I guess There Will Be Blood left me thinking about a lot of things. Among them:
- "Were Paul and Eli truly separate characters, or two sides of a single metaphor about the American Character?"
- "What was the symbolic significance of the goat milk Plainview constantly fed to his surrogate child?"
- "Was that opening scene with Plainview toiling in a well meant to be a birth metaphor?"
- "Is Baltimore ready for a white mayor like Tommy Carcetti?" (I can't stop thinking about The Wire)
But mostly I kept thinking about what great material Daniel Plainview's dialogue will provide to disgruntled high school students in search of the perfect senior quote for their high school yearbook: