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There Will Be Blood

cyphrcyphr Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Debate and/or Discourse
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Synopsis from Apple Trailers:
A sprawling epic of family, faith, power and oil, THERE WILL BE BLOOD is set on the incendiary frontier of California’s turn-of-the-century petroleum boom. The story chronicles the life and times of one Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), who transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon. When Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there’s a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads with his son, H.W. (Dillon Freasier), to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston. In this hardscrabble town, where the main excitement centers around the holy roller church of charismatic preacher Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), Plainview and H.W. make their lucky strike. But even as the well raises all of their fortunes, nothing will remain the same as conflicts escalate and every human value – love, hope, community, belief, ambition and even the bond between father and son – is imperiled by corruption, deception and the flow of oil.

Based on Upton Sinclair's novel Oil!, which I haven't read, this still looks to be a damn good film. Starring Daniel Day Lewis and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, with a soundtrack by one Jonny Greenwood of a little band called Radiohead. Release date is 12/26.

The trailer is great, and it's apparently receiving high critical marks. Already has several wins from the L.A. Film Critics Association, and has been nominated for some Golden Globes (and is said to be a strong Oscar contender). So what do you think, D&D? Tell me more about what you know about the film, the novel, and why it will be awesomesauce. Or if you've somehow seen it already, give us your impressions (but spoiler that shit, son).
This is my first movie thread, be gentle.

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    Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Man that last line of the trailer with the creepy music and the pause before "....people"

    That sold the movie for me right there.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    You had me at Paul Thomas Anderson.

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    sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited December 2007
    I’ve been shitting my pants every time I see this trailer for the past three months.

    There are so many things about this movie that guarantee win.

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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited December 2007
    I'm going to see this.

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    sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited December 2007
    Elki wrote: »
    I'm going to masturbate in the theater while I watch this.

    This man knows what’s up.

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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited December 2007
    suilimeA wrote: »
    Elki wrote: »
    I'm going to masturbate in the theater while I watch this.

    This man knows what’s up.

    This dick.

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    sdrawkcaB emaNsdrawkcaB emaN regular
    edited December 2007
    Elki wrote: »
    suilimeA wrote: »
    Elki wrote: »
    I'm going to masturbate in the theater while I watch this.

    This man knows what’s up.

    This dick.

    Daniel Day-Lewis deserves no less.

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    hesthefastesthesthefastest Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    the trailer produced a 'meh

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    ZahaladeenZahaladeen Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Daniel Day Lewis is one of the best living actors of our time. He fairly carried Leonardo DiCaprio in "Gangs of New York" and literally stole every scene he was in.

    Bloody brilliant.

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    IllyriaIllyria __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2007
    the trailer produced a 'meh
    You are clearly dead inside.

    That was the best trailer I have ever seen.

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    PeekingDuckPeekingDuck __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2007
    Daniel Day-Lewis is the best, not one of the best.

    There is him and everyone else. And the sooner people realize this the better off the world will be.

    God damnit.

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    ShintoShinto __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2007
    Is this another boozy psychopath role for Lewis?

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    Dance CommanderDance Commander Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Is this out, or what? I can't find it playing -anywhere- in my entire state.

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    tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Is this out, or what? I can't find it playing -anywhere- in my entire state.

    I think it's in limited release now or something. D:

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    DukiDuki Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    DDay Lewis for best actor.

    I call it now.

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    This sounds kind of like Big.

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    PlutocracyPlutocracy regular
    edited December 2007
    Shinto wrote: »
    Is this another boozy psychopath role for Lewis?

    He's been taking a leaf out of Bill Murray's book.

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    ConvaelConvael Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    The general consensus is that it goes wide on January 18, 2008. I've been waiting for this for so long, the only thing that worries me is that Paul Dano won't be up to par. It looks like the only movie this year that could rival No Country for Old Men as the best US-made film, and possibly for Best Picture.

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    HozHoz Cool Cat Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    When I saw the trailer in the theater I felt like if I went to see this movie its power would destroy my humanity. And I'm the guy who wasn't phased by No Country for Old Men.

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    CheerfulBearCheerfulBear Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I feel that watching this movie would be an emotionally/mentally/physically exhaustive experience and that I would only see this movie once for fear that, upon multiple viewings, it would utterly destroy my soul.

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    GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I want to see this so fucking hard but the closest theater is 4 hours away, in DC on saturday afternoon. Heard the interview with him on NPR this afternoon and he sounds like he really got into the role. Hope it gets a wider playing. I barely got to see Assassination of Jesse James.

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    PusciferPuscifer Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    This movie.

    It will be a good movie.

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    tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    FYI: deleted scene from the movie http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/there-will-be-blood/deleted-scene

    Don't worry, no spoilers.

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    PlutocracyPlutocracy regular
    edited December 2007
    Gafoto wrote: »
    Heard the interview with him on NPR this afternoon and he sounds like he really got into the role.

    He veers into pretty ardent method acting in most, if not all, of his roles.

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    KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I am excited by the sole fact that this is based on an Upton Sinclair novel.

