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There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood

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there will be blood
Written byPaul Thomas AndersonBased on "Oil!" byUpton SinclairFINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT Pink 7.25.06Blue 5.18.06White (Numbered) 2.20.06This script is the confidential and proprietary property ofParamount Vantage, and no portion of it may be performed,distributed, reproduced, used, quoted, or published without priorwritten permission.
 
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1 OVER EXTERIOR SHOT OF HUGE MOUNTAINS IN THE B.G., PURE DESERT IN 1THE F.G. MUSIC BUILDS FROM SMALL TO LOUD, VIOLENT CRESCENDO,THEN OUT.TITLE: There Will Be Blood2 EXT. NEW MEXICO DESERT - DAY - 1898 2CAMERA looks up a steep trail. Half the frame filled with ahill in close distance, the other half is sky...over the top ofthe hill we see a prospector's pick come up and then down...up andthen down...up and then down...ANGLE. BEHIND THE MAN WITH THE PICK.DANIEL C. PLAINVIEW (late 30's here) is, with pick and ax,in the middle of the day, in 110 degree heat in New Mexico,searching for SILVER.He has a shaft about fifteen feet deep at this point.Nearby is a MULE and a CART. He digs and digs and digs.FRONT ANGLE. CU. DANIEL'S FACE.He continues.CUT TO:3 EXT. DESERT - EVENING. 3The MULE is pulling a cart filled with his prospector'ssupplies. He walks beside, across the very rough desertterrain. HOLD.CUT TO:4 EXT. MINE SHAFT - ANOTHER DAY. 4He's back at it again. The SHAFT IS NOW TWENTY FEET DEEP.He hears something outside the SHAFT in between swingsof the pick...He listens...waits...continues with the work...but turns backand climbs up out of the SHAFT...ANGLE, MOUTH OF THE SHAFT.He climbs out and looks;
 
24A His MULE has dropped dead in the heat. It is out like a light, 4Aturned over on it's side, the CART has fallen over with it...He walks over, inspects, wipes his sweat off, takes a break fora minute and then goes back in the shaft.CUT TO:5 INT. SHAFT. LATER. 5CU. PICK into earth once again.CU. DANIEL. He sees something in the earth here.HIS POV — IN THE ROCK. The clear tracing, glistening vein of aSLIVER ORE CHAMBER.HOLD ON HIS FACE. AND THE CAMERA EXAMINES CLOSELY THESE MINERALSIN THE ROCK. PLAY OUT FULL.6 OUTSIDE THE SHAFT, LATER. 6He unleashes the dead mule from the CART, and begins to LOAD INMASSIVE CHUNKS OF ROCK, LEADED WITH SILVER ORE INTO THE CART.He catches his breath. He wipes his face and he goes back intothe SHAFT — but as he starts back down — somewhere betweenpassing out and tripping — he plunges — loosing all hisbalance, twists around and HEADS FEET FIRST STRAIGHT DOWN THE6A SHAFT WITH NO HOLD - AND LANDS AT THE BOTTOM - 6ABOTH HIS ANKLES SNAP TOWARDS EACH OTHER.HOLD. He passes out.7 CU. DANIEL. 7maybe a few moments later and he has come to...he looks up to thetop of SHAFT and sees the light -So...over the course of however long it takes, he pulls himself upand out of the MINE SHAFT.ANGLE, MOUTH OF THE SHAFT.he arrives at the opening...He puts himself on his back andrests...HOLD.7A As he opens his eyes, he notices that the CART from the weight 7Aof SILVER ORE - it has tipped forward...and in doing so, hasdropped his CANTEEN OF WATER that had been strapped safely tothe cart —water dribbles out in a pool of mud where the canteen sits.

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