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There Will Be Blood (2007): A Sprawling, Dirty Masterpiece

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers no nonsense reviews that are meant to educate as well as entertain.

8 Responses

  1. Great article! I am in complete agreement that There Will Be Blood is an absolute masterpiece. The movie is highly successful in depicting themes in which the bare bones can be applied to all aspects of society- thus highlighting the true impacts of capitalism at its extreme. Furthermore, I enjoyed the cinematography- it was gentle in aiding the storyline, but not overpowering to the rest of the narrative. For me, the sign of a weak film is one that heavily relies on cinematography and fails to provide a solid narrative- balance is incredibly important (great acting also helps!).

    • Nick Kush says:

      Complete agreement with you there! There’s also a really different score that the film uses which really adds to the tone of the film.

  2. Great write up for an astonishing film.

    In complete agreement about the environments, which almost take on the part of another character – so much so that’s there’s an incredible scene you haven’t mentioned: when Daniel & Henry (Kevin J O’Connor) arrive at the beach the environment literally opens up and it feels like the first time you’ve been able to breathe. You can practically feel the water washing over Daniel, gulping deep lungfuls of air.

    An incredible moment in a movie full of incredible moments.

  3. Mischenko says:

    I can’t believe I haven’t seen this. Daniel Day-Lewis is a fave. Such a powerful actor. Great post. 😉

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