How have I not had a PTA post yet? Sheeesh. I recently bought “Magnolia” and “Boogie Nights” on Blu Ray, and they both look fantastically amazing. I know “Sydney (Hard Eight)” isn’t on Blu yet, and it’s only a matter of time before I reach out and snag “There Will Be Blood” on Blu. PTA is one of the best filmmakers of all time, creating an epic film that is nothing less than a character study of common, ordinary people. The way he writes his dialogue, his actions is far beyond most – and what is even more effective is the long takes he uses, rarely cutting quickly or too much. How he holds the camera with such grace and care, tracking characters through scenes. All this is very effect – but the actors he gets and the fucking performances that he can get out of them is amazing. He’s an amazing director that has made nothing but really, really great films (I still don’t count “Punch Drunk Love” – I know I know, I’ll give it another shot). He’s unlike any other director out there, Paul Thomas Anderson is not only the best director of our generation (sorry Mr. Nolan and Tarantino) but he is the next Martin Scorsese.