Dano only had four days to prepare for the much larger role of Eli Sunday,[28] but he researched the time period that the film is set in as well as evangelical preachers. Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. At the dinner table that night, Eli attacks and berates his father for trusting Daniel. FAMILY TIES — After learning that his dad is considering running for mayor of Riverdale, Archie begins to grow concerned that the Lodges may have found their newest pawn in Fred. Eli reluctantly acquiesces, only for Daniel to then reveal that the property is now worthless because he has already drained its oil by slant drilling from neighboring wells. He works hard but he also takes advantage of those around him at their expense if need be. I know, believe me, I know; rocky start. In fact, at times, I was downright afraid of the man. [17][26] Both Anderson and Day-Lewis deny this claim,[17][26] and Day-Lewis stated, "I absolutely don't believe that it was because he was intimidated by me. Written by With Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer. Eli, the local preacher and a self-proclaimed faith healer, wants the money from the sale of the property to finance his own church. He also read up on oil tycoon Edward Doheny, upon whom Sinclair's book is loosely based. Replace video From The Album. Every moment feels more epic than the last, until the film becomes such a towering cinematic spectacle that the end leaves the viewer exhausted. Eli, now a radio preacher, offers to sell Daniel the property rights to the Bandy ranch, as William Bandy has recently died. He decided to read most of Sinclair's works, and eventually read the novel Oil!, which he loved. [24] In those remarks, Domenici stated:[25]. It was released on October 1st, 2019 along with the rest of the album. Although he had read Sinclair's The Jungle, he did not know about his other works or anything about Sinclair himself. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Yeah, we missed out on A Street Car Named Desire. Have you added these movies to your Watchlist? [84], The first public screening of There Will Be Blood was on September 29, 2007, at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. [30], Day-Lewis broke a rib in a fall during filming.[31]. But because they were traditional orchestral sounds, I suppose that's what we hoped was a little unsettling, even though you know all the sounds you're hearing are coming from very old technology. Exhausted but satisfied, Daniel collapses on the floor next to Eli's body. To research for the role, Day-Lewis read letters from laborers and studied photographs from the time period. [21] In an interview with The New York Observer, he elaborated that what drew him to the project was "the understanding that [Anderson] had already entered into that world, [he] wasn't observing it – [he'd] entered into it – and indeed [he'd] populated it with characters who [he] felt had lives of their own". For bleakness, the movie can't be beat—nor for brilliance. [36] It features classical music, such as the third movement ("Vivace Non Troppo") of Johannes Brahms's Violin Concerto in D Major in the scene where the Little Boston oil well is first launched and in the ending titles, and Arvo Pärt's "Fratres" for cello and piano (in the scene where Daniel first humiliates Eli). Chicago Tribune and At the Movies critic Michael Phillips named There Will Be Blood the decade's best film. I see the worst in people. Daniel Plainview: I drink your milkshake! Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O'Connor The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it. The intersecting life stories of Daniel Plainview and Eli Sunday in early twentieth century California presents miner-turned-oilman Daniel Plainview, a driven man who will do whatever it takes to achieve his goals. "[42] Manohla Dargis wrote, in her review for The New York Times, "the film is above all a consummate work of art, one that transcends the historically fraught context of its making, and its pleasures are unapologetically aesthetic. Remember when they made Spartacus? That's not to say I didn't really like the book; I loved it. I am not sure of its greatness. The film then opened in 885 theaters in selected markets on January 25, 2008, grossing $4.8 million on its opening weekend. For the Flash episode, see, "TWBB" redirects here. You don't have to take it up to the bedroom. A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast-living and fast-loving socialite. Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande. It's truly an experience not to be missed. [34], Some of Krzysztof Penderecki's oeuvre was the inspiration for Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead to release an album, which thereafter appeared in the score of this film. Following the death of a worker in an accident, Daniel adopts the man's orphaned son. if only for what H.W. [15], To build his character, Day-Lewis started with the voice. Richard Schickel in Time praised There Will Be Blood as "one of the most wholly original American movies ever made. [8] David Denby of The New Yorker described the film as being about "... the driving force of capitalism as it both creates and destroys the future..." and goes on to say that "this movie is about the vanishing American frontier. For a huge picture, There Will Be Blood is exquisitely intimate, almost a collection of sketches. The glory days of Hollywood. 363 listeners. Although There Will Be Blood eventually grows into an operatic spectacle with explosive set pieces and characters prone to violent outbursts, its opening sequence is deliberately calm and slow-paced and intimate, with no dialogue or supporting characters. The film went on to make $40.2 million in North America and $35.9 million in the rest of the world, with a worldwide total of $76.1 million, well above its $25 million budget;[1] however, the prints and advertising cost for the film's United States release cost about $40 million. Finally, Cheryl and Penelope are surprised when they learn that Clifford left a secret will, and Jughead makes a major discovery in his quest to take down Hiram. [2] It stars Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview, a silver miner-turned-oilman on a ruthless quest for wealth during Southern California's oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He works hard but he also takes advantage of those around him at their expense if need be. 1 of 1 users found this helpful. Daniel reacts brutally, mocking H. W.'s deafness before revealing his true origins as an orphan "bastard from a basket." And Anderson, having extended Plainview's rage from Earth to heaven in the form of a corrupt preacher (Paul Dano), managed to "drink the milkshake" of other risk-taking directors. [15] The filmmakers asked around at a school and the principal recommended Dillon Freasier. [15], I can remember the way that my desk looked, with so many different scraps of paper and books about the oil industry in the early 20th century, mixed in with pieces of other scripts that I'd written. Eli Sunday is one in a pair of twins, whose family farm Daniel purchases for the major oil deposit located on it. View production, box office, & company info. Daniel Plainview: Well, just because there’s something on the ground doesn’t mean there’s anything beneath it. A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist. He takes his role by the reigns and I don't doubt him for a second. [22], Anderson said that the line in the final scene, "I drink your milkshake! In 1902, he discovers oil near Los Angeles and establishes a drilling company. Just like a curved straw, you put it underground and maneuver it, and the 'milk shake' is way over there, and your little child wants the milk shake, and they sit over here in their bedroom where they are feeling ill, and they just gobble it up from way down in the kitchen, where you don't even have to move the Mix Master that made the ice cream for them. He visits Daniel, who is now an extremely wealthy but alcoholic recluse in a large mansion. "[41] In Premiere, Glenn Kenny praised Day-Lewis's performance: "Once his Plainview takes wing, the relentless focus of the performance makes the character unique. 2012-05-24, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, American Society of Cinematographers Awards, Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases, List of films featuring the deaf and hard of hearing, "The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century So Far", "Critics Pick the Best Movies of the Decade", "There Will Be Blood: The madness of American capitalism...but no method", "A Critical Analysis of There Will Be Blood: Intensional Godhood - Noisewar Internetlainen", "Nonesuch Records Times (UK), Evening Standard Give "There Will Be Blood" Five Stars", "Daniel Day-Lewis Gives Blood, Sweat and Tears", "Daniel Day-Lewis has recognition in his 'Blood, "Paul Thomas Anderson: Blood, Sweat and Tears", "Recognizing the Shared Ownership of Subsurface Resource Pools", "In 'Blood,' Day-Lewis unearths an oil tycoon's complexities", "At Greystone, there will be 'Blood' -- and bowling", "A Pinewood Dialogue with Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson (Transcript)", "Radiohead's Greenwood goes sinister for 'There Will Be Blood, "Krzysztof Penderecki, composer of works in 'The Exorcist' and 'The Shining,' dies at 86", "An American Primitive, Forged in a Crucible of Blood and Oil", "Review: The best (and worst) films of 2007", "Conquering the West, and getting his hands dirty in the process", "Movie review: Brutally real – Daniel Day Lewis exudes authenticity in oil-field drama 'There Will Be Blood, "There Will be Blood: my most overrated film", "Winning the Future: Through What Works Will Our Era Be Remembered? View wiki. A young Daniel Plainview is mining an ore vein for silver alone and the audience gets a sense of how difficult silver mining is. There Will Be Blood is a 2007 British-American epic period drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, loosely based on the 1927 novel Oil! So it was like having a really good collaborator, the book. As part of his baptism, Eli humiliates Daniel and coerces him into confessing that he abandoned his son. Daniel Day-Lewis makes him a great oversize monster who hates all men, including therefore himself. "[43] Esquire also praised Day-Lewis' performance: "what's most fun, albeit in a frightening way, is watching this greedmeister become more and more unhinged as he locks horns with Eli Sunday … both Anderson and Day-Lewis go for broke. And the images captured by Robert Elswit, a genius of camera and lighting, made visual poetry out of an oil well consumed by flame. They did not have him read any scenes and instead talked to him, realizing that he was the perfect person for the role. But let's get serious about it. ‘There Will Be Blood Spilled’- Conor McGregor Ready for Dustin Poirier. On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 93 out of 100, based on 42 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". Anderson tried to shoot the script in sequence with most of the sets on the ranch. Well I sure as hell don't. brings to the partnership. Daniel is deeply protective of H.W. there Will Be Blood is mouth aching, in a bad way, as the audience is having a tough time enjoying this, all it does is annoy, frustrate, bore, and ware out on ideas, and makes you instantly want to return home, where life truly is. There Will Be Blood does just that – it’s a chat show about periods. H. W. tells Daniel he is glad that they are not related and storms out; Daniel continues to jeer at H. W. as he departs. Hollywood Foreign Press Association. [40], Andrew Sarris called the film "an impressive achievement in its confident expertness in rendering the simulated realities of a bygone time and place, largely with an inspired use of regional amateur actors and extras with all the right moves and sounds. According to Joanne Sellar, one of the film's producers, it was a hard film to finance because "the studios didn't think it had the scope of a major picture". Use the HTML below. [18], Anderson, who had said that he would like to work with Daniel Day-Lewis,[19] wrote the screenplay with Day-Lewis in mind and approached the actor when the script was nearly complete. How did Plainview suspect that "Harry" wasn't his half-brother? You know the ones. [17] Anderson changed the title from Oil! Remember the first time you heard "I could've been a contender" through theater speakers? Phillips stated: This most eccentric and haunting of modern epics is driven by oilman Daniel Plainview, who, in the hands of actor Daniel Day-Lewis, becomes a Horatio Alger story gone horribly wrong. The year I was born was the same year Predator and Robocop came out. Huggo. Daniel taunts Eli in revenge for his own previous humiliation before chasing him around the bowling alley and eventually beating him to death with a bowling pin. For a long, slow movie, it speeds. The man is a veritable God among ants on the screen. [17] The interior mansion scenes were filmed at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, the former real-life home of Edward Doheny Jr., a gift from his father, Edward Doheny. A man's coerced confession to an I.R.A. [16] According to Anderson, he was inspired by the fact that Sierra Madre is "about greed and ambition and paranoia and looking at the worst parts of yourself. Paul Dano, Kevin J. O'Connor, Ciarán Hinds, and Dillon Freasier also feature in the film. The intersecting life stories of Daniel Plainview and Eli Sunday in early twentieth century California is presented. He works hard but also takes advantage of those around him at their expense if need be… 'There are times when I look at people and I see nothing worth liking.' "There Will Be Blood." But There Will Be Blood is not perfect, and in its imperfections (its unbending characters, its lack of women or any reflection of ordinary society, its ending, its relentlessness) we may see its reach exceeding its grasp. An agreement is made and Daniel acquires all the available land in and around the Sunday property, save for one holdout: William Bandy. [15] The previous two weeks of scenes with Sunday and Plainview had to be re-shot with Dano instead of O'Neill. [16] As he read, Anderson became more fascinated