But he has a detractor in Gerald Kaufman, who has just recorded an interview for GMTV on Sunday. This is his take:-
"There Will Be Blood is one of the most phoney and ostentatious films I've seen for years, technically brilliant - but, technically brilliant - anybody can do that. I went to see, when Amadeus got its showing at the National Theatre, I went to see it and the actor playing Salieri, whom I will not name out of respect, seemed to be saying to the audience, 'Look at me! I'm a great actor giving a great performance' and it's the same with Daniel Day-Lewis. I don't question the accomplishment of Daniel Day-Lewis as an actor, but that performance! It was so self-indulgent, but he'll get the Oscar for it."