The Master (2012) Poster



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Citizen Kane (1941)
The film's loose depiction of L. Ron Hubbard is reminiscent of Citizen Kane's depiction of William Randolph Hearst.
Let There Be Light (1946)
There are lines of dialogue directly quoted from this film in The Master.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
The shot of Lancaster riding his motorcycle and going "Ya-hoo!" mirrors the final shot of "Strangelove" where Slim Pickens rides the bomb.
Barry Lyndon (1975)
The final scene between Freddie, Lancaster, and Peggy is blocked and phtographed very similarly to the scene wherein Captain Potzdorf tells Barry to spy on the Chevalier de Balibari.
Melvin and Howard (1980)
Dodd & Freddie riding the motorcycle is a reference to Hughes riding in the desert
Raging Bull (1980)
The scene where Freddie is dragged down a hall by two police officers and tries to destroy the holding cell.
Baraka (1992)
The opening shots of the two movies are very similar. Freddy looks from side to side with a soft-sounding score playing. The music gets more dramatic when Freddy closes his eyes. This is all very similar to the monkey sitting in the hot spring at the beginning of Baraka. Paul Thomas Anderson actually stated that he showed this opening scene to Joaquin Phoenix in preparation for the role
Pi (1998)
Strange men singing "I only have eyes for you" out of nowhere in both films.
Night at the Museum (2006)
Clark (Rami Malek) calls Freddie "dum-dum" during processing, like the Easter Island-head calls Larry that. Notable since the actor who says it, played the Pharaoh in the other film

Referenced in 

70th Golden Globe Awards (2013) (TV Special)
Announced as nominee.
Maltin on Movies: Awards Special 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Movie referenced in this episode.
La última película (2013)
Scenes are homage
Portlandia: Late in Life Drug Use (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
DVTV: Petr Cífka (2015) (TV Episode)
Petr Cífka mentioned it.
Half in the Bag: The Hateful Eight/The Ridiculous 6 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned when Mike and Jay talk about 70mm film


The Deep Boo Sea (1952) (Short)
The cartoon short playing in the movie theater when Freddie receives a phone call from Dodd

Featured in 

At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on the movies chosen by the jury as the winners and in another segment.
Half in the Bag: Django Unchained and 2012 Recap (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Maltin on Movies: Best and Worst Movies of 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) (TV Special)
Nomination presentation for Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.89 (2013) (TV Episode)
Amy Adams introduces a clip from her film
The 85th Annual Academy Awards (2013) (TV Special)
Nomination presentation for best supporting actor, supporting actress, actor.
Maltin on Movies: Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Great MoVie Mistakes (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
La noche de...: Negociador (2016) (TV Episode)
clips shown - Amy Adams

Spoofed in 

Funny Show Presents: Silly Man!!-L'Idiot-To Touvlo (2014) (TV Episode)
Comic Style as "The Maestro"
Abelism (2018) (TV Series)
Episode "The Masterbator" (purposely spelled wrong) is an episode-long parody of the 2012 Paul Thomas Anderson film.
Abelism: The Masterbator (2018) (TV Episode)
Episode-long spoof of the 2012 film.

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