Creating Daniel Plainview | There Will Be Blood

 

Today, we take a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis came to work together, how the character was written by Anderson versus how he was developed by Day-Lewis, how Day-Lewis came up with Plainview’s iconic voice, how the costumes were chosen and much much more. This is making film…

This video essay was written, edited, and narrated by Tyler Knudsen.

Sources:

‘There Will Be Blood’: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Epic Take on American Identity with Day-Lewis’ Performance of a Lifetime – Cinephilia & Beyond – https://bit.ly/2mLaFRM

Paul Thomas Anderson on Set Psychology: The Narrative Art – https://youtu.be/YVJd45IH1hE

The Intensely Imagined Life of Daniel Day-Lewis – By Richard B. Woodward – https://nyti.ms/2qfRMrE

15 Surprising Facts About There Will Be Blood – Mental Floss – https://bit.ly/2qPrSLx

Interview with Paul Thomas Anderson by Josh Modell – https://bit.ly/2HjMpSD

Daniel Day-Lewis Interview – Indie London – https://bit.ly/2qIDUq3

In ‘Blood,’ Day-Lewis Revisits His Darker Side – NPR – https://n.pr/2HIZYdE

Giant Ambition by James Ponsoldt – https://bit.ly/2F5Hlvg

Daniel Day-Lewis: interview – Time Out London – Rob Greig – https://bit.ly/2Hgc8HG

The hat makes the actor – The Denver Post/The Washington Post – https://dpo.st/2JdJuaO

Standing Ovation: Paul Dano in ‘There Will Be Blood’ by Jack Smart – Backstage – https://bit.ly/2K3S0KH

Did Daniel Day-Lewis Really Freak Out His Co-star on There Will Be Blood? By Nate Jones – Vulture – https://bit.ly/2Hgvn8b

Paul Dano Exclusive Interview THE EXTRA MAN; Plus THERE WILL BE BLOOD Talk and Working With Paul Thomas Anderson by Ron Messer – Collider – https://bit.ly/2HgcnX7

There Will Be Blood – Entertainment Weekly – https://bit.ly/2Hg42Pm

There Will Be Blood – Interview with Daniel-Day Lewis & Paul Thomas Anderson (2007) (Charlie Rose)

Daniel Day Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson on There Will Be Blood- Reel Pieces with Annette Insdorf

Creative Spark – Mark Bridges (Academy Originals)

Museum of the Moving Image Pinewood Dialogues – Daniel Day Lewis + Paul Thomas Anderson Pinewood Dialogue moderated by chief curator David Schwartz (December 11, 2007)

Blood for Oil – American Cinematographer – Stephen Pizzello – https://bit.ly/2HguMDk

15 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About There Will Be Blood – Shortlist – https://bit.ly/2Jd52UK

Music: Epidemic Sound

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