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A Review of ‘There Will Be Blood’, the film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson And ‘Oil !’, the novel by Upton Sinclair

The poster for this film says that it is based on Upton Sinclair’s 1927 novel. Socialists, and lovers of American literature, should be grateful to Anderson for being responsible for Sinclair’s novel being back in print and in the shops. But not for much else.  Indeed, I would advise anyone who has read and enjoyed ‘Oil!’ to steer well clear of the much lauded film.