There Will Be Blood
(USA, 2007, 157 minutes)
The rise of an oil prospector in early 20th century California. Dark, baroque epic of American greed that may have bitten more than it could chew in the process, but that is carried by its director's extraordinary flair for rhythm and visuals.
Miramax Films and Paramount Vantage present a Joanne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Company production. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O'Connor, Ciarán Hinds; and Dillon Freasier. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson; produced by Joanne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Lupi; screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel Oil! by Upton Sinclair; music by Jonny Greenwood; director of photography (DeLuxe, Panavision), Robert Elswit; production designer, Jack Fisk; costume designer, Mark Bridges; film editor, Dylan Tichenor.