Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Mary Elizabeth Barrett, Paul Dano, Dillon Freasier, Christine ,Kevin O'Connor, Kevin Breznahan, Vince Froio, Russell Harvard, Ciraran Hinds, Hans Howes

Synopsis: On the frontier of California''s turn-of-the-century petroleum boom, Daniel Plainview transforms himse lf from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own into a self-made oil tycoon. When Plainview gets a mysterious tip-off that there''s a little town out West where an ocean of oil is oozing out of the ground, he heads with his son, H.W., to take their chances in dust-worn Little Boston. In this hardscrabble town, where the main excitement centers around the holy roller church of charismatic preacher Eli Sunday, Plainview and H.W. make their lucky strike.But even as the well raises all of their fortunes, nothing will remain the same as conflicts escalate and every human value--love, hope, community, belief, ambition and even the bond between father and son--is imperiled by corruption, deception and the flow of oil.