A Tribute to PT Anderson’s ‘Magnolia’

Posted: 2010/04/12 in Film, Journal Entries
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Magnolia is a 1999 film, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and starring John C. Reilly, Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Alfred Molina, Phillip Baker Hall and Jason Robards. It interweaves nine separate yet connected storylines, about the interactions among several people during one day in the San Fernando Valley, in Los Angeles, California. As an act of filmmaking, it draws you in and doesn’t let go until you have been hauled through the gauntlet of human emotion and left speechless by the end. It is my favourite film of all time. Deal with it. If you haven’t seen it yet, then in the words of Linda Partridge, “Shame on you!”

Thurston Howell: It’s dangerous to confuse children with angels.

An Oscar nominated performance from Tom Cruise.

Gwenovier: Come on, Frank. What are you doing?
Frank T.J. Mackey: What am I doing? I’m quietly judging you.

Exodus 8:2

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