(This is just a comment - I entered it as a post so I could supply links to references.) Only my wife, Christine, really understands how badly I miss the point of some movies. Sometimes I am clueless to what is apparently obvious to everyone else. So I was surprised when I read David’s Blog … Continue reading Comment on David’s Review of “There Will Be Blood”
Paul Thomas Anderson’s new monster success film There Will Be Blood (“Blood”) has dynamic heft. Stylistically it really packs a wallop. The performances, production elements and creative juices, without doubt, seem to blend artistically to have pulled off a remarkably impressive work. One very considerable weight resides in the character of Daniel Plainview, the success-driven … Continue reading There Will Be Blood (Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007) “And There Will Be Money” By David R. Gilmour
[This essay discusses several films of recent date (No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Juno, and Gone, Baby, Gone) and discloses details that might spoil a viewer’s enjoyment of the story.] After Lars Von Trier surprised the world with his bizarre film Dogville (2001), many anti-Von Trier critics thought the … Continue reading More Medium Than Message “Can the term moral be applied to film fictions?” By David Gilmour
The three films we discussed during our February 2008 meeting, Double Life of Venonique, Sliding Doors, and There Will Be Blood, are now open for discussion here on the blogsite.