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Re: The Master - SPOILERS!
« Reply #315 on: March 20, 2013, 12:50:52 PM »
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I don't know if everyone's already seen this excellent article. It features a great photo of LRH sitting on a fence in cowboy outfit that closely resembles Lancaster Dodd's when Freddie photographs him. And this article also mentions that LRH was also a photographer, like Freddie.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dochollywood/2012/09/unlocking-the-master-plan/

PS. Since PTA talked about John Steinbeck's life as an influence on Freddie's character, I read a Wikipedia article about John Steinbeck's non-fiction book "Travels with Charley" and it mentions how Steinbeck took great liberty with the truth. This quote by Steinbeck's son reminded me of what Val tells Freddie about his father, and also what Freddie tells Lancaster in the jail ("You make this shit up!"):

Even Steinbeck's son believes his father invented much of the dialogue in the book, "He just sat in his camper and wrote all that [expletive]."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travels_with_Charley:_In_Search_of_America

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Re: The Master - SPOILERS!
« Reply #316 on: March 20, 2013, 04:40:56 PM »
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I wonder if Scientology can work as the prime pieces of evidence against religion as a whole.

Probably not, a bit harsh.

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Re: The Master - SPOILERS!
« Reply #317 on: March 20, 2013, 05:58:47 PM »
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Using the words, 'evidence' and 'religion' in the same sentence was your 1st mistake.
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Re: The Master - SPOILERS!
« Reply #318 on: March 21, 2013, 03:26:35 AM »
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It's interesting to look at scientology as a microcosm of the more established religions.  It's had a relatively peaceful growth in comparison to the others, that is until the great Scientology Wars of the 2340s

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Re: The Master - SPOILERS!
« Reply #319 on: March 21, 2013, 09:38:07 PM »
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Everyone needs to read this, it's an analysis on the film, PTA, Joaquin, in such well thought out detail. It would be great if he would post here.

Modage recently posted it on Twitter, long and dense:

http://okc.net/2013/02/26/california-dreamin-absorbing-paul-thomas-andersons-master/

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Re: The Master - SPOILERS!
« Reply #320 on: April 03, 2013, 02:50:09 PM »
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Modage just posted this video analysis of PDL, TWBB, The Master all together as a trilogy. I love the connection between PSH's characters from PDL/Master the most. This guy has done really interesting video essay's on PDL/TWBB as well if you haven't seen them. Hoping he does one for The Master.

*edit: in the first 10 seconds he says he'll be posting a full Master analysis later this week, didn't catch that...right on.


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Re: The Master - SPOILERS!
« Reply #321 on: April 09, 2013, 09:24:25 PM »
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*edit: in the first 10 seconds he says he'll be posting a full Master analysis later this week, didn't catch that...right on.




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Re: The Master - SPOILERS!
« Reply #322 on: April 09, 2013, 10:56:08 PM »
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Definitely not as good as his other analysis' in my opinion. His PDL/TWBB were way more interesting.

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Re: The Master - SPOILERS!
« Reply #323 on: April 10, 2013, 07:07:48 AM »
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Quick show of hands. Who thinks Freddie changed? Who thinks he is the same animal he ever was?

Just want to gauge opinions.

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Re: The Master - SPOILERS!
« Reply #324 on: April 10, 2013, 10:39:11 AM »
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Are we talking about The Master's Freddie or Xixax's Freddie?

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Re: The Master - SPOILERS!
« Reply #325 on: April 10, 2013, 04:34:55 PM »
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You know what, either will do.

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Re: The Master - SPOILERS!
« Reply #326 on: April 10, 2013, 04:42:42 PM »
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I was of the opinion that he improved slightly. He hasn't sobered up, but a certain amount of self-actualization seems to have occurred.

He's certainly not the same, and definitely not worse.
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Re: The Master - SPOILERS!
« Reply #327 on: April 11, 2013, 10:35:37 AM »
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A great article about Scientology that mentions "The Master":

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/apr/25/scientology-story

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This part definitely reminded me of Freddie's radio ad for the Cause when he says: "It works".

The Beat writer William S. Burroughs, an early enthusiast, described it in a letter to Allen Ginsberg: Scientologists “do the job without hypnosis or drugs, simply run the tape back and forth until the trauma is wiped off. It works. I have used the method—partially responsible for recent changes.”


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Re: The Master - SPOILERS!
« Reply #328 on: April 11, 2013, 01:02:04 PM »
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I was of the opinion that he improved slightly. He hasn't sobered up, but a certain amount of self-actualization seems to have occurred.

He's certainly not the same, and definitely not worse.

agreed, same flawed man who's more at peace with his flaws... and hey that's all we can really ask for.
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Re: The Master - SPOILERS!
« Reply #329 on: April 12, 2013, 03:54:56 AM »
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Who thinks Freddie changed? Who thinks he is the same animal he ever was?

I like the way this dude put it, from the article Cloudy posted on the previous page:

"Like “There Will Be Blood” the film ends when a son figure must accept or reject the father figure. By this moment Freddie Quell has under our noses experienced what all heroes in novels are supposed to, he has experienced change. He knows himself. He will go drink, but he will not be controlled, at least by men like Dodd. And that’s a lot of freedom."

You can go to places in the world with pudding. That. Is. Funny.

 

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