While the captivating, magnetic films of Paul Thomas Anderson have run the gamut of moods, settings and styles, there’s a singularity to each of them brought by the auteur himself, and that’s explored beautifully in “Paul Thomas Anderson Mixtape,” the newest 4½-minute video from Vimeo user Javier Virto.
Taking choice clips from “Hard Eight,” “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia,” “Punch-Drunk Love,” “There Will Be Blood,” “The Master” and “Inherent Vice,” this melancholy, dreamy supercut communicates the consistencies, rhythms and harmonies found in all seven P.T. Anderson feature films. And accompanied by Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl,” found in Anderson’s second film, and then Aimee Mann’s “Wise Up,” featured prominently in his third feature, this video mixtape not only mirrors the filmmaker’s unplaceable allure but often equals his radiance in some key edits. Truly dynamic stuff.
Since dropping out of Robert Downey Jr.’s “Pinocchio” retelling in November, it has remained unclear what exactly Anderson will do next. And while we continue to wait in anticipation for him to announce his next film, check out the video below to once again get possessed by Anderson’s cinema.