"There Will Be Blood," SNES Style

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Spoiler alert: if you haven't seen 2007's There Will Be Blood, the video below is a massive spoiler -- in the best possible way. The creators turn TWBB into a sidescrolling Super Nintendo style game (sorry, not a playable game -- just a video) lasting just one minute. The original film is 158 minutes long, so this 158:1 compression is shockingly impressive -- particularly given that it seems to get all of the major plot points in there. If you have seen TWBB, you owe it to nerds everywhere to watch this one-minute clip and be amazed. I mean, come on, the thing even has SNES style cutscenes. Also: "Milkshake!" when a power-up is acquired.

Check it out:

Super There Will Be Blood from Tomfoolery Pictures on Vimeo.

The film's creators describe it thus:

Real in-game footage from the SNES release of Academy-Award winning motion picture 'There Will Be Blood', starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano.

Crafted by Tomfoolery for Empire Magazine's 'Done in 60 Seconds' competition, with musical wizardry from Luciano Rossi.

(Via Kottke.org.)

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