Re: RARA-AVIS: There Will Be Blood

From: kevinburtonsmith (
Date: 28 May 2008

--- In, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:

> Of the nominees, somewhat to my surprise since I had so little initial
> interest in it, I also preferred Michael Clayton to Blood. However, in
> my opinion, both Before the Devil Knows You're Dead and, especially,
> Eastern Promises were better than any of the nominated films.



What a great year, over all, for crime films, that we (I) could forget films what any other year would probably spring immediately to mind.

A few more lost weekends and Clooney will be able to truly unleash his inner noir. As it is, his puppy dog eyes almost nail MICHAEL CLAYTON... but not quite.

As for EASTERN PROMISES, I found Croneberg's HISTORY OF VIOLENCE vaguely disappointing (although I seem to recall I liked the graphic novel) but PROMISES was great! (Full disclosure: Croneberg is Canadian).

The cigarette out on the tongue?

That's gotta be one of the all-time classic HB moments in film, right up there with Paul Newman's "No need to turn around-- I've already seen it" shrug in THE DROWNING POOL.


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