There Will Be Blood Movie Review Summary

Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis

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Daniel Plainview is a miner in New Mexico in 1898. One day, Daniel was mining and he fell into a shaft hole and broke his leg. He climbed out and traveled 4 miles for help. Four years later, Plainview learns that there is oil in Los Angeles. He creates a small drilling company there. One of Daniel's workers dies, and Daniel adopts his orphan child named H.W. Paul Sunday tells Daniel about a oil deposit under his property. Plainview agree's to buy the land for $5,000. Oil production begins soon after. One day, a visitor arrives at Daniels house. The visitor claims to be Daniel's half-brother Henry. Daniel welcomes the visitor into his house. Daniel begins to grow suspicious of Henry. He holds Henry at gunpoint, and Henry confesses that he is not Henry but a friend of Henry's. The imposter states that Henry died years earlier. Daniel kills him. Daniel must deal with the murder, the will of his estate to H.W., and the $5,000 he owes to Paul Sunday. Best part of story, including ending: What I liked about this story was the unique setting of a early 1900's oil market.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene was when he fell in the well because it took a lot of will to get out.

Opinion about the main character: What I like about Daniel was his drive and will to be a miner.

The review of this Movie prepared by Maggie Berberian

mplo on 3/28/2014 10:45:45 AM says: This was a very well-done film, with some very good actors and a good script. It was well worth seeing, despite its extremely intense, violent moments.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   businessman, big

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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