Film and TV

Trailer Park: Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master Gets a-Teasin' Us

Director Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master is a long-gestating project about a church with more than a passing resemblance to the Church of Scientology. This week the first official teaser trailer for the film was released, helping at least to set the tone for the '50s epic, which stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Laura Dern and Amy Adams.

There Will Be Blood alums Kevin J. O'Connor and David Warshofsky are also on the cast list.

Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood is also back on board creating original music for the film, as he did on Blood. Greenwood's music, a sparse, syncopated piece, struck excitement into the heart of this PTA devotee. If I watch Blood at least once a month for kicks, is something wrong with me?

We'll know more obviously -- duh -- once a longer trailer is cut and released to the Web, but for now dig into Phoenix using Johnny Cash charm with a military psychiatrist. This link to an Indie Wire article goes a little deeper, including a techie look at the film that was used by PTA on The Master.

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Craig Hlavaty
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