There Will Be Blood
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Plainview: What would you like, Eli?
Eli Sunday: Ten thousand dollars.
Plainview: For what?
Eli Sunday: For my church.
Plainview: That's good. That's a good one.

Plainview: What's this? Why don't I own this? Why don't I own this?
Al Rose: That's the Bandy tract. He was the holdout, when we were doing the buying? He had hoped to speak with you. Can't you just build the pipeline around this tract?
Plainview: Can I build around fifty miles of Tehachapi Mountains? Don't be thick in front of me, Al.
Al Rose: I can go to him again.
Plainview: No, I'll go and talk to the man. I'll talk to him, show you how it's done.

Plainview: Now go. Go and play some more, and don't come back.

Plainview: There's a whole ocean of oil under our feet! No one can get at it except for me.

H.M. Tilford: How's your boy?
Plainview: Thank you for asking.
H.M. Tilford: Is there anything we can do?
Plainview: "Thanks for asking" is enough.

Prescott: We gain nothing by losing our heads.

H.W. Plainview: How much are we gonna pay them?
Plainview: Who's that?
H.W. Plainview: Sunday family.
Plainview: Well, I'm not gonna give them oil prices. I'll give them quail prices.

Plainview: I'm gonna bury you underground, Eli.

Eli Sunday: Things go up, things go down, but at least the Lord is always around.

Eli Sunday: I am a false prophet God is a superstition.

Other mistake: While laying the pipeline toward the ocean, the pipe is being joined so that the female end flows into the male end. The male end should flow into the female end.

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Question: Regarding Paul and Eli. Are they actually twin brothers or is Paul an figment of Eli's imagination and Eli schizophrenic? As far as I remember Paul is only mentioned three times. At the beginning when he meets Daniel, when Eli attacks his father (and says 'you are as stupid as Paul!' and at the end, when Daniel mentions him. Are there any other bits I've missed? Or is it left open to interpretation?

Answer: There is nothing in the film to suggest anything other than that they are brothers. Paul sells out his family, takes the money and goes away. It is only natural that they would not want to speak of him later on. Daniel on the other hand, keeps a certain track on Paul, especially since he also got into the oil business and became a minor competitor to Daniel.

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