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Paul Thomas Anderson

George Toles

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040368
eISBN:
9780252098789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040368.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Since his explosive debut with the indie sensation Hard Eight, Paul Thomas Anderson has established himself as one of contemporary cinema's most exciting artists. His 2002 feature Punch-Drunk Love ... More


Radically Both: Transformation and Crisis in Jekyll and Hyde Porn

Laura Helen Marks

in Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042140
eISBN:
9780252050886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042140.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses transformation and duality in pornographic adaptations of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Hardcore adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde utilize the concept ... More


Words and Music: The Magnolia Crisis

George Toles

in Paul Thomas Anderson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040368
eISBN:
9780252098789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040368.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes a considered, thematic, and stylistic account of the viewing experiences of three films by Paul Thomas Anderson and their backgrounds—Punch-Drunk Love (2002), There Will Be ... More


Composite Interview

George Toles

in Paul Thomas Anderson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040368
eISBN:
9780252098789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040368.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter illustrates segments of various interviews Paul Thomas Anderson has given about his feature films, and interviews with actors, such as Philip Seymour Hoffman on The Master. ... More


Musicology

Lawrence Kramer

in Interpreting Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267053
eISBN:
9780520947368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267053.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

If the humanities are to have a future, especially if they are to continue the famously incomplete work of the European Enlightenment, they will obviously have to reinvent themselves, each in its own ... More


A Nation Birthed in Blood: Violent Cosmogonies and American Film

S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate

in From Jeremiad to Jihad: "Religion, Violence, and America"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520271654
eISBN:
9780520951532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271654.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the mythologies in Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood within the history of other national cosmogonies. The film offered a cosmogony particularly relevant to American ... More


Limousines and Legacies

Peter Alilunas

in Smutty Little Movies: The Creation and Regulation of Adult Video

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291706
eISBN:
9780520965362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291706.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The epilogue examines On the Prowl, the 1989 film directed by veteran performer Jamie Gillis. Ushering in the “gonzo” genre, which de-valued narrative and familiar aesthetics for a raw and ... More


Conclusion: Altmanesque

Gayle Sherwood Magee

in Robert Altman’s Soundtracks: Film, Music, and Sound from M*A*S*H to A Prairie Home Companion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199915965
eISBN:
9780190205348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915965.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Even as Altman completed his final works, his multiprotagonist large ensemble films, especially Nashville and Short Cuts, begat the adjective Altmanesque. The term has been used increasingly since ... More


Midwestern Musicals

Gayle Sherwood Magee

in Robert Altman’s Soundtracks: Film, Music, and Sound from M*A*S*H to A Prairie Home Companion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199915965
eISBN:
9780190205348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915965.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Three out of Altman’s final four projects are highly collaborative works based in the Midwest, saturated with music, and suffused with nostalgia. The Company follows a year in the life of a Chicago ... More


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