We've considered our future desires for our great nation, and most importantly considered who we want to be 'the face' of us all. And even though election day is now over and our votes have all been cast, we still don't know who has actually won yet, proving that we are a country that is truly divided when it comes to what we want.
When it comes to politics, I know nothing, absolutely nothing. No point pretending to is there? I have never had a political head and I have no desire to have a political head, but that does not mean that I don't give a shit about it either. Of course I care about who leads our country, and of course I value my right to vote and naturally I am going to vote for the people/ party that I feel most closely represents my personal values and best interests, but when it comes to tallying the votes, the numbers of seats...etc...etc...I am utterly clueless. So at this point I am forced to just wait out the final count and trust that the people that are in charge of that business are doing an ethical job of it.
At the end of the day, I have always been tremendously skeptical when it comes to anything that any politician has to say. They are notoriously unreliable and generally full of shit, which has always made me feel that politics is a dreadfully disingenuous business, and therefore, something that I have no interest in investing any of my spare time in. Now I realise that my lack of political knowledge has probably made me somewhat quick to judge here, so I would like to state that I am not claiming that all government representatives are opportunist scumbags, just a very large majority of them are - in my opinion.
Anyway, within the next few days the next Prime Minister of Australia will be announced and we will have to deal with it, whether we like the outcome or not, and even though we have been given the freedom to vote, we are not free to make any further choice other than that from this point forward. So for all of the extra pondering and consideration that we all spent our pre-election time doing, well, that is all irrelevant now. Essentially, a shit load more decisions are going to made from here on in that we will have absolutely no choice about whatsoever.
Kind of makes one feel a bit dis-empowered when you really think about it, and that's why I don't like to think about it too often.
Release Date: 2007
Running Time: 158 mins
Inspired by Upton Sinclair's novel Oil!, There Will Be Blood is a film that everyone should see at least once. After premiering at the Berlin International Film Festival, where Paul Thomas Anderson won the Silver Bear Award for Best Director, the movie continued to gain attention and momentum, recieving significant critical praise. Daniel Day Lewis won the Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, NYFCC and IFTA Best Actors awards for his riveting performance and truly galvanized his position as one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.
Daniel Plainview (Day Lewis) is an oil prospector who travels to California to seek his fortune in black gold. Using coercion and manipulation, Plainview manages to gain a strangle hold on the entire oil rich area which comes at the cost of his family, his religion and his own sanity.
Fueled with high tension and visceral intimidation, this movie is a sensory masterpiece. The landscapes, the oil fields, the gritty details from the sweat stains on Plainview's hat to the muck on the worker's brows, this movie has a certain edge that serious movie goers long for. Daniel Plainview could easily be one of the most sinister characters to have ever graced the big screen, and Daniel Day Lewis portrays him flawlessly. Paul Dano brings his best as the twins Paul and Eli Sunday, as does Dillon Freasier as the Young HW, but essentially everyone is completely eclipsed by the hideously over powering energy of Daniel Plainview. Everything here is about power and it plays out in the most mesmerising and disturbing of ways, it's absolutely unmissable.
FINAL SAY: I drink your milkshake!
5 Chili Peppers