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    Slant Magazine: Jonny Greenwood's Score Is Soul of Year's Best Film

    With There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson has reached new heights of artistry in his work, writes Nick Schager in his four-star Slant magazine review of the film that he says is the year's best:

    Never before has the writer-director's hand seemed so assured and attuned to the rhythms of his material, his gorgeously poised compositions and elegant narrative-advancing edits not only clearly setting up the themes (religion, family, deceit, self-interest) that will come to dominate his tale, but also conveying a formidable level of technical expertise and slowly building volcanic tension.

    And, for Schager, it's Jonny Greenwood's music that holds it all together,

    ... that gives There Will Be Blood its throbbing, pulsating soul ... Greenwood's musical accompaniment is a thing of dark majesty, brilliantly in sync with the omnipresent forces—anger, resentment, jealousy, covetousness, insanity—trying violently, desperately to bubble to the surface.

    To read the review, visit slantmagazine.com. To purchase the soundtrack, visit the Nonesuch Store.

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Slant Magazine: Jonny Greenwood's Score Is Soul of Year's Best Film

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With There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson has reached new heights of artistry in his work, says the four-star Slant film review. And it's Jonny Greenwood's music "that gives There Will Be Blood its throbbing, pulsating soul ... Greenwood's musical accompaniment is a thing of dark majesty, brilliantly in sync with the omnipresent forces—anger, resentment, jealousy, covetousness, insanity—trying violently, desperately to bubble to the surface."

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With There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson has reached new heights of artistry in his work, writes Nick Schager in his four-star Slant magazine review of the film that he says is the year's best:

Never before has the writer-director's hand seemed so assured and attuned to the rhythms of his material, his gorgeously poised compositions and elegant narrative-advancing edits not only clearly setting up the themes (religion, family, deceit, self-interest) that will come to dominate his tale, but also conveying a formidable level of technical expertise and slowly building volcanic tension.

And, for Schager, it's Jonny Greenwood's music that holds it all together,

... that gives There Will Be Blood its throbbing, pulsating soul ... Greenwood's musical accompaniment is a thing of dark majesty, brilliantly in sync with the omnipresent forces—anger, resentment, jealousy, covetousness, insanity—trying violently, desperately to bubble to the surface.

To read the review, visit slantmagazine.com. To purchase the soundtrack, visit the Nonesuch Store.

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Jonny Greenwood "There Will Be Blood" [cover]

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