Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

Discussion in 'Media' started by Sam Urai, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. fishypants Moderator


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  2. Anonymous Member

    We can give it free publicity by the bucket full.

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  3. moarxenu Member

    Once we have, you know, actually seen the movie, why don't we have raids devoted to it and hand out fliers for peeps to go see it. Theater-owners must have fliers they can give us or if they don't we spread the word about how awesome Anon is, how much we want people to see their excellent movie, and we will make our own fliers to hand out.

    *looks at SF anons*
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  4. fishypants Moderator

    How best to do that?

    Good point...

  5. Malory Member

    <------ wearing your cake.

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  6. JohnnyRUClear Member

    <---- suddenly hungrier.
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  7. eddieVroom Member

    Seems fine for regular post-release screenings, but not for the premiere, and the red-carpet premiere in Century City or Westwood (the usual locations) in particular -- THAT will have media presence and is a one-time opportunity. Either we exploit it, or lose the chance forever.
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  8. Anonymous Member

    You don't look a gift thetan in the mouth.
  9. Anonymous Member

    Why not have signs at the premier that say Chanology thanks PTA and supports (or something to that effect) The Master. The media will ask who Chanology is.
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  10. eddieVroom Member

    SCIENTOLOGY KILLS seems a sufficiently straightforward message.
  11. I have seen enough already. DOOOIIIIIIIIITTTT
  12. anonsoldier Member

    So yeah, gonna see it this weekend and bring some fliers along to leave in various places. Gonna do my best to educate people who are also seeing the movie.
  13. Anonymous Member

    When all the protests were happening about 'The Last Temptation of Christ', a group of Python fans turned out to complain the film insulted Brian and it was a nice bit of light relief, much better than a counter protest.

    What Anon should do is turn up as the Marcabian forces to protest that Lord Xenu hasn't been credited in the film. It's silly and lulzy but play it semi-straightfaced. Do a press release from The Desk of Xenu, praise the film as an artistic piece but say Xenu is unhappy at not getting a namecheck.
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  14. Anonymous Member

    I saw Lawrence of Arabia on 70 mm at the Seattle Cinerama. 70mm is an impressive format. I will put in an inquiry with Cinerama about it!
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  15. Anonymous Member

    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 01, 2012

    Cigarettes & Red Vines presents: A Guide To 70mm
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  16. Anonymous Member

    Alamo Drafthouse Presenting AlamoScope: 70mm with 'The Master'!

    by Alex Billington
    August 10, 2012
    Source: Drafthouse
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  21. Sorry if I haven't read the entire thread so my idea may have already been mentioned but I notice that some people are talking about the pros and cons of various actions to take regarding the film.

    Some are talking about showing up at the theatres to with signs and all that. Some of you don't think that is a good idea.

    Some are talking about flyering.

    My suggestion, and I don't say it is a great idea or anything. All I am doing is just leaving it at your doorstep for you to consider/debate.

    I imagine the film has be yet to be shown for regular screening. So.....How about leaving flyers and leaflets around anonymously plugging the film? This could be done weeks before the film even opens. The flyers don't have to be wordy. The flyers don't have to mention Scientology or Anonymous either. They can just say something like this:


    We could just help the film get more popular by giving it some free advertising/advanced PR.

    In other words; help the film and let it speak for itself about cults. Not having seen the film, I am sure the public will still connect it to Scientology. I am also sure it will piss Scientology off too. Maybe this will get more people into the theatres.

    Just a raw idea of mine. That's all.
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  22. Anonymous Member

    The public will not connect it to Scientology like people who know a lot about Scientology will.
  23. Just the same, trying to help the movie PR wise sounds like a good thing to me.
  24. Internetzin Member

    Do not fret my pet, the glorious unsub that is media will make the connections for us, every time they speak of said movie they will mention the controversial comparison with Scientology, then all the pieces will be in place!!...BWAHHAHA HA HA.. Ok sprung, too many champagnes with me dinner.:) :) :) :) ( grins endlessly)
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  25. grebe Member

    I'm not celebrating until I see the movie. Hollywood has a strange way of making sinister reality something wacky and difficult to believe. Like "The Men Who Stare at Goats" --a fictional comedy regarding something really quite terrifying going on with our intelligence services.
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  26. Anonymous Member

