Writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’ long-awaited drama The Master has already been out for a few weeks now, but awards season is just getting started. As such, Anderson recently made the rounds on a The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and CBS This Morning to discuss the film, its polarizing response, balancing his writer and director duties, and more. Though interviews with film and TV professionals on The Daily Show are usually rather playful, Jon Stewart was genuinely thrilled to pick Anderson’s brain for a few minutes and the result is a rather interesting discussion on his filmmaking process.
Over at CBS This Morning things were unsurprisingly a tad more glib, but Anderson did take some time to talk about the rather polarizing response that the film has been drumming up in some circles and mentioned Harvey Weinstein’s impact on the pic. For fans of Anderson or great filmmakers in general, both interviews are a fascinating watch. Hit the jump to check them out.
"Vasiliy and Setrakian have a similar connection as [me] and David [Bradley]. I really look up to him, and really love and respect him. We’ve developed this bond that I think has really reverberated on screen."