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Make the first Paul Thomas Anderson movie hard and do Punch-Drunk Love

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The Canon hasn't yet dealt with anything from Paul Thomas Anderson, one of the most important auteurs of the late 20th and 21st Centuries.

 

I think there are a couple films like Magnolia and There Will Be Blood that are practically a shoe-in for The Cannon, and while they'll be interesting episodes, I like the hard ones. I think Punch-Drunk love is an great film where PTA managed to get a truly incredible performance out of a mediocre actor like Adam Sandler.

 

It's also is the only PTA movie that really focuses deeply on the romantic side of the bizarre, just-on-the-wrong-side-of-crazy characters that he puts in all his films. It's also the most weirdly sweet in a fucked-up way, which is something you only really see in a few short moments in Magnolia.

 

I just think there's a lot to talk about.

 

What do ya'll think?

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Honestly, i think nearly everything he's done should be up for The Canon (my softest consideration would be Hard Eight/Sydney). This would be a good one to start with, because I think they enjoy doing these types a bit more than the shoe-ins. PTA is my favorite, so I'll take any episode

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PTA is one of my all-time favorite directors, so we will eventually get to ALL of his films.

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Magnolia should be put in the Canon so we can all remember that time PTA made a bad movie.

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All respect to Groovy-guy above, dude, for me, Magnolia is tied for the best film made in my lifetime, tied with Schindler's List for me.

 

Devin, good to hear. I feel the same way about PTA. All his films are fantastic.

 

As for Newlin, and this suggestion, I agree. Let's get Punch-Drunk Love in. I adore that movie. Clearly the best film Adam Sandler has ever been in.

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As for Newlin, and this suggestion, I agree. Let's get Punch-Drunk Love in. I adore that movie. Clearly the best film Adam Sandler has ever been in.

 

That is one of the more creative casting wins I've ever seen. It's so counter-intuitive, and then so perfect.

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Magnolia should be put in the Canon so we can all remember that time PTA made Number 1 Cheeba Hawk's favorite movie of all time

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