Only if I have to watch this movie again.
I know, I know. It's been nominated for a wad of Academy Awards, and it's supposed to be one of the best movies of 2007. But I have to tell you, There Will Be Blood is not a pleasant experience. Dark, gritty, at times compelling, with a sound track that periodically rattles your bones, the film's focus is an oilman whose life is, to quote Thomas Hobbes, "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short."
Even after turn-of-the-century oilman Daniel Plainview, masterfully played by Daniel Day-Lewis, gets past the "poor" part and becomes a wealthy man, he remains solitary, nasty and brutish. And so does this movie.
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The Paramount trailer (with music like fingernails on a blackboard)