Friday, August 16, 2013

WATCH: 'Turn Blue' -- 55 Minute Documentary on Ernie Anderson


Above is an interesting short-subject documentary about Paul Thomas Anderson's father Ernie, and the creation of his infamous television persona Ghoulardi, which, of course, PTA named his production company after. PTA is mentioned very briefly towards the end, and there're a couple good bits with Boogie Nights-era Ernie, which bookend the thing. The doc is coincidentally directed by a guy named Phil Hoffman, but rest assured it is a very different Phil Hoffman than the one we here at C&RV have come to know so well.  If you're having trouble figuring out what to do with your Friday, this piece is well worth the time. Thanks to the various followers who passed it along.

In other news, rumor has been circulating that Inherent Vice has officially entered post-production. However, our little birdie tells us that the production will be doing final reshoots this Saturday (tomorrow), at which point it will wrap out. So hang in there, folks. We're getting miiiighty close.

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6 comments:

  1. Is there any word on the rest of the official cast? There's still people I'm trying to figure out the roles for, and others that I'm wondering if are still involved.

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  2. A nice gem of a documentary. Thanks!

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  3. Sounds like Ernie was a true original. A real cool old school cat. The apple doesn't fall from the tree.

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  4. God, there is without a doubt, no question in my mind as to whether Jason Robards' character in Magnolia was directly based on PTA's father Ernie. Seeing him interviewed in this with no hair and that voice...it's like a Phil Parma nurse is gonna walk by any second.

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  5. also i have to say the flowers in ernie´s house/sofa, i always think they influenced p.t.a.´s sensibility for the backgrounds and costumes in all of his films.

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  6. ghouldari isn't an actual production company, right?

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