Teaser For Paul Thomas Anderson's Highly Anticipated THE MASTER Arrives

Sean Smithson, Contributor
It's been 5 long years since P.T. Anderson's last triumph, with the expansive and challenging There Will Be Blood. Now, on Oct. 12 the Weinstein Company will release Anderson's latest film, The Master.

A period piece set in the 1950's, and Starring Joaquin Phoenix as a troubled sailor who falls in with a burgeoning religious leader, played by P.T. Anderson stock player Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master is reported to be about on the rise of Scientology-like "religion", with Hoffman playing an intellectually minded, charismatic leader obviously based on Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

This teaser clip is all Joaquin though, as he is questioned by a superior officer, about a dalliance he has no memory of. Tense, intimate, and uncomfortable, this is pure P.T. Anderson. Let Oct. 12 give you movie going readers a respite from flying men and metallic monsters, I think it's time for the grown-ups to have the pool to themselves for a bit. The Master looks more accessible than There Will be Blood, and personally I count Boogie Nights and Magnolia among the greats of American film, so for all intents and purposes The Master looks like a sure bet. I won't even try to contain my excitement...if this movie isn't amazing I will pull a Herzog and eat my shoe.

Now, click the link below and watch Joaquin own it!
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  • Cuttermaran

    This is pure magic. I had to watch it again right away. Joaqin, you're one of the best out there.

  • mightyjoeyoung

    "if this movie isn't amazing I will pull a Herzog and eat my shoe."

    Well its doesn´t matter...I will see it anyway...remember seeing Magnolia in the cinema....that was a nice film.

    Didn´t even know that PT Anderson was working on something new...thanks, Mr Smithson.

  • Sean "The Butcher" Smithson

    From this scene alone I say Joaquin better start picking out what he is going to wear when he starts winning Best Actor awards left and right.

    Sure, the pending release of PROMETHEUS has the genre kid in me doing the pee dance.

    Even more so, the pending release of THE MASTER has the grown up film addict in me thanking the cinematic gods for PT Anderson, and material like this.

  • Joshua Chaplinsky

    Pure beauty. And that fake poster is genius.

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