Sunday, August 03, 2008

There Will Be Blood

It seemed as though fifteen minutes passed before the first word was spoken. The movie began by showing a story about early mining, difficult labor, and physical injury to bring oil from the ground in southern California around 1898.

When words began, they were profound and started a journey which brought oil, land, power, family, and religion into conflict.  Ultimate tests of these entities ensued.  Blood flowed outside of arteries and veins. 

This movie is based on Upton Sinclair's 1927 book entitled Oil.

The score consisted mostly of string instruments and added much drama to the words, characters, and confrontations.

I was fixated by the way the movie explained and showed the rationale of decisions made between people who possessed money and power or religion and family.

Further insight into this thought provoking movie can be gained by clicking here.

Have a good week!


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