This is the film we wanted to see at Cannes this year. Unfortunately for the Film Festival, Paul Thomas Anderson’s film wasn’t ready yet. After the extraordinary There Will Be Blood, it looks like the director is about to deliver another masterpiece with The Master. Nothing had been revealed of the film but the storyline: “A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as “the Master” whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man.” (Source: IMDB). The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Laura Dern. But this first trailer only shows us Freddie Sutton, Phoenix’s character. And I have to say, it is a pleasure to finally see Joaquin Phoenix back on a screen. We are also very eager to see some footage from James Gray’s latest, Low Life, in which Phoenix also stars.
It this scene, Phoenix seems to be questioned by a military officer. From all the close-ups in the trailer, we can tell that Phoenix’s acting is very Brando-like. We can also hear some of Jonny Greenwood’s score, which he composed for the film. Greenwood was also behind the legendary score of There Will Be Blood.
We’ll have to wait until October 12 in the US to see the picture. So let’s hope The Master will at least be at the Venice Film Festival in September.
Enjoy and Viddy Well!