There Will Be Blood [Blu-ray]
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The packaging for this set is horrible (which I could forgive if the discs weren't scratched up in the process). How did this get past the marketing department at Paramount?
"There Will Be Blood" based on Upton Sinclair's novel OIL! gives us two portraits of two very different men both ruled by their own obsession--Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis in his Oscar winning role who seems to be channeling John Huston from the film "Chinatown")an oil man who in spite of his impressive skills as a smooth talking salesman, doesn't like people very much (aside from his son H.W. which he uses to help sell people that his is "a family business") and Eli Sunday (Paul Dano)a smooth talking healer and leader of the Church of the Third Relevation. Both men want wealth and power for Plainview its a means to escape. While Sunday sees the oil leaking out of the ground of his father's ranch to gather a flock, reach out with his message and, in turn, gain the power that he believes he deserves. The two men don't get along from the moment they meet--Eli is on to Daniel's "plain speaking" way of doing business and getting something for next to nothing and Daniel believes that Eli is a charlatan.Read more ›
The first ten minutes of "There Will Be Blood" contains no dialogue, but it still manages to establish a cohesive story. It begins in 1898, during which a lone prospector digs for oil in the mountainous deserts of Texas. By 1902, an entire team led by Plainview has made camp in the area and has successfully struck oil. One day, a well accident kills one of the workers, leaving an infant boy without his father. For as yet unknown reasons--be they selfless or selfish--Plainview decides to care for the boy and raise him as his own. The story then flashes forward to 1911, which opens with Plainview trying to negotiate a deal with the locals of a small town. When the deal falls through, Plainview is introduced to Paul Sunday (Paul Dano), a young man from a small community called Little Boston; he offers Plainview his family's property in exchange for a handsome sum of money. Apparently, that property is rich with oil.Read more ›
At the center of "TWBB" is the towering performance of Daniel Day Lewis as Daniel Plainview, who at the beginning of the film (1898) is a not very successful Silver miner who ends up by film's end as a just barely holding onto reality, whacked out richest Oilman in California. Lewis's performance is feral, animalistic, and fierce...all squinting eyes, guttural voice and slouching posture: Lewis feels every word he utters throughout his body. He pulls out all the stops and creates a character that resonates with pathos and humanity but his Plainview is also a symbol of a time when it was possible to get ahead by setting goals, setting out into a "new" world, grabbing yourself by the seat of your pants and forcing your will upon others and getting ahead: making money, saving, spending wisely...attaining the so-called American Dream in the sense that James Truslow Adams wrote about it in his "Epic of America" in the 1930's. Lewis's Plainview is Evil personified ("I despise success in others") yet writer/director Anderson has allowed him to have a positive inner life primarily centered on his son who he papalbly adores focusing all of his available adoration on him.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was an okay movie. A little weird for my taste and a little slow moving but okay. I wouldn't watch it again.Published 5 days ago by Roxanna
One of the best movie endings, ever. Daniel Day Lewis and Paul Dano deliver in spades.Published 9 days ago by Bruce J. Morrison
Simply the best cinematic work of the 21st century!! Bravo DDLPublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
The Emperor has no clothes with this movie. Well enough acted and filmed, but a long, tedious, violent, depressing study of greed and avarice that has zero redeeming qualities. Read morePublished 1 month ago by fyistocks
This movie was great from beginning to end. You are continuously trying to keep up as this oil seeker drills riches from the ground bit by bit. Read morePublished 1 month ago by matt
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|The movie is fine - What a Miserable Score||
I have to admit that I don't pay attention to the score of a movie often enough, but I rather enjoyed this one. I also love Radiohead, but I found out (much to my surprise) that Jonny scored it a few days after I saw it. I thought it made the movie feel a bit edgy or tense in some scenes where... Read More
Jul 25, 2008 by D. Pate | See all 20 posts
|The packaging for the environment??||
I am a sales rep for packaging equipment in the CD/DVD industry. The use of cardboard sleeves instead of a standard 14mm dual Dvd case means the sleeves must be printed (an additional cost) and then manually loaded onto a 2nd conveyor where the discs are inserted into the sleeves by a CD Rom... Read More
Apr 8, 2008 by Theo Canius | See all 29 posts
|Originality of P.T. Anderson||
A recent Anderson quote to the press: "We're all children of Kubrick, aren't we? Is there anything you can do that he hasn't done?"
Mar 27, 2008 by wlaw_books | See all 12 posts
|Why is "There Will Be Blood" [Blu-ray] already out of stock?!?||
I couldn't agree more! I preordered TWBB, Bee Movie and Weeds, and turned out they are out of stock until July 1st!! WTF??? They have them in Best Buy and Barnes and Noble since the weekend *much more expensive, but whatever, can't wait one month...
Jun 3, 2008 by Ernesto | See all 10 posts
|Who Are The Masterminds Behind These Ugly Cover Arts?||
I don't think thats the final cover art. I know I've seen a few different versions.
Mar 3, 2008 by W. Pyle | See all 5 posts
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