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No Country for Old Men

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ping-ping-clicka, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    zzz coyote.jpg All this time past and I finally got around to seeing this film.
    I like the mood of the film.
    I liked his wife a lot. I sadly assume that she died.

    Anyone else have anything to say about this film?

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  2. stormsedge

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    It is a good one. Probably need to watch it again for a refresh.
     
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    Beautifully done. Very depressing. The book (which I read first) struck me the same way.
     
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    I saw it again the other day. Very well done. I want to read the book. I’ve got to wait a while now.
     
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    Have you read any Cormac McCarthy novels?
     
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    A story about people that way overestimate their luck and skills....that live in the desert.....and are never really happy.
     
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    Spooky film, exploring some reality and human behavior we routinely ignore. I've watched a few times. I'll watch it again I'm sure.

    "You don't have to do this."
     
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    Another great movie made from a Cormac McCarthy book.

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    As you can see, it's a musical!
     
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    The characterization of bad guy Anton Chigurh is the real genius, because you cannot pin him down to any national or ethnic origin. Even his name is purposefully nebulous. He represents the evil that dwells in the heart of every human bean. Josh Brolin does a wonderful job as the protagonist.
     
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    Maybe the bleakest book I have ever read. Don't know why I subjected myself to the film, I was a wreck at the end of both.

    I've read everything by Cormac, most of it twice, some of it like Blood Meridian, No Country (which was originally conceived by McCarthy as a screenplay)... and the "Border Trilogy" many, many, times.

    The film version of Child of God is really fantastic, ditto (mostly) The Counselor, which doesn't have a book as source material. "The Sunset Limited" was borderline unwatchable, I don't think Samuel Jackson had the chops for it.

    All the Pretty Horses
    is criminally underrated to me, I love the Marty Stuart soundtrack.
     
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    Fantastic movie, well acted. His wife is played by an Irish actress, that shows how good she is to pull off such a great southern accent (I’m from the south, so I know an authentic southern accent when I hear one). She was also Steve Buscemi’s wife in Boardwalk Empire.

    the movie doesn’t stray from the book, at all, none. So if you’ve seen the movie, you’ve pretty much read the book too.

    the book, like the movie, is great. I’ve also read Cormac McCarthy’s “Blood Meridian”, thought it was awful, to the point of being damn near unreadable. I need to read “The Road”, I thought that was a good movie too.
     
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    Too long when I saw it, need to watch again. It was great though.
     
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    Thank you! I could never figure out why Blood Meridian got so much attention.
     
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    This movie had so many character twists you have to watch it more than once to get even a portion of it.

    You have Tommy Lee's Sheriff - a man living in a time that has passed him by, but who also knows a man who got out too late.
    You have Brolin's protagonist - a man looking for a break, finds it and then is too stubborn to give it up when it may cost him his life and the life of others.
    You have Barden's antagonist - a man whom the sanctity of human life is so small that a game of chance makes life and death decisions.
    You have Woody's character - a man who thinks the rules don't apply to him who finds out other wise.
    You have Llewellyn's wife - who I believe lived through the ordeal because she would not choose a side on a coin flip. She placed the decision to kill her right at the feet of Anton. It was his decision and she wasn't going to make it easy on him. (spoiler: I heard that in the book Anton killed her anyway, but I love how the movie leaves that open ended question)
     
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    I have read everything I could find by CM.The Movies were pretty accurate.I did not know that Child Of God was made into a film.Have to check that out. Cormac is up there with the top of the class of 20th century writers.
     
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    I wasn’t sure about it and took a decade to watch it
    I just knew it was a popular film with the hipster type and that’s usually the films I don’t like

    I ended up actually enjoying it, it’s one of those films like Fargo or pulp fiction that it gets better/you notice more the more you watch it
     
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    “Human bean” I like that!
     
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    So Aragorn and Arwen Evenstar ended up homeless, with all their worldly goods in a shopping cart? :confused::eek::oops:
     
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    Great film. Holds up to repeated viewings.
     
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