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Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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Re: A Guide To THE MASTER's Deleted Scenes & Alternate Takes (SPOILERS)
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 07:47:18 PM »
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This movie's gonna have one hell of a director's cut.
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Re: A Guide To THE MASTER's Deleted Scenes & Alternate Takes (SPOILERS)
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 08:00:08 PM »
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One can only hope. Sadly PTA cares less about this kinda thing then he used to. I'd love another commentary some day. I don't need a directors cut as I'm sure this is what he wants us to see. A massive compiling of the deleted/alternate scenes would be great though.
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Re: A Guide To THE MASTER's Deleted Scenes & Alternate Takes (SPOILERS)
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 08:31:57 PM »
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Considering the content of the deleted scenes that we know about, an alternate cut would deeply change the focus of the film. Not going to happen.

I would love to see some of those deleted scenes, especially the Alethia stuff.
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Re: A Guide To THE MASTER's Deleted Scenes & Alternate Takes (SPOILERS)
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2012, 09:10:58 PM »
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I thought Reelist was being sarcastic hehehe. PTA said in an interview that this IS the film. He said there's probably only one scene that he actually sort of wishes was in the film that isn't. The rest he said he's happy with. I wish I had a source for that one but I don't. Definitely from one of the recent interviews obviously.

PS: I asked him about the commentary thing when I saw him at Castro Theater and he just responded with a shrug. I'm not gonna lie, films without commentary keep that mystery held stronger than others with it. Knowing the ins and outs of how a film gets made can totally distort the hidden unexplainable beauty of that piece of work. Bittersweet. Mainly bitter though for us who make films.

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Re: A Guide To THE MASTER's Deleted Scenes & Alternate Takes (SPOILERS)
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2012, 11:00:03 PM »
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He's the one that said on the boogie nights commentary that he ripped off so much from so many commentaries earlier in his life. so it's kinda like, come on man, share the wealth. His commentaries were great and not the usual "oh my god i loved how so-and-so did what-have-you on such-and-such day of shooting."

Like i get it, i'm sure a big part is the fact that commentaries became expected, and the true art of a good commentary got cloudy, but so did film itself. he should step up and rise above, just like he does with his films.
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Re: A Guide To THE MASTER's Deleted Scenes & Alternate Takes (SPOILERS)
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2012, 04:55:54 PM »
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Gonna need to do a major update after this one...

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Re: A Guide To THE MASTER's Deleted Scenes & Alternate Takes (SPOILERS)
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2012, 07:42:59 PM »
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OH.

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Re: A Guide To THE MASTER's Deleted Scenes & Alternate Takes (SPOILERS)
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2012, 08:17:49 PM »
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Updated with all the new scenes/dialogue.

http://cigsandredvines.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-master-deleted-scenes.html

And yeah, this is the reel they showed at Cannes in May.
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2012, 08:20:10 PM »
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the manuscripts!

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Re: A Guide To THE MASTER's Deleted Scenes & Alternate Takes (SPOILERS)
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2012, 08:36:10 PM »
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^Yeah! What the hell. On fire? That's sort of hilarious. It looks like Master's daughter/son-in-law were with Freddie/Master that day when they dug up Book 2. Dressed the same.

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Re: A Guide To THE MASTER's Deleted Scenes & Alternate Takes (SPOILERS)
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2012, 07:59:40 AM »
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Paul Thomas Anderson reveals unseen scenes from 'The Master'
By Mark Olsen; Los Angeles Times

Having just screened Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy of upscale anxiety, "This Is 40," on Thursday night with the filmmaker in attendance, Film Independent at LACMA played host the following evening to a very different American auteur: Paul Thomas Anderson.

The writer-director engaged in a conversation after a showing of John Huston's World War II-era short films "The Battle of San Pietro" and "Let There Be Light" to discuss their influence on his latest film, "The Master."

"The Master" may have already faded at the box office and in the minds of some awards-watchers, but judging from the packed house of people whose vintage-inspired dress looked like they shopped straight from the collection of Freddie Quell (the film's main character, played by Joaquin Phoenix), it will live on with its passionate admirers.

