How the Passage of Time is Manipulated in Boogie Nights

In this video essay, Sam Kench takes a closer look at how Paul Thomas Anderson manipulates the passage of time in his 1997 film Boogie Nights, especially how the amount of screen time often correlates to a scene’s importance.


Film Analysis


Philip Seymour Hoffman


Dramedies


Dramedies


Paul Thomas Anderson


Boogie Nights