It’s no secret that Paul Thomas Anderson’sThe Master went through significant growing pains throughout its production. From frequent script changes to its falling out at Universal, The Master has changed considerably from its original conception to the film that was released this past year. With its release on Blu-ray a few days ago, someone posted the deleted scenes reel that Anderson has included. Most auteur filmmakers, like Woody Allen and Christopher Nolan, choose not to include deleted scenes when their films are released to DVD and Blu-Ray, but Anderson’s inclusion of the 20 minute reel provides a more in-depth look into what could have been. The fact that it is edited and scored helps it to stand out as more than just a deleted scenes clip, and serves as more of a parallel story to the film. Hit the jump to see the footage of what almost made it into the final cut.
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