|There Will Be Blood (2007)
||[Feb. 3rd, 2008|05:00 am]
And now, memorable quotes from this real-life epic.
Tom Brady: Are you an angry man, Matt?
Matt Cassel: About what?
Tom Brady: Are you envious? Do you get envious?
Matt Cassel: I don't think so. No.
Tom Brady: I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed. I hate most people.
Matt Cassel: That part of me is gone... working and not succeeding- all my failures has left me... I just don't... care.
Tom Brady: Well, if it's in me, it's in you. There are times when I look at people and I see nothing worth liking. I want to earn enough money that I can get away from everyone.
Matt Cassel: What will you do about your child?
Tom Brady: I don't know. Maybe it will change. Does your woman come back to you? I don't know. Maybe no one knows that. A doctor might not know that.
Matt Cassel: Where is his mother?
Tom Brady: I don't want to talk about those things. I see the worst in people. I don't need to look past seeing them to get all I need. I want to rule and never, ever explain myself. I've built my hatreds up over the years, little by little, Matt... to have you here gives me a second breath. I can't keep doing this on my own with these... people.
Matt Cassel: Whatever.
Tom Brady: When was the last time you ever started a game and played it all the way through? High school?
Matt Cassel: Come on.
Tom Brady: Have you ever actually played football, Matt?
Matt Cassel: Now you're just being an ass.
[staring at a HOF bust of Joe Montana]
Tom Brady: What's this? Why don't I own this... why don't I own this?
Tom Brady: You're not the chosen brother, Eli. It was Peyton who was chosen. You see, he found me and told me about your "family legacy." You're just a fool.
Eli Manning: Why are you talking about this? Don't say this to me.
Tom Brady: I did what your brother couldn't. I broke you and I beat you. It was Peyton who told me about you. He's the prophet. He's the smart one. He knew what was possible, this Super Bowl, and he told me plenty, enough so I could take it from everyone, over and over again, and you know what the funny thing is? Listen... listen... listen... I paid him ten thousand dollars, cash in hand, for startup advice, back in 2000, just like that. And your brother's done okay for himself. He has his own legacy now. A prosperous little Colts destiny. One championship. Tons of endorsement dollars.
Eli Manning: All he ever gave me was noogies.
Tom Brady: Stop crying, you sniveling ass! Stop your nonsense. You're just the afterbirth, Eli.
Eli Manning: No...
Tom Brady: You slithered out of your mother's filth.
Eli Manning: No.
Tom Brady: They should have put you in a glass jar on a mantlepiece. Where were you when Peyton was suckling at your mother's teat? Where were you? Who was nursing you, poor Eli, but a band of sows? That destiny has been had. Nothing you can do about it. It's gone. It's had. You lose.
Eli Manning: If you would just take this Citizen Eco-Drive, Tom...
Tom Brady: LEGACY! LEGACY, Eli, you boy. What a pithy, cheap token. I'm so sorry. Here, let me explain it another way... if you have a milkshake, and I have a milkshake, and I have a straw. There it is, that's a straw, you see? Watch it. And my straw reaches across the room and starts to drink your milkshake, I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!
Eli Manning: Don't bully me, Tom!
[Tom Brady roars and throws Eli across the room]
Tom Brady: Did you think your song and dance and your brother would help you, Eli? I AM THE THIRD REVELATION! I am who the Lord has chosen!
Eli Manning: Who were the other two?
Tom Brady: God fucking DAMMIT, Eli! Joe Montana and Troy Aikman. Your brother was right. You are stupid.
[Robert Kraft clears his throat]
Robert Kraft: Ladies and gentlemen... I've traveled over two hours in rush hour to be here tonight. I couldn't get away sooner because I was preparing a go-get-'em speech in Foxboro. Much of what I said to the team applies to you, the fans, and I will bless you with the same attention. So, ladies and gentlemen... if I say I'm a businessman you will agree. You have a great chance here, but bear in mind, you can lose it all if you're not careful. Out of all men that beg for a chance to cheer this team, maybe one in twenty will be as serious as we are about winning; the rest will be fair-weather fans trying to get between you and some of the pride that ought by rights come to you. Even if you find another team that has success, and means to captivate you, he'll maybe known nothing about proper winning and he'll have to explain to you why his team lost in the first round, and then even worse, some teams... you're depending on a draft that's trying to fill the holes just to get back to .500 as quick as one can. That is the way this works.
