Watch: Fascinating P.T. Anderson Interviews on Daily Show & CBS

October 12, 2012
Source: SlashFilm

Paul Thomas Anderson

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.

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I feel like you have to be slow, to be confused by this film.

VVS on Oct 12, 2012


I love you, Alex, but you've gotta proofread this stuff, man. "The legendary filmmaker, known affectionately as PTA, is a notoriously man to meet, "

RJmacready on Oct 13, 2012


Ah whoops! Sorry that was a big mistake, posted this quickly and ran out to a screening. Will fix/proof it again now! Thank you.

Alex Billington on Oct 13, 2012


Just a friendly heads up. Love the site. Keep up the good work. Cheers.

RJmacready on Oct 13, 2012


No worries, I do appreciate it, sometimes these kind of mistakes slip through. 🙂

Alex Billington on Oct 13, 2012

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