Started by polkablues, August 18, 2012, 01:41:45 AM
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Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on October 03, 2012, 06:18:15 PM I think someone mentioned PTA describing him as a monkey, but I could be misremembering.
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on October 04, 2012, 12:37:44 AMIt's all about the love story. Everything else is secondary. There's so much I didn't pick up on the first time. Master and Freddie exchange these loving gazes all throughout their relationship, especially during their courtship, and sometimes even across rooms.The intensity of their love is almost jaw-dropping on the second viewing. Whenever they're doing something fun together, Freddie gets absolutely giddy. He usually starts giggling and smiling uncontrollably.
Quote from: polkablues on October 04, 2012, 01:01:46 AMI still can't help but feel like there was some degree of unrequitedness between the two of them, or at least that each had a very different sort of love for the other than vice versa. While Dodd's love for Freddie is very strongly of the romantic variety (not implying homosexual inclinations in the slightest), Freddie's love for Dodd seems different than that. The giddiness that you described struck me much more as a very young child to a parent, or (yet again) a dog to his master. That sense of being completely attached to a person while only having the vaguest rudimentary understanding of what they're saying to you. Dodd loved Freddie, but we need a different word to describe Freddie's feelings toward Dodd. Piety, adulation, I don't know.
Quote from: polkablues on October 04, 2012, 01:01:46 AMMore than anything, this thread has helped me realize that while it probably won't end up my favorite PTA film, it's easily his most complex. There's so much to this movie that's impossible to pick up on a single viewing.
Quote from: Cloudy on October 04, 2012, 02:26:16 AMThere's this cool little moment when Freddie's going window to wall, and Dodd moves him a bit so that he doesn't hit the chandelier, just one of those little subtle things.
Quote from: matt35mm on September 16, 2012, 11:56:15 AMhttp://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/the-reel-breakdown/jennifer-neala-page-comes-top-her-sex-scene-170308947.htmlA strangely long and detailed article about the woman in the sex scene at the end. There's nothing important here, but hey, it's another article about THE MASTER and gives a little behind-the-scenes insight.
Quote from: polkablues on October 04, 2012, 02:37:50 AMI love the bit when Freddie slams into the corner of the table and Dodd tries to get the guy sitting next to it to move it out of the way. When the guy finally realizes he's being talked to, he's only able to shift the table about an inch.