Last post by Scrooby - February 01, 2023, 04:39:24 PM
At the end : When Plainview picks up the glass bottle and swallows a lot of water, that is a very strong signal that death is coming. Because Plainview is waking himself up, stimulating himself for the attack. The technique of drinking water to wake up was communicated as a helpful hint in the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, who advised drinking three glasses of water fast if one wanted to remain awake for an extra duration of time.
No . . . I am not saying that Plainview must have read Franklin.
Last post by Scrooby - February 01, 2023, 04:27:36 PM
Daniel Plainview's associate at the well. This associate aids a light-headed Plainview, then seemingly corrects him at another time (when he points at the paperwork?). The child is left without the father, just as Plainview is left without the associate. . . .
Last post by Scrooby - February 01, 2023, 04:10:34 PM
think about the metaphors :
A seeker falls into a deep hole and is damaged. He looks up to the light. Perhaps for a moment death becomes a very real possibility. But then the gift of the Artfulness is revealed to him, and he finds the strength to rise, escape, and live.
Live all the way until the bowling alley. Wait a minute : . . . a bowling alley?
Remind anyone of a pool table?
Just as the monolith transitions from a vital seeking to learn and survive (in 2001: A Space Odyssey), to a pool table where one "knocks a few balls around" (idle nihilism),
so in There Will Be Blood
the progression moves from overcoming a life-and-death situation through force and will . . . to a desk ("You mean, sit behind a desk, chair-borne?" : James Stewart, Vertigo), and a Big Lebowski-type bowling alley.
("There's a bowling alley in the cellar." Sunset Boulevard)
Last post by Scrooby - February 01, 2023, 03:39:27 PM
This editing :
demonstrates, absolutely no question, right off the bat, PTA really understands what he's doing.
And reminds me of this editing moment in The Departed :
but for the interesting effect of the precision geometrical progression to work in these cases, these moments need to be watched within the films. Point to wonder about? : The wondrous editing effect is completely effaced in jpg.