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on October 8, 2017
Delivery on time. A masterpiece to see it again and again !
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on August 23, 2017
Very powerful film detailing the dangers of ambition and greed, whilst simultaneously being a historical piece showcasing the oil rush of the early 20th century.
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on May 18, 2017
This is by all definitions a 'masterpiece' of film making. The acting, scenery, sets, special effects put the viewer at the heart of the transition from 19th to 20th century, and the toiling process of developing the oil boom in the still desolate southern states. The first part is of Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day Lewis) working by himself on his own little mine. Unrelenting determination, and a accident that nearly cripples him - he establishes a bigger operation and more people working with him. One of the workers has a young infant son with him, and the worker is tragically killed in a accident. Daniel takes the infant as his own, naming him H.W. (Dillon Freasier, then Russell Harvard when older) The two travel around to towns wanting to lease land and promote the merits of their 'family' drilling operation in the area. Daniel receives a mysterious visitor who tells him of a ranch in southern California that's sitting on a large oil deposit. Daniel and H.W. travel out there on a supposed hunting trip, and do see signs of oil on the property. The tension mounts as Daniel makes a proposal to the Sunday family to acquire their property, and young preacher Eli (Paul Dano - also playing briefly seen twin brother Paul) Eli wants to get the most for his fledgling church and followers out of the deal, and Daniel develops true despise towards Eli. To make matters worse, H.W. goes deaf from an accident at the well, and Daniels half brother Henry (Kevin J. O'Connor) appears informing Daniel of the loss of their father. As Daniels fortune grows, so does his alcoholism and disdain of people, Yet to get his true desires, he is forced to join Eli's church and be forgiven of his sins. But will redemption and forgiveness ever be had? What is the true cost of faith and success? If any movie could be comparable or even better than Citizen Kane, this maybe the one? It is so of the time, and brutally honest in all of it's depictions. And in the end, with all the opulence and affluence Daniel and Eli had seemingly acquired for themselves, there's a filthy desperation that makes the viewer feel more dirty than the derrick workers looked at the beginning. But all in all, it's a brilliant film that literally hits the viewer over the head in the end. A bit long and slow in places, but perfectly adds to the overall build up. Disc 2 I wish could've had more insight into the making of the movie. A good segment showing historical pictures that inspired Anderson for the look and feel of the movie, in conjunction with particular scenes of the movie. Some interesting deleted scenes. And a fairly lengthy doc on 'The Story Of Petroleum'. Just a miraculous movie depicting human endeavor, greed, love, and downfall
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on December 4, 2016
OK
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on September 23, 2016
rapide et j aime
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on September 3, 2016
interesting view of oil developments well done
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on June 23, 2016
Histoire très longue et en fin de comte vraiment pas intéressant :-( .
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on June 1, 2016
Exactly as described and arrived in good time!
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on June 1, 2016
Arrived undamaged and on time.. Great price at $5
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on May 13, 2016
Great plot
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