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There Will Be Blood Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Writer-director [[Performer~P231996~Paul Thomas Anderson~paulthomasanderson]] steps outside his contemporary world of dysfunctional Angelenos to explore a very different dysfunctional man -- an oil pioneer whose trailblazing spirit is equaled only by his murderous ambition. There Will Be Blood is [[Performer~P231996~Anderson~paulthomasanderson]]'s loose adaptation of the novel Oil! by [[Performer~P239259~Upton Sinclair~uptonsinclair]], and it focuses its attentions on Daniel Plainview ([[Performer~P17559~Daniel Day-Lewis~danieldaylewis]]), a miner who happens upon black gold during a disastrous excavation that ends in a broken leg. Pulling himself up from the bowels of the earth, both literally and metaphorically, Plainview embarks on a systematic and steadfast approach to mastering the oil business. Using plain-spoken and straightforward language, Plainview launches a campaign to convince small-town property owners they should let him drill their land. Without him, they won't have the equipment to access the profit beneath their feet. He builds an empire this way -- and gradually becomes obsessed with the intrinsic value of power, growing increasingly irascible and paranoid in the process. Plainview meets his match in Eli Sunday ([[Performer~P372546~Paul Dano~pauldano]]), a teenage preacher in the small California town of Little Boston, whose brother tipped Plainview off to the town's plentiful supply of untapped oil. To fully reap the benefits of the land, Plainview must suffer the opposing whims of this "prophet," whose legitimacy is questionable at best. And it's unclear if either man is prepared to pay the humiliating price the other wants to exact. There Will Be Blood features an anachronistic soundtrack by [[Performer~P353075~Radiohead~radiohead]]'s [[Performer~P361095~Jonny Greenwood~jonnygreenwood]], and it was shot in the same town where the [[Performer~P18134~James Dean~jamesdean]] epic [[Feature~V19706~Giant~giant]] was filmed. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

  • Release date:December 26, 2007

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Joanne Sellar Best Picture 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joanne Sellar Best Picture 2007 Nominee
Las Vegas Film Critics Association Jonny Greenwood Best Score 2007 Winner
Austin Film Critics Jonny Greenwood Best Original Score 2007 Winner
San Diego Film Critics Association Jonny Greenwood Best Score 2007 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Jonny Greenwood Best Music Score 2007 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jonny Greenwood Best Music 2007 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Jonny Greenwood Best Music 2007 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Jonny Greenwood Best Composer 2007 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Jonny Greenwood Best Original Score 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Michael Semanick Best Sound 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Paul Dano Best Supporting Actor 2007 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Paul Dano Best Supporting Actor 2007 Nominee
American Society of Cinematographers Robert Elswit Best Cinematography 2007 Winner
Las Vegas Film Critics Association Robert Elswit Best Cinematography 2007 Winner
Austin Film Critics Robert Elswit Best Cinematography 2007 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Robert Elswit Best Cinematography 2007 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Robert Elswit Best Cinematography 2007 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Robert Elswit Best Cinematographer 2007 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Robert Elswit Best Cinematography 2007 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Robert Elswit Best Cinematography 2007 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Robert Elswit Best Cinematography 2007 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Robert Elswit Best Cinematography 2007 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
Utah Film Critics Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Daniel Day-Lewis Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2007 Winner
Las Vegas Film Critics Association Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
Phoenix Film Critics Association Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
Austin Film Critics Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
San Diego Film Critics Association Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
Ohio Film Critics Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
Southeastern Film Critics Association Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
Kansas City Film Critics Association Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
Florida Film Critics Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor 2007 Nominee
Austin Film Critics Paul Thomas Anderson Best Director 2007 Winner
San Diego Film Critics Association Paul Thomas Anderson Best Director 2007 Winner
San Diego Film Critics Association Paul Thomas Anderson Best Adapted Screenplay 2007 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Paul Thomas Anderson Best Director 2007 Winner
Kansas City Film Critics Association Paul Thomas Anderson Best Director 2007 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Paul Thomas Anderson Best Director 2007 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Paul Thomas Anderson Best Director 2007 Winner
Utah Film Critics Paul Thomas Anderson Best Director 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Paul Thomas Anderson Best Director 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Paul Thomas Anderson Best Adapted Screenplay 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Paul Thomas Anderson Best Picture 2007 Nominee
Ohio Film Critics Paul Thomas Anderson Best Director 2007 Nominee
Ohio Film Critics Paul Thomas Anderson Best Adapted Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Paul Thomas Anderson Best Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Paul Thomas Anderson Best Adapted Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Paul Thomas Anderson Best Director 2007 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Paul Thomas Anderson Best Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Paul Thomas Anderson Best Director 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Paul Thomas Anderson Best Adapted Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Paul Thomas Anderson Best Directing 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Paul Thomas Anderson Best Picture 2007 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Paul Thomas Anderson Best Director 2007 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Paul Thomas Anderson Best Adapted Screenplay 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Christopher Scarabosio Best Sound 2007 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Jack Fisk Best Production Design 2007 Winner
Art Directors Guild Jack Fisk Best Art Direction in a Period Film 2007 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jack Fisk Best Production Design 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jack Fisk Best Art Direction 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jim Erickson Best Production Design 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jim Erickson Best Art Direction 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Matthew Wood Best Sound 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Matthew Wood Best Sound Editing 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Tom Johnson Best Sound 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Daniel Lupi Best Picture 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Daniel Lupi Best Picture 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dylan Tichenor Best Editing 2007 Nominee

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis
as Daniel Plainview
Paul Dano
as Eli Sunday
Kevin J. O'Connor
as Henry
Ciarán Hinds
as Fletcher
Dillon Freasier
as H.W. Plainview
Sydney McCallister
as Mary Sunday
David Warshofsky
as H.M. Tilford
Colton Woodward
as William Bandy
Colleen Foy
as Adult Mary Sunday
Russell Harvard
as Adult H.W.

Crew

Paul Thomas Anderson
Director
Paul Thomas Anderson
Producer
Joanne Sellar
Producer
Daniel Lupi
Producer
Upton Sinclair
Book Author
Paul Thomas Anderson
Screenwriter
Robert Elswit
Cinematographer
Jonny Greenwood
Composer (Music Score)
Dylan Tichenor
Editor
Jack Fisk
Production Designer
David Crank
Art Director
Eric Schlosser
Executive Producer
Scott Rudin
Executive Producer
David Williams
Executive Producer
Carl Stensel
Set Designer
Jim Erickson
Set Decorator
Mark Bridges
Costume Designer
Christopher Scarabosio
Sound/Sound Designer
Adam Somner
First Assistant Director
Cassandra Kulukundis
Casting
Jeff Habberstad
Stunts Coordinator
Michael Semanick
Re-Recording Mixer
Myke Schwartz
Stunts Coordinator
Matthew Wood
Sound Editor
Tom Johnson
Re-Recording Mixer
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