Mar 25 2007

A movie to look forward to: “There Will Be Blood”

by in Uncategorized

there_will_be_blood_still.jpg

While the rest of America drools over the Spiderman 3 and Simpsons trailers (whatev), I’ve been tracking the progress of P.T. Anderson’s (Boogie Nights, Punch Drunk Love) latest film, “There Will Be Blood.” Slated to open in October/November 2007 (gawwdaaamn so far away), “There Will Be Blood” is loosely adapted from Upton Sinclair’s 1927 novel, “Oil!”

upton_sinclair_oil.jpg

I had never heard of this novel until a few years ago when – randomly bored and in search of something to read that had nothing to do with Russia – I raided my brother’s bookshelf for some literature. When I came across “Oil!”, I was like, hey, a book about my two favorite topics – oil and California! The novel focuses on “Bunny” Ross, a young man who is increasingly torn between a sense of loyalty to his oil baron father and his growing sympathy with the striking workers in his father’s SoCal oil fields. Sinclair seamlessly weaves a multitude of themes within this novel: the SoCal oil boom, big business and government corruption, evangelism, and the influence of the Russian revolution on American labor unions. This was a hard book to put down, and I’d definitely place it on my top ten list.

Anderson is a great director and it seems like he is truly passionate about this project, so I’m excited to see how he adapts one of my favorite novels (and plus, is that not one of the coolest movie names ever?). Only six months to go…

Yeah, I’ll be camping outside the theatre the night before it opens (obv, there will be a huge line)…just like those Star Wars geeks, dressed up as….wait, WTF would you dress up as for this movie?

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

Tags: , ,

6 Responses to A movie to look forward to: “There Will Be Blood”

  1. From Cincysundevil:

    You could dress up like Cheney or an Enron CEO with a fancy tux and money coming out of the pockets; then you could raise ticket prices at the door once the line started forming claiming that there was a “general concern” that was driving ticket prices up. Then you could have a preemptive strike in the popcorn line in order to liberate the Whoppers from their oppressive concessionaires!! Those bastards!
    Or you could just dress like I would; shorts, t-shirt, sandals, and the requisite ball cap. Way more comfortable and easier to pull off. Plus, nobody gets hurt!

    Posted on March 26, 2007 at 11:05 am #
  2. From El Capitan:

    Lindsay,
    you could wear a little oil rig on your head, made of popsicle sticks. Either that, or you can cover yourself in crude oil and wear a hard hat.
    Maybe even dress up as a Saudi Noble. Then again you might get arrested and sent to GITMO.

    Posted on March 27, 2007 at 11:43 am #
  3. From Lindsay:

    These are all very good options. Hmmm, CEO or a proletariat rig-hand? I could go for either…or maybe I should start building that rig out of popsicle sticks…

    Posted on March 27, 2007 at 10:39 pm #

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Charlie Wilson’s War | At Home In The Wasteland Travel Blog - September 17, 2011

    [...] another movie to watch this holiday season (after you’ve seen There Will Be Blood, of [...]

  2. “There Will Be Blood” trailer | At Home In The Wasteland Travel Blog - September 17, 2011

    [...] movie. “There Will Be Blood”, P.T. Anderson’s upcoming film that I am reeeeeally looking forward to, was one of the trailers. It looks quite [...]

  3. “That was one goddamn hell of a show” | At Home In The Wasteland Travel Blog - September 17, 2011

    [...] There Will Be Blood opened at the E Street Theatre here in DC, and I had a chance to see it over the weekend (and no, I didn’t dress up – left the Halliburton costume at home). After watching it, my first thought was I gotta see that again. Yes, TWBB was that good. I was blown away by Daniel Day-Lewis’ portrayal of oilman Daniel Plainview. Seriously, give that man an Oscar. [...]

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: