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New teaser trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master with Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman

Jun. 19, 2012by: Paul Shirey
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Another teaser trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's THE MASTER has hit the net and features our first look at Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lancaster Dodd, a World War II veteran who founds his own religion as a result of his experiences there.  Joaquin Phoenix plays Freddie Sutton, a drifter who takes to Dodd, eventually becoming his right-hand man.  The trailer also shows us the first footage of Amy Adams as Dodd's wife, Mary Sue Dodd. 

Check it out:

This just looks awesome to me.  Anderson is an acquired taste for many, but man, if he doesn't know how to pull out some amazing performances from his cast. This looks to be a powerhouse from Phoenix and Hoffman, two actors who can eat up the screen.  It's really a brilliant pairing and I can't wait to see these guys give it their all in the finished film. 

Here's a brief synopsis:

A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as "the Master" whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man.

The film is meant to be a psuedo-take on L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, but based on the way the film is shaping up in the teasers, it seems like it will be more about the relationship between Dodd and Sutton and less about the religious aspect.  You can color me compelled, because I'll see this no matter which direction it goes, simply for the performances alone.

THE MASTER opens on October 12, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: Phoenix can play aloof and weird better than anyone. One of my favorite roles of his was in To Die For with Nicole Kidman. What's your favorite Joaquin Phoenix role?
Source: Official Site

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8:55PM on 07/19/2012

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The joke at the end of the Family Guy episode; 3 Kings, "And now we are left with a hair-lip reminder of what might've been"
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9:47PM on 06/19/2012

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Favorite JOAQUIN PHOENIX role--->SPACE CAMP.
Favorite JOAQUIN PHOENIX role--->SPACE CAMP.
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7:28PM on 06/19/2012
So it's gonna be Phoenix vs. Day-Lewis vs. Murray for the Oscar?
So it's gonna be Phoenix vs. Day-Lewis vs. Murray for the Oscar?
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6:31PM on 06/19/2012
This quite easily just shot straight to the top of my "must see" list for 2012.
This quite easily just shot straight to the top of my "must see" list for 2012.
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1:58PM on 06/19/2012
Pure cinema.
Pure cinema.
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1:54PM on 06/19/2012
Love the look of this thing. Reminds me of some minor classic from the sixties or seventies.

Picking a favorite role of Joaquin's is kinda hard for me. What was that last movie he did with James Grey? Anyway, I really liked him in that one.
Love the look of this thing. Reminds me of some minor classic from the sixties or seventies.

Picking a favorite role of Joaquin's is kinda hard for me. What was that last movie he did with James Grey? Anyway, I really liked him in that one.
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1:44PM on 06/19/2012

Joaquin...

Joaquin is a great actor and I really enjoyed him in Parenthood (of course he was still going by the name Leaf in those days).
Joaquin is a great actor and I really enjoyed him in Parenthood (of course he was still going by the name Leaf in those days).
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1:27PM on 06/19/2012

YES!

PTA and crew always bring their A game.

He always weirded me out in To Die For, and I mean that as a compliment.
PTA and crew always bring their A game.

He always weirded me out in To Die For, and I mean that as a compliment.
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1:26PM on 06/19/2012
Oh P.T. Anderson, how I've missed you. This movie is going to be remarkable.
Oh P.T. Anderson, how I've missed you. This movie is going to be remarkable.
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