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Old 02-16-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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same scene as boogie nights. check it!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs4gRkBMCIc

go to 10:00 mark, and doesn't this scene look extactly like the pool scene in boogie nights. never noticed this. wonder if the director saw this and was inspired. same things, quests talking. cocaine. and roller skates. ummmm
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:09 PM   #2
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I always thought so, too. How funny!
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:22 PM   #3
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wago, has got to be inspired by it. how can it not. if not. than this is one strange coincidence... if i ever saw one.. and the director of boogie nights should see the similarities..
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:07 PM   #4
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I dunno. Things like cocaine, roller skates, etc, were all 70s trademarks. Just because it's a tracking shot from behind the skates wouldn't make me think PTA borrowed it.

However, many of the porn scenes in Boogie Nights WERE borrowed directly from 70s porn movies. And a lot of scenes from "The Dirk Diggler Story" by Amber Waves were taken from Exhausted, a documentary about John Holmes. The old Criterion LD had these clips, but they didn't get the rights to put them on the DVD or Blu.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:00 AM   #5
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They were trademarks of that short era, for sure. However, I have a strange feeling the director of Boogie Nights was just like us kids in the late 70's and early 80's watching these films late at night on Showtime and HBO. He and I are roughly the same age, too. I can almost bet he knows all the same films we do...
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:55 PM   #6
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http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/21256

check out the photos. last movie to show at this theater was mother's day october 12th 1980... up until its closing, durning 1980. theater got almost every horror film that came through town.. zombie" also shown here weeks before it closed..
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:29 PM   #7
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We had a theatre in downtown Reno that, although immaculate and well maintained with a great staff, had the PERFECT vibe for showing horror films. I tried to go there as often as I could. Back in the '80's I had the urge to document the showings at that theatre and take pictures, ect. It's one of my biggest regrets - not doing so. One of my favorite teachers in high school had a part time job there and I wish I had asked for a tour or something.
As for Mother's Day, I don't know if it played my hometown. It played Vegas, L.A. and San Francisco for sure.

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Old 02-19-2013, 06:41 PM   #8
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Speaking of Porn, Dave's Old Porn! Saw a movie on there called "F and Lots of It - definitely worth looking into.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:50 PM   #9
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgYKYk4GryU

I want a feature film presentation of this.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:39 PM   #10
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I like at the end when they are walking towards the camera all bad looking..
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:13 PM   #11
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs4gRkBMCIc

go to 10:00 mark, and doesn't this scene look extactly like the pool scene in boogie nights. never noticed this. wonder if the director saw this and was inspired. same things, quests talking. cocaine. and roller skates. ummmm
Looks like some parts were homaged, but if I recall correctly Boogie Nights wasn't following Rollergirl in the pool scene, just another girl who was smoking then dove into the pool (and the camera went underwater with her). The vibe and cutting do remind a lot of the later parts of the scene though. Edit: from an article I found called "37 things we learned from the Boogie Nights commentary" and i cut and paste:
'The shot around the pool showing all the party-goers was influenced by a similar one in I Am Cuba, which features a shot that begins on a rooftop and goes down into a swimming pool. “I feel proud that we came back up out of the pool for dialogue,” Anderson adds.'

Besides lots of Exhausted being borrowed, the porn movie scenes are all homages to actual 70 porn films, mostly John Holmes stuff like Jade Pussycat.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:20 PM   #12
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Yeah, wasn't the Rollergirl tracking scene part of that amazing opening shot in the disco? (Seriously, check out some of the camera work in Boogie Nights. That opening scene, one long single shot that begins outside the club, then swoops down inside and introduces every main character is one of my favorite sequences in film history. Then it's reversed at the end of the film, the "where are they now" at Jack's house. Sorry, PTA, this film is your masterpiece. Not the pretentious Magnolia, or the well-acted but practically non-narrative The Master. There Will Be Blood comes close, but Boogie Nights is still his best film, and probably always will be)

Back to the borrowed porn scenes, I've heard the Brock Landers scene, where he comes into the restaurant is taken from a 70s porn. Isn't the first Dirk Diggler shoot (ha ha) where he auditions for Amber also one? Someone mentioned Dave's Old Porn. I'd like Dave to do a Boogie Nights episode, maybe have PTA as a guest. Or if PTA's too damn Serious Filmmaker to appear on Dave's Old Porn, I bet John C. Reilly would do it in a heartbeat.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:38 AM   #13
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go to 10:00 mark, and doesn't this scene look extactly like the pool scene in boogie nights. never noticed this. wonder if the director saw this and was inspired. same things, quests talking. cocaine. and roller skates. ummmm
I just ran across this forum, and was curious what movie the lookalike youtube clip was from? I'm not able to view it anymore says "This video is private" now. thanks
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