Fun fact about There Will Be Blood: the first line of dialogue comes more than fourteen minutes into the film.
In place of chatter: the brilliant, discomfiting score composed by Jonny Greenwood, lead guitarist of Radiohead.
And now you can see Greenwood perform said score live (with a 50+ piece orchestra) at There Will Be Blood Live, taking place at Uptown’s historic United Palace Theater.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. They will sell out very, very quickly.
And rightfully so — Anderson’s Best Picture-nominated tale of oil, greed and hamster-sized moustaches will be projected on a 50-foot screen (second biggest in New York) inside a wonder of ornate profundity famously described by Times writer David W. Dunlap as "Byzantine-Romanesque-Indo-Hindu-Sino-Moorish-Persian-Eclectic-Rococo-Deco."
Modest Mouse plays there. Your correspondent saw Arcade Fire there, back in ‘07.
And now you can see Daniel Day Lewis there, as he growls “I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed.”
If you’re a confederate in spirit, get tickets now.
Because there will be blood, but there won’t be seats left for long.