I don’t know about you, but something about the style of these first two teaser’s for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master have me completely on the edge of my seat. Maybe it’s the music, or the interesting characters, or the seemingly jaw-dropping performances we are getting an early look at. Maybe it is just the fact that this is a film by PTA, and we have all come to expect brilliance from him, and the trailer does nothing to make us think The Master will be anything less. I don’t want to put too high of expectations on the film, but… too late.
The second teaser is gifted in the same fashion as the first one that came out of Cannes, only this time we get our first look at Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams. Would anyone be too surprised to see the trio (Joaquin Phoenix being the third) walk away all holding Oscars this year? It is a long shot for something like that to happen, sure. But damn do they all look good. Especially Phoenix. He has to be the favorite right now, whether Supporting (which I’m assuming) or Lead (which others are speculating). October 12th seems so far away right now.