Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks

byAdam NaymanForeword byThe Safdie Brothers

October 20, 2020|
Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks by Adam Nayman
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“A master class of the masterworks of Paul Thomas Anderson.” ―Variety Magazine
“Full of lavish photographs from his best-loved films.” ―A. Frame
 
Here is a full-color, coffee-table gift book exploring the 30-year creative journey of the eight-time Academy Award–nominated writer and director. Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks is a fact-filled treasure-trove for movie fans; it explores Anderson’s career, including the critically acclaimed, awarding-winning movies:
  • Hard Eight (1996)
  • Boogie Nights (1997)
  • Magnolia (1999)
  • Punch Drunk Love (2002)
  • There Will Be Blood (2007)
  • The Master (2012)
  • Inherent Vice (2014)
  • Phantom Thread (2017)
Anderson has been described as “one of American film’s modern masters” and “the foremost filmmaking talent of his generation.” His films have received 25 Academy Award nominations, and he has worked closely with many of the most accomplished actors of our time, including Lesley Ann Manville, Julianne Moore, Daniel Day-Lewis, Joaquin Phoenix, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
 
Film critics and fans are constantly looking forward to what he might create next and discuss the meaning and technical aspects of his movies and most famous scenes. Mark Wahlberg in Boogie Nights, Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will be Blood, and Joaquin Phoenix in The Master are not just memorable movie performances, they are the stuff of Hollywood legend.
 
It also covers his music videos for Radiohead and his early short films. All are examined and illustrated in detail. Anderson’s influences; his style; and the recurring themes of alienation, reinvention, ambition, and destiny that course through his movies are analyzed and supplemented by firsthand interviews with his closest collaborators—and illuminated by film stills, archival photos, original illustrations, and an appropriately psychedelic design aesthetic.
 
Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks is a tribute to the dreamers, drifters, and evil dentists who populate his world.
Adam Nayman is the author of The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together and is a contributing editor to Cinema Scope.Little White Lies is one of the world’s preeminent film magazines, pairing a unique editorial angle with beautiful illustration and world-class design.
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Title:Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:288 pages, 11.25 X 9.38 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 11.25 X 9.38 X 1 in
Published:October 20, 2020
Publisher:Abrams
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781419744679

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