There Will Be Blood – An epic of sorrows

In one spare night, I decided to watch the movie There Will Be Blood. Just looking at the title of the movie, you can see the movie sad with some white old men sitting in sad. Even the tone of the film is gray, opaque like the rainy season sky. In the review of There Will Be Blood movie, you should consider it before you watch.

Heavy and fierce, “There Will Be Blood” is the film to top the list of nominations of 2008 Oscar with eight nominations along with No Country for Old Men. The recognition of the Oscar for No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood as the two films have shared the most important awards (Best Film, Director, Cinematographer, Screenplay) is a milestone. It is important to show that the confrontation with reality is a definitive Hollywood move, one that avoids the colorful paintwork that has dominated Hollywood’s filmmaking motif for decades.

Based on the 1927 novel Oil by Upton Sinclair, There Will Be Blood tells about Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), who discovered oil in one of the silver mines in development in 1898. The film is The 158-minute journey to find the answer to the question: Can money buy everything in this world? And there really is. A long story was created by Paul Thomas Anderson with all the ups and downs of a human life, the emotions of a man who has experienced, love, family affection and above all, belief in God. Without mercy, the director immediately put Money on the scale with Family and Religion. The two battles centered on Plainview appear clear and coherent, even quite predictable.

In the face of oil-soaked dollars, family affection has become too fragile. A child tries to escape his family by stealthily selling the most valuable thing his family has. A stupid father easily sacrifices the benefit of his family for a meal every day. A capitalist only carries an orphan so that he can easily use that child as a tool to help him do business more easily. A father is willing to abandon his child because he feels he might one day burn off the oil fields he can extract. A man pretends to be a dead person and travels thousands of miles just to get himself a hard manual labor. Plainview and Paul Sunday easily trampled on their closest people to get rich. However, hidden deep in that tragedy still exists the divine sentiment that transcends ordinary material desires. Because of his deafness, H.W became quiet, he did not want to say why he set fire to the log house that night. And Plainview could never know that the son just wanted to protect him from the fake brother Henry. At the last moment, H.W always respected and loved his adoptive father, no matter how much he abandoned and hated him.

There will be blood’s oppressive air comes from the gray tones of barren California, from the squeaking of Cello on film music, from the sweat and blood of oil workers. But it is the monologues of the archangel Eli Sunday that is the most important highlight to help the film get rid of boredom of itself. Different from H.W’s always dull eyes – Plainview’s son; The young Eli had an attentive but gentle gaze, seemingly indifferent but always full of faith. In the presence of his fanatical laypeople, Eli was always a trusted and enthusiastic priest, and they always found salvation in front of him. When confronted with the foolish father who had brought the demon Plainview to their missionary, those eyes sparked with anger and anger. Initially Eli embodies the light and belief of God, he declares war on the demon of capitalism, cursing the ever-expanding oilfield in the land of pious sheep. There was a time when it seemed that Plainview had to bow to God to confess all his sins, as if Eli’s voice was about to cry, it awakened the faith in Plainview’s religion. The oil boss suddenly became small and trembled at a young man who had been brutally beaten by him. But the demon within Plainview was still there, it silently resigned its humiliation and waited for the opportunity to take revenge. It would be a mediocre film if the director let Plainview submit to the cross with the light in the desert.

With the creation of many symmetrical details, Paul Thomas Anderson always knows how to make the audience go from surprise to surprise. At the end of the movie the newly promoted priest Eli Sunday visits a lonely and miserable rich man named Plainview. The situation now seems to have changed completely, Eli is the one who gets everything she wants and Plainview is just an unhappy drinker. Yet now the greed in the person of Eli arose, it overwhelmed his faith in God and forced him to completely deny the good beliefs that had once enlightened the young pope. Eli – the traitor, trembled as she was stripped naked by her own greed. There was no oil field that could bring money to Eli, and in fact the land Eli wanted never had oil, but only the precious water was exhausted.

Plainview has done something that Eli could not have done before, that Plainview’s purpose of life has never been changed. Are the twins Paul and Eli just two sides of the expression of a single entity, whose nature is similar to that of Plainview’s steadfast man: blind greed, ruin rings and hates everyone. Just like what Eli Sunday confessed to Plainview: when facing the currency of Religion was a lie and God was just a superstition. Man may not have oil but cannot live without water, so with money and religion!

The classic details in the movie There Will Be Blood

When the classic line “I drink your milkshake” resounded, Daniel Day-Lewis set a new milestone for his acting. Language, body language, madness, anger, malice, disregard made Daniel Plainview extremely scary. Day-Lewis and Paul Dano’s acting made that spectacular shot.

No Country for Old Men won an Oscar for best film, but it was the last shot of There Will Be Blood that was the best shot of the year. It is a monument, is one of the extracts that people will still come back, analyze, follow, admire, because it goes beyond all the usual limits of acting. The segment has a sense of humor both in terms of body shape, lines and character expressions, but the audience cannot laugh because the tension, compressed in the character’s psychology is built up gradually, only when it burst, everything crumbles into fear, is the inevitable ending for both characters. If anyone other than Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano played that part, things could turn in a whole new direction with the most ridiculous and crap as possible ending.

In addition to acting, There Will Be Blood builds a movie with a rather sleepy plot (if I wake up counting the details) into a certain compelling work. Like the character Daniel Plainview, even though I know the villain and the hatred, I still can’t take my eyes off Day-Lewis. And even though I knew There Will Be Blood was sad and sad, once I had started it, I couldn’t stop watching.

The film has a strong focus on building a common atmosphere, its own background. It was like the atmosphere of the desert where the oil wells were there: hot, arid, frustrated and death as ubiquitous as tumbleweed. Human confrontation with nature, ruthlessness and simplicity when death “falls on the head” of poor people, stupid peasants and gullible believer in God and in vain capitalist Daniel Plainview , the gradual deterioration of the characters’ personalities and moral values, There Will Be Blood itself has had a sad and sad breath ever since Day-Lewis’s face on the screen. The harshness of a poor life, the stalemate of being caught between faith and poverty, which made Paul Sunday not hesitate to sell his homeland to Plainview to flee to another future, the harshness That harshness is portrayed leisurely in sweeping scenes and rich in hidden meanings.

Regarding the title of the movie “There Will Be Blood”, what I saw more was probably oil, the black gold that was exchanged for how much blood and human life. Those big oil wells, big rigs are like a symbol of death, of risk, of deception but it is like a symbol of hope, of change, of the future. Oil is as precious as blood. As I sit back and reflect on the details of how happy Daniel is to know he has a younger brother with his father, while he has had a son HW who has been with for many years, it’s because Daniel himself is. people who value blood and blood. H.W, despite being good and loving him, is never as precious as his brother with half of Daniel’s blood flowing in him. It was the importance of that bloodline that sparked anger in Daniel when he knew that everything he hoped and believed was just bullshit and deception. And of course, the final scene, when the audience is promised a bloody and deadly movie, the audience gets to see a movie that is bloody and dead (though not at all). Thus, there are three layers of meaning in the word “blood” that the director has created (or I made up by myself according to the standard of high school poems), and it makes the film more “profound” and more academic time is over.

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