How Boogie NightsBecame The Master: The Cinema of Paul Thomas Anderson
Week One - The Beginning
Los Angeles - The 1970s
The San Fernando Valley
The Dirk Diggler Story
Cigarettes and Coffee
Los Angeles Plays Itself
Writing About Genre Memory:
- Mikhail Bakhtin: Creation of Prosaics. Gary Saul Morson and Caryl Emerson (Stanford University Press, 1990)
An extensive exploration of Bakhtin and the critical frameworks that he developed. This is an excellent text for creative fiction writers, screenwriters, filmmakers, and scholars from a wide range of disciplines.
- The Hollywood Historical Film. Robert Burgoyne (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008).
Burgoyne provides excellent examples of how Bakhtin's notion of genre memory operations in films that critically engage with the historical past, in particular epic films and war cinema.
Works to consider:
- "How to Look at a Historical Film." Pierre Sorlin. In The Historical Film: History and Memory (Edited by Marcia Landy; Rutgers, 2000).
- "The Filmmaker As Historian." Rasmus Falbe-Hansen. Film and Politics Journal. (2003)