The conversation might’ve died down, but Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master is still one of the best films of the year. Don’t you forget it. Anyhow, here’s something that’s likely to get PTA and Master fans feeling cheery – the Astor Theater in Melbourne, Australia held an hour-long audience Q&A with one of the greatest filmmakers of our time. And they recorded it. Check out the video below.
During the 60-minute interview, PTA talks about his filmmaking process. He discusses why he decided to shoot The Master in 70mm, and Joaquin Phoenix‘s raw performance. Anderson humbly says it was all Phoenix. He also praises Seth MacFarlane‘s Ted for being one of the funniest movies he’s seen recently. Anderson also talks about film school. He mentions that he wasn’t prepared to love the black-and-white, silent films that they show during the first day of film school.
One of the best moments of the video is at the very beginning, when PTA is seen talking and shaking hands with fans in the lobby of the theater. One can also hear Ella Fitzgerald’s silvery voice singing “Get Thee Behind Me Satan,” while all of this is happening.
As mentioned above, the interview is an hour-long, but anyone who is a fan of the of his or the film should take the time to watch it. Here’s your chance to see the director open up about his controversial film. And he’s actually quite funny throughout it.
Here’s the video:
What do you think? Did you find the Q&A insightful?