You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Watch: First Teaser Clip Of Joaquin Phoenix In Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’

Watch: First Teaser Clip Of Joaquin Phoenix In Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

Woah. We knew that the Weinstein Company was about to unveil some footage from Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" in Cannes tonight (and we'll have our reactions from that for you later), but we just got a nice surprise, courtesy of the Twitter account of Megan Ellison, with the first bit of footage from the film, the director's first in five years.

Focusing on Joaquin Phoenix's Freddie, a drunken navy man, this clip sees him being questioned by a superior officer after some kind of incident, as it cuts between Phoenix at the beach, and in what seems to be a submarine, all set to a nifty percussive score that we assume is by the film's composer, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood. This is all before Freddie meets the title character (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who runs a religion rumored to be modelled on Scientology. The clip feels both very Paul Thomas Anderson, and something slightly different (check out that fish-eye lens!), and it's a nice little taste of one of our most anticipated films of the year.

"The Master" (and yes, naysayers, that is the official name) also stars Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Jesse Plemons, Kevin J. O'Connor, W. Earl Brown, Lena Endre, Ambyr Childers and more, and The Weinstein Company will open the film on October 12th 2012. Check the clip out below. [The Master]

This Article is related to: News and tagged , ,


Comments

MikeD

Any info on Inherent Vice ? is it still the next film he is gonna make?

anon

beautiful!

Nick Anno

You misspelled Jonny Greenwood's name. Please fix it (and thereafter delete my comment, so as to save your face).

cirkusfolk

I've seen a lot of comparisons to Kubrick for some reason but I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Malick as an influence. Now it may just be the beach/naval setting but this whole scene looks like it could've been lifted straight from The Thin Red Line.

hank

can anyone confirm that he is sculpting tits of sand on the beach?

JimHertz

We box it out.

Naj

Yes please!

oogle monster

This looks fantastic but I'm still hoping Baz Lurhmann's The Great Gatsby turns out to be something spectacular and actually ends up as frontrunner and blockbuster.

hank

Joaquin is wearing the dirtbag well.

ted

harvey's got pta,hillcoat,dominik,tarantino,o'russel,and possibly refn but spielberg's got DDL and i think lincloln will be the best film of the year.
However Paul is my favourite director,the trailer looks fantastic and i am more entuziast because the cinematographer mihai mlaimare jr. is from my country,Romania

callumq

Gave me chills. nice to see a trailer all about the performances.

catt

The music is fantastic. Magnolia and Boogie Nights had good soundtracks, but TWBB and this are something completely different. No-one else uses music like this, PTA's films have such a unique atmosphere.

Joaquin Phoenix seems to be on fire aswell. Can't wait to see Hoffman's role.

Francisco

First time I see PTA using the 1.85 aspect ratio in a movie.

Warsaw

Glad to see Phoenix back, he is one of the better actors out there.

Steve

get in front of my goddamned eyes, right now!

Ken

With the way things are coming together this year, this will easily be the best year Weinstein Company has ever had. I mean, there film lineup this year is killer: Hillcoat, Dominik, O. Russell, PTA, Quentin Tarantino, and possibly Refn in one year and in the same studio? Damn.

gonad

It has the look of Kubrick about it. I know they used the same 65mm camera from 2001, but I mean filmstock and lighting wise it has that The Shining/Full Metal Jacket look. Looks wonderful.

Erik

Looks and sounds amazing. If this movie can live up to its promise…holy shit.

ML

Are sure that's not PSH at the end there?

Wow!

100 seconds & PTA pulls off a more rewarding & unique experience than most directors can do with 100 minutes.

cirkusfolk

Wow. I'm gonna call it right now..Pheonix for Best Actor!

Maxwell

There is nothing in 2012 I am more looking forward to.

TimParker

I'm sold. Not that I needed to see this to be sold, but holy cow…can't wait

Huffy

Well I need some new pants now. What a match PTA and Greenwood are. And I'm loving the cinematography; I love how it resembles an old color photograph from that era. Dammit, and I probably won't get to see it till next year.

Redcup

Dang

StephenM

Whoah.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *