Magnolia Film Summary & Analysis

Paul Thomas Anderson
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Essay Questions

What is the significance of the montage of events shown at the beginning of the film?

How has the life of Quiz Kid Donnie Smith turned out?

Describe Frank's personality as revealed through his interview.

Why does Linda not want the money from Earl's will?

How does Claudia and Jim's relationship develop?

What does Phil promise Earl he will do?

What horrible thing did Jimmy do?

Describe the relationship between Stanley and his father.

How does Stanley feel that he is perceived by others? Do events in the film make his perception seem accurate?

What is the symbolism of the frogs?

Bibliography

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