The Master Teaser: Joaquin Phoenix Menaces in First Glimpse at P.T. Anderson's Latest
I hesitate to even post this video — part fever dream, part vaguely authorized marketing blip, yet utterly curiosity-stoking glimpse at what appears to be Paul Thomas Anderson's forthcoming The Master. Joaquin Phoenix, take it away.
The clip made its way to Twitter via YouTube just a little while ago. It was originally housed at the account "Al Rose Promotions" — an account named after the real estate man whom Daniel Plainview consults about the Bandy tract in There Will Be Blood — and linked out to themasterfilm.com, so there's definitely something there beyond Phoenix's machete-sharpening, beach-brawling, mechanically disposed grunt under interrogation by The Man. Suggestions welcome, but I'm inclined to take the mystery for now.
"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."
I'm guessing Joaquin is the "right-hand man"... Philip Seymour Hoffman seems like a good choice for a "master."
This and Django Unchained will be the masterpieces of 2012. Mark my words.
Can't wait. Greatest living American director.
Nice to see Joaquin Phoenix back in something I actually want to see.
They said she wouldn’t achieve it by an attitude like this so they all struck him off and went on with their business.