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April 9, 2008

Blood And Taxes

I'm back in DFW after a brief stint of horrible, awful freelance reality TV work, and I'm spending this rainy afternoon doing my taxes (which I have no way of paying, but whatever) and watching There Will Be Blood. It's rather refreshing.

Two notes on the DVD. The minute vignetting caused by the vintage lenses used on the production is far more noticeable on television than it was in the theater, resulting in a much more evocative image. Also, the historical material, juxtaposed with corresponding clips from the film (many of which are outtakes), is as good a supplement as one might hope for; as with the extra features included on Punch Drunk Love these addendums don't pull the curtain back on the film itself, but they provide a unique insight into the production that behind-the-scenes documentaries rarely approximate. It's fascinating stuff.

Posted by David Lowery at April 9, 2008 6:20 PM


Just file for an extension...

And yes, the vignetting is far more noticeable. Almost looks as though they taped strips of stocking to the corners.

Posted by: mutinyco at April 10, 2008 4:36 PM