Watch: 'I Lost My Ship' - Another Brilliant 'The Master' Promo Teaser
"Go down to Pier 39." Hands down, this has been some of the best marketing of the year. I don't know if it means PTA's new movie will make the box office earnings of Michael Bay, but at the least, we can continue to admire these brilliant promo teasers. The Film Stage has alerted us that another mesmerizing teaser clip has debuted for P.T. Anderson's The Master, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams, but mainly Joaquin Phoenix, as Freddie. The clip is meant to tease another early screening at San Francisco's Castro Theatre tomorrow night, and is just another clip of Freddie when he was in the Navy. Take a look!
A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as "the Master" whose faith-based organization begins to catch on, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man.
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 was secretly shown in 70mm at the Aero this month and will hit theaters starting September 14th.