Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. 1997, 155 mins. 35mm. With Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Standing out in the swirling disco haze of Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic saga of the California porn industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s, Hoffman gave a performance that marked him as a truly great screen actor. He is an awkward, repressed boom operator hopelessly enamored of Mark Wahlberg’s porn star Dirk Diggler.