There Will Be Blood: Vocal Control in Movies

The way a character speaks is an often-overlooked detail that can tell us a lot about that person and their position within a scene or the story as a whole. In this video essay, Now You See It analyzes the voice and speech patterns of Daniel Plainview from Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, highlighting what his voice tells us about the power dynamics between characters onscreen.

 

 


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