There Will Be Blood
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Run Time: 188 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2007
Starring: Dillon Freasier, Paul F. Tompkins, Ciarán Hinds, Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano
Nitehawk’s COUNTRY BRUNCHIN’ goes prospecting with Paul Thomas Anderson’s THERE WILL BE BLOOD. The screening includes a live pre-show serenade by DOKKVETUR.
A man. A boy. A milkshake. Paired with a hauntingly sharp score by Jonny Greenwood, Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood depicts a startlingly beautiful American landscape that’s both relished and destroyed by man. It time travels back to the ruthless American west at the turn of the century where a miner-turned-oilman, Daniel Plainview, does whatever it takes to achieve success. Plainview (played to menacing perfection by Daniel Day Lewis) has few moments of kindness seen when it comes to his “son” and partner H.W. whom he raised after his real father died on an oil rig. But it’s the battle for land against a conniving young preacher where the true colors of all the characters come into play.