Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Part of our ongoing series The Perfect Match: Hollywood Costume Collaborations, this double feature includes a conversation with longtime Paul Thomas Anderson collaborator and Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges.
Saturday, November 15 | 5:00 p.m.
In Paul Thomas Anderson’s offbeat comic romance, Adam Sandler breaks away from youth-oriented comedies to play Barry Egan, a San Fernando Valley businessman with a novelty company and major anger issues. Barry’s only joy in life is an obsessive scheme to hoard frequent flyer miles by buying massive quantities of pudding (the film’s working title was Just Desserts) until he meets sweet Lena Leonard (Emily Watson), though their tentative romance is imperiled by a blackmailing phone-sex operator (a hilarious performance from Anderson regular Philip Seymour Hoffman). Mark Bridges, who has designed the costumes for all seven of Anderson’s films, dresses Sandler in an electric blue suit that provides one of the film’s most memorable visuals.
2002, 97 minutes, color, widescreen, 35mm | Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson; with Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzman, Mary Lynn Rajskub.
There will be blood
Saturday, November 15 | 7:30 p.m.
In writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's epic portrait of wealth and faith during California's oil boom, Daniel Day-Lewis delivers an Oscar-winning performance as oil man Daniel Plainview, a self-made millionaire whose rise to success pits him against a strong-willed young preacher and his own rebellious son. The critically acclaimed character study saw Anderson moving successfully into bold new cinematic territory, and Bridges’s authentic, evocative costumes, along with Jonny Greenwood’s tense score and Robert Elswit’s Oscar-winning cinematography, helped embellish Day-Lewis’s remarkable, decades-spanning characterization.
2007, 158 minutes, color, widescreen, 35mm | Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel Oil! by Sinclair Lewis; with Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O’Connor, Ciaran Hinds, Dillon Freasier.
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