“FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA: Did you know what you were doing when you made Punch-Drunk Love? PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON: No, I was just trying to get through every day. It started to feel -- it was horrible for the first three weeks. Just felt terrible, like I didn't know... none of it looked good, none of it looked right, and [we] stopped and started again, and then somewhere along the way, everything started to feel better, and it felt better... FFC: And do you notice as years go by, people say, I love that, that was so beautiful! That was so unique! PTA: Yeah, no, and I thought... it turned out that everything I thought was terrible was really good. Just with some distance, it felt good. And then I edited it together, and I thought, I think I made a film that every single person is gonna see, and it's gonna make like 500 billion dollars, you know? I finally did it! And no one saw it, and people didn't like it, but...”

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