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Release 'The Master' on 70mm in Australian Theatres!

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As we are transitioning from Film to Digital, from Film Projection to Digital Projection, some bold Filmmakers are fighting the fight by using 70mm film (A larger format film) to shoot their films, providing unmatched quality/clarity in picture. Some of the greatest, and also unrivalled cinematic triumphs were shot this way, from '2001: A Space Odyssey' to 'Lawrence of Arabia'.
Most notably and recently Christopher Nolan has shot 'The Dark Knight' & 'The Dark Knight Rises' in a 70mm IMAX Format. Though it is not exactly the same format mentioned above, it is still fighting the same fight, to give Audiences an incredible Cinematic/Immersive Experience like the ones provided in the Golden Age of Cinema, now only accessible by nostalgia.

Paul Thomas Anderson, an incredibly bold filmmaker, arguably the greatest in our generation, has shot his new film 'The Master' (Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman & Amy Adams) which is a 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as "the Master" whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man.

Anderson has used the 70mm format to shoot this film, However most likely the film will never be released in 70mm in Australia. If you want to see it in it's intended format, and want to experience a Cinematic Event that you've only heard your elders speak nostalgically about, show your support in this petition!

I for one nominate it to be screened in The Astor Theatre in Melbourne, a Grandiose Cinema with high 70mm experience.

I shall leave you with a quote from PTA himself regarding Tim League, a cinema owner who has helped screen 'The Master' in 70mm.

"I am thrilled that Tim has helped us present the film in its intended way. This is a special format, and keeping it alive is important" - Paul Thomas Anderson.

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