    Lancaster Dodd might be portrayed as a well meaning person with strange ideas who wants to help veterans and others instead of the weasel con artist LRH was.
  27. The Church of Scientology may even get into the act by speaking out about the movie, thus drawing more attention to it.
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  28. Internetzin Member

    Don't forget Tommy cruise no likey so that's gonna get people's attention right away. Dude attracts enturb like no man on earth
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  29. The Wrong Guy Member

    Philip Seymour Hoffman & JoAnne Sellar Downplay The Master's Scientology Connections In EW

    The new Fall Movie Preview of issue of Entertainment Weekly has arrived and features a preview of "The Master" along with some quotes from Philip Seymour Hoffman and producer JoAnne Sellar about the project, specifically the connections to L. Ron Hubbard. (They both downplay them.) Quotes have been excerpted below.

    "It's not the L. Ron Hubbard story. [Scientology] was one of the bigger movements at the time, but there were a lot of movements at that time," says Hoffman. "There's nothing about how I'm behaving or talking that echoes [Hubbard]. I thought of a lot of other bigger-than-life personalities, charismatic people like Orson Welles."

    "People are going to have to draw their own conclusions to that aspect of the movie," says producer JoAnne Sellar. "[Anderson] is interested in how veterans came back from World War II. They were these lost souls who were uncertain about their future."

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    Doh!... And let the games begin!
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  32. Still, as New to this pointed out, the media are already, consistently, saying "The Master"==Scientology. Tom "Oh shit, I just got divorced" Cruise is acting all butthurt about it, or maybe his butt is just hurt from the naughty, naughty spanking David Miscavige gave him in a totally heteronormal manner.
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  33. grebe Member

    The movie might show the Hubbard-like character as a wounded healer, a shaman with a flawed personality somehow tapping into a reality beyond himself and opening the doors of perception in others, blah blah blah.

    A skeptic who hears, "he makes it up as he goes along," thinks "con artist." But a mystic thinks, "of course he does."

    I find it worrying that people in Santa Monica loved it.

    If this movie hints that other worldly realms might actually be real, I will so totally hate it.
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  34. Internetzin Member

    Fear not, Joanne sellers invitation for people to draw their own conclusions is her flipping the bird to Scientology, more butthurt anyone?
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  35. grebe Member

    "Draw their own conclusions," sounds like ambiguity, or trying to please the New Age and the skeptic set, which means that I may need to keep my hatred at the ready for the good this nation of narcissists and moonbats, and for the good of mankind.
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  36. You never know. That might be a good thing. It might make the character more like a real person instead of some 2 dimensional bad guy.

    That would also help to make it a better movie.

    I don't care if the movie is about Scientology in the end. I would rather it would be a good movie. A good movie with a good story, most importantly. I would hope it would have a good script, good acting, and good directing. And no stupid gimmicky camera effects or angles either. One would hope that it wouldn't be a bad movie like say, CATWOMAN, or SUPERMAN 4 or STOP, OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT.

    A good movie will have lasting power and maybe make people a little more aware of cults.

    On the other hand, even if it turns out to be a bad movie; it might still do some good. I am trying to be optimistic about this.

    Lastly, I hope Scientology raises a stink about this and draws more attention to itself because of it.
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  37. grebe Member

    It's like this for me: Uri Geller verses James Randi. Both are magicians capable of blowing you away with their art. But one will give a wink after the show is over to let you know you've just been had, while the other never lets the show come to an end.

    So this movie --which is not at all about Hubbard yet will still color how people imagine Hubbard's life-- if it ends on a, "he was crazy... or was he?" note, if it implies that Hubbard was into something spooky (past lives, uncanny insights, out of body experiences) FER REALS, well then I will be disappoint.
  38. Yes, that ending would be complete bullshit. I'm no film critic but I think that would also be a sign of a bad movie in general. It would be comparable to the finale of LOST.
  39. Internetzin Member

    This tone of silly and lulzy and semi straight laced is the one that most appeals to the public that supports us.It will also open the eyes of those ill informed in the public who think we are violent anarchists and other clches.

    The movies beautiful subtlety plays out.

    Our masked presence outside the theatre laughing enjoying our boxes of popcorn will endear us to the public (see we loves movies just like you, good PR for us)

    Flyers should be aimed fairly at the funny bone of the relative higher intellect of the type patrons of this film.
    However as said throughout this thread. Message should be simple, funny and present facts that the general public are already aware of. Not appropriate to try and edumacate them at the movies something,...


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