“You have none of me in you. You’re just a bastard from a basket.”
Eli Sunday: Say it louder… say it louder!
Plainview: I’ve abandoned my child! I’ve abandoned my child! I’ve abandoned my boy!
There are times when I look at people and I see nothing worth liking.
Daniel Day-Lewis improvised the speech he gives to the citizens of Little Boston, about building schools, bringing bread to the town, etc. Paul Thomas Anderson says of this, “It was delicious. It was Plainview on a platter.”
Before he won an Oscar this year for “The Artist,” costume designer Mark Bridges already had plenty of experience with period clothing. For Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood,” his research included compiling vintage American ads and fashions from the early 20th century. From the Mark Bridges Collection.
(Images via Margaret Herrick Library)