There Will Be Blood

Posted on Monday, May 26th, 2008 at 10:27 pm.

“I…drink…your…milkshake! I DRINK IT UP!”

Along with the *Indiana Jones flick, Mike, Natalie, and I finally got around to seeing There Will Be Blood, which won Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Cinematography for Robert Elswit.

After watching No Country for Old Men months ago in theatres, I have come to the conclusion that to make an acclaimed movie, you need sparse dialogue, cryptic characters open to all kinds of interpretation, and silence. Killing off a few characters here and there (with the right build up) also helps.

One of the best parts:

And here’s a fun video to watch:

7 comments to “There Will Be Blood”

  1. Comment by Jon:

    Oh man that’s so weird. References to 2 films I watched nearly back to back: No Country for Old Men and Juno.

  2. Comment by Kevin:

    Well these 3 were definitely the big hits of latter 2007.

  3. Comment by Mike:


    What a perfect impression by Hader, and what a good movie. I’m just going to say “Ladies and gentleman, I’m an oilman…” in my meeting at work tomorrow instead of anything relevant.

    Also, I told Kevin this already, but for any other Radiohead fans out there: Jonny Greenwood did the score for the movie, which explains why it sounds kind of like Bodysong and why it is great.

  4. Comment by Patrick:

    I soooo want to see There Will Be Blood! I hated No Country, so I need a good dose of Oscar-ness.

  5. Comment by Kevin:

    Patrick: What didn’t you like about No Country?

  6. Comment by Jon:

    I know you didn’t ask me, but I didn’t like how they built up the whole chase only to suddenly find him dead after a scene change.

  7. Comment by Mike:

    Good point. Also, it was vague as hell. I still don’t really know what I was supposed to take away from it. I think it would have been better if they either fleshed things out more or made it more like Fargo, which was good without trying to be so grandiose.

    I enjoyed it a lot otherwise.

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