With oil there is always blood……………..

photo_131.jpegSuzanne and I enjoyed a long overdue date night last night. We grabbed an OK dinner, hit the mall for clearance sales, and then went to the movies. I love movies, great story plots, great cinematography, and great acting. There will be Blood had all and more. The movie, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, and more), was based on a novel by Upton Sinclair called Oil. Written in the late 1920’s. The movie stars the great Daniel Day Lewis as Daniel Plainview, an oil man. All I can say is awesome performance. If you thought Bill the Butcher was a wicked man wait till you see Daniel Plainview in action. A different kind of wicked, but wicked indeed. Brilliant performance. I am not going to give away any spoilers of any sorts for this film. Go see it. The best film I’ve seen this year and it will be hard to beat. Instantly enters my Top 20 movies of all time. Another performance to note is that of Paul Dano. He was the kid on a speaking strike in Little Miss Sunshine. He plays a “preacher” who has a few issues of his own. There was some interesting imagery throughout this film. Check it out and see what you come up with. Isn’t it  funny that no matter what, when oil is involved, there is always blood?



  1. Did Suzanne like it? I want to see this film and I have a date night coming up but I’m not sure Becky would dig it.

  2. Shaun,
    Suzanne did not enjoy it. She said the acting was great, but the story threw her off. I can’t get into it without spoiling some things. Does Becky enjoy closure when watching films?

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