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Paul Thomas Anderson Wants to Make a Full-Blown Comedy

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There is always a twinge of dark comedy in Paul Thomas Anderson’s movies, but it seems like Mr. Maya Rudolph has a hankering to try his hand at a full-on laugh riot. When Moviehole asked him about making a comedy, he responded, “Soon hopefully. I have to write it. It sounds daunting.” He continued: “I’d like to make a film like Airplane!. That never gets old. Or Ted. It was a big hit. Why? Because it’s great. Movies that are that big a hit are never fucking bad.” Is he aware that Seth MacFarlane doesn’t actually choose the Oscar nominations?

P. T. Anderson Wants to Make a Full-Blown Comedy