ESSAY ON | Boogie Nights and the Bildungsroman

In this video essay, Essays on Frame takes a fresh look at Paul Thomas Anderson’s second feature, Boogie Nights. Analyzing the film as a bildungsroman, a literary term for a story about a person’s formative years, Essays on Frame draws connections between the film and another familiar coming-of-age narrative—Pinocchio.

Philip Seymour Hoffman



Paul Thomas Anderson

Boogie Nights