Despite having only seven feature films in his filmography, Paul Thomas Anderson has quickly become one of the most acclaimed filmmakers currently working. The rise of Anderson’s success can be traced back to his second feature film, titled Boogie Nights, a fictional look at the porn industry during the 70s and 80s. One thing Anderson has never been shy about is noting and paying homage to his cinematic influences, with Boogie Nights carrying overt nods to the filmography of legendary director Martin Scorsese.
Now Vimeo user Jorge Luengo Ruiz has compiled all the shots and scenes from Scorsese’s various films that Anderson paid homage to and was influenced by in Boogie Nights and put them together in a video alongside the scenes that pay tribute to them in the film. Ruiz had this to say about the video.
Video-essay comparing some shots and sequences from Boogie Nights with Scorsese’s filmography.
We could say that Goodfellas is the one that has similarity with the work of Paul Thomas Anderson as the use of the soundtrack, editing, time structures, rise and fall of main character, the mentor, ensemble structure…
Films that appear:
– Mean Streets (1973)
– Taxi Driver (1976)
– Raging Bull (1980)
– After Hours (1985)
– New York Stories, Life Lessons (1989)
– Goodfellas (1990)
– The Age of Innocent (1993)
– Casino (1995)
– Boogie Nights (1997)
The video can be seen below.