R | | Drama
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
Director Paul Thomas Anderson owns a vintage 1910 Pathe camera which contains a special forty-three millimetre lens. The lens was specially modified to be used in the film as it has very low resolution and can shift colors at corners. Only certain shots of the film used this lens; for example a shot of Plainview sleeping in the train with an infant H.W.
I told you I would to eat you!
Eli Sunday: We're family!
Plainview: I told you I would eat you up!
The engineer of the train that takes HW away to school is wearing a baseball cap.
There are no opening credits, except for the title
English, American Sign Language
$302,845 (USA) (30 December 2007)
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