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The Director's Chair => Paul Thomas Anderson => Topic started by: max from fearless on March 24, 2010, 02:17:01 PM

Title: TWBB (2005 Draft)
Post by: max from fearless on March 24, 2010, 02:17:01 PM
Hope it's cool if I post the There Will Be Blood (2005 Draft) as some peeps were asking for it. Some great scenes cut from this, especially the one when Daniel talks about his dick not working.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/hxcgxg
Title: Re: TWBB (2005 Draft)
Post by: Stefen on March 24, 2010, 02:35:02 PM
Awesome. People have been looking for this for ages. You're the best!
Title: Re: TWBB (2005 Draft)
Post by: matt35mm on March 24, 2010, 04:25:52 PM
Thanks!  I read the shooting script (can be found here (http://www.vantageguilds.com/twbb/FinalScript_TWBB.pdf)) not long ago, which also happened to contain a scene where Daniel says his cock doesn't work.  It will be interesting to compare the two and get a clearer sense of how a draft develops.
Title: Re: TWBB (2005 Draft)
Post by: Kellen on March 24, 2010, 06:28:13 PM
nice, looking forward to seeing how different this is than the final version..
Title: Re: TWBB (2005 Draft)
Post by: Convael on March 24, 2010, 11:02:35 PM
Thanks for posting this.
Title: Re: TWBB (2005 Draft)
Post by: 72teeth on March 24, 2010, 11:31:20 PM
TWBB (broken-cock Draft)
Title: Re: TWBB (2005 Draft)
Post by: Gamblour. on March 25, 2010, 02:00:31 PM
CMBB = Cocks Might Be Broken
Title: Re: TWBB (2005 Draft)
Post by: modage on March 25, 2010, 02:52:38 PM
 :bravo:
Title: Re: TWBB (2005 Draft)
Post by: bluejaytwist on March 25, 2010, 07:00:34 PM
if it is the early draft i have, there is also an insane old western style 'peek out from behind poor shelter, say a one liner and shoot your revolver' style thing back and forth with daniel and his brother during the confrontation bit.

i asked paul about it after the san francisco screening and he pulled an :shock:/eli face and smirked a sheepish/guilty smirk saying: "yeahhhh, we got to preproduction and everyone looked at one another and said: 'how the fuck are we even going to shoot this'" and then they squished it shortly thereafter...
Title: Re: TWBB (2005 Draft)
Post by: Ordet on March 26, 2010, 12:46:20 AM
yeah you definitely understand daniel much more with his unworkable cock. too bad he was like 100 years out of date from solving that problem with a little blue pill. i'm sure the whore and henry were laughing about this. i would shoot the bastered as well. or maybe it was just his paranoia. the point is it's better to leave questions unanswered.
Title: Re: TWBB (2005 Draft)
Post by: Gittes on March 26, 2010, 12:51:47 AM
i'm sure the whore and henry were laughing about this.

I'm less sure, but that's nonetheless a good link to draw. I like that interpretation.

Quote from: Ordet
the point is it's better to leave questions unanswered.

Indeed.
Title: Re: TWBB (2005 Draft)
Post by: children with angels on March 26, 2010, 04:48:17 AM
It's good to know it's in the first draft, though I'm glad it was removed - it's much better being hinted at. Plus, there can't be many clearer symbolic images of the hysterical compensation for fears about one’s manhood than a man who builds giant phallic objects that drill rhythmically into the ground, occasionally eliciting gushes of liquid… (Sirk’s Written on the Wind comes to mind as an obvious parallel in this respect.)
Title: Re: TWBB (2005 Draft)
Post by: mona on April 07, 2016, 02:51:09 PM
sorry to drag up an old thread but does anyone have the script that was linked to here? It's been dead a while..
Title: Re: TWBB (2005 Draft)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 07, 2016, 04:18:31 PM
If anyone does have it, you can email it to xixaxfilmforum@gmail.com to have it hosted here.

Also of interest: http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=11177.0

EDIT: Here's the 2006 draft, which I assume is different: http://www.script-o-rama.com/table4.shtml (direct link here (http://readwatchwrite.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/therewillbeblood_script.pdf))
Title: Re: TWBB (2005 Draft)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on April 07, 2016, 06:11:54 PM
Someone emailed me the 2005 script! (Chime in here; I wasn't sure if you wanted to be credited.)

So here are both scripts:

2005 There Will Be Blood draft (http://xixax.com/files/scripts/twbb2005.zip)

2006 There Will Be Blood draft (http://xixax.com/files/scripts/twbb2006.zip)
Title: Re: TWBB (2005 Draft)
Post by: Just Withnail on April 07, 2016, 07:02:56 PM
It was me :)
Title: Re: TWBB (2005 Draft)
Post by: mona on April 08, 2016, 01:57:03 PM
That's EXACTLY what I was looking for thanks Jeremy, that's amazing.  :yabbse-thumbup: