R | | Drama
A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by the Cause and its charismatic leader.
Paul Thomas Anderson made a conscious decision to have the processing scene at approximately the 30 minute mark in order to give the film rhythm and engage the audience.
This exercise will help you with your concentration. What color are my eyes?
Freddie Quell: Green.
Peggy Dodd: Turn them blue. Turn them black. What color are my eyes?
Freddie Quell: Black.
Peggy Dodd: Very good.
At the end of the first "processing" scene between Master and Freddie, the ashtray switches from empty to suddenly full of cigarette butts.
After its title, this film has no further opening credits.
$736,311 16 September 2012