Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Master, Gang-Bang Girls, and Hunchbacks


Just saw Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, but do I want to write about it? Not really. Why should I when this piece of art (above) is one of the greatest things I've even seen.

Check out the hunchback! He'll be getting his end in any minute. And get a gander of the bloke with the cigarette in the back of the room. His name's on the list, too. He seems a tad overdressed for the occasion. Probably has to be up early to catch a fish, too.

Found The Master disappointing.

Looks like the lass in the picture has shaved or been shaved for the occasion.

"She got what she wanted," the cover tells us.

So, she wanted a hunchback to thrust his business into her? What a gal!

Oh, yeah, back to The Master. Great first hour with some good performances. Second hour and a bit a little too unfocused for my liking. Still, an audacious effort, even if it doesn't fully resonate dramatically.

Unlike the above, which resonates until the cows come home.

So did Anderson's There Will Be Blood, his masterpiece.

Speaking of which... there might be blood in the scenario up top, too.

2 comments:

  1. Re: that last line. Is blood part of the "true affection"- see: your previous post?

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