P.T. Anderson Teases 'The Master' First Look with Frames of Celluloid
Time to squint and take a closer look! While Paul Thomas Anderson will not be appearing at the Cannes Film Festival this week with his new film The Master, he has instead decided to tease the film with a fun little first look on Cigarettes & Red Vines. The official PTA fan/news site was recently sent a few new photos and a message from the master himself, Mr. Anderson, giving us a very first look at a few frames of the film - in that exact form, as 65mm celluloid frames. "These shots include our lovely Negative Cutter, Simone, imported all the way from France to cut 65mm negative. She does it all with a pair of scissors from Staples."
However, they also took the opportunity to rotate, crop and invert the colors to give us an actual good look at the first frames from The Master. Not that this is the reveal we've all been waiting for, but it's something to keep PTA fans salivating and intrigued. That looks like it's Philip Seymour Hoffman in the middle:
Last year we featured some black & white photos taken on the set of The Master while they were shooting, but up until today, we've literally never actually seen a frame of the movie before. This is our very first glimpse, but PTA added in the message to Cigarettes & Red Vines: "I'll have more to share in the coming days/weeks/months." I hope that means an actual first look, maybe even a poster and trailer in the next few months, we can hope, but only time will tell. For now this is still only our very first look at any of The Master. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as a charismatic intellectual whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and Joaquin Phoenix as the young drifter who becomes his right-hand man.