What we know now: Anderson always had a unique approach to exposing his characters and making the audience feel both deeply unsettled and absolutely engrossed. With only a minute and forty seconds, he’s again managed to reel us in. From the first second, we’re drawn to his cool yet sophisticated cinematography—washed-out moments in the sun to off-kilter and uncomfortable close-ups—characteristics that seem to frame all of his work. And one of the most exciting details is the bite we get of Jonny Greenwood’s evocative and quivering score. Greenwood, best known as the Radiohead guitarist and jack-of-all-trades, created an almost perfect score for There Will Be Blood; it’s no wonder Anderson brought him on again to make something so stirring that we already can’t stop listening it. In the teaser, we see what appear to be a mix of Freddie’s memories on a beach cut with scenes of him being questioned—which could be either before he joins the religion or after he begins denouncing it. Who knows! That’s the fun part. At this point, all we know is that we’re excited and that we want more.
P.T. Anderson Offers a First Look at His Upcoming Film, The Master