Watch: New 'The Master' Trailer Offers Looks at Hoffman and Adams

The Master movie trailer
Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master
Photo: The Weinstein Co.

A second trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master has arrived, this time offering you a first look at Lancaster Dodd, the titular character played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, as well as his wife Mary Sue Dodd played by Amy Adams.

Among the new footage presented here you're also getting some of the dialogue I saw when the footage was presented at Cannes, most notably Dodd describing himself saying, "I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist, a theoretical philosopher, but above all, I am a man. A hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you."

There is still some interesting dialogue left to be heard from Adams that I expect will be featured in the next trailer, noting her distrust in Joaquin Phoenix's character Freddie Sutton. I'm sure we'll see plenty more, however, as we are still a ways from the film's October 12 release.

Check out the new trailer below and if you haven't yet watched the first one click here.

  • Nick

    This looks almost unbelievably good.

  • Criterion10

    These trailers are perfect, mainly because they don't give too much away yet are still effective in making the viewer interested

  • Connor

    It looks like Paul Thomas Anderson got some serious, serious acting out of this cast. Over/under 4.5 Oscar noms overall for this film?

    • Dub

      If we look at history, PTA has made his actors deliver their career bests over any other director by a mile --> Adam Sandler (by far), Tom Cruise (by far), Mark Wahlberg (by far), Burt Renolds (by far), DDL, John C. Reily, PSH, Tom Jane, Phil Baker Hall, Julianne Moore, William H, Heather Graham, Don Cheadle (minus Hotel R), Alfred Molina, Luis Guzman, Julianne Moore (by far), Emily Watson (tough to do), Dillon Freasier and soon to be..........Joaquin Phoenix (by far) & Amy Adams (by far).

      Let's just say PTA is the MASTER.

  • cinejab

    Joaquin is lead if he can overcome leftover I'm Still Here resentment.

    • Colin

      I don't think there is that much resentment from I'm still Here. If the academy can forgive Rourke, Bale and Oldman fro their past actions, there's no reason they can't forgive Pheonix.

    • Dub

      This is clearly a career role and milestone achievement for Joaquin. He looks unbelievable and I could care less about his past BS. This is PTA and Joaquin is on another level.

  • Michael V

    PTA = The Master of these types of movies. One of my fave directors. This just look freaking good and on top of that you got 3 excellent actors in Hoffman, Phoenix & Amy Adams. What more could I ask for? PTA has never disappointed me and I doubt he'll do here.

    • Dub

      Michael V, you are sooo right. PTA has never disappointed (not even close). BUT I wouldn't say he's the "master of these types of movies." TWBB (similar tone) was electrifying, but Sydney, Boogie Nights, Magnolia & Punch were all completely different. Don't get me wrong, I believe PTA is among the top American filmakers of all time, and I can't wait for this film to finally win him the oscars he deserved for Boogie Nights, Magnolia & There Will Be Blood. BOOOOOOOM!!!!!

      • Michael V

        Yea I got a little overly excited by typing that but yeah this looks fantastic, I want him to finally win an Oscar. Just like Christopher Nolan, Oscars are a bunch of a$$holes for not even mentioning him for TDK, Inception & maybe Memento for BD (he did get nods for the screenplays of Inception & Memento, i'll give them that). This guy (PTA) just flat-out knows how to direct. I want Phoenix & Adams to finally win an Oscar, both are a couple of fave actors. I would like Hoffman to win another.

  • John

    What is the music they keep using in these trailers from?

    • Trevor

      I would assume it's from the soundtrack which, if I heard correctly, was composed again by Radiohead's Johnny Greenwood.

  • Jack

    I know it's far too early, but these teasers are fantastic, and the word out of Cannes was sublime. I think this will score nominations in all major categories, and PTA could even win Best Director over Spielberg. I think PTA will most likely win a Best Screenplay Oscar, as he already racked up 3 previous writing nominations. I do believe Jaoquin Phoenix will be placed in Supporting Actor and Phillip Seymour Hoffman as lead.

    Unless, they go the Boogie Nights route and place Seymour Hoffman as supporting like Burt Reynolds and Phoenix as lead like Mary Mark, even though he did not get nominated. Or the second alternative could be place both males in the lead race, if Weinstein campaignes Leo DiCaprio as supporting in 'Django Unchained', as Weinstein both handles releases for 'Master' amnd 'Django'.

  • TMRode

    I love the simplicity of these trailers. It's a breath of fresh air to see something different, I hope they continue to be like this.

    I'm also really excited the cinematography does not look like There Will Be Blood 2. That film was photographed so well (oscar) that it must have been somewhat tempting to repeat the style once again. From the looks of things PTA is taking this into another great new direction which is exciting.

  • Gautam

    This looks awesome ... I had placed the movie as my most awaited of the year even before the teasers came out .. nd it seems my trust is paying off ... I have been most intigued by the Music playing behind ... which is so different nd adds mystery to the proceedings .. reminds me of Atonement .. Phoenix looks a real bet to win the Best Supporting Actor deal !!

    • Dub

      Let's not compare PTA's "The Master" to "Atonement." Greenwood and PTA are in a different league and now you've embarrassed yourself.

  • Wes

    For some reason, I'm getting a little bit of a Network vibe from this trailer and i like it . . . a lot.

  • Dub

    Phoenix looks UNREAL in this. Wow. Probably the performance of the year. Watch trailer 1.