Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Master in 70mm!

Los Angeles has its good traits and its bad ones, but one of the positives is connected to movies. No surprise there. I don't want to brag but I already have my tickets bought for a weekend screening of the most anticipated film I will go to in 2012: The Master. Paul Thomas Anderson can do no wrong in my book. There Will Be Blood. Boogie Nights. Magnolia. Punch-Drunk Love. Hard Eight. In fact, I'd say he's the best American filmmaker alive. Scratch that. He's the best filmmaker in the world and his new movie looks flat-out amazing as it tells the story of a cult leader [Philip Seymour Hoffman] who preys on an angry GI [Joaquin Phoenix] post WW2. The Master's PR department is playing down the Scientology connection, but come on, we all know that this is a nod to L. Ron Hubbard and the early days of Scientology.

The best thing about seeing it this weekend before the movie goes to the rest of the country on the 14th? I will get to see it in glorious 70mm! It seems that Anderson shunned 35mm or digital and went old-school in the most epic format possible. Trust me, 70mm is the only way to watch a movie. Better yet, I am seeing it at a Cinerama Dome. I'm all goose pimply in anticipation and hope that any readers not getting the chance to see it in 70mm won't hate me too much.

Here's a snippet from the film to give you a taste of what to expect with The Master.

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hidden staircase said...


Joshua Blevins Peck said...

You said it! New Bev is showing all of his films [except for THE MASTER in October] and I am going to try to see them all. Again.

hidden staircase said...

oh wow...very cool! intense but fantastic!

Joshua Blevins Peck said...

I saw THE MASTER a few nights ago. Amazing acting, craft and I admire the heck out of it. The film is very confounding though. It's one that might need to see again for it to truly sink in. I love that it is SO non-mainstream for an American major release.