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« Reply #630 on: September 13, 2007, 01:18:09 AM »
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This thread is boring me. Everyone is replying to nothing. I say this because I feel dumb for continuing to check this and seeing nothing new each time.

Minor suggestion: Have a thread devoted to news of There Will Be Blood and a thread devoted to discussion. If someone discusses in the news thread, shoot them.

When the film is released, delete the news thread and make the discussion one the permanent thread. Or whichever, but there needs to be some separation.


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« Reply #631 on: September 13, 2007, 01:33:36 AM »
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Oh, one more thing...

I picked up the first There Will Be Blood poster on Ebay.

I'll put it up on the wall straight ahead of my desk where I write. Only time I've bought a poster pre-viewing and only time such a poster got an illustrious place to hang in my apartment.

Fucking eh!

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« Reply #632 on: September 13, 2007, 08:35:12 AM »
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no i think it'll be fun to keep it all in one thread and see it go over 100 pages (first xixax thread to do so?).  as long as ppl aren't posting senseless ish. 

ban stefen. 

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« Reply #633 on: September 13, 2007, 09:01:21 AM »
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over 100 pages (first xixax thread to do so?). 

there's one over 100. one over 200. and one over 300.

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« Reply #634 on: September 13, 2007, 02:54:39 PM »
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that was silly of me.

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« Reply #635 on: September 14, 2007, 12:58:27 AM »
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it would be the first single movie-related thread i think.

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« Reply #636 on: September 14, 2007, 02:24:56 AM »
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i keep doing the same and hoping there is something new to read... and there isnt. it bothers me, so i keep posting to also annoy others.


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« Reply #637 on: September 14, 2007, 02:39:32 AM »
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hey, don't do that.

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« Reply #638 on: September 14, 2007, 08:56:03 AM »
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i keep doing the same and hoping there is something new to read... and there isnt. it bothers me, so i keep posting to also annoy others.

no, we don't need two stefen's thank you very much. i'm kind of a substitute for stefen in case he calls in sick.

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« Reply #639 on: September 19, 2007, 09:23:18 PM »
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Source: Hollywood Elsewhere

I'm skeptical but at the same time half-persuaded that a special Harry Knowles-orchestrated "secret screening" of Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood (Paramount Vantage, 12.26) will be shown soon -- perhaps on Saturday, 9.22 -- at Austin's Alamo Draft House (on South Lamar) as part of Fantastic Fest (9.20 to 9.27). Two sources -- one direct, one second-hand -- funnelled the info. Paramount Vantage reps denied or poured water on the story. Draft House honcho and festival organizer Tim League didn't return calls.
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« Reply #640 on: September 27, 2007, 04:14:53 PM »
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so its either tonite or there is no Blood screening.  fingers crossed for none.   :yabbse-grin:
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« Reply #641 on: September 27, 2007, 06:39:19 PM »
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« Reply #642 on: September 28, 2007, 02:26:19 AM »
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It totally played. Goddamn it.

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« Reply #643 on: September 28, 2007, 02:38:00 AM »
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Here's an article just posted on Variety site:

by Marjorie Baumgarten

The secret closing-night film of Fantastic Fest 3 in Austin, Texas, on Thursday night turned out to be the first public screening of Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood." Certain to be rewarded with year-end accolades, Anderson's film is a true American saga - one that rivals "Giant" and "Citizen Kane" in our popular lore as origin stories about how we came to be the people we are. In "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," it's not the gold that destroys men's souls but greed; in "There Will Be Blood," the commodity that drives the greed is oil.

Anderson was in attendance and answered a few questions following the screening. The film, which is based on Upton Sinclair's Oil!, really only uses "about the first 150 pages of the novel," according to Anderson. "The book goes on to Hollywood and Washington" and was just too expansive for his purposes, though he said that those opening chapters contained Sinclair's clear descriptions of the workings of the derricks and the precipitous moods that hung over communities that were about to sell their land to the oil prospectors. These are images that are also conveyed vividly in the film. Additionally, Anderson's usual mix of stunning landscape shots and long takes blend with his close-up scrutiny of the hidden meanings of faces and comportment.

*SOME PLOT AND VAGUE ENDING SPOILERS - ALSO SPECIFIC SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST 15 MINUTES*
Daniel Day-Lewis is at his brilliant best as the story's Daniel Plainview, a man whose humanity diminishes as his fortunes increase. Never an exemplar of human kindness, Plainview becomes truly monstrous by film's end. Spanning three decades from 1898 to 1927, the approximately two hour and 40-minute film begins and ends with Plainview as a solitary figure. In fact, the first 15 minutes pass without any dialogue. Community is merely a useful tool for getting what Plainview wants and needs. Another constant nuisance is religion and false piety, represented by the character, Eli Sunday, played by Paul Dano. That the film stars none of the director's recurring repertory of actors is another intriguing element that lends a fresh sense to the undertaking.
*END SPOILERS*

Essential to the success of the movie is the original score by Jonny Greenwood, the Radiohead guitarist and BBC composer in residence. In addition to some uniquely haunting orchestral arrangements, there's this insistent string motif that sounds like the buzzing of an insect inside one's head, a sound that grows louder and more unavoidably distressing whenever soulless events are about to occur. Greenwood's astonishing score is sure to be one of the most remarked-on aspects of the movie.

"There Will Be Blood" was indeed an unusual choice to close out this year's Fantastic Fest, as Alamo Drafthouse Cinema founder and host Tim League was the first to admit. Though the film hardly belongs to the science fiction, fantasy, animation, and crime genres that attendees had been snacking on all week, League attested in his introduction that the film is undeniably "fantastic." League met Anderson this summer when the Drafthouse's Rolling Roadshow hosted an outdoor screening of "Boogie Nights" in the L.A. area and the director made a surprise appearance. The two became fast friends, which led to the Fantastic Fest screening. However, it took Ain't It Cool News' Harry Knowles to point out during the Q&A that Plainview was the "best monster" he had seen all week. Anderson responded that Dracula was in his thoughts as he was writing the screenplay. "There Will Be Blood" indeed.

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Re: There Will Be Blood - now with child/partner forum we call H.W.
« Reply #644 on: September 28, 2007, 02:49:56 AM »
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Holy Moley.

 

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