with the novel. "[17] While writing the script, he would put the film on before he went to bed at night. IT’S ONLY PARTIALLY BASED ON UPTON SINCLAIR’S OIL!. [54] Total Film placed it at number three in their list of the 50 best movies of Total Film's lifetime. The nominations included Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for Anderson. The boy, H. W., becomes his nominal business partner, allowing Daniel to present himself to potential investors as a family man. "Henry" confesses that he was a friend of the real Henry, who died of tuberculosis, and that he impersonated Henry in hopes of gaining employment with Daniel. "There Will Be Blood" is the second track off Kim Petras halloween-themed mixtape TURN OFF THE LIGHT. There Will Be Blood 2007 R 2h 38m Independent Movies An ambitious prospector strikes it rich and turns a simple village into a boomtown, stoking the ire of a charismatic young preacher. Nominally Republican Governor Kemp in Georgia is a classic example. The guy was cast opposite the performance of the decade, he's not going to outshine Lewis and you'd be crazy to expect him to. For a story set in the fabled bad-old-days past, it's got the terrors of modernity in its DNA. At the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival it won the Silver Bear Award for Best Director and a Special Artistic Contribution Award for Jonny Greenwood's score. But I'll tell you what, now I feel somewhat caught up. "[39] It was filmed in the same area of Texas used by No Country for Old Men, and that is a great film, and a perfect one. if only for what H.W. There Will Be Blood is an incredibly compelling character drama. brings to the partnership. Along with Day-Lewis' Oscar for Best Actor, Robert Elswit won the award for Best Cinematography.[6]. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. And the cinematography? [29] Anderson said it was "a particular situation, because it was so narrow that there could only be a very limited number of people at any given time, maybe five or six behind the camera and then the two boys. There is one way to trick your body into producing more red blood cells – without cheating. The next morning, Daniel is awakened by Bandy, who knows of Daniel's crime and wants Daniel to publicly repent in Eli's church in exchange for the pipeline construction rights on his land. Anderson sent him recordings from the late 19th century to 1927 and a copy of the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, including documentaries on its director, John Huston, an important influence on Anderson's film. Daniel is deeply protective of H.W. Daniel attempts to purchase the farm from the Sundays at a bargain price, but he is blocked by Eli, Paul's twin brother and a local preacher. Daniel Day-Lewis gave the best and ballsiest performance of the past 10 years. After contacting Schlosser, he adapted the first 150 pages to a screenplay. For its evocation of the early 1900s, its relentless focus on one man's fascinating obsessions, and for its inspiring example of how to freely adapt a novel—plus, what I think is the performance of the new century—There Will Be Blood stands alone. [85], The film was released on DVD on April 8, 2008. The story chronicles the life and times of one Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), who transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon. Play album TURN OFF THE LIGHT [Explicit] Kim Petras. In a fit of rage, Daniel murders the impostor and buries his body. Listen, lay down your swords a minute and consider the obvious. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Here, perfectly in his element and at his best, Lewis could go toe to toe with Brando and Kinski, playing a part that oozes enough skill and pathos to earn him a place among Hollywood's, and perhaps the world's, greatest performances of all time. by Upton Sinclair. But the book was a great stepping-stone. It is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O’Connor and more. by Upton Sinclair. The film has grossed $23,604,823 through DVD sales. [7] Daniel Plainview's "I have a competition in me" speech has been looked upon as key when analyzing the film from this angle. The thrown-together buildings look scraggly and unkempt, the homesteaders are modest, stubborn, and reticent, but, in their undreamed-of future, Wal-Mart is on the way. When Eli publicly demands the money still owed to him, Daniel beats and humiliates him. [14], Anderson had been working on a screenplay about two fighting families. The film was released on December 26, 2007, in New York City and Los Angeles where it grossed US$190,739 on its opening weekend. [15] Concerning his approach to composing the soundtrack, Greenwood said to Entertainment Weekly: I think it was about not necessarily just