Episode 136: Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood”
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In 2007, Paul Thomas Anderson released a film many feel is his crowning achievement, his masterpiece. “There Will Be Blood” was one of the most celebrated film of the year of 2007, garnering eight Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Director for Paul Thomas Anderson. Although it didn’t win Best Picture, it would go on to be heralded as one of the best American movies of all-time.
Why was “There Will Be Blood” a big milestone in Paul Thomas Anderson’s career? How did Daniel Day-Lewis transform himself into the villainous and now iconic Daniel Plainview? And why is “There Will Be Blood” considered the first great American film of the 21st century?
Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood” is the subject of episode 136 of the AuteurCast…