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Sunday, February 17, 2008

There Will Be Blood

I had wanted to see this film for a month or more. I finally went and saw it. Got there a few minutes late of course. Sat next to this suburban cow with frosted hair who didn't stfu the whole film. Actually I felt worse for her husband than I did for me. Here I was sitting in a 5:30 PM Sunday screening in West Newton and the place is PACKED. WTF!?

The final scene involves the anti-hero Daniel Plainview, played by Daniel Day Lewis, hurling bowling balls at his former nemesis the preacher Eli Sunday in the bowling alley built into the basement of his mansion. When I started laughing and the cow with the frosted hair says, "why are you laughing?" These are the times when you wish you could share something like the influenza with your fellow man or cow, as the case may be. This is why I rarely go to see films in theatres. All it takes is one jackass who can't shutup to ruin the experience and no matter where you sit, there she/he is.

Good movie though. Solid seven of ten. The soundtrack almost 100% No Commercial Potential material. Jonny Greenwood done it. He's a Radiohead dude. But Radiohead doesn't sound like NCP so hmm. Study that up?
I'll watch this one again on DVD and enjoy it more sitting alone in my room.


  1. Arvo Part's Fratres for Cello and Piano was used in the soundtrack. A favorite of mine.