Paul Thomas Anderson's Toxic Men

At the center of almost every Paul Thomas Anderson film is a power struggle, usually between two men. In this video essay, The Discarded Image takes a look at toxic masculinity in PTA’s films and the repressed emotions that sometimes result in change but more often than not lead to a character’s tragic downfall.

 

 

video essay by The Discarded Image


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