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First Poster For The Master
Drink up for Paul Thomas Anderson

19 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Huffington Post

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There is plenty of attention on Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest project, The Master, and the marketing team from The Weinstein Company is making sure things stay intriguing with the first teaser poster, available via The Huffington Post below.

The film has attracted attention thanks to claims that it’ll explore the life of a man very much like Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard. Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Lancaster Dodd, who forms his own religious movement during the 1950s. Amy Adams plays Dodd's wife, while Joaquin Phoenix stars as his young-but-troubled protégé. The similarities to Hubbard’s life and the foundation of his group are striking, though Hoffman is on record as saying it doesn’t have any real connection.

Given how Scientologists have generally responded to any portrayal, we could see why people might wish to avoid the  hassle of any overt connection, though if anyone would be willing to jump into the fray you’d imagine it would be Anderson. As for the poster? We can only speculate. We know Phoenix's Freddie Sutton is a drinker, but there must be more meaning to it than that...

The Master arrives in the US on October 12. There’s no set UK release date yet. Check out the most recent trailer here.


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oooh, when I read that last sentence and then looked at the poster again...chills. Nice work. More

Posted by Bizz90 at 20:03 on 19 July 2012 | Report This Post

great poster
nailed it More

Posted by staypuft2 at 10:16 on 19 July 2012 | Report This Post

great poster
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Posted by staypuft2 at 09:49 on 19 July 2012 | Report This Post

Niiiiiiiice.
That's classy. Really looking forward to this movie. PSH and PTA are two of my absolute favourites. Plus, I'm a geek so I'm looking forward to the warm, smooth taste of oak barrel-aged 65mm goodness. More

Posted by Nicky C at 09:43 on 19 July 2012 | Report This Post


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