Last night’s episode of The Daily Show featured a rare appearance from filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, who was there to promote his long-awaited new film The Master. The interview was more serious-minded than most of Jon Stewart’s film discussions, forgoing his usual playful style to pick PTA’s brain on how he gets the best out of his actors, balances his writing and directing duties, and decides when a script is finished. From a fan point-of-view it certainly made for an interesting watch, and I seriously can’t wait to see this film. In related news, my Melbourne readership will be delighted to hear that the Astor Theatre will be premiering The Master in 70mm on October 25 with Paul Thomas Anderson in attendance (!), which is obviously not to be missed.
Watch Paul Thomas Anderson on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart below.