Venice: P.T. Anderson acknowledges 'The Master''s Scientology connection

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Venice: P.T. Anderson acknowledges 'The Master''s Scientology connection
Venice, Italy (AP) — Director Paul Thomas Anderson acknowledges that Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard was the inspiration for the title character in "The Master," but says the focus of the film is the relationship between a charismatic spiritual leader and his troubled follower, not the movement itself. The movie, set in the 1950s, stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as a charismatic cult leader who captivates a tortured but sympathetic World War II veteran portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix. "The narrative is just driven by these two guys, and their love for each other," Anderson told a news conference on Saturday ahead of...
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