Big Screen: There Will Be Blood

Tour de force performance by Daniel Day Lewis.

Good, but difficult to watch, movie. One of those “oh it was a good movie but really? I don’t ever want to see it again, I don’t know if I could make it through” movies.

A demonstration of the myth behind the American dream.

The myth = work really hard and you’ll become a millionaire and have everything you want.

The truth = work really hard, be ruthless, aggressive, villainous and hard and then maybe you’ll become a millionaire and have everything you want.

Very effective soundtrack. So effective that at a couple points I wanted to stand up and scream JUST TURN THE MUSIC OFF! Really got under your skin, made me completely anxious, heart racing, even in scenes where it didn’t need to be yet.

Powerful and vicious. Felt like checking for dirt under my fingernails as we left the theater.

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