Episode 96: Boogie Nights (1997)

The guys head to the grimy cesspool known as San Fernando Valley for this week’s podcast on Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1997 film, Boogie Nights. They talk about the film in relation to the rest of PTA’s work, how it stands out in establishing a bonafide modern-day auteur, and the crazy array of talented actors that make up the lovable band of dick-swangin’ buddies. They also discuss who would be able to reshape this classic if it were to be remade, which actually turned out way easier than you’d think.

Boogie Nights (1997)
Director
Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars
Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, Heather Graham, William H. Macy, Luis Guzmán, Don Cheadle, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, John C. Reilly

Selected By
The Bit Players

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Aired Monday, August 14, 2017

The guys head to the grimy cesspool known as San Fernando Valley for this week's podcast on Paul Thomas Anderson's 1997 film, Boogie Nights. They talk about the film in relation to the rest of PTA's work, how it stands out in establishing a bonafide modern-day auteur, and the crazy array of talented actors that make up the lovable band of dick-swangin' buddies. They also discuss who would be able to reshape this classic if it were to be remade, which actually turned out way easier than you'd think.

Episode 37: Fargo (1996)

The guys get their hands dirty with another Coen Brothers classic, the brilliant 1996 crime film Fargo, don’tchaknow? The film blurs the genre lines of comedy and drama with the shockingly brutal events that seemingly occur at random; it’s a screenwriting achievement in that the actual screenwriting is so well hidden by the wonderfully natural performances and amazing story craft. Fargo is a film that truly embodies the beauty of telling a story on screen, one that asks the viewer to appreciate the little things in life and maybe don’t try to kidnap their spouses. The guys also discuss New Year’s Resolutions and what their own paintings would be in a stamp contest.

Fargo (1996)
Directors
The Coen Brothers
Stars
Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Selected By
Jeff

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Aired Friday, January 8, 2016

The guys get their hands dirty with another Coen Brothers classic, the brilliant 1996 crime film Fargo, don'tchaknow? The film blurs the genre lines of comedy and drama with the shockingly brutal events that seemingly occur at random; it's a screenwriting achievement in that the actual screenwriting is so well hidden by the wonderfully natural performances and amazing story craft. Fargo is a film that truly embodies the beauty of telling a story on screen, one that asks the viewer to appreciate the little things in life and maybe don't try to kidnap their spouses. The guys also discuss New Year's Resolutions and what their own paintings would be in a stamp contest.