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“KTFC: Scene Selections” is a series of conversations between Anthony McKelroy, Miquela Davis, and a rotating cast of friends of The Frida Cinema. Tune in as we dissect shot compositions, overanalyze subtext, and wait for our coronavirus vaccines.
On this episode, we look at the work of Paul Thomas Anderson – film by film – to study his characters and their sense of personal identity as a matter of theme.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Multiple Identities


SCENES SELECTED
 
Boogie Nights (1997)
 
SAMMY
Scotty J’s Corvette

MIQUELA
Dirk Diggler’s Name in Lights

 
Magnolia (1999)
 
ANTHONY
Jim Kurring’s Dating Voicemail

AUSTIN
Earl Partridge’s Monologue

 
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
 
ANTHONY
Pillow Talk with Lena

AUSTIN
Deleted Scene

SAMMY
Barry confronts Mattress Man

 
There Will Be Blood (2007)
 
ANTHONY
Opening “Oilman” Monologue

AUSTIN
Brother Henry

 
The Master (2012)
SAMMY
Processing scene

AUSTIN
“Slow Boat to China”

 
Inherent Vice (2014)
 
ANTHONY
Bigfoot Eats Weed

 
Phantom Thread (2017)
 
ANTHONY
Barbara Rose

MIQUELA

Surprise Dinner
 

 
SPECIAL FEATURES
 
SAMMY
How To With John Wilson (2020- )

ANTHONY
Increment Vice Podcast
https://incrementvice.com/
 
AUSTIN
Serial Experiments Lain (1998)

 
MIQUELA
Trivia Thunder
https://trivialthunder.com/