Tag Archives: There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

Many audiences complain that Daniel Plainview is unlikable. But where is it written that characters have to be likeable? Characters only have to be interesting.

Great Openings – Part Three

What makes for a great opening? Character? Conflict? Poetry? Hopefully, more than something we’re supposed to just listen to.

Great Sounds – Part One

The world is so noisy, we unconsciously filter out all that we don’t want to hear. Much of film sound operates in the same way.

Fight Club

When it was released, Fight Club was rubbished by critics and rejected by audiences. Now it’s regarded as a masterpiece. So what changed people’s minds?

The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson

Great filmmakers have recurring themes and styles, but Anderson is unique because he continually explores new themes and styles.

Money, Money, Money

All industries need profits to survive. So why do so many Hollywood films castigate wealth and capitalism?


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