Man: What is your offer? We're wasting happy hour.
Robert Kraft: I run my team well and the men that work for me, work for me and they are men I know. I make it my business to be there and see to their work. I don't lose my cool up in the owner's box and spend months spinning PR and dealing with collateral damage; my long-snappers tend not to botch the snap and let the kicker run for his life and ruin the whole damn game. I'm a family man- I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, Bill Belichick Kraft.
[pats Bill's back]
Bill Belichick: But...
Robert Kraft: I'm fixed like no other franchise in this league and that's because my Patriots are smart, tough, and directed well for ultimate success. I have a full roster. All are ready to win for you. I can load the team onto a plane and have them anywhere within a day. I have business connections so I can get the air-time for the team in almost any television market; such things go by friendship in a rush like this. And this is why I can guarantee to start winning. I put up the cash to back my word. I assure you, whatever the others promise to do, when it comes to the showdown, they won't be there...
Woman: Can we buy those pink jerseys like some of the other teams have been putting out?
[Bill Belichick, face to face, glares into Eric Mangini's eyes]
Bill Belichick: One night, I'm gonna come inside your house, wherever you're sleeping, and I'm gonna cut your throat.
Eli Manning: Tom, I'm asking if you'd like to have lunch with the Manning family after the Super Bowl.
Tom Brady: I'd be happy to eat with you.
Eli Manning: You would? Yes, yes, of course. Wonderful.
Tom Brady: But there is one condition for this lunch.
Eli Manning: Alright.
Tom Brady: I'd like you to tell me that you are a shitty quarterback... I'd like you to tell me that you are, and have been, a fucking ridiculous sham of a field general... and that Archie Manning is just like Joe Jackson, the father of the Jackson 5.
Eli Manning: ...but that's a lie... it's a lie, I cannot say it.
Eli Manning: What time do you want to eat?
Tom Brady: Whenever. As soon as possible.
Eli Manning: What did you want to have for lunch?
Tom Brady: A giant batch of catfish.
Eli Manning: I would like you to let me win on Sunday, plus a couple hundred for the fresh catfish, plus a cool twenty grand that you promised me for the bet that I couldn't get to the Super Bowl.
Tom Brady: That's only fair. But you must do what I told you.
Tom Brady: Go on, say it.
Eli Manning: I am a shitty quarterback and Archie Manning is just like Joe Jackson. If that's what you believe, then I will say it.
Tom Brady: Say it like you mean it.
Eli Manning: Tom...
Tom Brady: Say it like you're in the huddle.
Eli Manning: This is foolish.
Eli Manning: I am a shitty quarterback! Archie Manning is just like Joe Jackson, the father of the Jackson 5!
Eli Manning: Is that fine?
Tom Brady: You forgot the part about you being a fucking ridiculous sham of a field general.
Eli Manning: Are you mad?
Tom Brady: Say it like you're under the center and you mean it.
[Eli, at the top of his lungs]
Eli Manning: I am a shitty quarterback! I am a fucking ridiculous sham of a field general! Archie Manning is just like Joe Jackson, the father of the Jackson 5! I am a shitty quarterback! I am a fucking ridiculous sham of a field general! Archie Manning is just like Joe Jackson, the father of the Jackson 5!
Tom Brady: I'm not going to lunch with you.
Eli Manning: What?
Tom Brady: I'm not paying you anything.
Eli Manning: ...you can't be serious...
Tom Brady: It's called being gullible, moron. I am the best quarterback in the NFL... and it doesn't matter what you did to get to the Super Bowl.
Eli Manning: But we were heavy underdogs to get this far. This is the Super Bowl. Do you understand?
Tom Brady: Do you? I drink your success, Eli. I drink it up. Every day. I drink the blood of lamb from Goodell's field. And I bang way more hot chicks.
