- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
- Dubbed: French, Spanish
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- Studio: Paramount
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- ASIN: B00104QSOM
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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.System Requirements:Running Time: 158 minutesFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: DRAMA/HISTORICAL EPIC Rating: R UPC: 097361325743 Manufacturer No: 132574
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with his acting skills hands bloody down.Wow you got to see this movie which is
a true story by the way.i just can't believe there is only seventeen reviews
of this movie man what ashamed..
"This is one epic American classic that should not be missed" Daniel Day-Lewis, gives the
Academy Award Winning performance of his life, Daniel Plainview [Day-Lewis] and his son
are independent oil men, prospecting through California at the turn of the 20th century,
who was challenged by a young preacher, Eli Sunday played by [Paul Dano] which both men
lives turn into an abyss, and a darkly-journey of madness,
I have watched this movie So many Times, that the first time he meet the people to pitch his
prospecting ideas, I think I can recite every word that was said, here's what was said,word for word,
"Ladies and gentlemen, I traveled over Jist about half our state to get here this evenin'.
I couldn't get away sooner, because my new well was a-comin' in at Lobos River, and I had
to see about it.That well is now flowin' four thousand barrel, and payin' me an income of
five thousand dollars a day, I got two others drilling', and I got sixteen producin'
at Antelope. So, ladies and gentlemen if I say I'm an oil man, you got to agree,
"You got a great chanct here, ladies and gentlemen; but bear in mind, you can lose it all if you ain't
carful, out of all the fellers that beg you for a chanct to drill your land, maybe one in twenty will be oil men;
the rest will be speculators, fellers tryin' to get between you and the oil men. to get some of the money
that ought by rights come to you, Even if you find one that has money, and the means to drill, he'll maybe
know nothin' about drillin', and have to hire out the job on contract- and then you're trying to rush the
job through, so as to get to another contract jist as quick as he can. But, ladies and gentlemen, I do my
own drillin', and the fellers that work for me are fellers I know, I make it my business to be there and to see to their work.
I don't lose my tools in the hole, and spend months a-fishin'; I don't botch the cementin' off, and let water into the hole,
and ruin the whole lease, And let me tell you, I'm fixed right now like no other man or company in this field,
Because my Lobos River well has jist come in, I got a string of tools all ready to put to work, I can load a rig onto trucks,
and have them here in a week, I've got business connections, so I can get the lumber for the derrick--
such things go by friendship,in a rush like this, That's why I can guarantee to start drillin'; and put up the cash
to back my work, I assure you whatever the others promise to do,
when it comes to the showdown, they won't be there.
Runtime 158 Minutes.
5.1 Surround Master Audio.
He has created a film both boldly theatrical and subtly real, both broadly political and intensely personal. Complicated and intentionally confusing emotionally, with a protagonist gradually subsumed by greed, the film is full of ideas and themes, but feels more mature and focused than Anderson's earlier work, brilliant as that all was. Daniel Day Lewis is amazing, the film looks incredible (if simply shot for an Anderson film), one only sees more and more layers and meanings on repeated viewings.
One of the more important films of recent years, this critique of the American dream - both personal, and by extension national - of success, of conquest, and of control is mesmerizing, and ultimately devastating.
The film is very well done, to be sure. However, it only covers roughly 100 or so pages of the novel. In fact, there is SO much more to the book that it is probably more accurate to say that the film was "inspired by" - rather than based upon - Sinclair's work. This may explain why the film was not given the same title.
To begin with, the film focuses - it is seen/told, if you will - from the father's perspective; the novel is from the son's. There are portions in the novel which caused it to be banned and/or censured in some parts of the USA after publication. These passages, as well as other story details, do not appear in the film.
Both the film and the novel stand on their own merits and it is better to view each from this perspective. If one is expecting the film to 'be' the novel, then disappointment will likely follow. :0)
The criticisms on here echo those of moviegoers who are not versed in the language of cinema. This film is no more "slow" than Citizen Kane. This is one of the handful of perfect films ever made, in which not a thing is out of place. If you didn't enjoy the film, that's fine, but There Will Be Blood is objectively perfect.