Hard Eight

Los Angeles: Goldwyn Films / Green Parrot / Rysher Entertainment / Trinity Films, 1996. Vintage photograph from the set of 1996 film, showing Paul Thomas Anderson giving literal direction to Philip Baker Hall.

Anderson's feature debut, a taut crime story, smaller in scale than most of his subsequent career defining work, but with several of Anderson's trademark touches arriving fully formed on the screen, including a long tracking shot that matches any that would follow. Screened at Cannes as part of the Un Certain Regard section under Anderson's original title "Sydney."

Set and shot on location in and around Reno, NV.

10 x 8 inches (25 x 20 cm), with wide horizontal margins. Near Fine.

Grant US.

[Book #142589]

Price: $375.00