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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


Fossil-Fuel Futurity: Oil in Giant

Daniel Worden

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter analyzes the 1952 novel and 1956 film Giant as test cases to identify an ideological configuration—fossil-fuel futurity—that informed a wide range of twentieth-century American ... More


The Aesthetics of Petroleum

Stephanie LeMenager

in Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199899425
eISBN:
9780199347186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899425.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 2 considers the aesthetics of petroleum in California and the United States as the freeway-suburban complex develops through the mid-twentieth century, producing as many reasons for loving ... 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


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


Conclusion: World-Building and the Legacy of 1970s Special Effects in Contemporary Cinema

Julie A. Turnock

in Plastic Reality: Special Effects, Technology, and the Emergence of 1970s Blockbuster Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163538
eISBN:
9780231535274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163538.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter discusses the legacy of the 1970s special effects. Special effects technology enabled filmmakers to provide alternate world possibilities, prompting moviegoers to think about ... More


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