I’m nauseous with excitement for The Master and the new poster is quite fitting. I like a good poster – most posters follow a tedious mold. Sex-romps gather pimply-face pre-teens between a woman’s legs. Thrillers slap Denzel Washington‘s face diagonally from his co-star’s expressing anger. And sappy-romances have Nicholas Sparks‘ name on the top. Every once in a while, some graphic designer is given free-reign to take a chance. Allow the image to sink in and prepare you for what may be a top contender for best film. And I swear if the Coen Brothers make an equally great film at the last second…P.T. Anderson better win Best Picture, dammit!
Check out the full poster here:
Following World War II, a charismatic intellectual (Hoffman) launches a faith-based organization and taps a young drifter (Phoenix) as his right-hand man. But as the faith begins to gain a fervent following, the onetime vagabond finds himself questioning the belief system he has embraced, as well as his mentor.