is directed by Akira Kurosawa; He can create masterpieces out of anything.
Sophistication is said to be Paul Thomas Anderson 's favorite form of simplicity. Such a statement refers to a film that at first glance has a very simple form with a very simple narrative, but if we pay close attention to it and look at it, we will find that we are dealing with a very complex work that the filmmaker's art It seems so simple. Kurosawa was the master of making any film. He has both compact films and films that use massive productions correctly and use multiple characters. Loses and the story begins here. This is perhaps the most similar story to John C. Riley in Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia. In both cases, the characters feel inferior in the absence of their weapon and think that they are naked and defenseless without it. So this becomes a mental temptation for them, which is the driving force of the character and therefore the protagonist of the film.
Healing the wounds of World War II, he connects and provides a platform to address the lost identity of his country. A society that was traditional before World War II and shunned the influence of Western culture, but with the end of the war this identity was mixed with the slow acceptance of Western culture.
It penetrates the underground world of Tokyo and exposes its ugliness. He sees a dirty society that has sick relations, and this causes the lives of its people to turn violent and crime to become a daily occurrence. So removing this mask from the face of an American-occupied city was to become a paradise for its people is another achievement of Akira Kurosawa's stray dog. he does. They take the American crime genre, of which Howard Hawks and Raoul Walsh are the undisputed masters, and work to make the cinema both fresher and higher, and to make the audience feel like they are facing films that have not been made before. Did not see; Because these filmmakers have taken that cinema to a higher artistic level.
"Murakami is an inexperienced and careless policeman in the Tokyo police force. "When he is on a crowded bus, he realizes that he has lost his weapon, but he is afraid to report it to the authorities"
4. The Big Sleep
- Director: > Howard Hawks
- Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Dorothy Malone
- Product: 1946, USA
- IMDb movie rating: 7.9 out of 10
- Movie rating on Raton Tomitoz site: 97.
In reviewing the previous film, we made the same small reference to the great Howard Hawks and his influence on crime cinema and trailer films. He was such a great cinematographer that he made gold whatever he wanted and he was so professional that he could work with anything. For this reason, Howard Hawks has become one of the symbols of professional filmmakers, whose brilliant record is influenced by every cinematographer, willingly or unwillingly.
If Akira Kurosawa caused a revolution in noir cinema, this Howard Hawks It was he who paved the way for the evolution of this genre and made some of its components. Like the stray dog movie, the story begins very simply; A private detective thinks he can easily make money. This prompts him to make a promise to his father, but this promise is the beginning of an adventure that takes him into the dirty secrets of the city where he lives. So, in terms of themes, the two films Stray Dog and Eternal Sleep have similarities. He got his famous private detective, Philippe Marlowe. He answered the story of the present detective, adding a few Hawksy effects such as attractiveness to the opposite sex as well as pessimism, and made one of the best crime films in the history of cinema; A film that seems new even to those who have read the original book. They went to one of his books and created an adaptation based on it; Among these filmmakers are Robert Altman and the Coen brothers. Sometimes a director like Paul Thomas Anderson himself is influenced by his narrative and indirectly pays homage to the mental world of Raymond Chandler; For example, in the inherent vice, in which he presents his version of the author's pessimistic detective. Altman is inherently a pessimistic detective in Los Angeles, but our criterion for recognizing Philip Marlowe is Bogart Humphrey Eternal Sleep.
It's hard to tell. Sometimes it's hard for even the protagonist to follow the clues that Philip Marlowe finds, but there's something weird about the film that makes it impossible to get to the bottom of it, everything is so intriguing, and Howard Hawks' work is at its peak. The relationship between Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart is so heartbreaking that it turns the big dream into an unforgettable experience after watching it.
To a bookstore owner. Marlowe encounters the general's older daughter as he leaves home. He claims that his father's request is not to pay off a gambling debt, but that everything has to do with a mysterious murder "
5. Get Out
- Director: Jordan Peel
- Cast: Daniel Calloway, Alison Williams
- Product: 2017, USA
- IMDb movie rating: 7.7 out of 10
- Movie rating on Raton Tomitoz site: 98.
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6. (The Player)
- : 1992
- IMDb : 7.5 10
- : 98
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7. (Bad day at Black Rock)
- : 1955
- IMDb : 7.7 10
- : 97
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8. (City of God)
- : 2002
- IMDb : 8.6 10
- : 91
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- : 1990
- IMDb : 7.2 10
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10. (House of Games)
- : 1987
- IMDb : 7.3 10
- : 96
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Source: taste of cinema