Film Masterclass: Paul Thomas Anderson


We can’t wait for the release of Paul Thomas Anderson’s next film Inherent Vice, where he’s teamed up with Joaquin Phoenix for an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel of the same name. So we’ve collected some of the directors finest interviews from all over the web, to give you an insight into his filmmaking process.

(via The Close-up)

  • – Here Paul Thomas Anderson talks Inherent Vice, his influences, and the art of filmmaking at an HBO On Cinema talk during the 52nd New York Film Festival.

    (via filmschoolthrucommentaries)

  • Here PTA talks about how some of his early bad experiences making films have shaped him as a filmmaker, and how he can still stick to his vision without being up tight on set. He also talks about his working relationships with actors.

For those that haven’t read the novel already and want a sneak peak of Inherent Vice’s plot here’s a brief synopsis, followed by the fantastic trailer:

‘It’s been a while since Doc Sportello has seen his ex- girlfriend. Suddenly she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” except that this one usually leads to trouble.’

And finally here’s the promo poster.


By Will Harper


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