From writer/director P.T. Anderson comes the turbulehnt behind-the-scenes story of an extended family of filmmakers who set out to revolutionize the adult entertainment industry in the seventies.
Idealistic producer Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds) has always dreamed of elevating his films into an art form. When he discovers young actor Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg), Jack begins to turn his dreams into reality. Under the stage name of Dirk Diggler, Eddie soon gives the adult entertainment world a star the likes of which it has never seen. But the rise to fame has its costs, and soon Dirk finds himself sliding down the slippery slope of sex, drugs and violence. The only question: can he get himself back together before it’s too late? –amazon
With his 1997 film Boogie Nights, then-27-year-old director Paul Thomas Anderson took his place on the list of Hollywood wunderkinds. Boogie Nights was hailed by one critic as the first great film about the ‘70s to come out since the ’70s. Anderson was born in Studio City, California, on January 1, 1970. After a brief stint as an English major at Emerson College and an even shorter stint at the New York University Film School, Anderson began his career as a production assistant on various TV movies, videos, and game shows in Los Angeles and New York. In 1992, he made his short Cigarettes & Coffee, and after it was screened at the 1993 Sundance Festival, he made his first full-length feature, Sydney — retitled Hard Eight, which despite its ’A’ festival recognition went unnoticed by the audiences. Later on Anderson did Boogie Nights, which received three Oscar and two Golden Globe nominations,and was widely hailed as one of the best films of the year, if not the decade. His next film… read more
like so many of PTA's, it's pretty much a perfect film. I've lost count of how many times I've watched it but it never loses impact. fantastic camera work, characters and acting - almost everyone in this is the best they've ever been. the definition of a 5 star film in my opinion.
Just tell me how you manage those camera movements! Paul Thomas Anderson feels like a contemporary Renoir crossfading with a young Scorsese. I really fell deeply for this movie, through the cool upswing till the wheezing downfall this movie goes psychological complex without losing the quirky artistry by PTA.
Boogie Nights is the most fun you can have in cinema with your pants on(while subsequently watching a lot of people take their’s off). I’ve been revisiting all of the films from director Paul Thomas… read review
Title: Boogie Nights
Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
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Boogie Nights tells the story of Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) and his life in the adult film industry of the 1970s and the 1980s. Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds) discovers Eddie Adams working as a waiter… read review