Saturday, June 7, 2008

Great Acting Showdown


I rented There Will Be Blood last night, and I have to say that Daniel Day-Lewis delivers one of the great acting performances of our generation in this film. More than anything else, he is the movie. Legend has it that Day-Lewis so became the character of Daniel Plainview that he was impossible to be around during the 3 months of shooting (as documented in the Sunday Times), a frightening prospect to say the least.

Anyway, the Salvation scene was so brilliant that it immediately drew comparisons in my mind to the greatest scene in cinematic history: Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken in Quentin Tarrantino's most underrated effort, True Romance.

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