‘There Will Be Blood’ & Modern Drilling Technology

By February 3, 2008Culture and Entertainment, Energy

Prolepsis in “There Will Be Blood,” the Daniel Day Lewis character revels in the power of horizontal drilling. The YouTube clip.

Mini-Review: Missing grand historical sweep, and the 1927 scenes are so over the top, it’s impossible to suspend disbelief. There will be over-acting.

Closing credits include notation that the movie is “carbon neutral.” But wasn’t that a flaming oil well?

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  • Thomas D says:

    All the well digging I have ever seen has the drill pipe spinning in the horizontal plane. The pumping action shown in the film is usually for bring up oil after the well is established. I am I missing something?

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