American Vintage: Behind the Scenes of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master”

With the Academy Awards freshly behind us, it’s come time to stare the future head on and see what’s patiently waiting in the wings for this upcoming year! One project in particular that seems to have many cinephiles speculating across the blogospher is auteur Paul Thomas Anderson’s (“Boogie Nights”, “Magnolia”, & “There Will Be Blood”) newest venture- “The Master”.

Shrouded in mystery, the film stars Joaquin Phoenix as a troubled drifter who finds himself the right-hand man to Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic intellectual who launches a faith-based organization called “The Cause”. Set in the 1950s, Phoenix’s character begins to question the beliefs of the organization as it grows a fervent following.

Also starring Amy Adams and EOF Favourite, Laura Dern, the film is sure to stir up a lot of conversation with Anderson’s fictional religion “The Cause” being compared to the ever controversial religion of Scientology and it’s prolific rise throughout the 1950s headed by it’s founder, science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.

Anderson always has critical conversaions to tell about society in his films, and we’re sure “The Master” will be no exception.

One thing’s for certain, however- the staying power of vintage! Looks like on top of the 1950s of “The Master”, there will be plenty of period power this year with films like dirt backroad Prohibition-era “The Wettest County“, Beatnik 50’s “On the Road“, and of course the 1920’s decadent glamour of Bazz Luhrman’s “The Great Gatsby“; all will provide for some new classic vintage American moments!

Everything old is new again. So, if you’re excited for a sneak peak of some vintage American cool in the movies, check out these behind-the-scene photographs taken by Jack Erling on the set of “The Master”. No celebrities, but a great taste at some fantastic period costumes and locations! Makes you think they had a time machine!

Costume designer Mark Bridges won an Oscar on Sunday for his recreation of the silent era in “The Artist”, and from the looks of it he might be running the race again next year for “The Master”!

Enjoy! (Thank you, Blackbook!)

Sincerely,

-The Eye x

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5 thoughts on “American Vintage: Behind the Scenes of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master”

  1. Looking forward to this movie. When I saw your title, I thought it was Paul Thomas, the porn star… then I saw the ‘Anderson’. I’ve enjoyed all his movies, and I think this will be cerebral.

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