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Paul Thomas Anderson on ‘Phantom Thread,’ Loving Adam Sandler, and Making ‘Boogie Nights’

The filmmaker joined Bill Simmons and Sean Fennessey to discuss his films, the changing landscape of selling movies, his latest project with Daniel Day-Lewis, and more

Paul Thomas Anderson Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Bill Simmons is joined by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson and Ringer editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey to discuss the changing landscape of selling movies (10:00), dropping out of college to pursue filmmaking dreams (20:00), working with Burt Reynolds (35:00), the art form of DVD commentary (45:00), the comedic genius of Adam Sandler (54:00), the intense setting while shooting The Master (1:07:00), and how he wrote the script for his latest film Phantom Thread on Microsoft Word (1:18:00).

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