Organised chaos: Looking back at the films of Paul Thomas Anderson

The filmography of Paul Thomas Anderson seems a stylised, deceptively arranged cinema. To evince this, it’s best to begin with the opening tracking shot of Anderson’s second film, ​Boogie Nights​ (1997)​.​ This Steadicam shot, which lasts for about three minutes, walks us in and introduces to the main cast of characters in an L.A. nightclub, all […]