Magnolia: The Illustrated Screenplay

Overview

The only companion book to the much-anticipated follow-up to Paul Thomas Anderson's critically hailed Boogie Nights that "leaves you no doubt you are in the presence of a natural-born filmmaker."—David Ansen, Newsweek. The much-heralded writer-director deliberately withheld information about his new film during production because "I feel lately as if I know everything about a movie before I see it, and I really want the audience to discover this purely." Featuring an ensemble cast (see below), in, in an unbilled ...

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Overview

The only companion book to the much-anticipated follow-up to Paul Thomas Anderson's critically hailed Boogie Nights that "leaves you no doubt you are in the presence of a natural-born filmmaker."—David Ansen, Newsweek. The much-heralded writer-director deliberately withheld information about his new film during production because "I feel lately as if I know everything about a movie before I see it, and I really want the audience to discover this purely." Featuring an ensemble cast (see below), in, in an unbilled role, Tom Cruise (who called Anderson to express interest in working with him), the film is now described as "a story about family relationships and bonds that have been broken and need to be mended in one day...set in the San Fernando Valley on a day full of rain with no clouds." Magnolia: The Illustrated Screenplay includes the complete shooting script, introduction and script notes by Anderson, a photo section with about 40 photos in color, and interview with the writer/director, and complete cast and crew credits.

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Editorial Reviews

Roger Ebert
Paul Thomas Anderson has made one of the best films of 1997, and at age twenty-seven is getting the kind of attention no young director has had since Quentin Tarantino erupted.
Chicago Sun-Times
David Ansen
An enthralling and unlikely epic...Like Spielberg's Sugarland Express or Scorsese's Mean Streets, Anderson's mesmerizing movie announces the arrival of a major career.
Newsweek
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557044068
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Newmarket Shooting Script Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 696,727
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Thomas Anderson previously wrote and directed Boogie Nights. A self-taught filmmaker, he began writing as a teenager. His short Cigarettes and Coffee was accepted in the 1993 Sundance Festival Shorts Program, leading to an invitation to develop a feature at Sundance's 1994 Filmmaker's Workshop, with became Hard Eight, his first full-length film. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
shooting script 1
interview 197
cast & crew 209
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2002

    Magnolia

    This script is beyond excellent. Its so complex, and so many events happen in one day. The screenplay has so many elements, that it just makes it astoundingly creative.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2000

    Magnolia is awsome.

    A great film and a great book. A must have for those who loved the film and want a memento to remember the epic movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2000

    Perfection

    Paul Thomas Anderson's masterpiece is captured perfectly by this wonderful companion book.

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