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There Will Be Blood [Blu Ray] £6.00 Delivered @ HMV

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What a film. Daniel Day-Lewis gives an utterly incredible performance - one that's recently been voted among the best of all time - as Daniel Plainview in this wicked movie.

Cheapest I could find online.

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Director Paul Thomas Anderson's THERE WILL BE BLOOD is a masterly, unflinching examination of a consummately evil man. Daniel Plainview (via a transcendent performance by the great Daniel Day-Lewis) is, as he likes to remind those around him, an oil man: he finds it, he drills for it, and he makes money from it. Following a tip from a visitor named Paul Sunday, whose family sits atop a veritable ocean of oil, Plainview travels to the town of New Boston, California, with his young son. Sunday's preacher brother Eli (both roles are played by the excellent Paul Dano) grudgingly accepts Plainview's ambitions under the condition that he help fund the town church. As Plainview's plans come to fruition, a series of events begin to fracture the insular world he has constructed for himself, pitting Plainview against Sunday and forcing him to become even more vindictive and ruthless.
Anderson proved with BOOGIE NIGHTS and MAGNOLIA that he was adept at handling expansive storylines and layered plots; however, he stakes out a claim here as a new master of the cinematic epic. The film is visually stunning, and alternates between lush widescreen shots of the desert and meticulously composed, darkly lit close-up of his actors, presenting complex images of the American landscape and the souls that dot it. As a narrative, THERE WILL BE BLOOD is told with a sense of economy, yet never at the expense of the film's inherently grand scope. It's difficult to determine precisely what Anderson wants his viewers to take from the experience: the film is, in the end, appropriately complex and ambiguous. THERE WILL BE BLOOD forces us to confront Plainville, who seems to be a larger-than-life personification of evil; that we don't entirely understand him at the film's conclusion is not a shortcoming, but rather a tribute to the depths of this most vile creature and this most brilliant film.

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    weegee900
    For anyone who's interested, you can see Total Film's top 200 performances of all time here. This includes Day-Lewis's role in this film (but i won't tell you which spot!)

    Edited By: weegee900 on Jun 01, 2012 15:48
    zerowing
    Q3JUBBLURAY

    10% off

    Edited By: zerowing on Jun 01, 2012 15:44
    weegee900
    zerowing
    Q3JUBBLURAY

    10% off


    Added, thank you very much! :) EDIT - Not now valid. Was valid when this deal was originally posted but not now (as of 14.6.12)

    Edited By: weegee900 on Jun 14, 2012 16:56: Not valid anymore
    Thedoon
    Epic
    weegee900
    Just watched this - EPIC film!
    wormsunited
    It's a pretty long film, but Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano's performances are incredible.
    weegee900
    wormsunited
    It's a pretty long film, but Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano's performances are incredible.


    Yeah man! Day-Lewis especially. What else has Paul Dano been in? Didn't really recognise him?
    TKOL
    weegee900
    wormsunited
    It's a pretty long film, but Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano's performances are incredible.


    Yeah man! Day-Lewis especially. What else has Paul Dano been in? Didn't really recognise him?


    Little miss Sunshine? He's in that i think :)
    abch4
    This and Boogie Nights the only good films made by this massively overrated director. Hot price
    weegee900
    abch4
    This and Boogie Nights the only good films made by this massively overrated director. Hot price


    Haha I was just thinking the other day how he's probably one of my favourite directors because he's never put a foot wrong in my book.... Guess i'd better go join the club!! :P
    weegee900
    But you can't say much against Magnolia, that's a brilliant film!
    abch4
    weegee900
    But you can't say much against Magnolia, that's a brilliant film!


    That film is my BIGGEST gripe with him, overdone with the seemingly self-indulgent soundtrack, next time you watch you'll see my point.....and then there's that sing along. No doubt he has good film-making craftsmanship, just something about him gives me that feeling that he's one of those self-righteous Americans

    EDIT - Although the Tom Cruise character in it is hilarious

    Edited By: abch4 on Jun 14, 2012 16:46
    weegee900
    abch4
    weegee900
    But you can't say much against Magnolia, that's a brilliant film!


    That film is my BIGGEST gripe with him, overdone with the seemingly self-indulgent soundtrack, next time you watch you'll see my point.....and then there's that sing along. No doubt he has good film-making craftsmanship, just something about him gives me that feeling that he's one of those self-righteous Americans

    EDIT - Although the Tom Cruise character in it is hilarious


    While I get what you mean about self-righteous Americans, I'm gunna have to disagree with you about the film itself being indlugent crap buddy! I always thought the over-the-top bits like the sing-along are deliberately done that way to be a comical sort of mockery of other films, don't you think?

    Edited By: weegee900 on Jun 14, 2012 16:54
    supergoose
    Decent film but very loooonnnnnnng.
    farfromout
    Purchased. Hear excellent things about this film.

    I also thought Magnolia was fantastic.
    weegee900
    farfromout
    Purchased. Hear excellent things about this film.

    I also thought Magnolia was fantastic.


    Yeah it's wicked - so is this film! Have you seen Boogie Nights?
    FunkyMonkeyDooDa
    Yeah, as for that Spoiler... well done genius - way to go wreck quite an important aspect of the film for everyone who hasn't seen it! Go and delete it and post the question on an open movie forum where you know you're going to get a spoiler. * Edit, spoiler removed - all is well with the world once again.


    Brilliant, original and long enough to savour the acting chops!



    Edited By: FunkyMonkeyDooDa on Jun 14, 2012 17:02
    juliet_bravo
    Some posts deleted. Please remember to be courteous to other members, also don't post film spoilers in comments.
    Timmys_Ticklestick
    I see the prat who posted the end spoiler has had his comment removed. Idiots like that should have their accounts suspended.
    somebodypinchme
    Timmys_Ticklestick
    I see the prat who posted the end spoiler has had his comment removed. Idiots like that should have their accounts suspended.

    You should have your account suspended, I edited my post and put spoiler at the top. You're just rude and offensive man. Sort yourself out

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