(Article by Tony G.) Despite a name which often causes a cataclysmic mix-up with the director of Soldier, Paul Thomas Anderson continues to be one of the most fascinating American directors around. He has turned Mark Wahlberg into a porn star in Boogie Nights (no hard task), turned Tom Cruise into an ego driven maniac in Magnolia (again…) and brought out a class A performance from Adam Sandler in Punch Drunk Love (now that’s impressive!).
Now his latest potential masterpiece is There Will Be Blood, a partial adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s novel Oil!.
There Will Be Blood is period piece, taking place in the turn-of-the-century where a tycoon (Daniel Day-Lewis) strikes it rich after gaining oil rights to a family’s ranch, turning the small town into a boomtown. The studio describes it as “a story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century Texas prospector in the early days of the business.”
Here is the Youtube trailer which was originally linked from Cigarettesandredvines.com.