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[FILM REVIEW] THERE WILL BE BLOOD

2.7.08
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis

By SETH ROGOVOY, editor-in-chief and critic-at-large, BERKSHIRE LIVING Magazine


Donít let the title of There Will Be Blood fool you. This isn't a violent action film; rather, I truly believe it's a movie that will go down as one of the classic American films of all time.

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis and otherwise a cast of unknowns, and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film is an intimate American epic, presenting both a slice of life of America at a turning point in its industrial history Ė in this case the age of oil discovery Ė but more than that, the social challenges that corporate capitalism presented Ė in this case, the breakdown of the family and the tug of war between business and religion.

Iím sure if you dig deep enough, you can even find an allegory about the Iraq war here somewhere, even though the film is based on Upton Sinclairís 1927 novel, Oil.

Besides Daniel Day Lewisís Oscar-caliber performance, the movie is just a technical marvel. As much as Lewis is the star, equally stunning are the views of the arid landscapes, the soundtrack by Radioheadís Johnny Greenwood, and the sound effects that are so ominous they practically tell the story by themselves.





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