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    'There Will Be Blood'

    I saw this film for the second time yesterday. If possible, it was even more riveting and dazzling to absorb. Daniel Day-Lewis creates yet again a wholly unique and unforgettable character in his "Daniel Planview." As with his Bill "The Butcher" Cutting from Scorsese's ''Gangs of New York', Hawkeye of Michael Mann's 'Last of the Mochicans', Christy Brown of 'My Left Foot' and Cecil Vyse from 'A Room with a View' Day-Lewis truly transforms. And he's a terrifying and magnetic creature, you can feel his will from the screen.

    Director/Writer Paul Thomas Anderson adapted his script from the 1927 novel, 'Oil!' by Upton Sinclair and it's a marvel. Even better its great to see him evolve from the quirkier fare of 'Magnolia' and 'Boogie Nights' to a true cinematic American epic.

    Paul Dano from last year's 'Little Miss Sunshine' is exceptional as an ambitious preacher and the young boy Dillon Freasier who plays Planview's young son, H.W. is just heartbreaking.

    Daniel Day-Lewis should win his second Academy Award as Best Actor for this film.

    With nods to the year's masterful performances given by George Clooney in 'Michael Clayton', Johnny Depp in 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street', 'American Gangsters' Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, Brad Pitt in 'The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford', Viggo Mortensen in 'Eastern Promises' and a few more, Day-Lewis has transcended.

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    Re: 'There Will Be Blood'

    Have you read the book? I read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair and was bored out of my mind. Just curious if it's better - I have to admit, I have been curious about this movie though.

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    Re: 'There Will Be Blood'

    I received a copy of it at yesterday's screening and am looking forward to reading it. Hope you get a chance to see this film soon.
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    Re: 'There Will Be Blood'

    Daniel Day Lewis was robbed not getting best actor for 'Gangs.'

    He was equally brilliant in 'There will be blood.'
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    Re: 'There Will Be Blood'

    He's going to get best actor this year, but the real question is can There Will Be Blood take the best picture prize from No Country For Old Men?
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    Re: 'There Will Be Blood'

    Quote Originally Posted by Master Gracie View Post
    He's going to get best actor this year, but the real question is can There Will Be Blood take the best picture prize from No Country For Old Men?
    Seen them both and I personally liked 'There will be blood" more but think 'NCFOM' will take it.
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    Re: 'There Will Be Blood'

    I cannot wait to see this film!! Thanks for the review.




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    Re: 'There Will Be Blood'

    I believe the Academy will split things up between 'NCfOM' and this film in the major categories. The Coens will get Best Director and Best Picture, Best Actor to Day-Lewis and P.T.A. will get the Best Adapted Screenplay award.

    Miramax Films co-produced both films with Paramount Vantage so Disney wins either way by association. Hopefully 'Ratatouille' and 'POTC: AWE' win in their respective categories as well.
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    Re: 'There Will Be Blood'

    Too bad, his work in the film is a huge part of its success.

    Jonny Greenwood's 'Blood' score disqualified by AMPAS

    Jonny Greenwood's original score for "There Will Be Blood" has been ruled ineligible by the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    The news comes on the heels of last week's Best Foreign Language Film controversy, which left the two most critically acclaimed efforts of the year in that category out of contention (Romania's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" and France's "Persepolis").
    The disqualification has been attributed to a designation within Rule 16 of the Academy's Special Rules for Music Awards (5d under "Eligibility"), which excludes "scores diluted by the use of tracked themes or other pre-existing music."

    Greenwood's score contains roughly 35 minutes of original recordings and roughly 46 minutes of pre-existing work (including selections from the works of Arvo Pärt, as well as pieces in the public domain, such as Johannes Brahms' "Concerto in D Major"). Peripheral augmentation to the score included sporadic but minimal useage (15 minutes) of the artist's 2006 composition "Popcorn Superhet Receiver."

    "Popcorn" is a 20-minute work commissioned by the BBC in 2005. The piece premiered at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall in November of 2006.

    All musical inclusions were indicated on the score's cue sheet, of which the Academy has been in possession since early December. The organization had over a month to run over rules and eligibility, sending out reminder sheets to Academy voters that included Greenwood's score for consideration along the way.

    Other scores that were deemed ineligible include "Enchanted" and "Into the Wild," from Alan Menken and Michael Brook respectively. Both were disqualified due to the "predominant use of songs." But sources say Paramount Vantage was alerted to the ineligibility of "Into the Wild" far in advance. The situation with "Blood," however, has come at the last minute, catching the studio entirely off guard.

    Vantage was made aware of the Academy's "Blood" decision on January 19, seven days after balloting closed. Greenwood himself first received word via postal mail from the Academy at his home in London on January 17. Price Waterhouse has been instructed to discount all votes for Greenwood on Academy ballots.

    According to the studio, the Academy's decision has also come, in part, due to a situation which arose with Nino Rota's score for "The Godfather" in 1972, which was pulled from the list of nominees after it was discovered that the film's love theme was used in another film, 1958's "Fortunella." The Academy would like to right a wrong now rather than withdraw a nomination further down the road. "The Godfather Part II" won the original score Oscar and featured the same love theme which rendered Rota's initial score ineligible.

    Sources at the studio say that, though they are baffled by the surprising turn of events, they respect the Academy's decision. They only wish they had been advised of the situation in enough time to properly appeal it.
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    Re: 'There Will Be Blood'

    Elswit tops ASC Awards with 'Blood'


    Cinematographer wins feature honor

    By Steve Chagollan
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    Posted: Sat., Jan. 26, 2008, 10:00pm PT

    Robert Elswit staved off a tough field Saturday night at the American Society of Cinematographers awards ceremony when he topped the feature competition for his work on Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood.”

    “I just think it’s impossible to pick these five films apart from one another,” said Elswit, who has shot all of Anderson’s movies dating back to the filmmaker’s 1996 feature debut “Hard Eight.” “I’m really lucky that Janusz (Kaminki) did extraordinary work a year after he resigned from the ASC, and that Roger (Deakins) is competing with himself. To avoid this (from happening again) there should probably be a category called ‘best cinematography in a movie by Roger Deakins.”

    As Elswit suggested, it’s anybody’s guess as to whether Deakins’ two noms, for “No Country for Old Men” and “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” might have split the vote in Deakins’ disfavor. With the ASC’s nominees in perfect alignment with those of the Academy for only the second time in the ASC’s 22 years of bestowing awards, one might view Elswit’s ASC win as an Oscar bellwether. But given that the ASC’s 298 members only represent a fraction of the Acad’s 6,500-plus strong who are eligible to vote for Oscar’s winning cinematographer, it’s more like comparing apples and oranges.

    The last time the two organizations matched noms, John Seale won both contests for “The English Patient,”a film with which this year’s “Atonement” -- shot by ASC and Oscar nominee Seamus McGarvey -- has been often compared.

    Like that of Deakins, Elswit’s skill is evident in more than one film released this year; he also shot “Michael Clayton,” whose star, George Clooney, worked with Elswit on “Good Night, and Good Luck.”
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    Re: 'There Will Be Blood'

    I saw There Will Be Blood yesterday and must say that it was magnificent.

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    Re: 'There Will Be Blood'

    Just came back from TWBB and wanted to get this thread back on the boards. This movie was incredible with Daniel Day-Lewis blowing the competition for Best Actor out the window. Not many people are interested in watching this one, but if you get the chance, don't pass it up. I've never seen a better actor then Day-Lewis.

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