History Film / ThereWillbeBlood

28th Nov '16 7:01:06 AM IMBoring
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->''I went to see that film,'' There Will Be Blood''. I mean, it's a fucking great title. Somebody says to you, "'d'ye fancy going to see a film?'" "'Oh well, I don't know, will there be blood?'" ''"'There Will Be Blood,'"'' right? "'I'm in, I'm in.'" I mean that is a fucking great title for a film, I mean, you couldn't have a better title. Apart from maybe'' [[{{Fanservice}} There Will Be Tits]]''. You could have a cinema that just shows'' There Will Be Blood'', and ''There Will Be Tits'', and you don't need any other films! That's the end of cinema right there...Anyway, I went to see ''There Will Be Blood'' - and [[NonIndicativeName there wasn't any fucking blood!]].''
-->'''[[ViolentGlaswegian Jamie MacDonald]]''', ''Film/InTheLoop''

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->''I went to see that film,'' There Will Be Blood''. I mean, it's a fucking great title. Somebody says to you, "'d'ye fancy going to see a film?'" "'Oh well, I don't know, will there be blood?'" ''"'There Will Be Blood,'"'' right? "'I'm in, I'm in.'" I mean that is a fucking great title for a film, I mean, you couldn't have a better title. Apart from maybe'' [[{{Fanservice}} There Will Be Tits]]''. You could have a cinema that just shows'' There Will Be Blood'', and ''There Will Be Tits'', and you don't need any other films! That's the end of cinema right there...Anyway, I went to see ''There Will Be Blood'' - and [[NonIndicativeName there wasn't any fucking blood!]].''
-->'''[[ViolentGlaswegian Jamie MacDonald]]''', ''Film/InTheLoop''
30th Aug '16 3:02:36 AM arbiter099
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* CameraAbuse: When Plainview attacks Eli at the climax, he knocks over a bucket of water, some of which gets on the lens.

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* CameraAbuse: When Occurs in a shot of workers in the shaft of Daniel's oil derrick, a streak of oil splatters onto the lens, and again when Plainview attacks Eli at the climax, he knocks over a bucket of water, some of which gets on the lens.



*** Eli Sunday is named after Eli, which is both the Hebrew name of God as well as a Biblical Israeli judge. There is irony in the divine interpretation of the name, because although Eli Sunday starts his own church to preach his own gospel (as if he were God) he is shown to be instead incredibly immoral and powerless, unable to heal H.W. and easily physically subdued. The Biblical judge Eli dies suddenly after learning that his power has suddenly been stripped from him, a close parallel to Eli Sunday's powerless desperation after the Great Depression.

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*** Eli Sunday is named after Eli, which is both the Hebrew name of God as well as a Biblical Israeli judge. There is irony in the divine interpretation of the name, because although Eli Sunday starts his own church to preach his own gospel (as if he were God) he is shown to be instead incredibly immoral and powerless, unable to heal H.W. and easily physically subdued. The Biblical judge Eli dies suddenly after learning that his power has suddenly been stripped from him, a close parallel to Eli Sunday's powerless desperation after in the face of the oncoming Great Depression.
4th Aug '16 3:25:43 AM Taskmaster123
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* GenreSavvy: When he comes to Daniel to tell him about the oil on his family's land in return for money, Daniel does subtly attempt to find out where the land is so he can investigate himself without having to pay any money at all. Paul firmly deflects all the questions ("Where are you from? What town is nearby? What crops does your family grow?). He even lampshades it by pointedly telling Daniel that he'd like it better if Daniel didn't think he was stupid.


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* NoOSHACompliance: A lot of people get maimed or killed because safety procedures are either ignored, done haphazardly, or not even thought about at all.
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?
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