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There Will Be Blood trailer in HD

ThereWillBeBlood.jpgThere's a new trailer online for There Will Be Blood from Paul Thomas Anderson. The film is an adaptation of the novel Oil! By Upton Sinclair (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com), and it looks a bit more coherent than the first.

Still, there's that element of what exactly is going on, and so the trailer gives us some really strong images and speeches, with a smattering of story and suggestion. That's fine to tease us into the story, but I really would like some more information about what the film is really about.

That's not something we're getting from the trailer for the film, although you do get the feeling that there's some impending doom coming and that the character that Daniel Day-Lewis plays isn't exactly all there.

You can see the trailer over at Apple Trailers [QT:S:iPod:480p:720p:1080p] through JoBlo, they also have the blurb on the film which goes something like this:

"A sprawling epic of family, faith, power and oil, THERE WILL BE BLOOD is set on the incendiary frontier of California's turn-of-the-century petroleum boom. The story chronicles the life and times of one Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), who transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon. When Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there's a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads with his son, H.W. (Dillon Freasier), to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston. In this hardscrabble town, where the main excitement centers around the holy roller church of charismatic preacher Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), Plainview and H.W. make their lucky strike. But even as the well raises all of their fortunes, nothing will remain the same as conflicts escalate and every human value - love, hope, community, belief, ambition and even the bond between father and son - is imperiled by corruption, deception and the flow of oil."

You have to look at the acting talent here though, Day-Lewis has a great track record but Paul Dano looks fantastic in his role as the obsessed, and quite plainly insane, preacher. Helmed by Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood has to have a hell of a lot of promise.




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Paul Dano's character in this movie is not the antagonist as you seem to think, Daniel Day Lewis's character is. And the story is explained in the plot synopsis, and shouldn't be explained in detail by the trailer. The trailer should only give you a taste of what is to come and that is exactly what There Will Be Blood's trailer accomplished.

But a general audience tend to see the trailer only, they don't go in search of the blurb to read. This is seen in cinemas and on television, and that's liable to be what the audience interpret from it. That's the problem with trailers.

This is one of the films I am looking forward to see in the coming new year.

Spot on about Daniel Day-Lewis thespian skills Richard, just waiting for The Crucible to arrive.

exhilarating, suspenseful, chilling and beautiful.

i heard once that the reason people stand whenever the 'hallelujah chorus' is performed is because it was first performed for a king, and he was so moved by it, he simply stood up during the song. this movie is just like that.

i'm happy to be alive and at an age where i can appreciate this sort of thing now, because 50 years from now, people will surely say, 'i wonder what it was like to see that movie in theaters when it had just been released.'

when i say, 'you should go see this movie,' i don't mean it's really entertaining, a good way to spend a Saturday night, worth the price of admission or what have you. i mean it in the way that i think everyone should see the sistine chapel, read hemingway, listen to beethoven's 9th symphony and so on. it will certainly be remembered for generations to come as an important work of art.

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