son of a BITCH. How do we independent oilmen and women ever catch a break? The L.A. Film Critics awarded their Best Movie and Best Actor to "There Will Be Blood" starring Daniel Day Lewis as Daniel Plainview, an... Independent Oilman.
In the Variety review, it reads that "Day-Lewis' Daniel Plainview (read "Independent Oilman") is a profoundly anti-social fellow, malevolently so, and "There Will Be Blood" devotes itself to scratching, peeling and digging away at a man determined to divest himself of his past and everyone associated with it". Great. It goes on.
"Tipped off about the abundance of oil in a rural area, and about Standard Oil's activities thereabouts, Daniel visits the farm of the pious Sunday family on false pretenses (ahh, he's a landman, maybe?), obtains drilling rights at a bargain rate (yep. Called that right) and immediately constructs the derricks on the property that will make his fortune." Hmm.
If they are gonna bash an oilman, at least they bash a Landman. An engineer or geologist wouldn't do such a thing, would they?
In Choke world, this would be Hate Speech, IF I believed in such a thing. There will be oilman bashing. I think we should all go see this movie, and laugh loudly at the scoundrel parts. There will be inapproriate laughter. Maybe a mwha hah hah kinda laugh. I am still breathlessly awaiting the movie about the corrupt environmentalists, the evil film director, and the pedophile screenwriter. There will be a long wait.