Friday, March 21, 2008

There Will Be Blood

I can't remember a title of a film that so literally but unspectacularly promised what was forthcoming.

Click here, where There Will Be A Review.

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Blogger furiousBall said...

I can't wait to see this film, it's on my list.

21 March, 2008 16:07  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

21 March, 2008 21:47  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

What? Better then The Simpsons Movie??? I must see it!! Ta

22 March, 2008 17:31  
Blogger Biddie said...

I think that I will have to put this on my must see list.
We just watched No Country For Old Men, and I must say, I was expecting more....

25 March, 2008 01:41  
Blogger Judith said...

Ive seen it and what can I say? Daniel Day lewis performance as Daniel Plainview was monstrous and shattering.

25 March, 2008 08:33  
Blogger The Fraze said...

I'm glad you liked it so well - I did also, but I will have to disagree that it was better than "No Country for Old Men," and here's why:

Without Daniel Day-Lewis, the movie is practically non-existent. There is a story but it's so dependent on Plainview's presence that without him I don't see much of a point in watching it, whereas the story of "No Country" is solid and isn't dependent on any one character

I liked them both a lot though, really good stuff.

26 March, 2008 03:29  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Fraze: While I see where you're coming from, I think the same argument could be made about almost any film or story. Without Llewellyn in NCFOM, for example, no one would have found and taken the money; hence no story. Much of the hoopla surrounding NCFOM revolved around a hairpiece, FFS! And the story itself was one of the slightest "love of money is the root of all evil" tales I've ever seen -- not a patch on A Simple Plan.

My opinion: NCFOM was disappointing, but not bad. TWBB was an astonishing piece of art telling a solid saga-type tale. And I believe history will bear me out in due course.

26 March, 2008 10:06  
Blogger Milla said...

There will be blood there will be blood... are you going to post a few pictures of the new ink?

26 March, 2008 11:40  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

My opinion heh heh...I believe YOUR history will bear out the power of NCFOM. I believe it is an acquired taste and time and age of the audience will affect their responses.

I predict when you and Red are 60 years old...and go and watch this NCFOM will cry like babies. You will cry out into the night "Thank god we have our love and thank god we have always lived an alternative lifestyle I see now how perfect and profound this movie is. Candy was right! All hail Candy!"

I believe that the reason for re-watching TWBB is the kid. If it weren't for the kid telling that cunt to fuck off and heading out to Mexico...there would not have been any masterpiece at work in the movie.

I absolutely love TWBB and refuse to segregate two brilliant movies for the sake of stature.

I believe these two movies are very connected and yet...they offer a variety of audience responses depending on what stage of experience and thought an audience is at. I think NCFOM tends to appeal to people who are older and more conservative. It has stodgy characters who have all passed their prime.

TWBB is aimed at hipster audiences...I've found many older people do not like this movie at all...nor do "squares"...but hip young people really love it.

I think both movies are easily compared in reviews because they share almost the exact same theme. It is not the theme of take the money and run. It is the theme -TELL THE CUNT TO FUCK OFF AND NO LONGER PLAY THE GAME!

Same theme told different tattoos.

Why are you all insisting on making these movies compete? Isn't it possible to have one story told in two different ways? My prescription? Go read Joe Campbell!!!

Fortunately...I do not believe in age (or race, skin color, religion, borders, nations, farming) and therefore I am lucky...I am not cynical and can enjoy all kinds of movies.

Heh heh heh....take that!!!!!

26 March, 2008 20:04  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Candy: I love your comments! I (mostly) love the Coen Brothers, so undoubtedly NCFOM will grow on me. But I still don't think I'll be crying like a baby about it in 20 years' time! I may well hail Candy, but not for this reason!

You are great at non-segregation, and I commend you for it. But it's only natural that most people will compare these two films because they were so much the competitors for Best Picture at the Oscars.

So... am I a hip young thang? Cool!

29 March, 2008 11:40  
Blogger The Fraze said...

I think the ability to rewatch NCFOM is far greater TWBB, and I guess that's what I'm going to judge it on in the end. They're both great.

31 March, 2008 03:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"*" yes, there will be V blood, there will be...

01 April, 2008 08:07  

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