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No Country for Old Men

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

  1. Fenderdad1950

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    If you like phycho killer flicks, this ones for you. Personally I don't want to see it again, it is def unsettling.
     
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    I'm old and I don't like Country, so I guess it's true.
     
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    Good one, but no. ;)
     
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    Have you noticed that the Judge’s story about the harness maker who killed the visiting young man comes back at the end when the kid is confronted by the dangerous Civil War orphans? After the orphan is killed one of his friends says his granddaddy was killed by a lunatic and buried in the woods like a dog.
     
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    Yes! I'd forgotten that bit though, man what a book.
     
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    hated it
     
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    I thought Josh Brolin was perfect in it.
     
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    Most people seem to forget , or not know, his early lyrical work set in East Tennessee.
    Knoxville specifically with Suttree. I read it a long time ago so I don't remember specifics but it wasn't Blood Meridian or No Country For Old Men. I remember reading Blood Meridian and forcing myself to finish.

    No Country the movie was compelling but I don't need that kind of stuff anymore.
     
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    Yup, I think Blood Meridian was his first book that dealt with the West in any way. Those early Southern Gothic ones are tough to read too, just dense prose. They don't resonate quite as much for me, but I grew up on Westerns and loved seeing the genre twisted more than a bit.

    For folks who like McCarthy, highly recommend Robert Olmstead too (Coal Black Horse is a great one).
     
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    Suttree, I had to force myself through the first long time ( chapter, or 100 pages) and I ended up laughing out loud on the other side. Then it stuck. I guess I could compare it to Faulkner but I never could read Faulkner.
     
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    I found it very dark and disturbing but a well shot, acted, and directed movie
     
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    When he visits Pawpaw and asks how old the coffee is; In my minds eye I see my own grandfather
     
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    Great Movie all around!
     
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    I agree. Great film. I like the way it finishes will Tommy Lee Jones realising that he's in a harsh place for an old retired cop.
     
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    Intense movie.
     
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    Terrible book. I had to put it down long before finishing it. The fact that it won a Pulitzer is one of life's great mysteries according to me.
     
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    Love the book, and the film.
    For the same reasons posted.

    Disliked The Road, because frankly, humans simply do not act this way. In disasters, large and small, people have historically worked together in order to overcome the challenges which we cannot alone. The Road is filled with characters who do not act in normal human ways. Stealing from and killing each other, even a canabalistic group who keeps people locked in a basement or something?
    Please. The entire concept is flawed.

    Loved All the Pretty Horses. For the same reasons. People doing things that people might actually do.
     
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    That’s because it was written as a screenplay first, then converted to novel format. Both great in my opinion.
     
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