y pickledelephant:

Paul Thomas Anderson sits next to the hand-cranked camera used to film the first part of the prologue of Magnolia (1999)

pickledelephant:

Paul Thomas Anderson sits next to the hand-cranked camera used to film the first part of the prologue of Magnolia (1999)


My filmmaking education consisted of finding out what filmmakers I liked were watching, then seeing those films. I learned the technical stuff from books and magazines, and with the new technology you can watch entire movies accompanied by audio commentary from the director. You can learn more from John Sturges’ audio track on the ‘Bad Day at Black Rock’ laserdisc than you can in 20 years of film school. Film school is a complete con, because the information is there if you want it. –Paul Thomas Anderson

My filmmaking education consisted of finding out what filmmakers I liked were watching, then seeing those films. I learned the technical stuff from books and magazines, and with the new technology you can watch entire movies accompanied by audio commentary from the director. You can learn more from John Sturges’ audio track on the ‘Bad Day at Black Rock’ laserdisc than you can in 20 years of film school. Film school is a complete con, because the information is there if you want it. Paul Thomas Anderson

danieldaylewis:

Paul Thomas Anderson promoting ‘The Master’ in Australia, photographed by Tracey Nearmy

pickledelephant:

Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis

Paul Thomas Anderson: Behind the Scenes of The Master

danieldaylewis:

Paul Thomas Anderson photographed by Sarah Lee