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24th Apr '16 1:13:00 AM aye_amber
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** The use of Arvo Pärt's ''Fratres'' is good, but it's all about [[{{Radiohead}} Jonny Greenwood's]] ''Convergence'', a cacophonous, arrhythmic dirge that plays over the oilwell fire sequence.

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** The use of Arvo Pärt's ''Fratres'' is good, but it's all about [[{{Radiohead}} [[Music/{{Radiohead}} Jonny Greenwood's]] ''Convergence'', a cacophonous, arrhythmic dirge that plays over the oilwell fire sequence.
21st Jun '15 2:32:19 AM Manw0name
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** The entire ending scene in the bowling alley. It's as if the ''entire film'' was building up to [[spoiler:Daniel murdering Eli by beating the shit out of him]]. It's incredibly cathartic.
*** And literally so, considering the movie ends [[spoiler: with Daniel falling exhausted to the ground after killing Eli and simply says, "I'm finished."]] And so are we.
2nd Jun '15 8:22:25 PM PhantomHeartless5
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The film can fall into this for some given its lack of sympathetic characters (HW being the exception). With the main character a vicious, amoral, stop-at-nothing sociopath, the main villain a smug, cowardly, hypocritical religious zealot, and the background characters being no saints themselves, it can be difficult to find someone to root for.
27th Dec '14 5:25:03 PM wat
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** Granted, it's easy to root for Plainview when he's put up against someone as unlikable as [[SmugSnake Eli]], however these viewers seem to ignore that the point of the film is to show the moral degradation of Daniel. This is especially glaring in regards to the ending of the film, a number of viewers seem to think that [[spoiler: Daniel's brutal murder of Eli]] is a good thing, and is meant to represent the ultimate triumph of Plainview, despite his last line of "I'm finished!" is blatantly meant to represent that the opposite has just transpired, and [[spoiler: that he'll be headed for jail or a mental ward now.]]

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** Granted, it's easy to root for Plainview when he's put up against someone as unlikable as [[SmugSnake Eli]], however these viewers seem to ignore that the point of the film is to show the moral degradation of Daniel. This is especially glaring in regards to the ending of the film, a number of viewers seem to think that [[spoiler: Daniel's brutal murder of Eli]] is a good thing, and is meant to represent the ultimate triumph of Plainview, despite the fact that his last line utterance of "I'm finished!" is blatantly meant to represent that the opposite how empty his life has just transpired, become, and [[spoiler: that he'll be headed for jail or a mental ward now.]]
4th Nov '14 5:45:03 AM Lionheart0
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*** How sincere was Daniel's relationship with H.W.? H.W. was his MoralityPet early on in the film, and Daniel shows remorse about abandoning him, even having a tearful reunion with him. Though this was after [[spoiler: Eli shamed Daniel in front of a church and Daniel felt his manhood was being challenged by business rival over his treatment of his son. So was the reunion legitimately heartfelt or was Daniel just trying to save face.]] This is made even more ambiguous with the final flashback; [[spoiler: Daniel briefly playing with H.W. but then leaving him to work on his oil rig.]]
13th May '14 3:13:23 AM Discontent
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*** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPpvboR7FTs Well you're a meanie from jerktown]]."
13th May '14 3:12:38 AM Discontent
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Most people interpret young H.W. as a good little kid trying to be the best (adopted) son he can be to Daniel. However, in one profound way, one must wonder if a little of Daniel's psychotic nature has rubbed off on him. Remember how [[spoiler: H.W. tries to kill the impostor posing as Henry Plainview by setting his bed on fire? Granted, he was right to be suspicious of the man, and he was likely trying to protect Daniel, but even so that is still a pretty awful and insane thing to do. And sure, H.W. is young, but he is definitely old enough to know that fire is dangerous and can kill people, especially considering his adopted father is an oil tycoon. Plus, based on how the event is shown, if the fire got out of hand, H.W. could have gotten the impostor, Daniel, AND himself killed.]] Thankfully, this issue seems to have been resolved by the time H.W. becomes an adult.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
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Most people interpret young H.W. as a good little kid trying to be the best (adopted) son he can be to Daniel. However, in one profound way, one must wonder if a little of Daniel's psychotic nature has rubbed off on him. Remember how [[spoiler: H.W. tries to kill the impostor posing as Henry Plainview by setting his bed on fire? Granted, he was right to be suspicious of the man, and he was likely trying to protect Daniel, but even so that is still a pretty awful and insane thing to do. And sure, H.W. is young, but he is definitely old enough to know that fire is dangerous and can kill people, especially considering his adopted father is an oil tycoon. Plus, based on how the event is shown, if the fire got out of hand, H.W. could have gotten the impostor, Daniel, AND himself killed.]] Thankfully, this issue seems to have been resolved by the time H.W. becomes an adult.



