Take a moment and watch this scene from There Will Be Blood:
And this scene:
Fuck it, watch this one, too:
Daniel Day-Lewis and director Paul Thomas Anderson might be the greatest team in modern cinema—certainly, they're the best combined six-named duo in film history. It's hard to imagine that There Will Be Blood came out a decade ago when all these scenes are as vivid and powerful as they were when I walked stunned from a movie theater in 2007.
That year the film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, but only won the Oscar for Best Actor for Day-Lewis' portrayal of the relentless oil tycoon Daniel Plainview (it lost to another modern masterpiece, No Country for Old Men, for the other major awards).
Since then, Day-Lewis has won another Oscar for playing Abraham Lincoln, and Anderson has directed two more masterful films. But neither have lived up to the magic of There Will Be Blood.
Not for long.
Variety reports that Day-Lewis and Anderson are in the early stages of reuniting for a film set in the 1950s New York fashion scene. Though nothing has been confirmed yet, Variety reports that Anderson is working on the script and meeting with actresses for supporting roles. Day-Lewis has been attached to the project for some time.
Most recently, Anderson directed the music video for Radiohead's "Daydreaming." Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has composed brilliant soundtracks for Anderson's last three movies, and would be a likely candidate for the next one.
Can we please make this happen? Can we just give it an Oscar already?