Paul Thomas Anderson by DixonD

Champion(s):

SorensonG


Runner(s)-Up:

BanksL


Quiz Description

Some questions about the life and work of one of the most acclaimed directors of our time.

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Questions:

Name the actor giving this Oscar acceptance speech.

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Daniel Day-Lewis

PTA has collaborated with multiple actors in multiple films, but who has appeared in five of his feature-length films (and tragically will not appear in any more)?

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Philip Seymour Hoffman

PTA's father, Ernie Anderson, worked as an announcer for what television network? This NSFW clip features some of his outtakes.

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ABC

The numbers "8" and "2" recur frequently throughout Magnolia, referring to verse 8:2 in what book of the Old Testament (redacted on the left side of this screenshot)?

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Exodus

In the end credits of Boogie Nights, what actor/director who played Burt the studio manager had the words "A Prince" after his name, an appellation he used in all of his own films, such as Putney Swope?

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Robert Downey, Sr.

In The Master, Joaquin Phoenix's character Freddie is subjected to rapid-fire questioning called "processing", which is modeled after what Scientology practice?

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auditing

Previous to his current relationship with comedian Maya Rudolph, PTA dated what singer/songwriter, who wrote her second album (with a 90-word-long title) during their relationship?

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Fiona Apple

PTA's most recent film Junun, currently available only through the streaming service MUBI, is a documentary about what musician who has scored his last three feature films?

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Johnny Greenwood

In There Will Be Blood, it is revealed that Daniel Plainview is originally from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The name means "bottom of the lake". Which lake?

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Lake Winnebago

PTA will neither confirm nor deny that what reclusive author has a cameo in his film Inherent Vice?

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Thomas Pynchon

Of whom was Roger Ebert speaking in this review of a PTA film: "[He] reveals unexpected depths as an actor. Watching this film, you can imagine him in Dennis Hopper roles. He has darkness, obsession and power. He can't go on making those moronic comedies forever, can he?"

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Adam Sandler

What brand of cigarettes, preferred by PTA himself, appears in several of his movies, as well as in Tom Robbins' novel Still Life With Woodpecker? (edited at 12:10 am, October 22, 2015 (PDT))

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Camel (Lights)