23 January 2008

We are theives and saints alike

I was lucky enough to catch a viewing of There Will Be Blood this weekend. I was excited before seeing this movie, but after seeing it, I can honestly say that it is certainly one of the best of the year. Maybe one of the best of 2007 and 2008.

Based on the Upton Sinclair novel Oil and set at the turn of the 20th Century, the movie follows the life of Daniel Plainview (portrayed by the amazing Daniel Day Lewis) and his aggressive move to become one of the biggest oil men in the United States.

The score for the film was done by Johnny Greenwood of Radiohead and was a perfect fit for the tense story for which it was created.

And it, very deservingly, has received eight Academy Awards nominations alongside other great films such as Juno, Sweeney Todd and No Country for Old Men. I highly recommend this movie to anyone. However, I will warn you that there is an investment that you'll have to make. Not just the $9.50 for the movie ticket, but 160 minutes and a good bit of emotion as well. But, it's all worth it.


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