Paul Thomas Anderson Essays


There Will Be Blood

When learning how a film is put together, one of the first things to do is get a pen and paper and count the shots. It's not very technical and a bit tedious as well. Tallying every time there are cuts forces the viewer to see things differently....

12th Grade

Phantom Thread

Many have called writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2017 film Phantom Thread a return to form after two misfires. Not only is Phantom Thread a glorious return to form for Anderson, it will go down in film history as a classic. What makes ...