Anderson, Recreating 'Blood' History

'There Will Be Blood'

Daniel Day-Lewis in 'There Will Be Blood.'

Daniel Day-Lewis plays Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood. Francois Duhamel/Paramount Vantage hide caption

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Paul Thomas Anderson, nominated for an Academy Award for his role directing There Will Be Blood, talks about his experiences recreating history in this drama that follows the tensions between a wealthy oil man and a fundamentalist boy-preacher.

Anderson has been nominated for Oscars before for original writing of Magnolia and Boogie Nights.

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