What's the Difference between Oil the Book and There Will be Blood the Movie?



Released: 1927
Author: Upton Sinclair

There Will be Blood

Released: 2007
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
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James Arnold Ross
Daniel Plainview
Portrayed by: Daniel Day-Lewis
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In the Book In the Movie
   James Ross has a biological son named Bunny. Daniel Plainview adopts the son of a miner who is killed and names him H.W.
   Ross and Eli Watkins have a relatively cordial relationship. Eli doesn't play much of a role. Daniel and Eli have a contentious relationship throughout the story.
   Paul Watkins plays a central role. He is the face of socialism. Paul tells Daniel about the oil and sells out and leaves town.
   Bunny does not get injured. H.W. is deafened after the oil well blows up.

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