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Entertainment Weekly TidbitsThey ran an article recently on holiday movies with long running times. Of course, they mentioned Magnolia. Here's what Paul had to say:"Magnolia was three hours and 20 minutes, and I'd been cutting like crazy," sighs director Paul Thomas Anderson of his sprawling L.A. drama, whose final running time is just under three hours. "If you're asking someone to give that kind of time, you have to be sure it's for a good reason."Another article on holiday movies and their Oscar chances. Here's what they said about New Line and Magnolia's chances:NEW LINE: Can the only major never to score a Best Picture nomination make history with Paul Thomas Anderson's follow-up to Boogie Nights? If nothing else, MAGNOLIA should provide Tom Cruise with better Oscar chances than Eyes Wide Shut.