Robert Kraft: If I sign you and Belichick puts you in the starting lineup, and I find out by week five that you are washed-up, I'll find you and take more than my money back, is that alright with you?
Randy Moss: Man, just give me the damn ball. All you owners are the same. 'Cept Al. That guy was eating with a bib.
Tom Brady: There was that house in Ann Arbor that Yost built- do you remember?
Matt Gutierrez: Trying to forget.
Tom Brady: I thought, when I was a student, that it was the most beautiful house I'd ever seen and I wanted it. I wanted to live in it and win in it and clean it and even as a boy, I thought I wanted to return to it... as a father... to let my children run around in it.
Matt Gutierrez: You can have anything you like now, Tom, and you should.
Tom Brady: Here in Foxboro, maybe this is where I'll have that... what I wanted with Ann Arbor. But near an ocean. Near the coast, but not too close, just far enough away from the stench of Boston.
Matt Gutierrez: Would you ask Kraft to make it look like that house?
Tom Brady: I'm sure if I saw the Big House now it'd make me sick.
[Tom, suspicious of Stephen Gostkowski, aims a gun at him]
Tom Brady: I want to know something, Stephen...
Stephen Gostkowski: What?
Tom Brady: What was the name of that rule used that helped me out big time in my first playoff game?
Stephen Gostkowski: I don't know, Tom... you said that happened back in January of 2002. I was probably playing Playstation.
Tom Brady: What was the name of the rule?
Stephen Gostkowski: Dude. I was in high school.
Tom Brady: The name.
Stephen Gostkowski: I can't remember right now.
Tom Brady: Who are you?
Stephen Gostkowski: I'll look it up on my laptop later, Tom... just let me finish stretching...
Tom Brady: What was the name of our last kicker?
Stephen Gostkowski: Come on Tom, it was Vinatieri. Look, let me tell you a weird story. I met a man in Memphis who said he was your biggest fan... almost like he was your brother. We were friends for months, working in Memphis... never would shut up about you, even telling sorority girls all about you at the keggers... and he wanted to make his way to you, Tom, we didn't have any money... He died of tuberculosis. He wasn't harmed, he wasn't killed, nothing bad, but he told me so much about you, Tom, to the point I could never get most of it out of my head, and believe me, over many beers, I tried. I just took most of his stories, and used this leg of mine... Tom, I'm your kicker... I'm not trying to hurt you, just trying to survive...
[Tom fires the gun into the air]
Stephen Gostkowski: Jesus! That thing was loaded! Are you out of your mind?
Tiki Barber: Oh, Coach Coughlin, please... I'm in desperate times. I need a friend... I feel the walls closing in. I've sinned! I need help! I'm a sinner! I've let the Devil grab hold of me in ways I never imagined! I'm so full of sin.
Coach Coughlin: The Lord sometimes challenges us, doesn't he?
Tiki Barber: Oh yes he does! Yes he does! Oh! He's completely failed to alert me to the recent panic in our economy and this! I must have this! I've invested... my investments have... Oh, Coach Coughlin, I won't bore you, but I... If I could grab the Lord's hands for help I would, but he does these things all the time, these mysteries that he presents and while we wait, while we wait... wait for his word...
Coach Coughlin: You're not getting back on the team, Tiki. Brandon Jacobs is our first string. We went 10-6 without you. You're a fraud.
Tiki Barber: Why are you talking about Brandon as your first string? Don't say this... don't say this to me, Coach Coughlin.
Coach Coughlin: You said all those hurtful things, and we actually made it to the Super Bowl. I broke you and I beat you. Do not pass "Go." Do not collect a damn thing. You can't have a pony.
[the Patriots gather around Randy at his locker]
Nick Caserio: We have a sinner with us here, who wishes for salvation. Randy Moss, are you a sinner?
Randy Moss: Whatever, man.
Nick Caserio: The Lord can't hear you, Randy. Say it to him. Go ahead and speak to him, it's alright.
Randy Moss: Why you callin' Coach Belichick that?
Nick Caserio: Down on your knees, Randy, and look up to him. Look up to the him and say it.
Randy Moss: Fuck getting on my knees. What do you want me to say?
