Read, learn, absorb: Boogie Nights screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson [rare scan, pdf]. (NOTE: For educational purposes only)
This is pretty awesome. P.T. Anderson directs Boogie Nights in behind-the-scenes B-Roll footage (thanks to LoSceicco1976 A.K.A. Orang Telor Theatre):
A conversation with director P.T. Anderson about his film Boogie Nights, which looks into the gritty world of the adult film industry of the 1970’s.
The interview also touches upon Anderson’s fondness for shooting long takes, why he thinks film school is a waste of time, and, my favorite part, the origins of Rollergirl. Turns out Rollergirl is based on a character Anderson watched in a real porn movie that was hidden inside Robert Redford’s private stash. Wait, Redford has a porn stash? How Anderson wound up watching Redford’s porn movies is a funny story, and you can watch the filmmaker tell it above. —Erik Davis
You can also listen Boogie Nights Laserdisc commentary with P.T. Anderson (scene-selected – 34 mins.)