Tuesday, January 15, 2008

There Will Be Blood

This past weekend Lauren and I went to see There Will Be Blood with the Wren's Nesters. It was even better than I anticipated. Daniel Day-Lewis is fantastic - as is Paul Dano - and the original musical score (by Radiohead band member Jonny Greenwood) is breathtaking. Needless to say, I highly recommend it.

My only criticism of the movie is the lack of female characters. It seems weird to almost completely exclude a gender in an epic film. And on a more frivolous note, I started to get a little tired of just seeing men's clothing during the film: pants, button-up shirt, jacket, blah, blah, blah. With any period piece (There Will Be Blood takes place during the early 20th century), it's always fun to see the different dresses of the female characters.

Since there weren't many scenes with women in the film, I had to get my dress fix elsewhere. Luckily, Urban Outfitters has a handful of old-fashion-inspired dresses this season. I especially love the white embroidered cotton dress (middle).

CL

11 comments:

Lynn said...

There are talks that Daniel's up for the Oscars for this film.

You're tagged!

Jackie said...

The NY Times agreed with your take on "There Will Be Blood". They also mentioned the lack of women characters. So it comes down to watching Daniel vs. no pretty dresses?

Clare & Samara said...

Hey this is your cousin Clare. I just bought the white one! It came in the mail. Super pretty...but it's not actually white! It's a weird beige color and can only be hand washed. Also completely see through. Still very nice for spring. Just FYI.<3

Clare & Samara said...

P.S. I was referring to the Urban Outfitters dresses. Sigh. I get carried away.

AsianCajuns said...

Hi lynn, we'll get started the tag tonight!

Jackie, I'll admit that even without any dresses the movie is still pretty great.

Hi Clare! Thanks for the info. The dress looks so white in the catalog - how strange. I bet you look great in it, you're one stylish lady!

ambika said...

The two dresses on either end were very reminiscent of a 1935 photo I saw on Shorpy. Flickr is also a good resource for old scans showing vintage clothes.

altamiranyc said...

that dress in the middle is gorgeous

AsianCajuns said...

Ambika, I'll have to check out Flickr next time I see the film - and there will be a next time!

Altamiranyc, I know! It's a beautiful dress.

Pomegranate said...

I am a big admirer of Day-Lewis's acting. Remember Gangs of New York?? AMAZING!

bitterbabe said...

I LOVE ALL those dresses from UO! Yes I saw there will be blood too and nobody can say that Daniel Day Lewis wasn't fabulous! The music creeped me out though!

AsianCajuns said...

Bitterbabe, I know what you mean. I liked the music a lot, but it was very eerie.