Part 1 of my 4 part Paul Thomas Anderson series.
While perhaps his films are better known for cinematography and acting performances, the sounds of a PT Anderson picture deserve equal merit. Many of these sounds seem to create their impact through a certain degree of harshness. The sounds are cold and sterile, standing out amongst the lush, extravagant cinematography. From lines of cocaine being savagely snorted, to oil rigs exploding in the desert, to bullfrogs cracking windshields, here is a showcase of some of PTA's greatest sounds.
Hard Eight (1996)
Boogie Nights (1997)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
There Will be Blood (2007)
The Master (2012)
Inherent Vice (2014)
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