and award goes to…

January 8, 2008

No Country for Old Men. Blew my ass away and I’m not trying to be clever. I’m glad I didn’t read the book. I just barely scanned reviews. The Coen brothers stepped back and made something without the mark of Coeness on it, if ya know what I mean. It was stunning. Roger Ebeert said, “This movie is a masterful evocation of time, place, character, moral choices, immoral certainties, human nature and fate.” I thought this was a much more challenging film than I’m Not There. I immediately want to see it again. Next up – There Will be Blood.


4 responses to “and award goes to…”

  1. Clint says:

    No Country for Old Men is my favorite so far, as well. Was there any music? My lasting impression is how quiet the film was. And how you could hear in a pin drop in the theater even though every single seat was sold. I’d like to see it again soon.

  2. proteanme says:

    I don’t remember. I swear that reviews I’ve read have talked about the soundtrack, but it must have been pretty understated. I wish I could have heard a pin drop, instead it wasn’t the much of pop corn and rustle of the said bag or the straw scraping against their cups. Glad to hear you liked even though you read the book.

  3. JimmyR says:

    I don’t think there is a soundtrack. I don’t remember one, at any rate. I saw alone with about eight other people in the room. Gripping.

  4. proteanme says:

    Apparently there was a 16 minute soundtrack. no wonder i could hear all that popcorn munching and straw scraping.

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