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Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’ Receives Beautiful First Poster

Written by on July 18, 2012 

Whether a certain California-based group likes it or not (they most certainly don’t), The Master is finally coming. So, still hot on the heels of two exceptional teasers, The Huffington Post have been given the first poster for Paul Thomas Anderson‘s next — and, more importantly, his first since There Will Be Blood — which is right at the top of our 2012 calendars.

Earlier in the day, TWC’s Twitter account promised something “that will make you hopelessly inquisitive”; I’d dare say they were right. Look, I think it’s pretty dopey to invest a whole lion’s share of thought into one little item, but the design of this thing — which, aesthetically, is beautiful — does connect to past reports that either Philip Seymour Hoffman or Joaquin Phoenix‘s character is a recovering alcoholic. While potentially minor, it also gets my brain firing on how such a topic might impact what already sounds like a serious-as-a-heart-attack kind of outing. Couldn’t Jonny Greenwood‘s score have made this experience stressful enough?

But, enough analyzing for now. Take a look below:

The Master opens on October 12th.

What does this poster say to you, both as a way of selling the film and hinting at what’s to come?

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