• Watch: The Notorious Evolution of Daniel Plainview's Character in 'There Will Be Blood'

    6 monthes ago - By No Film School

    A new video essay delves deep into the creation of Daniel Plainview, the infamous prospector in Paul Thomas Anderson's 'There Will Be Blood.'
    "Daniel Plainview is one of the most well-developed characters in cinema history," says Tyler Knudsen in his new video essay from the series Cinema Tyler. It's true-Daniel Day-Lewis's embodiment of Paul Thomas Anderson's fictional oilman is, at least in the realm of American cinema, unparalleled in its complexity. Plainview's obsessive ambition, avarice, manipulative tendencies, charisma, and intelligence are a Molotov cocktail made in antihero...
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