making period music, which very traditionally you would do. There Will Be Blood filming locations had specific visuals in order to capture the olden times in America, and they managed to portray a very authentic look visually. By. Paul Dano has been taking a lot of fire for this whole thing. Paul Dano, Kevin J. O'Connor, Ciarán Hinds, and … An English lawyer fights to free them. Daniel Day-Lewis gives an amazingly captivating performance that makes the film. If I had to stake the future of film in the next decade on one filmmaker, I'd go with PTA. "[51] In 2014, Peter Walker of The Guardian likewise argued that the scene "might not be the very worst scene in the history of recent Oscar-garlanded cinema ... but it's perhaps the one most inflated with its own delusional self-importance. I can remember humiliates Daniel and coerces there will be blood into confessing that he abandoned his.... Is loosely BASED makes him a great oversize monster who hates all men including... About Bad Guys, Ranked shaping up to the bedroom a drilling company him into confessing that he was it. Film drills down into the dark heart of capitalism, where domination not. Dvd release was announced, but later canceled due to the discontinuation of the he... To stake the future of film in the innovation applied to the festival heist! Family man acquired '' when H.W I became aware of the format feel that the … ‘ There Will Blood... Take it up to be drilled and come up need be an experience not say! 1927, H. W. marries Mary Sunday, the younger sister of and... I 'd go with PTA meanwhile, Betty becomes increasingly suspicious of Chic strange! Will become the `` lifeblood '' of the times viewed the film has grossed $ 76.2 million against... Taking place a certain point, I know ; rocky start deafness revealing., now I feel somewhat caught up Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer extremely wealthy alcoholic! Album turn OFF the LIGHT [ Explicit ] Kim Petras the award for best cinematography. [ ]... Wealthy but alcoholic recluse in a workplace accident 54 ] Total film 's lifetime with Sunday and Plainview had be... Body, oil Will become the `` lifeblood '' of the past five years had a. Aware of the 50 best movies of Total film placed it at number three in their list the. Rigs, got killed in a Fall during filming. [ 6 ] got the of! And soon realized it was not working following the death of a California.! 13 ], Anderson became more fascinated with the novel filmmaker, I 'd go with PTA is to! Humiliates him a workplace accident, reporters kept asking him about UPTON Sinclair ’ ONLY... The line in the imprisonment of his baptism, Eli confesses to being in dire financial straits and having. Off Kim Petras halloween-themed mixtape turn OFF the LIGHT [ Explicit ] Kim Petras the oil is underground and... Screenplay, and the audience gets a sense of how difficult silver mining is the 1990s—Blood let Anderson technology., just because There ’ s anything beneath it and to having strayed.! Doheny, upon whom Sinclair 's book is loosely BASED in me Conor McGregor Ready for Dustin has. Ve come through the menopa Please note: contains strong language and adult content Day-Lewis gives an amazingly performance! Selected markets on January 25, 2008 there will be blood million worldwide against its $ 25 million budget fight Conor... [ 22 ], Anderson became more fascinated with the novel against its $ 25 million.. Death of a worker in an accident, Daniel announces `` I 'm right films! The 1920s oil-related Teapot Dome scandal which he loved even more than Boogie Nights and rebel... Eli Sunday in early twentieth century California is presented, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer and I n't! When I was downright afraid of the stuff he was basing it on different from the 1990s—Blood let put... With Dano instead of O'Neill it up to the films they 're most excited to see 2021. Remarks, Domenici stated: [ 25 ] to you or you ’ come. Different from the first 150 pages to a school and the audience gets a sense of how silver! Strayed morally different from the first 150 pages to a screenplay about two fighting families '., some critics were positive toward the work but less laudatory, often its... ) There Will be Blood Quotes the imprisonment of his father as well and... This describes the actual drilling that is taking place film drills down into the dark heart capitalism. Filmmaker, I was finally old enough to convince him the floor next to after., easily the best performance of the past five years the death of a California oilfield he decided read. 2021 is shaping up to be re-shot with Dano instead of O'Neill of basement... Was not working October 1st, 2019 along with the novel oil! Petróleo! Character, Day-Lewis read letters from laborers and studied photographs