There Will Be Blood

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    158 mins
  • Release Date
    2007
  • Countries
    United States
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Ebert & Roeper called Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of the Upton Sinclair novel "filmmaking at the highest level." The Academy Award and Golden Globe winning film is rated 91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and a sprawling, epic tale widely viewed as a cinematic masterpiece. Daniel Day-Lewis gives an unforgettable, explosive performance as an underhanded miner in this turn-of-the-century tale that the Toronto Star calls "Horatio Alger by way of Faust."
DIRECTED BY:
Paul Thomas Anderson
WRITTEN BY:
Paul Thomas Anderson, Upton Sinclair (novel)
CAST INCLUDES:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds

SYNOPSIS

There Will Be Blood is set on the incendiary frontier of California’s turn-of-the-century petroleum boom and chronicles the life and times of one Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), who transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon. When Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there’s a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads with his son, H.W. (Dillon Freasier), to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston. In this hardscrabble town, where the main excitement centers around the holy roller church of charismatic preacher Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), Plainview and H.W. make their lucky strike. But even as the well raises all of their fortunes, nothing will remain the same 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.

There Will Be Blood

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    158 mins
  • Release Date
    2007
  • Countries
    United States
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Paul Thomas Anderson
WRITTEN BY
Paul Thomas Anderson, Upton Sinclair (novel)
CAST INCLUDES
Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds
Ebert & Roeper called Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of the Upton Sinclair novel "filmmaking at the highest level." The Academy Award and Golden Globe winning film is rated 91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and a sprawling, epic tale widely viewed as a cinematic masterpiece. Daniel Day-Lewis gives an unforgettable, explosive performance as an underhanded miner in this turn-of-the-century tale that the Toronto Star calls "Horatio Alger by way of Faust."

There Will Be Blood is set on the incendiary frontier of California’s turn-of-the-century petroleum boom and chronicles the life and times of one Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), who transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon. When Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there’s a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads with his son, H.W. (Dillon Freasier), to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston. In this hardscrabble town, where the main excitement centers around the holy roller church of charismatic preacher Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), Plainview and H.W. make their lucky strike. But even as the well raises all of their fortunes, nothing will remain the same 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.