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: The whole '''"I drink your milkshake!"''' lines. Depending on how you saw it, it could either be this or a {{Narm}}. ''Or [[NarmCharm both]]''.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: AwardSnub: Paul Dano went surprisingly unlauded. Pitting Dano against [[Film/NoCountryForOldMen Javier Bardem]] is pretty unfair to both of them, though.
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** The use of Arvo Pärt's ''Fratres'' is good, but it's all about [[{{Radiohead}} Jonny Greenwood's]] ''Convergence'', a cacophonous, arrhythmic dirge that plays over the oilwell fire sequence.
** The third movement of Brahm's "Violin Concerto in D" is used twice in the film. The second time it serves as the music for the credits, which obviously occur right after the ending. The SoundtrackDissonance alone makes it excellent.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome:
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The whole '''"I drink your milkshake!"''' lines. Depending on how you saw it, it could either be this or a {{Narm}}. ''Or [[NarmCharm both]]''.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The use of Arvo Pärt's ''Fratres'' is good, but it's all about [[{{Radiohead}} Jonny Greenwood's]] ''Convergence'', a cacophonous, arrhythmic dirge that plays over the oilwell fire sequence.
** The third movement of Brahm's "Violin Concerto in D" is used twice in the film. The second time it serves as the music for the credits, which obviously occur right after the ending. The SoundtrackDissonance alone makes it excellent.



* MemeticMutation: The milkshake line again.

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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The milkshake line again.



* MisaimedFandom: Despite the fact that Plainview is most commonly seen as a monstrous psychopath, and that the dominant interpretation of the film is as a condemnation of people like him (or rather the politicial/societal climate that enables people like him to succeed), a decent portion of viewers related to (and supported) Plainview.

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* MisaimedFandom: MisaimedFandom:
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Despite the fact that Plainview is most commonly seen as a monstrous psychopath, and that the dominant interpretation of the film is as a condemnation of people like him (or rather the politicial/societal climate that enables people like him to succeed), a decent portion of viewers related to (and supported) Plainview.



* {{Narm}} / NarmCharm: Splits the opinions of the milkshake lines even further.

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* {{Narm}} / NarmCharm: NarmCharm:
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Splits the opinions of the milkshake lines even further.



* [[AwardSnub Oscar Snub]]: Paul Dano went surprisingly unlauded.
** Pitting Dano against [[Film/NoCountryForOldMen Javier Bardem]] is pretty unfair to both of them, though.
26th Apr '14 8:16:06 PM Discontent
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* WatchItForTheMeme: [[RunningGag Once again]], the milkshake scene.

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* WatchItForTheMeme: [[RunningGag Once again]], the milkshake scene.scene.
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26th Apr '14 10:09:42 AM CheeseDogX
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** [[{{Podcast/Rifftrax}} Mike Nelson]] seems determined to single-handedly keep the line "I'VE ABANDONED MY SON! I'VE ABANDONED MY BOY!" in people's collective memory.
20th Dec '13 7:52:14 PM CharlestonMan
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** Granted, it's easy to root for Plainview when he's put up against someone as unlikable as [[SmugSnake Eli]], however these viewers seem to ignore that the point of the film is to show the moral degradation of Daniel. This is especially glaring in regards to the ending of the film, a number of viewers seem to think that [[spoiler: Daniel's brutal murder of Eli]] is a good thing, and is meant to represent the ultimate triumph of Plainview.

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** Granted, it's easy to root for Plainview when he's put up against someone as unlikable as [[SmugSnake Eli]], however these viewers seem to ignore that the point of the film is to show the moral degradation of Daniel. This is especially glaring in regards to the ending of the film, a number of viewers seem to think that [[spoiler: Daniel's brutal murder of Eli]] is a good thing, and is meant to represent the ultimate triumph of Plainview.Plainview, despite his last line of "I'm finished!" is blatantly meant to represent that the opposite has just transpired, and [[spoiler: that he'll be headed for jail or a mental ward now.]]



* NightmareFuel:

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* NightmareFuel:NightmareFuel: It's a pretty disturbing film.



** It's a pretty disturbing film.
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