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


Interview with Thom Andersen (Notebook on Cities and Culture Podcast) 

The Film



Genre Memory

Mikhail Bakhtin

Writing About Genre Memory:

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. 

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. 

Pierre Sorlin

Works to consider: