Currently in limited release, the critically acclaimed period drama THE MASTER is a beautifully realized representation of the look and feel of post-modern America. A thoughtfully conceived rumination on the psychology of cult religion and philosophy, the film centers on an alcoholic serviceman who returns home from World War II uncertain of what to do with his life until he meets a charismatic cult leader. Written and directed by PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON, the cast includes JOAQUIN PHOENIX, PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN, AMY ADAMS, LAURA DERN and PATTY McCORMACK.
An absolute triumph in its depiction of the look of mid-century chic, ANDERSON leaned heavily on the wartime and post-war work of several great filmmakers to get it right. During our recent interview, the director detailed some of his specific inspirations. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
THE MASTER is in limited release now
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