    The fact that I know Daniel Day-Lewis will be excellent in this film is like a cherry on top.

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited December 2007
    cyphr wrote: »
    Daniel Day Lewis

    SOLD

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    NexusSixNexusSix Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Hoz wrote: »
    And I'm the guy who wasn't phased by No Country for Old Men.

    Fucking metal.

    Caught the trailer for this a while back before 3:10 to Yuma. I hadn't heard anything about it prior to seeing the trailer and didn't know Lewis had a new movie coming out. Dude is awesome but, Christ, I'd like to see him in a few more roles. Has he done anything since Gangs?

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I am a whore for PTA

    DDL is just a big fat bonus

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    If it's out now, it's extremely limited. Two theaters in all of Broward have this playing, and one's practically in North Miami.

    Any way, it dragged, but the finale was epic.

    And the music was amazing. I've never heard of the composer, but he delivered in spades.

    The defining moment of the film was summed up by a comment card left in the lobby(emphasis theirs):
    THERE WILL BE DANIEL DAY-LEWIS DRINKING YOUR MILKSHAKE.

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    KatholicKatholic Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I saw this a couple of days ago and was a bit disappointed after seeing it.

    1.) It was too long 2 hours 40 minutes

    2.) It had odd pacing fast-->slow-->fast-->slow

    3.) The story wasn't all that intriguing it was more of a character study.


    I loved it afterwards but it just wasn't what i expected. I realized its main goal after contemplating it for a couple of days.

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    ZsetrekZsetrek Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    I've never heard of the composer, but he delivered in spades.

    He is Johnny Greenwood, the guitarist from Radiohead.

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    CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I want no one else to succeed.
    D:

    Soundtrack sounds like Bioshock
    D:

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    MedopineMedopine __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    I just saw In the Name of the Father the other night so I am primed for more DDL action.

    I love him to bits, really.

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    AzraelXK9AzraelXK9 Registered User new member
    edited January 2008
    I saw this movie a few weeks ago and it was near perfection. Yeah there are a few uncomfortable pacing segments, but they are uncomfortable for a reason. Paul Dano and Daniel Day Lewis are disturbing and intriguing throughout the entire film. I wont ruin anything, but DDL's relationship with his son in the film, Paul Dano and perspective of humanity is (sorry for redundancy) gleefully disturbing. Plus its got one of the best endings ive seen in cinema. Oh and the main characters name is Plainview, a fact that is pure irony after finishing the film.

    A side note for radiohead fans, Johnny Greenwood composed the original score. A score that is as much a part of the film as PTA's direction, or DDL's and Paul Dano's acting skills.

    Yeah, this movie was f'ing beautiful.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I think I'll be buying the soundtrack.

    It was that awesome. Violins galore.

    Don't know if I can say the same for the film, though. Beautiful, but I'm not sure I could watch this over and over(unlike Magnolia, which is one of my favorite films ever; sorry, Kevin Smith).


    And Paul Dano deserves an Oscar as much as DDL, if not more. He was brilliant.

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    Foxy_RoxyFoxy_Roxy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Convael wrote: »
    The general consensus is that it goes wide on January 18, 2008. I've been waiting for this for so long, the only thing that worries me is that Paul Dano won't be up to par. It looks like the only movie this year that could rival No Country for Old Men as the best US-made film, and possibly for Best Picture.

    GODDAMMIT you're right! And I was all set to see cloverfield for my date night. Now I'm stuck in the theater for four hours! CURSE YOU!!!!!!!!

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    VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I hope it opens wide. I know where I can see it somewhat nearby but if I could go this friday afternoon at the much closer theatre that would be sweetness. I have a friend who has already seen this twice, and though his word is hardly one I can go by, I know he loved it which is spurring me to get a viewing in... especially after missing No Country For Old Men.

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    Loren MichaelLoren Michael Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I hear that it is pretty much perfect and holy shit, but the ending is bad.

    I'll have to wait like seven months to see it.

    :(

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    SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Foxy_Roxy wrote: »
    Convael wrote: »
    The general consensus is that it goes wide on January 18, 2008. I've been waiting for this for so long, the only thing that worries me is that Paul Dano won't be up to par. It looks like the only movie this year that could rival No Country for Old Men as the best US-made film, and possibly for Best Picture.

    GODDAMMIT you're right! And I was all set to see cloverfield for my date night. Now I'm stuck in the theater for four hours! CURSE YOU!!!!!!!!

    Yeah, "wide' for Austin apparently means two theaters, both small and artsy or independent. :(

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    RoanthRoanth Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I feel that watching this movie would be an emotionally/mentally/physically exhaustive experience and that I would only see this movie once for fear that, upon multiple viewings, it would utterly destroy my soul.

    This needs to be translated into a tag-line that can be used in the advertisements. Something like:

    Roger Ebert raves, "Watching this movie is an emotionally/mentally/physically exhaustive experience! Only see this movie once, as multiple viewings will utterly destroy your soul! Two thumbs way the fuck up!"

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