It’s almost here—Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, one of our most anticipated films of the year, gets a limited run on September 14th before going wide on September 21st. But before it does, we’ve got one final trailer for the film, which, like the trailers that came before it, is a quietly unnerving collection of off-kilter, menacing music married to an abstract collection of scenes from the film.
Much has been made of the film’s purported links to Scientology, with Philip Seymour Hoffman’s self-styled guru/religious leader being seen as a stand-in critique for Scientology’s L. Ron Hubbard. Anderson, however, denies that the film is a smear job against Scientology; early word of mouth seems to support his statements, with preview audiences stating the film is more focused upon the relationship between Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix’s ex-Navy aimless drifter character. Take a peak:
Spooky, no? It will be nice to finally see the film in all of its hyper-detailed 70 mm glory, instead of yet another tiny YouTube window full of disconnected clips. September 14th can’t come soon enough.
The Master co-stars Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Ambyr Childers, and Jesse Childers. The film was written and directed by Anderson, and features a score by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.
What did you think of the final trailer?