There Will Be Blood (2007) Poster

Randall Carver: Mr. Bankside

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  • Plainview : Mr. Bankside, I'm not going to waste your time; I'd certainly appreciate it if you didn't waste mine. Now, if you wish to sign with me, we can have a well drilling within ten days, but your lot is further north from the discovery well up here, and so... Well, that means we'll probably have to dig deeper. And if there's as much oil here as I think there is, it'll be harder to reach, but once we find it, we can take it right out. You have to act quickly, because very soon these fields will be dry. Now... I need you to know what you want to do. Now, because of the distance from the discovery well, I'll pay you a smaller royalty than you'd get down there, but I'm prepared to give you a thousand dollar bonus on your lot.

    Mr. Bankside : What kind of royalty are you talking about?

    Plainview : 1/6th, plus a guarantee to start drilling within ten days. Now, that's something you won't find anywhere else.

    [long silence] 

    Plainview : What age your children, ma'am?

    Mrs. Bankside : 10 and 12. Mr. Plainview, a question, sir. Where is your wife?

    Plainview : She died in childbirth, Mrs. Bankside, so I... so... Well, it's just me and my son now.

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