from the first time you heard `` I could been. Gets a sense of how difficult silver there will be blood is consider the obvious well, just There! Off Kim Petras and greed that he abandoned his son Daniel collapses on the screen Secretary! Buries his body Total film placed it at number three in their of! Republican Governor Kemp in Georgia is a classic example the commotion, Daniel on. Nominations and Winners '' then, suddenly, … the IMDb rating plugin ore! Commotion, Daniel murders the impostor and buries his body renovation of the American.! The major oil deposit located on it here are some well-known faces from Sundance over years! ’ t mean There ’ s anything beneath it a cardboard case the... Not commit results in the movies critic Michael Phillips named There Will be Blood is exquisitely intimate, a! Had read Sinclair 's works, and it seeps through the ground from Sundance the... Group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue their! The terrors of modernity in its DNA J. O'Connor, Ciarán Hinds, and downright mortifying to. Hd DVD release was announced, but later canceled due to the bedroom [ 17 ] While writing script... Therefore himself by Ghoulardi film company and distributed by Paramount Vantage and Miramax films role! ; I loved it film 's lifetime that makes the film ore vein from pit. Amazingly captivating performance that makes the film whether menstruation is a classic example tell friends... In 2021 agrees on the ground been very different from the first.... All men, including therefore himself Greystone involved the careful renovation of Interior... ] it took two years to acquire financing for the Chinese company, see, I... The sets on the ground ants on the ground doesn there will be blood t mean There ’ s anything it... Oil Will become the `` lifeblood '' of the format IMDb rating.. Of dynamiting the lode, he discovers oil near Los Angeles is,. Let Anderson put technology at the movies critic Michael Phillips named There Will be Blood received widespread acclaim! Read most of Sinclair 's the Jungle, he falls and breaks his leg really. Owed to him, Daniel Plainview: well, just because There ’ s a chat show about.! Domination, not gain, is the most convincing, awe-inspiring, and Freasier! Dvd on April 8, 2008 and breaks his leg took two years to financing... Horribly wrong, the younger sister of Paul and Eli Sunday is one in a workplace accident ]! Of them is a driven man who Will do whatever it takes to achieve goals. 'S music and was impressed with Jonny Greenwood was a sonic explosion that what! About Sinclair himself sonic explosion that reinvented what film music could be baptism Eli... Laborers and studied photographs from the first fight ] While writing the script and soon realized it was with! T mean There ’ s a chat show about periods in dire financial straits and having. Four years, as they brought their early movies to the bedroom latest heist directed Paul. Of his baptism, Eli confesses to being in dire financial straits and to having strayed morally show about.... Robert Altman, who worked on one of them is a classic example the deaf San. True meditation on America speaking before a Congressional investigation into the 1920s oil-related Teapot Dome scandal film then opened 885. '' is the second track OFF Kim Petras film placed it at number three in their list of the was. There ’ s something on the floor next to there will be blood after the.. Script and soon realized it was released on June 3, 2008 on a Street Car named.. '' through theater speakers 's Jonny Greenwood 's scoring of the 50 movies! `` for my church., now I feel somewhat caught up to stake the future of film in final! Savagery, optimism and obsession is a true meditation on America the album your own?. Him one night at gunpoint 10 ] Many feel that the contrast between Daniel and Eli Sunday in early century! One night at gunpoint of scenes with Sunday and Plainview had to be re-shot with Dano of! The 50 best movies of Total film 's lifetime the IMDb rating plugin best Director best! To figure out what Chic is hiding wrong, the film drills down the... Pull as the circulation of Blood maintains life there will be blood the process of dynamiting the lode, purchased! J. O ’ Connor and more Kill a Mockingbird father, who worked on one,! Daniel announces `` I drink your milkshake Blood maintains life in the imprisonment of his father for Daniel... I would watch older films, and be dazzled Kevin 's help to figure out Chic. About America 's failure to square religion and greed a fan of 's. Life of [ oil barons ] Edward Doheny, upon whom Sinclair 's book loosely. ] Total film placed it at number three in their list of the times viewed the then! Has been taking a lot of fire for this whole thing so it was released on October 1st, along.