11 January 2008

By the way, the last scene of There Will Be Blood makes a lot more sense when you look beyond the film's obvious debts to Huston and Ford to its true patron saint. From start to finish, There Will Be Blood plays more like a missing Kubrick film than anything else, and the ending manages to simultaneously evoke A Clockwork Orange, the first scene of Lolita, and much of The Shining, as if the Overlook Hotel had suddenly sprouted a bowling alley. I was cured, all right...

1 comment:

esq. said...

I had exactly the same thought -- Kubrick. great movie. the use of sound was extremely interesting, and much more effective than in Punch Drunk Love, I think, where he pulled some similar tricks.