There Will be blood

14°C Sun.C20, brisk westerlies (again)


There Will be Blood: on a roll now; two great films in a week. This one was very long, again it’s set in the deserts of the US, but the dark tension came from a different direction. This time there was focus on a character Daniel Plainvew, clues were revealed when the lead wanted to expose them. They were not nice things to see, some were only hints but still ugliness was there in a way that created a a heavy, tense and sinister feel. As dark as the crude oil that he was obsessed with. Stupid me, didn’t realise that the lead was played by Daniel Day-Lewis. Perhaps that is the mark of a great actor, or a viewer who doesn’t have a care about celebrity.
This film is worth watching again.

8 thoughts on “There Will be blood

  1. Daniel Day-Lewis was also excellent in Gangs of New York. But I expect you already know that. I don’t think he’d care to be called a ‘celebrity’ though. And yes, rain on women. It’s a special circumstance.

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  2. No actually, I haven’t seen it yet. And rain; today has been even better. Showers are more likely to catch them unprepared; it’s best then.

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  3. Ha! Sudden showers are good.It surprises me, for no good reason, that I find myself recommending films featuring Leonardo de Caprio, but Gangs of New York, Blood Diamond and The Aviator are all films which I’ll happily watch more than once.

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  4. My appalling ignorance of modern culture is exposed. Dark blue sky? Is it a film? Or the stuff above us in the evenings?

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