The Master: How Scientology Works

by Nerdwriter1

In this video essay, Nerdwriter1 analyzes the processing scene between Freddie and Dodd in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, highlighting similarities in character, feeling, and technique between this sequence in the film and the process of auditing in the religion of Scientology.




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