The Pestle


Ep 137: “Magnolia”

February 09, 2021

We rain on Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Magnolia” and discuss:

  • cinematography, long takes, transitions, anamorphic framing;
  • ensemble writing;
  • music;
  • magnolia flower facts;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

If you refuse to let them go, I will send a plague of frogs on your whole country. – Exodus 8:2

Notes & References:
Tom Cruise learned to fly for Top Gun, and has a pilot’s license
Tom Cruise flew a helicopter for Mission: Impossible
Great discussion between PTA and the Safdie brothers on the A24 podcast

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