Boston GlobeAn interview with Paul Thomas Anderson, director of Punch-Drunk Love. Anderson describes showing the film to director Robert Altman, "[Back then] it was Harry Nilsson and Van Dyke Parks and Bob Altman and Robin Williams in Malta in the late '70s. And you will hear shit that will blow your mind. There was this Maltanese orchestra completely out of tune, bleeding through Shelley Duvall on the headphones, and they're kind of laughing at her. It was all just this disaster area. I asked [Altman] about it, and he was just completely confused: 'Well, those were the dark days.'"
October 13, 2002