Nick Caserio: Randy, you have come here and you have brought good and wealth, but you have also brought your bad habits as a backslider. You've lusted after money, and you played terrible in Oakland. Your legacy that you raised out of Minnesota, you have abandoned all of that because you were sick and you have sinned. So say it now- I am a sinner.
Randy Moss: The hell I'm sayin' that.
Nick Caserio: Say it- I am a sinner!
Randy Moss: Look man, I had it the whole time. I just won't catch for no losers.
Nick Caserio: We won't stop until you say it. I am a sinner!
[the Patriots close around Randy in a circle]
Jabar Gaffney: Yous a buster.
Randy Moss: Jabar, shut the fuck up, 55 catch-best scrub.
Nick Caserio: Say it!
Wes Welker: I am sorry Lord.
Nick Caserio: We want to hear Randy say it!
Donte Stallworth: Look man, they did this to me too. Just do it, or they don't go away.
Nick Caserio: Say it!
Randy Moss: Look, I didn't do nothin' wrong, and I ain't...
Nick Caserio: You have abandoned your legacy!
Randy Moss: I have abandoned my sanity. This is crazy, dude.
Nick Caserio: Say it! I have sinned.
Randy Moss: What the hell you gonna teach me? Come on man, I'm Randy Moss.
Nick Caserio: Say it! I have sinned, and I will not round off my routes.
Randy Moss: Look Nick, you guys give me the damn ball. How many times I gotta say this to all y'all?
Nick Caserio: Say it! I have sinned, but no more. I will never backslide!
Randy Moss: I will never do it doggy-style.
Nick Caserio: Do not mock the Lord, Randy! Say it! I was lost, but now I am found!
Randy Moss: I was lost in Oakland, but now I'm found.
Nick Caserio: I have abandoned my legacy!
[Randy glares at him]
Randy Moss: But I'm gonna whoop some ass now.
Nick Caserio: Say it... say it!
[Randy Moss mumbles]
Nick Caserio: Say it louder... say it louder!
Randy Moss: Just give me the damn ball and stop acting like you a damn priest, Nick. Oooh, I've abandoned my legacy! Bow down to the great Nick Caserio! Look, I get it. I'll listen and all that shit. Just give me the goddamn ball and clear the hell on out of here! You're makin' me clausterphobic! Shit!
Nick Caserio: We have saved him! He is saved!
[Michael Strahan finds his way over to Tom Brady]
Michael Strahan: I want you to look over there.
Tom Brady: I'm looking at Eli...
Michael Strahan: Look over there. That's my dog. You see? See?
Tom Brady: That's nice...
Michael Strahan: You see him? You don't tell nobody how to raise my family. I told you not to bother tryin' today. So, what do you see? A Giants championship, that's what you're gonna see.
Tom Brady: I can't help but stare at your gapped teeth.
Michael Strahan: I've made a deal with Goodell and my boy Eli is happy and safe and I'm gonna be taking care of you today. So don't hate me when you look like a fool, Tom.
Tom Brady: You know it's ridiculous that all these years and all that money... you can't get that shit fixed.
Michael Strahan: I told you what I was gonna do. Eli's my boy, you're a chump. You goin' down today!
Tom Brady: New York just doesn't know how to quit, huh?
Michael Strahan: Your child is a bastard in a basket.
The actual There Will Be Blood can't be done justice by this. I loved this film as much as I did No Country for Old Men. In fact, as Javier Bardem's Anton Chigurh became a great personification of evil, Daniel Day Lewis owned yet another role as Daniel Plainview, the central character of this story and a great personification of mean.
Set around the early 20th Century, it's a tale about a growing empire, Daniel Plainview, and his quest to build a pipeline for his oil to cut out the cost of shipping by rail and therefore earn much larger profits.
P.T. Anderson did a very complex but rich treatment of business and religion among his well-developed characters. This film isn't for a casual filmgoer, but if one can get through the first act, about 40 or so minutes, in which P.T. builds Daniel's world and his essence, then the film will absolutely captivate you the rest of the way.
I can't wait for the Oscars . . . or the Super Bowl.