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20 facts you might not know about 'There Will Be Blood'

Yardbarker Logo By Chris Morgan of Yardbarker | Slide 2 of 21: Anderson was working on a screenplay about two warring families, but it wasn’t working for him. At the time, he was staying in London and was feeling homesick. He saw the cover for a copy of Upton Sinclair’s “Oil!” that featured a California oilfield. Because of this, Anderson bought the book, and it inspired him to write his film.

Anderson’s homesickness may have led to the movie

Anderson was working on a screenplay about two warring families, but it wasn’t working for him. At the time, he was staying in London and was feeling homesick. He saw the cover for a copy of Upton Sinclair’s “Oil!” that featured a California oilfield. Because of this, Anderson bought the book, and it inspired him to write his film.

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