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    Unique ID Code: 0000065132
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    Added on: 8/10/2004 17:56
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    Magnolia (2 Discs) (US)

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    Things fall down. People look up. And when it rains, it pours
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 188 mins
    Retail Price: $24.99
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    On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story.

    Through a collusion of coincidence, chance, human action, shared media, past history and divine intervention they will weave and warp through each other`s lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax.

    Special Features:
    Theatrical Trailer
    Two Discs - Disc Two has Supplemental Material
    Deleted Scenes
    Feature length "Making Of" Documentary
    TV Spots
    Aimee Mann "Save Me" Music Video

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Paul Thomas Anderson

    Written By:

    Pat Healy
    Genevieve Zweig
    Mark Flannagan
    Neil Flynn
    Rod McLachlan
    Allan Graf
    Patton Oswalt
    Tom Cruise
    Julianne Moore

    Casting By:
    Cassandra Kulukundis

    Soundtrack By:
    Fiona Apple
    Jon Brion
    Aimee Mann

    Director of Photography:
    Robert Elswit

    Dylan Tichenor

    Costume Designer:
    Mark Bridges

    Production Designer:
    William Arnold
    Mark Bridges

    Paul Thomas Anderson
    Daniel Lupi
    Joanne Sellar
    Dylan Tichenor

    Executive Producer:
    Michael De Luca
    Lynn Harris

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    7 / 10
    To watch Magnolia you need at least 3 hours. And I emphasize - at least. It took me over 5 hours, actually, because I just had to take short breaks every once in a while.
    This is a slow (very slow) drama that tells several stories, which are seemingly not related at all - or are they?
    Tome Cruise, Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman all give excellent performances. Still, even their performances can`t help the slow pace of the movie.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs nor any defects.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is a bit flat, but still OK. The surrounds are hardly ever used, but this is acceptable for this kind of a movie.
    The menus are still and silent.
    The extras include over an hour of a behind the scenes featurette, some commercials from the movie and a music video. For a 2-disc set, the extras are quite disappointing.
    Bottom line - magnolia is all about different stories woven together into a single movie. Does it work? Well, yeah, sort of - that is, if you can stay awake for a long (very long!) period of time.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 8/10/2004 20:49