The Pestle


Ep 264: “The Master”

February 13, 2024

We process Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, contrast and eye shadows;
  • Story & Writing, Freddie’s potion, the master;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.Napoleon Bonaparte

Notes & References:
Addendum: The highlights definitely near blowing out, but since this was shot on film there’s always at least a little detail in the highlights. Some DPs even say that it’s not even possible to over expose film, because the highlights will always retain some data. – Wes
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The budget for The Master is estimated to be $32m

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