"Everyone is blessed with One Special Thing," says Eddie Adams, who is endowed with a rather stunning piece of equipment that enables him to become a shining star in the world of adult entertainment. Deprived of love and respect by his family, Eddie--renaming himself Dirk Diggler--conquers the world of porn while keeping his innocence intact. As the turbulent Seventies become the hedonistic Eighties, Dirk's career goes into a tailspin--but he is rescued by the safety net of the extended family created by hard-core film director Jack Horner.
Paul Thomas Anderson's screenplay for Boogie Nights is exemplary in its ability to interweave the multiple character strands into a culminating narrative. Like the Roman dramatist Terence, who said that "nothing human is alien to me," Anderson has taken on what is regarded as one of the sleaziest sides of life and infused it with an aching humanity.
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Paul Thomas Anderson wrote and directed the movies Boogie Nights and Magnolia, both of which were nominated for numerous awards, including Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay. He also won the Best Director prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival for his film Punch Drunk Love.
Praise for the film Boogie Nights:
"A sprawling masterpiece of a movie."- -Roger Ebert
"There's no doubt that Paul Thomas Anderson has made the most audacious, densely populated, shockingly funny, and thrillingly original movie of the year." --The Wall Street Journal
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Book Description Faber & Faber, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110571195393
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0571195393