Boogie Nights by Paul Thomas AndersonYoung Eddie Adams special thing happens to be a stunning appendage which propels him to stardom in the world of adult entertainment. Deprived of love and respect from his family, Eddie is renamed Dirk Diggler and conquers the world of porn, but manages to retain his essential innocence. As the turbulent seventies shade into the hedonistic eighties, Dirks career goes into a tailspin; but he is rescued by the safety net of the extended family fostered by hard-core movie director Jack Horner.
Paul Thomas Andersons screenplay is exemplary in its ability to interweave the stories of its large cast of characters. In accord with the wisdom of the Roman dramatist Terence (who claimed, Nothing human is alien to me), Anderson has engaged with a side of life widely considered to be irredeemably sleazy, and has mined humour, sadness and compassion out of his unlikely subject matter.
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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About 'Boogie Nights'
Boogie Nights might be considered a classic now, but when the script first hit Hollywood, no one knew what to make of it. So how did Boogie Nights go from a risky script to one of the great films of its time? Here are ten facts that might help explain how it all went down. Can you dig it? Now I love that movie. Rodriguez, played by Luis Guzman, gets a happy ending of sorts in the movie, opening up a nightclub with his brothers. The director found the mess up funny, and decided to just roll with it.
We'll probably never see Wahlberg take on a character like Dirk Diggler ever again.
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