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jason voorhees
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quote:
daptation of Oil!, some book about Oil.)
If it's the one I'm thinking of, it's by Upton Sinclair, author of The Jungle, and it's set in Signal Hill, near Long Beach.
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Hmm...looks like Anderson shot in Texas and New Mexico, so not set in Southern California. Though a movie set in early-20th Century Southern California could be really interesting, seeing something other than Los Angeles, but I guess not this time.
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Was he paid, or was he scavenging? If it was the latter, surprised he could get that--most orchard owners would rather have burned their crops than to let someone take it for free.
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Didn't know there were still orchards in Beverly Hills around in the 1930s.
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The Hotel was built in the 20s, wasn't it? So where a number of the larger houses, IIRC.
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Yes. I think the flatlands were built before the hilly areas north of Sunset, so that must be it.
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1924, apparently. I think that is the hotel in the foreground just left of center.

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So...this sounds good then. David Denby in the New Yorker:

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Early in “There Will Be Blood,” an enthralling and powerfully eccentric American epic (opening on December 26th), Daniel Plainview climbs down a ladder at his small silver mine. A rung breaks, and Daniel (Daniel Day-Lewis) falls to the base of the shaft and smashes his leg. He’s filthy, miserable, gasping for breath and life. The year is 1898. Two and a half hours later (and more than thirty years later in the time span of the film), he’s on the floor again, this time sitting on a polished bowling lane in the basement of an enormous mansion that he has built on the Pacific Coast. Having abandoned silver mining for oil, Daniel has become one of the wealthiest tycoons in Southern California. Yet he’s still filthy, with dirty hands and a face that glistens from too much oil raining down on him—it looks as if oil were seeping from his pores. The experience chronicled between these two moments is as astounding in its emotional force and as haunting and mysterious as anything seen in American movies in recent years. I’m not quite sure how it happened, but after making “Magnolia” (1999) and “Punch-Drunk Love” (2002)—skillful but whimsical movies, with many whims that went nowhere—the young writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has now done work that bears comparison to the greatest achievements of Griffith and Ford.

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As I've stated oh... all the time on OTFilm, I really don't rate PTA much, but he is admittedly a very talented director. I've disliked him because I've found most of his movies stupid, featuring stupid people, doing stupid things. Yet somehow, he always gets great performances from his actors.

So a very talented director who I find vapid, lacking depth, and with nothing particularly to say, adapts a book by Upton Sinclair, who clearly (whatever one thinks of the his books themselves) certainly didn't lack for depth or something to say.

It might work.

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Yeah, can't wait for this one. I've heard that the ending deserves to be considered among the greats in movie history.
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In his review, Denby said the one thing he didn't like was the ending.
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I liked Punch Drunk Love – the best thing Adam Sandler's ever done.

I can't say the same about Magnolia, although there were little flashes of brilliance.

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I saw the trailer for this last night, having heard nothing about it and missed this thread, and nearly fell on the floor (not easy in a flip-up seat) when the legend A NEW FILM BY PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON came up. Oh, Lordy. Magnolia is my number one film of all time, and Punch-Drunk Love was even better.
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I am going to check this out tomorrow. Very, very excited.
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