Tuesday, October 19, 1999

October 19, 1999

Archived update from Cigarettes & Coffee, run by Greg Mariotti & CJ Wallis from 1999-2005

Magnolia Illustrated Screenplay Coming Soon
You heard right, folks. I got word from the owner of the best cinema book store in Seattle, Cinema Books that the illustrated screenplay is due to ship in Mid-November. Here are the details:
Magnolia: The Illustrated Screenplay includes the complete shooting script, introduction and script notes by Paul Thomas Anderson, a photo section with about 40 photos in color, an interview with the writer/director and complete cast and crew credits.
This will be released by Newmarket Press and will be available in Hardcover ($29.95) and Paperback ($19.95).
Is available now for pre-order at Amazon.com among others. Here's the direct link:
Pre-order Magnolia: The Illustrated Screenplay
Is Lennon Next?
There has been speculation for some time that Paul was going to tackle a biography on John Lennon. I first heard rumors of this after Boogie Nights was released. Well, it looks like those rumors are surfacing again. The Internet Movie Database is reporting that Paul will begin work shortly after post production is complete on Magnolia. Their update is very cryptic and says little else. I will keep you updated if I hear any additional information. (Thanks to Matthew Wilder)

Monday, October 11, 1999

Interview: Patriot Ledger

The Patriot Ledger (MA), Written By Bernard Weinraub
October 11, 1999

Magnolia is Cinematic Wake-Up Call

It's a day and night of heavy rains in the San Fernando Valley of southern California. Over the course of three hours, in the forthcoming film Magnolia, at least a dozen quite different people intersect in sometimes odd ways. There are a television game-show host and his angry, estranged daughter; there are a boy genius who appears on the game show and his ambitious father; there are a dying old man, his young sexy wife and his lost son; there's a policeman in love.

Friday, October 01, 1999

Fiona Apple - Fast As You Can (1999)

The video was shot with many of the new camera tricks & techniques PTA was experimenting with in Magnolia. The opening of the video is shot with the 1920's Lumiere camera Paul used for the Greenberry Hill sequence, as well as a new effect; having the camera operators dropping different lenses into the camera while filming, creating the circular/flip cuts in the train station.