The Master Soundtrack (

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Rating: 7.20/10 from 185000 votes
Tags: past life regression, psychological testing
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

The Master

Title in Italiano:

The Master

Title in Português:

The Master - O Mentor


Following his discharge from the US Navy after WWII, Freddie Quell is having difficulties adjusting to non-military life partly due to his war experiences in the tropics. He has a violent temper. He is obsessed with sex, which is partly why he can't and won't commit to his teenaged girlfriend, Doris Solstad. And he is an alcoholic, drinking primarily concoctions he creates himself with dangerous ingredients. It is these factors in combination that lead to him being fired from one job after another, from department store portrait photographer to cabbage picker.

Wandering one night in 1950 while drunk, he stumbles upon a yacht being used by Lancaster and Peggy Dodd, the yacht aboard which their daughter Elizabeth will get married. Feeling a connection to the stranger, Lancaster invites Freddie to stay aboard to work. In addition to that work, Lancaster indoctrinates him into his cult, named the Cause, which purports to do things as varied as cure serious maladies and create world peace. Peggy, Elizabeth and Elizabeth's husband Clark all subscribe to and support Lancaster's teachings. The only one of the Dodd family that doesn't is Lancaster and Peggy's son, Val Dodd, who believes his father is just making things up as he goes along.

Because of being lost psychologically, Freddie is easy prey, he who is looking for something or someone to guide him to a higher plane. But as Freddie travels with the Dodd family as they spout the gospel, he and the Dodds may become at odds with each other if Freddie cannot or does not find from them and the Cause what he needs in life to survive emotionally.

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The Master
Baton Sparks
Jonny Greenwood: Writer
Get Thee Behind Me Satan
Irving Berlin: Writer
Ella Fitzgerald: Performer
Dahil Sa Iyo
Mike Velarde: Writer
Sweet Sue, Just You
You Go To My Head
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)
Dancers in Love
Lotus Blossom
I'll Go No More A-Rovin'
Children of the Family
Celebration Solaire
A-Tisket A-Tasket
No Other Love
The Deep Boo Sea
On a Slow Boat to China
Changing Partners
Able-Bodied Seamen
Time Hole
Atomic Healer
Application 45 Version 1
Sweetness of Freddie
I'll Go No More A-Roving
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)
Lew Brown: Performer
I'll Go No More A-Roving
Hal Willner: Performer

User reviews

James Mitchell

The blend of experimental and classical elements in the soundtrack mirrors the conflicting ideologies at play within the story, creating a rich tapestry of sound.

Donald Moore

The evocative score enhances the film's exploration of power dynamics, control, and manipulation, adding depth and nuance to the narrative.

Michael Carter

The soundtrack's ability to evoke a sense of unease and tension without relying on traditional musical cues is commendable and adds depth to the storytelling.

Karen Wilson

The music in The Master enhances the atmospheric tension of the film, adding an extra layer of depth to the already complex narrative.

Mark Baker

The soundtrack of The Master perfectly captures the unsettling and disorienting atmosphere of Freddie Quell's journey through post-WWII America.

Matthew Scott

The music in The Master effectively conveys the emotional complexity of the characters, particularly Freddie's search for guidance and belonging.

Kenneth Parker

The haunting melodies and eerie tones in the music mirror Freddie's internal struggles with his violent temper and alcoholism.

Brian Carter

The musical motifs in The Master are expertly woven throughout the film, creating a cohesive thematic thread that enhances the storytelling and character development.

Ronald Phillips

The first negative opinion about the The Master soundtrack is that it lacks emotional depth and fails to capture the complexity of Freddie Quell's inner turmoil. The music feels repetitive and uninspired, failing to enhance the emotional journey of the characters.

Carol Perez

The Master's soundtrack perfectly captures the unsettling and tumultuous emotions of Freddie Quell, with haunting melodies that reflect his inner turmoil and struggles.

Karen Baker

The score of The Master beautifully complements the film's visual aesthetic, creating a cohesive and immersive viewing experience that lingers long after the movie ends.

Amanda Phillips

The use of unconventional instrumentation in the soundtrack of The Master adds a unique and innovative touch to the overall sound design, making it stand out from other film scores.

Ronald Perez

The use of discordant sounds and unconventional instruments adds an extra layer of unease to the film, enhancing the sense of psychological turmoil experienced by the characters.

David King

Secondly, the soundtrack fails to create a cohesive atmosphere that complements the film's themes of post-war trauma, cult indoctrination, and existential searching. The music feels disjointed and disconnected from the narrative, making it difficult for the audience to fully immerse themselves in the story.

Lisa Thomas

Lastly, the use of music in The Master often feels intrusive and overpowering, overshadowing the dialogue and performances of the actors. The soundtrack at times detracts from the tension and drama of key scenes, disrupting the overall viewing experience and diminishing the impact of the film.

Michelle Scott

Overall, the music in The Master is a vital component of the film's atmosphere, contributing to its overall impact and emotional resonance.