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That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000)

A very in-depth documentary that follows the very over-worked director Paul Thomas Anderson through a gruelling 80+ days of shooting for the film Magnolia (1999). Very funny behind the ... See full summary »

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Mark Rance
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Credited cast:
Paul Thomas Anderson ... Himself
Fiona Apple ... Herself
William Arnold ... Himself (as Bill Arnold)
Bobby Brewer Bobby Brewer ... Himself
Mark Bridges ... Himself
Jon Brion ... Himself
Lou Carlucci Lou Carlucci ... Himself
Melinda Dillon ... Herself
Adam Druxman Adam Druxman ... Himself
Robert Elswit ... Himself (as Robert Elswitt)
Neil Flynn ... Himself
Philip Baker Hall ... Himself
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Himself
Ricky Jay ... Himself
Emmanuel Johnson Emmanuel Johnson ... Himself
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A very in-depth documentary that follows the very over-worked director Paul Thomas Anderson through a gruelling 80+ days of shooting for the film Magnolia (1999). Very funny behind the scenes material and interviews, press junket video and various screenings and meetings are presented to us, just to let us know how hard it really is to make a 188-minute film. Written by Rhyl Donnelly

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

That Moment: Magnolia Diary October 1998 - March 2000 See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Mark Rance filmed approximately 128 hours of on-set footage for this documentary. See more »

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[after William H. Macy is hit by many frogs]
Himself: I've been slimed.
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References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

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Red Vines
by Aimee Mann
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Very Watchable, But Not Very Good
27 July 2005 | by Mitch-51See all my reviews

Paul Thomas Anderson makes a pretty engaging lead in this documentary about the making of "Magnolia," but the director, Mark Rance wastes a lot of running time. For example, we are treated to hearing an orchestra record the score, but why are there no scenes of Anderson and Jon Brion discussing the score? There are also scenes showing pre-production meetings, but apart from discussions about difficulties in scheduling the actors, the rest could be cut in favor of more Anderson/Robert Elswit footage. I would like to see a doc about Paul Thomas Anderson in the tradition of "Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky." I can't help but feel there is a better doc in the footage not used.


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