Scenes I Love: “There Will Be Blood” – the Baptism.

This is one of the most powerful scenes ever.  This is one of the many reasons why I put Day-Lewis’ performance in “There Will Be Blood” as my top performance of a decade, and one of the hundreds of reasons I think he is the greatest actor that ever lived.



Author: Frank Mengarelli

Everybody relax, Frank's here. After going to film school at Columbia College Chicago, Frank decided to underachieve with his vast knowledge of film into a career in civil service. Frank had a brief stint as a film blogger, and then he met the heterosexual love of his life, Nick Clement. The two instantly bonded over their love from everything to Terence Malick to THE EXPENDABLES films. Some of Frank's favorite filmmakers are Terence Malick, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Sylvester Stallone, Oliver Stone and Spike Lee. Some of his favorite films are THE TREE OF LIFE, STAR WARS (all of them), BAD LIEUTENANT, THE THING and ALL THAT JAZZ. Frank spends his free time with his dog Roger, collecting any Star Wars collectible he can find and trying to finish his pretentious, first person narrative novel(la), LARGE MEN IN SMALL CARS..

2 thoughts on “Scenes I Love: “There Will Be Blood” – the Baptism.”

  1. I couldn’t agree more. I know it’s sort of the cliche clip from the film, by my God he is just brilliant. The emotions it brings out of you, you’re anxious, scared, then it goes to amusing, watching him mock the whole ordeal.

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