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    Boogie Nights is my favorite film of all time from my favorite director of all time.

    I found it to be cruelly shafted by the Oscars. Obviously the subject matter got in the way, but for me it is such an easy Best Picture winner that it’s not even a race.

    Paul Thomas Anderson, at such a young age, made this film so maturely and boldly, filling it with themes and aritstic touches that made auteurs today would struggle to accomplish. From the use of tracking shots, to the use of the characters/actors in the story to the use of music to create an era that seemed perfect at the time but obviously wasn’t, the film is cinematic perfection in my eyes.

    It is Mark Wahlberg’s best performance to date (I had read somewhere that Joaquin Phoenix was the original choice for Dirk, and I’d really like to see that version). Julianne Moore should have Daniel Day-Lewis/Cate Blanchett-style swept that awards season.

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    Eddy Q
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    My favourite PTA film is There Will Be Blood, but I love all his films (haven’t seen Hard Eight though, impossible to find.)

    Boogie Nights should’ve been nominated for Picture, Director, Actor (Wahlberg), Editing, Cinematography, Art Dir., Costumes, plus the 3 it did receive for Reynolds, Moore and Anderson’s screenplay. 10 nominations. I think LA Confidential was my favourite that year, but I’d support wins for Reynolds and Moore (though Robin Williams was deserving for his volatile shrink in Good Will Hunting). I need to watch Hunting again to decide if it really deserved that screenplay award.

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    babypook
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    I enjoy this film a lot and whenever I am scanning, I’ll watch it again.

    This is one of the first times I was truly impressed with Philip Seymour Hoffman. The cast is sublime; Rollergirl, Buck Swipe, Amber Wave, and Dirk Diggler, et al.

    Burt Reynolds didnt do this film any favours. He deserved that Oscar, and he up-chucked an acrimonious meal.

    As for awards, no chance for BP that year but I certainly admired its’ screenplay. a lot more than what won that year.

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    K-Hole
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    I don’t like P.T. Anderson’s movies, which I find heavy-handed and pretentious, but this is his most bearable one for me, which is some sort of achievement. I guess I ought to give Anderson props for making Marky Mark play a drug addict reduced to street prostitution in order to support his habit; I doubt we’ll ever see anything so daring or natural from Mr Wahlberg again. But for me the highlight of the fim is Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

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    Candy
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    It is Mark Wahlberg’s best performance to date (I had read somewhere that Joaquin Phoenix was the original choice for Dirk, and I’d really like to see that version). Julianne Moore should have Daniel Day-Lewis/Cate Blanchett-style swept that awards season.

    Your thoughts?

     

    According to the director, Leonardo was offered the role of Dirk. He was deciding between Titanic and Boogie Nights and decided to make Titanic.

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    Eddy Q
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    According to the director, Leonardo was offered the role of Dirk. He was deciding between Titanic and Boogie Nights and decided to make Titanic.

    Interesting. I’m certainly glad it was Wahlberg in the end, though I sense from Wolf of Wall Street that Leo had been waiting his whole career to play a bad-boy role like this. I’d love him to team up with PTA in the future, if he’s not eternally devoted to Scorsese.

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    Candy
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    According to Anderson it was Leo who recommended Mark Wahlberg for the film. Here’s a clip of Anderson being interviewed talking about wanting to cast Leo and how Wahlberg eventually got the role.

     

    http://youtu.be/FHQ44-0535w

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    TomHardys
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    It’s intriguing that almost 20 years have passed and Paul Thomas Anderson and Leonardo DiCaprio still haven’t worked together.

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    I thought it was a good movie, but I would put it behind The Master and There Will be Blood for PTA’s best. The subject matter was certainly a factor in its absence from the BP lineup. I thought that Moore should have beaten Basinger, because while I love LA Confidential, I don’t think she deserved the oscar. I’m fine with Good Will Hunting winning screenplay, but Boogie Nights would be my #2.

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    My favourite PTA film is There Will Be Blood, but I love all his films (haven’t seen Hard Eight though, impossible to find.)

    Boogie Nights should’ve been nominated for Picture, Director, Actor (Wahlberg), Editing, Cinematography, Art Dir., Costumes, plus the 3 it did receive for Reynolds, Moore and Anderson’s screenplay. 10 nominations. I think LA Confidential was my favourite that year, but I’d support wins for Reynolds and Moore (though Robin Williams was deserving for his volatile shrink in Good Will Hunting). I need to watch Hunting again to decide if it really deserved that screenplay award.

    Hard Eight is on Netflix, I believe.

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    [quote=”Wilkomirsk11″]

    My favourite PTA film is There Will Be Blood, but I love all his films (haven’t seen Hard Eight though, impossible to find.)

    Boogie Nights should’ve been nominated for Picture, Director, Actor (Wahlberg), Editing, Cinematography, Art Dir., Costumes, plus the 3 it did receive for Reynolds, Moore and Anderson’s screenplay. 10 nominations. I think LA Confidential was my favourite that year, but I’d support wins for Reynolds and Moore (though Robin Williams was deserving for his volatile shrink in Good Will Hunting). I need to watch Hunting again to decide if it really deserved that screenplay award.

    Hard Eight is on Netflix, I believe.[/quote]

    Apparently not anymore. I watched it there about a few months ago, but a quick search today shows that it was taken off at some point.

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    Most critics really loved the movie but Anderson had some detractors as nothing more than a west coast Scorsese wannabe just with no real cinema language of his own at all! The academy was thought to be resistant to even watching the movie with its porn story but Reynolds ,Moore and the screenplay got in. I think moore’s nomination could’ve easily been Sigourney Weavers if The Ice Storm generated any enthusiasm at all.

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    Moore was clearly amazing and would have made a great winner.  Seriously, how did Basinger win that year? She’s one of the least deserving winners ever in that category or any to me.  

    The film is great too, but a bit overrated and I would say the same about Reynolds.  It should have been nominated for Best Picture, but I’m still on Team Titantic for that year .  I would  agree with Walberg being nominated, but I wanted to see more of Hoffman in it, even though he was quite good. 

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    I’d have given it Best Picture, even over other favorites of mine (LA Confidential, Titanic, Good Will Hunting). Agree with Eddy on those 10 nominations it should have had. Fantastic film.

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    I love this movie. Just the concept of a porn epic should technically be a huge handicap but this movie nails every single aspect of movie making under that subject matter quite beautifully. Should’ve gotten those 10 nominations someone mentioned above but not for Mark Wahlberg. He’s one of the flattest actors in the modern era and not even his best performance (this one) is interesting, especially not amidst such a stunning ensemble.

    Both Julianne Moore and Burt Reynolds should’ve won their Oscars. They lost to pretty dire competition. L.A. Confidential is my favorite movie of that particular year and while Basinger does exactly what that role required her to do, it’s a nothing performance. I agree it is one of the weakest wins of all time in that category.

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