There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

DVD - 2008
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A down-and-out silver miner raising a son, self-made oilman Daniel Plainview, whose voracious appetite for oil turns him into a California tycoon in the early years of the 20th century. Getting the oil from the ground is an intensely physical process that later broadens into Plainview's equally indomitable urge to control land and power. Along the way, Plainview deals with a mighty derrick fire, a visit from a long-lost brother, and the ongoing involvement of Plainview's poker-faced adoptive son. Plainview's rivalry with Eli Sunday, the local preacher.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2008.
Edition: Widescreen.
ISBN: 9781415738931
1415738939
Branch Call Number: THE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (158 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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pmaison
Sep 05, 2017

OK, here goes: I'd bet that this will (some day) come to be considered among the best American movies ever. Astonishingly deep performance by DDL and tremendous cinematic vision & creation by PTA.

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howeshound
Jul 11, 2017

A great actor doesn't guarantee a great movie, but this is a gem. Superb direction, cinematography, script, music, supporting actors, story. It's a long movie, one that demands full attention and so not for those whose idea of entertainment is popcorn, car chases and non-stop background conversation. Essentially it's a character study, reminding me of Man For All Seasons even though Thomas More and Daniel Plainview occupy very different worlds. Both films are close-ups of men driven, obsessed, endlessly stubborn, willing to give up everything for their goals.
The recent news that Day-Lewis is retiring from acting makes viewing this especially poignant. Not all of his movies were as good but his acting was always special and here it has the support it warrants.

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ibuy4unow
Mar 14, 2017

Don't waste your time with this one. 3 hours of pure BORING!!!

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Davidf05
Feb 23, 2017

Elmer Gantry & Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood are two characters you want to HATE,another would be the character from Apt Pupil. This movie makes you realize how REAL evil is. This is a GREAT movie although I don't agree 100% that oil is evil but the heart of man for sure is evil.

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klimekk
Nov 07, 2016

That's funny that this movie is listed as #3 on the top 100 movies of XXI century. Because I believe critics proof how amateurish are they. In my opinion - you definitely see how helpless was director to put any ending , which would make sense. That's interesting because plot is awesome and for the most of the movie you think it is wise and interesting to watch and then director is making fool of yourself and of all critics who maybe shut down their profeesionalism (or maybe never had it)

AL_KATI Sep 30, 2016

I think everything about the movie is perfect. The score, the cinematography, and, of course, Daniel Day-Lewis, who embodies the role of Daniel Plainview so completely that you're immersed and unable to look away.

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COURIER3
Aug 14, 2016

Some parts very interesting. Movie way too long. Lots of surprises.i don't like violence and cruelty. Some very weird characters. Always interested in the oil boom.

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jswolfmcguire
Jul 27, 2016

Loosely based on the Doheny family of early Los Angeles. Read "West of Eden" for the full story upon which this movie is based.

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Janice21383
May 07, 2016

The rise and fall of an oil man, told with peculiar intensity -- and I do mean peculiar. If you have romantic ideas about family life and pioneer times, prepare to have them overturned, or pass this film by. Since this is a Paul Thomas Anderson film, There Will Be Blood is a collection of stunning scenes, rather than a smoothly flowing narrative that leads the viewer from A to Z. In fairness to the doubters, I did not give it five stars is because the film neglects the later life of one of its key characters -- it is possible to leave TOO MUCH to the imagination. Naming this as Daniel Day Lewis's greatest performance is like naming the highest star, but he is at the top of his game, as is his nemesis, Paul Dano. TWBB's spare, nerve-plucking score is among the best, if not the best I have ever heard.

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akirakato
May 06, 2016

This is a 2007 American historical drama written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, based loosely on Upton Sinclair's novel "Oil!"
It depicts the story of a silver-miner-turned-oilman on a ruthless quest for wealth during Southern California's oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Although the performances of the main actors are superb, the screenplay is just a letdown.
If I knew the script in advance, I would never viewed this hellish and disgusting movie---NEVER!
I just feel I've wasted my two and half valuable hours!

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aaa5756 Jul 20, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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I drink your milkshake!

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Eli Sunday: Do you think God is going to come down here and save you for being stupid? He doesn't save stupid people, Abel.

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Plainview: Now run along and play, and don't come back.

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

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Jun 18, 2011

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

A story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 18, 2011

A gentleman in the early 1900s works hard, with his son at his side, to become rich off a rich oil supply he uncovers in the desert. His intention is to become as far away from people as he can, possibly including his son. But a fanatical minister of "3rd Revelation" parish begins to get in his way, along with some others.

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 18, 2011

Violence: Beatings and murders

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