Thursday, 19 July 2012

Is 'The Master' Based on Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard?

Marc Headly says 'you don't have to be a nuclear physicist to figure this one out'.

I grew up in Scientology and worked at their international Sea Organization headquarters for 15 years. In 2005, I got out, in an escape that involved the local county authorities—I wrote about my experiences in my bestselling book, Blown For Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology.

Who better to investigate this whole Master debate than a former Scientologist? I received Scientology counseling from Tom Cruise himself. I’ve already had private investigators follow me and dig through my garbage—what else could they do?

I managed to get a recent (though not necessarily final) copy of the screenplay for The Master and I’ve spent the last few days going through it, looking for any comparisons between the character Lancaster Dodd (aka “The Master”) and L. Ron Hubbard. After reading the first 10 pages of the 121-page screenplay, I had made my decision.

I can tell you that even if Scientology comes out with a statement that this movie is NOT about L. Ron Hubbard or Scientology, this movie is the biggest fictional middle finger ever flown their way.

Aletheia means according to Wikipedia:

Aletheia (ἀλήθεια) is a Greek word variously translated as "unclosedness", "unconcealedness", "disclosure" or "truth". The literal meaning of the word ἀ–λήθεια is "the state of not being hidden; the state of being evident" and it also implies sincerity, as well as factuality or reality.

Case Closed: Paul Thomas Anderson's Script for The Master is nothing but Scientology.

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