Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bow Down To "The Master" (That Would Be Me, Folks,...)

Oh goody! Right after I do a post about a made-up prophet movie, Paul Thomas Anderson releases a clip from his up-coming Scientology flick - about a made-up prophet! (Will someone please remind Ann Althouse that she said no one cared about this subject?) Forbes Magazine writes:
It’s pretty clear from last night’s screening that “The Master,” directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, is all about the early days of Scientology. Philip Seymour Hoffman is clearly playing L. Ron Hubbard, creating his cult religion with the help of his wife (Amy Adams). In the clip reel we saw, Joaquin Phoenix is some kind of drifter who gets involved with the couple and become Hoffman’s right hand man. 
Phoenix in real life has been on a sabbatical from acting. So it’s kind of interesting that he took this role. He and his family grew up in a cult in Florida, where the kids all changed their names. But the acting from all three principals in the clips was superb. Whatever PTA has in mind, it’s going to be controversial. Scientology doesn’t like people messing with their made up history. This should cause quite a discussion.
You know who else "doesn’t like people messing with their made up history"? A certain "normal" presidential candidate (who looks forward to having his own planet when he dies) his made-up cult with theocratic ambitions, and their "normal" supporters who shout "bigotry" every time someone mentions there's nothing normal about the potential leader of the free world following a convicted con man and child rapist's "spiritual" dictates.

Yes Sir, this movie should cause quite a discussion. 

So discuss already,....

1 comment:

  1. Won't happen any time soon...can't be bigots against such a persecuted group of nice people (who also happen to be holding some cash and political pull). Could be the next up and coming fad after all, mustn't stop a new fad.

    Best to stick with Scientology -- which now has a bunch of aging actors (and old folks are so not cool and sexy, so fair game).