The Master - Spoiler-Free Thread

Started by MacGuffin, December 02, 2009, 10:12:15 PM

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 I promised myself I wouldn't read any reviews before I saw it, and this dickbag put a spoiler in the first sentence.  God damn you, Polka.

polkablues

I feel like there's been some seriously pernicious definition-creep with the word "spoiler" lately.

For reference: "Rosebud was his sled" is a spoiler.  "Orson Welles breathes, blinks, and walks around," while still technically giving away elements of Citizen Kane, is not a spoiler.
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Reelist

Idk. With this movie it's like any info that isn't transmitted directly from PTA's brain to mine, I call a spoiler.

Robyn


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Polka is on a mission to spoil the good movies and make you see all the bad ones.

polkablues

I'm also the guy who steals one sock out every load of laundry you do.
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P Heat

ahhh. 4:00am post.  sorry if its been here or not...

http://www.hitfix.com/awards-campaign/the-masters-amy-adams-says-paul-thomas-anderson-was-funnier-than-she-expected

Amy Adams says a  new thing or 2 about the film and the interviewer asks at least one good question.

Madisen Beaty talks for working in the film for like 10 seconds... some new face.
http://youtu.be/MNb19SS5g5Q?t=46s

cool little PSH interview where he talks about his friendship with P.T  and the master

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MRqvCaZDEg&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCHd5jsCdo4&feature=plcp  <-------- MAIN interview
Quote from: Pubrick on September 11, 2012, 06:33:41 PM
anyway it was after i posted my first serious fanalysis. after the long post all he could say was that the main reason he wanted to see the master was cos of all the red heads.
:P

matt35mm

Quote from: polkablues on September 14, 2012, 02:34:48 AM
I'm also the guy who steals one sock out every load of laundry you do.

This remark resonates particularly deeply with me today.  :yabbse-sad:

ono

Quote from: Kellen on September 11, 2012, 09:15:37 PM

I'm drawn to PTA's rug.  Is that a combover or the remnants of some beast?  Maybe he should go back to shaving his head, may what's left of his hair rest in pieces.  :(

Jeremy Blackman

Joe Morgenstern is one of the biggest film critic fans of PTA, so I'm curious to know what he thinks of The Master. Can someone read this and summarize his reaction? The headline suggests it's a glowing review, but you never know.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444017504577645572800212402.html
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Neil

one thing that i've been asking, despite not having seen the film yet is, even if the film were to be about Scientology to some extent, wouldn't we all draw our own parrallels anyways? Better yet, wouldn't we be entitled to think that PTA is in control of his craft so much so that the themes and imagery within his films are broad enough to convey something bigger than "scientology?"

It's a silly question, but why be so adament to make the distinction of what it's not?
it's not the wrench, it's the plumber.

polkablues

Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on September 14, 2012, 10:34:35 PM
Joe Morgenstern is one of the biggest film critic fans of PTA, so I'm curious to know what he thinks of The Master. Can someone read this and summarize his reaction? The headline suggests it's a glowing review, but you never know.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444017504577645572800212402.html

He really, really liked it.
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samsong

no one who's seen it wants to speak up?

saw the 70mm print.  pretty glorious.  i never doubted pt's choice of the format for the film, but i was really taken with just how well it lends itself to a film so antithetical to its typical use.  in other words he's fine without elswitt.

everything you'd expect to be great about the film and that have already been praised to high heaven are truly that good.  no need to say more about those things.  for now.

punch-drunk love and there will be blood both struck me as masterpieces right away.  the master did not, but i'm finding almost 12 hours later that it's gotten under my skin more than the other two did after my first viewing.  there was immediate gratification with the other two but the master has completely consumed my thoughts.  i have some definite reservations and left the theater awestruck but more perplexed, not entirely sure what to make of the film.  having had time to consider things and consult several reviews to elucidate some of the film's more elusive qualities (kent jones's is especially excellent), i've decided that the issue is mostly on my end and that a second viewing is necessary and will hopefully reveal an even more rewarding film.  as it stands though, it's mostly fucking great and the most memorable, challenging movie i've seen this year since the turin horse.  enlightenment is pending.

EDIT: hm... didn't see the spoiler thread.  oh well.

DocSportello

Quote from: polkablues on August 30, 2012, 10:06:33 PM
Tickets are purchased for The Master in 70mm at the Cinerama in Seattle on 9/21.  I might not be seeing it early, and I might be seeing it at my least favorite theater in the entire city of Seattle, but at least I'll be seeing it right.

I'm in the same boat. Boston, Coolidge Corner Theatre 9/21. One week. Couldn't be more excited

Jeremy Blackman

Headline from Dana Stevens's review:

"I'm still not sure what The Master is about, but I can't wait to see it again."
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