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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

THOH ROLLS A "HARD EIGHT" ON HUMP DAY! - 1996 PT ANDERSON 1ST FILM IS A VEGAS SHEER HORROR

John C Reilly & Phillip Baker Hall in an ensemble piece? What's not to like! Now, let's get one thing clear- I happen to think PT Anderson is the Stanley Kubrick of our time and no other director out there right now can match his brilliance. This however, is his 1st full feature and while you can spot the "green around the gills" here and there, it's still an excellent indie picture and a bit swept under the rug. So here we are to exhibit this unique horror, you can read some real reviews below but trust me Baker Hall, Reilly & Anderson just by themselves make this a winner and there are many more unmentioned pluses....The Horror!! Pinewoods Rating System - Three Pinewoods.

Hard Eight film analysis * P.T. Anderson * Senses of Cinema

"When it's possible - in terms of the type of scene it is, where the camera is, how close the actors are to the lens and to the camera itself -Paul gets himself down in and under and around the camera. He curls in down there somewhere...

Paul Thomas Anderson: HARD EIGHT (1996)

Notable Festivals: Sundance, Cannes (Un Certain Regard) Screening his short film CIGARETTES & COFFEE at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival was a transformative event in director Paul Thomas Anderson's career. Not only was he invited to workshop his film in the Sundance Institute's prestigious Directors Lab, but he was also approached by producer Robert Jones, who offered his assistance in expanding the film into a feature.


Phillip Seymour Hoffman has one scene, above. 
THE HORROR!!

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