4 years ago (Mar 30, 2012 6:19 PM) I made a video on this film which was tapped forever by copyright issues, its still exists on vimeo here, but instead of just uploading an outdated version, I thought I'd give this film another serious investigation, so this is there will be blood film analysis 2.0, the resurrection, re-cut re-written version, this is the search for family. (Proven Lands intro)
So re-watching this film for the first time in 4 years the first thing that struck me was how quickly the themes of ‘creed’ and ‘capitalism’ fell to the wayside, they are of course present but they felt more more like context or setting in which a truly emotional character study unravelled with ‘family’ as its most important theme.
The film revolves around a deeply ambitious man who encounters character who will affect, reflect and contrast Daniel Plainview (Signature)
The name Daniel means, in Hebrew, “Judgment of God.” Daniel sees himself as a God among men, he even refers to himself as ‘the third revel-ation.’ And even thought he believes in plain speaking, suggested by his second name, nothing could be further from the truth, Daniel believes in his words as...
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Michael Clayton is one of my personal favourite films. The directing style and simplicity really attracts me to the film but mostly its the writing, the story, the well crafted narrative that always leaves me blown away by this amazing film.
This video explores what I feel is the true meaning of this film, not that of a legal thriller but at the heart the journey of a mans redemption.