Up to this point, Paul Thomas Anderson‘s gone a little underground with The Master — so long as YouTube is an “underground” avenue for releasing previews — but with his first outing since There Will Be Blood set to hit in only three months, now’s the time for a real trailer. And it’s here.
“Here” alone, Anderson has provided so much beauty, so much tension, so many details, and reveals so little all at once. Maybe it’s because the tiny glimpses at plot and character, good as they appear to be, almost feel interstitial on this first viewing, when the late ’40s California, sun-baked iconography fuses with Jonny Greenwood‘s Blood-like score; together, they make this look like entirely new territory for such an eclectic filmmaker. That’s enough to make The Master worth discussing, and the fact that it also might very well be one of 2012′s best films is almost an afterthought right now.
Watch the preview below (via Yahoo!):
The Master opens on October 12th.
Even from this trailer, do you think The Master will live up to Anderson’s prior output?
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I are joined by The Playlist’s Cory Everett (@modage) and TFS editor-in-chief Jordan Raup to discuss a number of new films. First up, however, we discuss the career of the late Mike Nichols. Then we […]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming […]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute