Watch: Stunning Cannes Sizzle Reel for P.T. Anderson's 'The Master'

September 27, 2012
Source: HeyUGuys

The Master

If you haven't taken the time to see Paul Thomas Anderon's film The Master (especially in 70mm) you're missing out on what will surely be a huge awards contender when the time comes. Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman put in phenomenal performances that by themselves areĀ  worth a trip to the theater. But if you need more convincing, here's a stellar piece of footage that was shown as a sizzle reel at Cannes earlier this summer. The best thing about this footage though, is there's scenes that didn't make the final cut. That has me excited to see what deleted scenes there are on Blu-Ray/DVD. Watch!

Here's the final NSFW Cannes sizzle reel for PTA's The Master, originally found via HeyUGuys:

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 is playing all over the country and has some exclusive 70mm screenings in various markets. Good?

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


More than half of this isn't in the film. Besides that, these clips are more powerful than the film as a whole.

David Balderdash on Sep 27, 2012


I was never really interested in this, but that looks pretty crazy. And the music is stellar. But no warning for the nudity?

Joshua m on Sep 27, 2012


Good point. We added "NSFW" to the post so people know ahead of time.

Ethan Anderton on Sep 27, 2012


I didn't have much interest before I saw this...that was...mesmerizing.

Cody W on Sep 27, 2012



Jonathan on Sep 28, 2012


Next next next next next next next next next next next

Ehsan Davodi on Sep 28, 2012


Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix were amazing. That being said I still have no idea what that movie was about.

JuneBug on Sep 28, 2012


So then how do you know that Hoffman and Phoenix were amazing if you haven't seen the film??? That's a stupid comment to make. I, on the other hand, can say that I DID see the film and yes, both the acting performances of Hoffman and Phoenix were superb. And yes, this movie does have a storyline. But you'll have to go see the movie for yourself!

Lucious on Oct 7, 2012


This film is by far the best thing I've seen in the last few years. And Joaquin's acting cannot be put into words....better than Brando, better than DDL, better than Heath Ledger.

GhostActor on Sep 30, 2012

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