History Film / ThereWillBeBlood

20th May '16 1:02:43 PM ProbableCod
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Despite much difficulty during the drilling, including H.W.'s injury and resulting deafness; Daniel's humiliating baptism at the hands of Eli; and the ''long'' process of building an oil pipeline to avoid shipping costs (which is more dramatic -- and traumatic -- than it sounds), Daniel pulls it off and makes a fortune. But by the end of the movie, it is clear that [[MoralEventHorizon his morality has completely eroded]], and has been dissolving throughout the film.

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Despite much difficulty during the drilling, including [[spoiler:including H.W.'s injury and resulting deafness; Daniel's humiliating baptism at the hands of Eli; and the ''long'' process of building an oil pipeline to avoid shipping costs (which is more dramatic -- and traumatic -- than it sounds), Daniel pulls it off and makes a fortune. But by the end of the movie, it is clear that [[MoralEventHorizon his morality has completely eroded]], and has been dissolving throughout the film.
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11th Mar '16 4:01:11 PM ZonkedTod
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* EvilVersusEvil: Let's see, in the left corner we have an (in the beginning) indifferent to life, determined miner who just wants to earn a living. In span of two hours he cheats folks in California to basically work for him like oxes and give him oil to sell, personally kills a few people, abandons his son because he.. failed him, takes pleasure from dominating everybody and generally perceives the world as much more evil than he is. In the right corner, we have a cowardly, hypocritical preacher who bullies his father and manipulates members of his church. Also, he ultimately sells his soul to Daniel in the end, complete with swift one-way ticket to Hell. Gentlemen, place your bets.

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* EvilVersusEvil: Let's see, in the left corner we have an (in the beginning) indifferent to life, determined miner who just wants to earn a living. In span of two hours he cheats folks in California to basically work for him like oxes oxen and give him oil to sell, personally kills a few people, abandons his son because he.. failed him, takes pleasure from dominating everybody and generally perceives the world as much more evil than he is. In the right corner, we have a cowardly, hypocritical preacher who bullies his father and manipulates members of his church. Also, he ultimately sells his soul to Daniel in the end, complete with swift one-way ticket to Hell. Gentlemen, place your bets.
6th Jan '16 4:33:46 PM eroock
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A controversial but critically acclaimed 2007 film starring Creator/DanielDayLewis, for which he won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Actor. Written, directed, and co-produced by Creator/PaulThomasAnderson, '''''There Will Be Blood''''' was nominated for seven other UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s including Best Picture. It also won Best Cinematography for Robert Elswit. Loosely based on the first half of the novel ''Oil!'' by Upton Sinclair.

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A controversial but critically acclaimed 2007 film starring Creator/DanielDayLewis, for which he won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Actor. Written, directed, and co-produced by Creator/PaulThomasAnderson, '''''There ''There Will Be Blood''''' Blood'' was nominated for seven other UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s including Best Picture. It also won Best Cinematography for Robert Elswit. Loosely based on the first half of the novel ''Oil!'' by Upton Sinclair.
26th Nov '15 1:52:04 AM Aquila89
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* OlderThanTheyLook: Despite the 16 year TimeSkip, no makeup is used to make Paul Dano look any older in the final scene.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Despite the 16 year TimeSkip, no makeup is used to make Paul Dano Creator/PaulDano look any older in the final scene.
20th May '15 5:23:55 PM nombretomado
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A controversial but critically acclaimed 2007 film starring Creator/DanielDayLewis, for which he won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Actor. Written, directed, and co-produced by Creator/PaulThomasAnderson, '''''There Will Be Blood''''' was nominated for seven other {{Academy Award}}s including Best Picture. It also won Best Cinematography for Robert Elswit. Loosely based on the first half of the novel ''Oil!'' by Upton Sinclair.

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A controversial but critically acclaimed 2007 film starring Creator/DanielDayLewis, for which he won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Actor. Written, directed, and co-produced by Creator/PaulThomasAnderson, '''''There Will Be Blood''''' was nominated for seven other {{Academy UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s including Best Picture. It also won Best Cinematography for Robert Elswit. Loosely based on the first half of the novel ''Oil!'' by Upton Sinclair.
20th May '15 5:23:38 PM nombretomado
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A controversial but critically acclaimed 2007 film starring Creator/DanielDayLewis, for which he won the AcademyAward for Best Actor. Written, directed, and co-produced by Creator/PaulThomasAnderson, '''''There Will Be Blood''''' was nominated for seven other {{Academy Award}}s including Best Picture. It also won Best Cinematography for Robert Elswit. Loosely based on the first half of the novel ''Oil!'' by Upton Sinclair.

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A controversial but critically acclaimed 2007 film starring Creator/DanielDayLewis, for which he won the AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Actor. Written, directed, and co-produced by Creator/PaulThomasAnderson, '''''There Will Be Blood''''' was nominated for seven other {{Academy Award}}s including Best Picture. It also won Best Cinematography for Robert Elswit. Loosely based on the first half of the novel ''Oil!'' by Upton Sinclair.
15th May '15 10:10:00 PM KilosBlackfield
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** A more subtle one, but when Eli and Daniel have a conversation about the workers (a conversation is a polite way of putting it) one of the things Eli mentions is how his workers shouldn't be drinking. Guess what he offers Daniel in the final scene?
20th Apr '15 11:22:32 PM SickBoy
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* TragicMistake: It could be argued that sending H.W. off to boarding school was the real tipping point for Daniel. The reason he does it is simply because H.W. is in the way and Daniel doesn't have the patience to properly care for him while working. He doesn't even give him a proper goodbye, he simply leaves him on a train and sneaks away as it departs. H.W. seems to be the only person Daniel may actually like, so carelessly sending him away effectively stripped him of his last shred of humanity.

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* TragicMistake: It could be argued that sending H.W. off to boarding school was the real tipping point for Daniel. The reason he does it is simply because H.W. is in the way and Daniel doesn't have the patience to properly care for him while working. He doesn't even give him a proper goodbye, he simply leaves him on a train and sneaks away as it departs. H.W. seems to be the only person Daniel may actually like, so carelessly sending him away effectively stripped strips him of his last shred of humanity.
20th Apr '15 11:20:37 PM SickBoy
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* StrawNihilist : Guess who?

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* StrawNihilist : StrawNihilist: Guess who?



* TragicMistake

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* TragicMistakeTragicMistake: It could be argued that sending H.W. off to boarding school was the real tipping point for Daniel. The reason he does it is simply because H.W. is in the way and Daniel doesn't have the patience to properly care for him while working. He doesn't even give him a proper goodbye, he simply leaves him on a train and sneaks away as it departs. H.W. seems to be the only person Daniel may actually like, so carelessly sending him away effectively stripped him of his last shred of humanity.
17th Feb '15 12:25:00 PM MerlinSyndrome
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* MindRape: Daniel lays a truly savage one on Eli in the climax, reducing the man to tears. For bonus points, we only have Daniel's word on [[spoiler: Paul's success and the drainage of Eli's land]], but his delivery is strong enough that the victim doesn't question it. [[spoiler: and then he bashes Eli's brains out with an old-timey wood bowling pin.]]

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* MindRape: Daniel lays a truly savage one on Eli in the climax, reducing the man to tears. For bonus points, we only have Daniel's word on [[spoiler: Paul's success and the drainage of Eli's land]], but his delivery is strong enough that the victim doesn't question it. [[spoiler: and then he bashes Eli's brains out with an old-timey a wood bowling pin.]]
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