Friday, November 9, 2007

There Will Be Blood

Look upon P.T. Anderson's wonders and tremble, ye mighty*

This movie is going to kick your ass, and I'll tell you why. First off, there's the film itself, based on Upton Sinclair's 1927 novel Oil! which is all socialist-y and wonderful, and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, who brought us Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, and Boogie Nights. Then we have the cast; Daniel Day-Lewis, in all his mustachioed glory, as the eccentric, rich oil magnate who wants to turn a piece of unused land into gold, and Paul Dano as the charismatic young preacher man, howling hellfire, trembling in insecurity and unsure of his place against Day-Lewis (and I haven't even seen the movie yet!). If that's not enough, then how about the fact that Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead's guitarist, for the less astute among you) is composing the score?

Basically, this movie can't lose. It just can't. And I'm incredibly excited.

*I need to re-read Ozymandias. Sue me.


Kevin Longrie said...

I'll watch Daniel Day-Lewis talk for as long as he needs to. If you haven't, you should check out his performance in the adaptation of The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Kundera's novel that inspired so many young collegic types to scuttle off to Prague seeking higher meaning).

Also, HEY!, P.T.A. also directed Hard Eight.

marc said...

yummy, oil.