Punch-Drunk Love: How to Write a Romance

Karsten Runquist deconstructs Punch-Drunk Love, demonstrating how Paul Thomas Anderson uses techniques like color, cinematography, music and wardrobe to transport viewers into Barry’s mindset, making us emotionally invested in his journey as he falls head over heels for Lena.


Philip Seymour Hoffman


Dramedies


Romantic Drama


Paul Thomas Anderson


Punch-Drunk Love