This week, There Will Be Blood celebrates its tenth birthday, letting us all reflect on the moment when Paul Thomas Anderson's cinematic career shifted away from cocaine-fueled San Fernando Valley tales and into a more austere, Kubrickian form of storytelling. It also marked the first time Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis worked together - a collaborative team that's been re-formed for this year's Phantom Thread.
To celebrate the picture, let's take a trip back to '07, when PTA and DDL were experiencing all sorts of critical acclaim for their dark American saga, and both sat down with 92Y to discuss their process while crafting There Will Be Blood. It's a remarkably in-depth, personal conversation with two artists not usually known for opening up in this fashion, and totally worth a watch/listen for cinephiles madly in love with the movie.
Take a look:
Beyond anything else, we should give praise to Daniel Day-Lewis' shirt, as he's ready for some two-stepping after that chat wraps.
Phantom Thread is in select theaters now, and will expand to more markets over the next two weeks.