Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest movie “The Master,” which was filmed on location here on Mare Island last year, is now expected to debut at the Venice Film Festival early September. Afterwards, it is expected to be screened at the Toronto Film Festival prior to its Sept 14th release.
“The Master”, reportedly one of the most anticipated and possibly controversial movies of the fall season, tells a story of Lancaster Dodd, played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, a science-fiction writer that starts his own religion. Many have compared the plot and character to that of the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard. The film also stars actors Joaquin Phoenix as the self destructive Freddie Sutton, a WWII vet and Amy Adams as Mary Sue, the wife of Lancaster Dodd.
The movie, which has been meticulously reported on by the good folks at Cigarettes and Red Vines was filmed partially in 65mm using the same camera as 2001: A Space Odyssey and 35mm.
Mare Island residents, visitors and former shipyard workers will easily recognize the unique architecture of the officer’s row quarters and the historic waterfront featured in the film.
In the last month, we have gotten a taste of what should be a visually impressive film experience from both the official stills from the movie, posted on thefilmstage.com and the recently released official trailer below.