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May 31, 2006 7:27 AM   Subscribe

Photos from the production of Paul Thomas Anderson's next film, There Will Be Blood. Based on the Upton Sinclair novel Oil!, Anderson's film is being shot near Marfa, Texas.
posted by mattbucher (23 comments total)

 
I have read the book (it's set in California) and in addition to a cracking plot, Sinclair has also written a scathing indictment of religion in America (which I imagine will be cut from the film...).
posted by mattbucher at 7:28 AM on May 31, 2006


Am I missing something or all the photos just of a few people sitting around a production table?
posted by OmieWise at 7:45 AM on May 31, 2006


Cows, script, Moby-Dick, location shots, crew, etc. But thanks for the sarcasm.
posted by mattbucher at 7:47 AM on May 31, 2006


Sinclair has also written a scathing indictment of religion in America (which I imagine will be cut from the film...)

I dunno, PTA doesn't shy away from controversial issues. He did make a movie that was about as sympathetic to the porn world as you can get.
posted by mkultra at 8:03 AM on May 31, 2006


FEZZIK
But you don't know where he is?
INIGO
Don't bother me with trifles. After twenty years at last, my father's soul will be at peace. There will be blood tonight!
posted by pmbuko at 8:13 AM on May 31, 2006


Cows, script, Moby-Dick, location shots, crew, etc. But thanks for the sarcasm.
posted by mattbucher at 7:47 AM PST on May 31 [+fave] [!]
Boy, some fanboy got all in a tizzy.

Me, I sure do love the uncaptioned photos of people sitting around. Really makes me feel like I'm part of the production.
posted by cavalier at 8:33 AM on May 31, 2006


Here's PTA at the press conference for Punch-Drunk Love. He played the idiot savant who did nothing for any reason at all; he just happened to be brilliant. Can't say I was impressed by the man, or his Adam Sandler movie. Anticipation for this one is not enhanced by photos of cows.
posted by muckster at 8:42 AM on May 31, 2006


Philistines.
posted by mattbucher at 8:44 AM on May 31, 2006


a scathing indictment of religion in America (which I imagine will be cut from the film...)

Considering the IMDB link you posted has the following as the film's plot summary (emphasis mine):

A story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century Texas prospector (Daniel Day-Lewis) in the early days of the business.

I'm thinking religion won't be cut from the film.
posted by NationalKato at 8:49 AM on May 31, 2006


Wonder if they'll get to see the Marfa Lights.
posted by Kloryne at 8:54 AM on May 31, 2006


Philistines

No: it's called a tough crowd. If there's something profound here we're missing, why don't you enlighten us?
posted by muckster at 9:02 AM on May 31, 2006


It's more like if you are not interested in something, why click on "comments" to read what other people say about something you are not interested in and then take the time to post that this does not interest you? When did every FPP have to be "profound"?

For real, where does the term "Little Boston" news come from? Since the setting is Texas, I figured "Little Boston" might be a town in Texas (near Marfa) but alas, that yields only one google result. Little Boston does not appear in the Columbia Gazetteer of the World. Any idea what it alludes to?
posted by mattbucher at 9:15 AM on May 31, 2006


mattbucher writes "Cows, script, Moby-Dick, location shots, crew, etc. But thanks for the sarcasm."

Yeah, thanks for being an asshole. It was a serious question. If the only thing is the 15 or so poor photos on the site, plus a link to an IMDB pre-page and a link to Amazon, maybe you should have considered not making the FPP. I was trying to give you the benefit of the doubt, though, and ask about the content.
posted by OmieWise at 9:15 AM on May 31, 2006


muckster writes 'If there's something profound here we're missing, why don't you enlighten us?'

There's a new P.T. Anderson movie, what could be more profound than that?
posted by signal at 9:20 AM on May 31, 2006


You were being hyperbolic and I interpreted that as being assholish so I said "Thanks for the sarcasm." I apologize.

You seriously asked "Am I missing something or all the photos just of a few people sitting around a production table?"

That's an exaggeration ("all"), but I did not take the photos or anything so feel free to poke fun at them.
posted by mattbucher at 9:32 AM on May 31, 2006


It looks like a crew member's production diary. I have a friend who worked out there for a bit, so I kinda liked to see some set photos.
posted by green herring at 9:37 AM on May 31, 2006


hyperbolic
posted by Plutor at 10:01 AM on May 31, 2006


I'll admit that many of my ideas of PTA's brilliance died a little after I saw Altman's Short Cuts, from which Anderson stole liberally for his Magnolia.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:49 AM on May 31, 2006


Donald Judd in da hizzouse.
posted by bardic at 1:27 PM on May 31, 2006


The Small Side of Giant?
posted by HTuttle at 6:32 PM on May 31, 2006


I'll admit that many of my ideas of PTA's brilliance died a little after I saw Scorcese's Goodfellas, from which Anderson stole liberally for his Boogie Nights.

And I saw Goodfellas years before I saw Boogie Nights.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 8:14 PM on May 31, 2006


To be fair, Boogie Nights also copped from Raging Bull.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:28 PM on May 31, 2006


I for one am glad this was posted. This is the ONLY upcoming film I'm excited about. Thanks, mattbucher
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