Mihai Malaimare Jr. shooting THE MASTER for Paul Thomas Anderson

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
June 9th, 2011

Confirming rumors from a while back, it appears as though the beautiful friendship between Paul Thomas Anderson and Robert Elswitt is over, at least when it comes to their big screen collaborations.

As reported a while back, Anderson was looking to use a different cinematographer, and now, according to Cigarettes and Red Vines (via The Film Stage), he’s found his aide. The outlet reveals that Francis Ford Coppola DP, Mihai Malaimare, who worked with the filmmaker on films like TETRO and his upcoming TWIXT NOW AND SUNRISE, will shoot the film.

The outlet also confirms that at least portions of the film will be shooting on 65mm, in a similar mix to that of this year’s brilliant TREE OF LIFE.

Personally, as a fan of the Elswitt/Anderson films, it will be sad to see Anderson go a different route, but with Malaimare, it’s an interesting change of pace. Overall, I think that the pair could make a really beautiful film, and with 65mm being used, it’s only going to be all the more stunning.

What do you think?

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