ISBN: 9781419744679

Publication date: 20 Oct 2020

Author: Adam Nayman, Little White Lies, the Safdie Brothers

A heavily illustrated mid-career monograph exploring the 30-year creative journey of the 8-time Academy Award–nominated writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson has been described as a true auteur and among the foremost ?lmmaking talents of his generation. His ?lms have received 25 Academy Award nominations, and he has worked closely with the ?nest actors of our time, including Daniel Day-Lewis, Joaquin Phoenix, and Philip Seymour Ho?man. In Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks, Anderson’s entire oeuvre—from Boogie Nights (1997), There Will Be Blood (2007), and The Master (2012) to his music videos for Radiohead to his early short ?lms—is examined in illustrated detail for the ?rst time. Anderson’s in?uences, his style, and the recurring themes of reinvention, alienation, destiny, and ambition that course through his movies are analyzed and supplemented by ?rsthand interviews with Anderson’s closest collaborators and illuminated by ?lm stills, archival photos, original illustrations, and a vibrant, engaging design aesthetic. Masterworks is a tribute to the dreamers, drifters, and evil dentists who populate his world.