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There Will Be Blood


Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Dillon Freasier, Ciarán Hinds View All


Paul Thomas Anderson (Screenplay), Paul Thomas Anderson (Director) View All

Released: Dec. 28th, 2007
Runtime: 2 hours, 38 minutes
When ruthless oil prospector, Daniel Plainview learns of oil-rich land in California that can be bought cheaply, he moves his operation there and begins manipulating and exploiting the local landowners into selling him their property. Using his young adopted son to project the image of a caring family man, Plainview gains the cooperation of almost all the locals with lofty promises to build schools and cultivate the land to make their community...
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There Will Be Blood is often considered as his best film and his ultimate masterpiece and while I think it is without a doubt one of the very best films of the last 20 years and the work of a brilliant mind, I happen to love some of his other films just a tiny bit more.
on the surface, it looks like the character Daniel Plainview is just hamming it up so he can appease the landowner and run his oil pipeline through his land.
Anderson gives us a stunning film that is as chilling as the performance from it's lead actor Daniel Day Lewis.
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