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《There Will Be Blood》 血色将至 石油大亨的悲喜人生


No.090 《There Will Be Blood》 血色将至 石油大亨的悲喜人生


There Will Be Blood is a 2007 American drama film written, co-produced, and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson steps outside his contemporary world of dysfunctional Angelenos to explore a very different dysfunctional man—an oil pioneer whose trailblazing spirit is equaled only by his murderous ambition. There Will Be Blood is Anderson's loose adaptation of the novel Oil! by Upton Sinclair, and it focuses its attentions on Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), a miner who happens upon black gold during a disastrous excavation that ends in a broken leg. Pulling himself up from the bowels of the earth, both literally and metaphorically, Plainview embarks on a systematic and steadfast approach to mastering the oil business. Using plain-spoken and straightforward language, Plainview launches a campaign to convince small-town property owners they should let him drill their land. Without him, they won't have the equipment to access the profit beneath their feet. He builds an empire this way—and gradually becomes obsessed with the intrinsic value of power, growing increasingly irascible and paranoid in the process. Plainview meets his match in Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), a teenage preacher in the small California town of Little Boston, whose brother tipped Plainview off to the town's plentiful supply of untapped oil. To fully reap the benefits of the land, Plainview must suffer the opposing whims of this "prophet", whose legitimacy is questionable at best. And it's unclear if either man is prepared to pay the humiliating price the other wants to exact. There Will Be Blood features an anachronistic soundtrack by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, and it was shot in the same town where the James Dean epic Giant was filmed.

The film received significant critical praise and numerous award nominations and victories. It appeared on many critics' "top ten" lists for the year, notably the American Film Institute, the National Society of Film Critics, the National Board of Review, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Day-Lewis won Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, NYFCC and IFTA Best Actor awards for his performance. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, winning Best Actor for Day-Lewis and Best Cinematography for Robert Elswit.

In late 2009, it was chosen by Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly, Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian, Peter Travers of Rolling Stone and Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune and At the Movies as the best film of the first decade of the 21st century.

《There Will Be Blood》 血色将至 石油大亨的悲喜人生













1898年,银矿工人丹尼尔·普莱恩惟尤(丹尼尔·戴-刘易斯 饰)因井下作业事故摔断了腿,但他也因此了解到秘密的石油信息。

他利用哑童HW(狄龙·弗雷泽尔 饰)欺骗乡民赢得了这片石油地盘,从此飞黄腾达,成为了富有的石油大亨。

成为石油大亨的他并没有感到很快乐,HW对他的怨恨与日俱增,他唯一前来认亲的兄弟居然也是假的。传教士伊莱·桑迪(保罗·达诺 饰)不过是个借宗教蛊惑人心的小人。在一次采矿事故中,丹尼尔的工人不幸丧生。正当他希望伊莱帮助他的时候,对方竟然袖手旁观,而且羞辱了他,两人从此开始明争暗斗……





《There Will Be Blood》 血色将至 石油大亨的悲喜人生


And it focuses its attentions on Daniel Plainview

在英语中,attention有“注意,注意力”的意思,而focus…on有“把…集中于…”的意思,所以文中的focus one' s attentions on是“把注意力集中在;集中注意力于…”的意思,比如:This would let roboticists focus their attention on taking the technology forward.(这将会使机器人专家将注意力更多地集中在开发新的技术上。)

To fully reap the benefits of the land

文中的reap有“收获,获得”的意思,所以reap the benefits of是“获得益处,得到好处”的意思,比如:Now they have come to reap the benefits of their hard work.(现在他们该摘取他们的劳动成果了。)


contemporary[k?n?temp?r?ri] adj. 当代的;同时代的;属于同一时期的

pioneer[?paini?] n. 先锋;拓荒者

trailblaze[?treil?bleiz] vt. 开路,修路;开拓,开创

murderous[?m?:d?r?s] adj. 杀人的,残忍的;凶残的;蓄意谋杀的

excavation[?ekskvein] n. 挖掘,发掘

bowel[?bau?l] n. 肠;内部;同情

metaphorically[?metf?rik?li] adv. 隐喻地;用比喻

steadfast[?stedf?st] adj. 坚定的;不变的

straightforward[?streit?f?:w?d] adj. 简单的;坦率的;明确的;径直的

intrinsic[in?trinsik] adj. 本质的,固有的

irascible[i?ræs?bl] adj. 易怒的

paranoid[?pær?n?id] adj. 类似妄想狂的;属于偏执狂的

anachronistic[nækrnistik] adj. 时代错误的


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