Paul Thomas Anderson – Favorite Films

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Paul Thomas Anderson is, unquestionably, one of the most talented and respected filmmakers working in Hollywood today.  His films, which span several genres – from historical dramas (There Will Be Blood) to neo-noir comedy-dramas (Inherent Vice) – are cited by his contemporaries as masterpieces and personal favorites.  Anderson is currently filming a yet-to-be-titled film starring Daniel Day Lewis.  According to IMDb: “[s]et in the fashion world of 1950s London, a dressmaker is commissioned to design for members of high society and the royal family.”  You can find a selection of PTA’s favorite films below.  Feel free to click on the images for more information.

Stray Dog (The Criterion Collection)

The Complete Mr. Arkadin (The Criterion Collection)

The Complete Jacques Tati [Blu-ray]

Repo Man (1984)

Secret Honor


This Is Spinal Tap

Homicide (The Criterion Collection)

The Silence of the Lambs

The Killing

Spartacus [Blu-ray]

Sid & Nancy (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

Almost Famous

Ted (Unrated)

The Ballad of Jack and Rose

Beasts of the Southern Wild

The Big Lebowski

Dancer in the Dark (2000)


I’m Still Here

Lost in Translation


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