It seems a given that Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master is a thinly veiled history lesson in Scientology's beginnings, but is that necessarily a bad thing? Entertainment Weekly's Rob Brunner helps us sift through the similarities. RELATED: Inside Hollywood's 'Scientology' Movie
In the film, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Lancaster Dodd, a charismatic author and philosopher who starts his own religion. Consequently, it's not hard to connect the dots between the fictional Dodd and real-life Sciento
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