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Brief about Paul Thomas Anderson: By info that we know Paul Thomas Anderson was born at 1970-06-26. And also Paul Thomas Anderson is American Director.

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No matter how many times you do it, you don't get used to the sadness - for me at least - of coming to the end of a film.

Tags: End, Matter, Sadness

Of course, I'm no dummy.

Tags: Dummy

So with 'There Will Be Blood,' I didn't even really feel like I was adapting a book. I was just desperate to find stuff to write.

Tags: Blood, Book, Write

The films that I love are very straightforward stories, like really old-fashioned stuff.

Tags: Films, Love, Stuff

There's a lot for screenwriters to steal from songwriters, in terms of getting to the point.

Tags: Getting, Point, Steal

To make a film, the final big collaborator that you have is the composer.

Tags: Big, Film, Final

Well I'd really love to work with Robert De Niro, because he's still the most talented actor out there.

Tags: Actor, Love, Work

You know, I'm really not that competent at describing things musically.

Tags: Competent, Describing, Musically

But I'd be lying if I didn't say that every time you go to make a film, you're desperate to either do it better than you did it last time or to not repeat yourself.

Tags: Last, Time, Yourself

Clinton used to like to get out of the White House a lot. He would take night trips to McDonald's, and stuff like that. I think he wanted to get out of the house.

Tags: Night, Used, Wanted

I always had a dream about trying to make a movie that had no dialogue in it, that was just music and pictures. I still haven't done it yet, but I tried to get close in the beginning.

Tags: Done, Music, Trying

I don't get a sense of American pride. I just get a sense that everyone is here, battling the same thing - that around the world everybody's after the same thing, just some minor piece of happiness each day.

Tags: After, Happiness, Sense

I really subscribe to that old adage that you should never let the audience get ahead of you for a second. So if the film's abrasive and wrongfoots people then, y'know, that's great. But I hope it involves an audience.

Tags: Great, Hope, Old

I remember being taught in school that you would underline things that you liked. I remember just underlining everything as a kid, thinking, 'This has all gotta be important!' I would just underline the whole thing!

Tags: Remember, School, Thinking

I think my job is to try and be as honest as I can with what is in my mind and how I feel - I think that's what you're supposed to do, if you're a good writer. So I try to do that. I know I do that. I do do that.

Tags: Good, Job, Mind

It felt like the first thing, but when I first started out, I got a job adapting a book by Russell Banks called 'Rule Of The Bone.' I didn't do a very good job. I didn't really know what I was doing in general, let alone how to adapt a book.

Tags: Alone, Good, Job

It's a gamble you take, the risk of alienating an audience. But there's a theory - sometimes it's better to confuse them for five minutes than let them get ahead of you for 10 seconds.

Tags: Risk, Sometimes

My older sister was at the cusp of new wave, and I had older brothers from my father's first marriage who were rock 'n' roll guys, so I was exposed to a lot of popular culture.

Tags: Father, Marriage, Rock

Acting is the hardest job in the entire world. By far. Harder than ditch digging.

Tags: Acting, Far, Job

How do I respond to criticism? Critically. I listen to all criticism critically.

Tags: Criticism, Listen, Respond