Chapter Stops /

PT Anderson

Why does PT Anderson use the words “chapter stops” on the menu of the Magnolia DVD boxed set? Was there a set before the boxed set? What was it like?

Instead of the ‘scenes’ or perhaps even just the ‘chapters’ you pick ‘chapter stops’: A moment of reprieve in story until it ramps up again, a processing point for the viewer.

I think I am at a processing point.