THERE WILL BE BLOOD
"Now my straw reaches across the room and starts to drink your milkshake. I... drink... your... milkshake. I drink it up!" Daniel Day-Lewis gives a mesmerizing, Oscar®-winning performance as obsessed oilman Daniel Plainview in Paul Thomas Anderson's visionary adaptation of Upton Sinclair's novel "Oil!" Following a mysterious tip about a hardscrabble little farm where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, one-time silver miner Plainview, with sweet-natured son H. W. in tow, settles on the property and soon strikes it rich. But with the flow of riches comes seemingly cursed consequences, as conflicts escalate and every human value — love, hope, community, belief, ambition and even the bond between father and son — is imperiled by corruption, deception and the flow of oil. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood composed the film's eerie score, beginning what would become a regular and celebrated collaboration with Paul Thomas Anderson. DIR/SCR/PROD Paul Thomas Anderson, from the novel "Oil!" by Upton Sinclair; PROD Daniel Lupi, JoAnne Sellar. U.S., 2007, color, 158 min. RATED R
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