This was another film up for Best Picture in 2007, so I thought I’d take a look. While the trailer looked good, and the movie was captivating, I was not that crazy about it, especially the ending.
After watching it, I found it was based on the book “Oil” by Upton Sinclair written in 1927.
I did think the performance of Daniel Day-Lewis was fantastic — he won Best Leading Actor and I think that was well deserved. It also won Best Cinematography, and it was a visually appealing movie. Very dark in some places, but that was the point in those scenes. I also was not crazy about the sound. I guess it was done that way to create tension, but it was more grating than anything.