Wednesday, January 30, 2008

THERE WILL BE BLOOD

The setting is the turn-of-the-century California oil boom. Daniel Plainview, played in an Oscar-nominated performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, is a wildcatter from Wisconsin who learns of a huge California prospect with oil literally bubbling up from the ground. It must be his, and neither ethics nor the power of Standard Oil can stand in his way.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

WOW what a great movie -- epic and intimate at the same time, career high (so far) from Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson. Lots to think about for a long time. No Country for Old Men and Atonement are both great films, too, but this one's now my favorite for Best Picture ...