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Mihai Malaimare Jr. Is Shooting Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'; 65mm Will ... - Indie Wire (blog)
10 June 2011, 9:33 am

IPretty much since day one, Paul Thomas Anderson fanboys, god bless their hearts, have been scrambling to turn over any breadcrumb clue they could find for further insight and details into PTA’s upcoming untitled project, colloquially known as “The Master.” First off, a very early, unfinished draft of the script leaked last summer (our in-depth look at it still seems to be the most authoritative piece on it out there).

Earlier this year PTA fansite Cigarettes & Red Vines confirmed that longtime collaborator and cinematographer Robert Elswit, who’s lensed every one of Anderson’s films to date, would not be working on the picture. No reason was given, but we expect scheduling was the problem—Elswit is meant to be shooting “The Bourne Legacy” for Tony Gilroy in the next few months, and we expect the clash couldn’t be resolved. Either way, this lead to weeks of “who is going to shoot this thing if Elswit is not?”

C&RV have answered their own question, and sources close to PTA’s camp tell them that young Romanian DoP Mihai Malaimare Jr. will be the man behind the camera on “The Master.” Malaimare Jr. broke through on the 2004 Ioan Carmazan flick “Lotus,” before being selected by veteran director Francis Ford Coppola on his last three films, “Youth Without Youth,” “Tetro” and the upcoming “Twixt Now And Sunrise.” Coppola, having worked with names like Gordon Willis, Vittoria Storaro and Michael Ballhaus over the years, certainly knows how to pick cinematographers, and the work on those films certainly pays testament to Malaimare Jr. being someone to watch.

Indeed, in 2007, Variety named Malaimare Jr. one of the 10 cinematographers of the year. “The Master” is currently shooting on location in Vallejo, California.  Producers on the film say they hope to release the film at the end of 2012 likely as an Oscar contender. The site also reports that, as whispers in the past have suggested, the film will be shot at least in part on 65mm film, suggesting that it’ll truly be a feast for the eyes.

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