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Old 11-09-2007, 07:46 PM
CharlieDontSurf CharlieDontSurf is offline
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Default No Country For Old Men

Best movie of the year.

Off the top of my head I go
1.NCFOM
2.Zodiac
3.Gone Baby Gone
4.Michael Clayton
5. Bourne Ultimatum

Never read the book...vaguely knew what it was about from the trailer.

Brolin and Bardem give [censored] amazing performances. Bardem villain is up there will Hans Gruber, Hannibal, etc.
The directing, locations, set design, cine..everything is just flat out perfect. Tommy Lee Jones is solid playing his typical role.

Very violent obv., the fight scenes and shootouts are so damn intense its sick. Even Bardem having a conversation with a gas attendant makes yr heart pound.

There is very little exterior music added to the film...everythig you hear is sound coming from within the scene itself...kind of like Dead Calm.

Lots of humor too...I was surprised how often people were laughing at jokes etc.

One of the Coen Brothers best.
Go see it.

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Old 11-09-2007, 08:38 PM
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Default Re: No Country For Old Men

Thanks. It got a rave review in the L.A. Times today. New Yorker didn't like it much.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:48 PM
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The book was kind of a period piece set in the late '70s. Is the movie as well?
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:10 PM
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It looks pretty good. Has anyone read the book? It won a Pulitzer right?

The movie got like 94% on RT. I'll probably check it out some time next week.
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:50 PM
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god i really want to see it but its not released here. damn. ty for review.
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:58 PM
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i thought cormac mccarthy's "The Road" was outstanding. i might have to read this one now. Of course by reading the book i will likely ruin the movie experience. OTOH if I watch the movie I will ruin the book [img]/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

edit: I know "The Road" won a pulitzer... don't know about this one
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:54 PM
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this isn't playing in Vegas yet...can't wait
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:26 AM
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Default Re: No Country For Old Men

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The book was kind of a period piece set in the late '70s. Is the movie as well?

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Yes..takes place in 70s.

Yeah, saw it at a screening monday...Brolin and Bardem did a Q&A afterwards which was cool.

I think it comes out this weekend in limited release then goes wide next week.

I'll def see it again next week. Def go see it in a good theater with really good sound.

Bardem really should be nominated for an Oscar for his performance. Brolin is amazing as well.
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Old 11-10-2007, 06:16 AM
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i might have to read this one now. Of course by reading the book i will likely ruin the movie experience. OTOH if I watch the movie I will ruin the book [img]/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

edit: I know "The Road" won a pulitzer... don't know about this one

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Awesome movie. Sticks very close to the book (which didn't win a Pulitzer, fwiw). Almost all of the dialogue is straight from the book. I found that I enjoyed the book and movie about equally, but there were some parts I liked better in the book and vice versa.

Bardem was sensational, of course, and I'm a big Tommy Lee Jones fan. I don't usually like Josh Brolin, but he was great too. I also really enjoyed Garret Dillahunt in a small role as Jones's deputy.

It was weird watching a Coen brothers movie without the usual Coen cast of characters, though (save Stephen Root). Maybe we could've had Billy Bob instead of Woody, or at least Jon Polito playing the Tommy Lee role...
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Old 11-10-2007, 03:56 PM
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Cannot wait.
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