I LIKE TO THINK OF MYSELF AS AN OILMAN
It took a while but I finally watched the greatness that is Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood”. Seeing as I am late to the party there is no need for dissection or the like; it’s simply an incredible film. That said, I have questions.
– How in the world did this not win Best Picture? How did it not win Best Director? There’s no doubt that the Coen Bros.’ “No Country For Old Men” is a cinematic gem. But I cannot believe it was a better film, or more deserving of awards then TWBB. Perhaps the world of film has again proven itself like that of sports; they occasionally mete out awards based on lifetime achievement.
– Has an actor of this era ever had such a dominant triumvirate of performances like Daniel Day-Lewis in TWBB, Gangs of New York and In the Name of the Father? Or you could substitute “My Left Foot” as a wild card. Who are the best actors of our generation and do any of them have a better top 3 than DDL? I’ll have to consider that.