Five years after his first absence in a Paul Thomas Anderson film, Philip Seymour Hoffman is back and this time, he’s the star. “The Master” co-stars Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams. There was quite a bit of difficulty getting the film off the page and in front of the cameras due to its striking similarities to the true story of the birth of the Church of Scientology. The film takes place just after WWII and focus on the relationship between a younger, (and possibly disillusioned) veteran (Phoenix) and his older ‘master’ (Hoffman), against the backdrop of the master’s creation of a faith based organization. Amy Adams is set to play Hoffman’s wife. The music over the images is sampled from the score, which will be the second collaboration between the director and Radiohead guitarist, Jonny Greenwood.
Here’s the second teaser for “The Master.”
I must admit I am still a bit nervous regarding this film, and I also must admit I’m not altogether sure why that would be. I love PTA‘s films, every one of them. Coming off his [arguably] most well received and popular film, There Will Be Blood, The Master has a lot to live up to and seems to be setting it’s sights pretty high.
For those of you who missed out on the first teaser, you can check it out right here.
Post your thoughts because I would love to read them.
“The Master” is scheduled for a limited release on October 12.
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