History Film / ThereWillBeBlood

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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Unnecessary.
* 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.]]
27th Dec '14 12:29:15 PM Mdumas43073
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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 for Best Actor. Written, directed, and co-produced by Creator/PaulThomasAnderson, ''There '''''There Will Be Blood'' 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.
21st Nov '14 11:07:07 PM Robotnik
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* TheEdwardianEra: Strictly speaking, the film's setting corresponds most closely to the "Progressive Era" of American history (Teddy Roosevelt's presidency to World War One), though Daniel as a character seems more suited to [[TheGildedAge a decade or two earlier]]. The finale is set in [[TheRoaringTwenties 1927]], with the Depression implied to be on the horizon.
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