Though Anderson has lately cultivated a certain mystique around himself, in conversation with Film Independent curator Elvis Mitchell he was warm, witty and charming while articulating his own writing process and influences.

Huston's two short films (both available for viewing online) deal unflinchingly with the impact of combat on soldiers' psyches and emotional health. It was easy to see why they were long kept from public view. The long interview sequences with returning servicemen in "Let There Be Light," which Anderson said he first saw on YouTube, are harrowing for their emotional directness in showing the effect of war on men.

"A lot of this informed the script for 'The Master' before I saw ['Let There Be Light']," Anderson said, "but it was that kind of lucky thing that helps verify decisions that you've made, [when] you find it somewhere else. It just helps you feel like you're on the right track."

An unexpected question about the documentary "Baraka" prompted a rather amusing series of ideas from Anderson, including thoughts on Michael Jackson's notorious pet Bubbles and a rather unlikely distillation of a theme from "The Master" regarding the character of Quell.

"C'mon, you can’t put diapers on a monkey," Anderson said of how the essential nature of man and beast alike can perhaps not be changed.

Though Anderson has at times been cagey in discussions of how Philip Seymour Hoffman's "Master" character of Lancaster Dodd was inspired by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, on Friday night he was the one who brought the topic up.

“For ‘The Master,’ obviously it helped to be into ideas that eventually got into L. Ron Hubbard’s head and Dianetics,” he said, “sort of how to work with mental illness, how to work with the mind, that was the kind of thing he got into. And I think he did spend time in naval hospitals, so he was obviously around all that kind of stuff. So what he was doing was not an entirely made-up thing, it was kind of around this stuff and funneling it into what he was working on.”

At the evening’s start, Mitchell announced there would be a surprise showing of 20 minutes of “heretofore unseen” scenes from “The Master.” In his introduction, Anderson said, “Lower your expectations, lower them way down,” and this seemed to hold true when the disc containing whatever was to be shown didn’t initially work properly, the image freezing and skipping after a few seconds.

After two attempts to fix the problems, Anderson and Mitchell came back on stage to have a brief conversation about what the audience would have seen -- a compilation of alternate takes and outtakes that Anderson is putting together for likely inclusion on the film’s DVD release.

After they left the stage, a third attempt to get the scenes played worked. They played like something of a dream contraction of the film itself, establishing Freddie as a drifting loner even while in the Navy. He does a little jig in a bathroom after making a drink, falls asleep against a woman’s bare breast and misses his ship’s departure.

There is a rather dazzling moment in which Freddie opens a wooden box said to contain Dodd’s unpublished manuscript of a book that has the power to kill men who read it. Flames leap from the box, and Freddie stares at it intently before calming closely the lid. Freddie is bequeathed a special jacket and named first lieutenant of “The Cause.”

He and Dodd dance together at a party. Freddie engages in dialogue with the character played by Laura Dern. The scenes concluded with a genuine blooper, as Hoffman and Phoenix repeatedly crack up over Hoffman’s inability to deliver a line on the “minty flavor” of Kool cigarettes with a straight face.

“There was a lot of talk and discussion about what doesn’t need to be in the movie,” Anderson said before the scenes screened.

“In the comfort of an editing room, you should be allowed to see what film you’re making and what you can do without,” he added. “It’s not any fun to go in there knowing exactly what you want to put in and go and do it. That would be dull. This was really kind of fun, to just sort of mess around with the film and see what we wanted to do.”


http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-paul-thomas-anderson-the-master-unseen-scenes-20121103,0,4679035.story
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Re: A Guide To THE MASTER's Deleted Scenes & Alternate Takes (SPOILERS)
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2013, 09:51:43 PM »
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Hey Modage, why didn't you tell us you UPDATED THE HELL outta this:     


http://cigsandredvines.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-master-deleted-scenes.html














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Re: A Guide To THE MASTER's Deleted Scenes & Alternate Takes (SPOILERS)
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2013, 10:38:12 AM »
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As Tyler mentioned MASSIVE update to this guide.

http://cigsandredvines.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-master-deleted-scenes.html

Put everything in close to chronological order and added all the new stuff from the Blu.
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