Watch: Fascinating P.T. Anderson Interviews on Daily Show & CBS
Time to dive in. If you still haven't seen Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, The Master, it's playing in theaters everywhere right now, including a lot of 70mm shows still around. However, once you see it, you'll probably either be confused, confounded, bewildered, perplexed or just simply blown away. Reviews are decisive and discussions have been rampant about whether it's brilliant or a complete mess. The legendary filmmaker, known affectionately as PTA, is a notoriously hard man to meet, but he's been out doing a few interviews on TV. Thankfully SlashFilm has found two of them that are worth watching because PTA delves into topics about Scientology and the split reaction on the film and much more. Fire up both of them below!
Here's the first Paul Thomas Anderson interview to watch, originally shown on The Daily Show:
Here's the second Paul Thomas Anderson interview to watch, this one on CBS' This Morning show:
PTA's The Master is out in theaters, and we've been discussing it ourselves in video blogs and other posts, like this one about 70mm showings in NYC and Jeremy's review. You can also watch the Cannes sizzle reel.
Paul Thomas Anderson (the man behind films like Boogie Nights, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood) wrote and directed The Master. The film follows Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) a charismatic leader who creates a new religion in the 1950's and his main disciple (Joaquin Phoenix), an alcoholic drifter named Freddie Sutton who becomes Dodd's closest follower, only to later break away from his teachings. The Master is now playing all over the country and has some exclusive 70mm screenings in various markets.