Inside the Strange World of Scientology with Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master

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A still photo from Paul Thomas Anderson's new film The Master featuring Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Moviegoers will gain insight into an L. Ron Hubbard-like cult leader in director Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, but the wild beliefs taught by the real Hubbard go beyond any fictional version.

Hubbard's Scientology is based on revelations by the science-fiction author that can't be made odder by embellishment. Read the full story, "L. Ron Hubbard's Scientology Is Beyond Fiction," by Ray Stern.

Read more about Paul Thomas Anderson's Scientology research for his new film The Master.

Published on September 5, 2012

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