Video Essay: Hearing Paul Thomas Anderson

Posted on May 23, 2015

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Jacob T. Swinney is working on a 4 part video series looking at the films of Paul Thomas Anderson. The first part focuses on the sounds.

While perhaps his films are better known for cinematography and acting performances, the sounds of a PT Anderson picture deserve equal merit. Many of these sounds seem to create their impact through a certain degree of harshness. The sounds are cold and sterile, standing out amongst the lush, extravagant cinematography. From lines of cocaine being savagely snorted, to oil rigs exploding in the desert, to bullfrogs cracking windshields, here is a showcase of some of PTA?s greatest sounds.

Hearing Paul Thomas Anderson from Jacob T. Swinney on Vimeo.

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