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No Country For Old Men

February 28, 2008

no country for old men poster cover

No Country For Old Men has won four Oscars the other day. So now it should be considered as the best thing from Hollywood recently. It’s quite weak in my view, but that’s probably not a coincidence. I wish I could find the original novel though, as it just has to be a better experience.

The movie does feature a some good scene views, a vivid portrait of a (dull) Texas life where it seems very few individuals have not ever shot at another human. The hunting psycho (the big shadow on the poster) who seriously considers killing practically everyone he encounters, has a few interesting tricks (small gas-pump as a lethal weapon), but he quickly became totally predictive to me and actually before half of the movie through I knew that in the end pretty much everyone will be either dead or at least left disillusioned on the burned soil in a depressing, life-has-almost-no-point conclusion which otherwise means just a short break from more senseless violence.

I see many people comment how the movie being so tense, with a deep meaning questioning fatalism, man fighting destiny, facing the death etc. But, you know, here in Europe we’ve seen much better movies (which unfortunetely often do not appear as torrents)… or maybe it’s just that I didn’t happen to like this rendering of nihilism, which btw seems to be very nicely ideologically aligned with the orchestrated mainstream.

No matter how it ends, no matter how it starts

the pirate bay download



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  1. no country for old men is unassumingly clever…

    dumbfounding form a moral angle, but that can be a good thing.

  2. jared archibald permalink

    possibly the best movie i have ever seen the fact that no music is used until the credits but yet your still pulled into the movie and the deep mean of how you cant get every one of the bad guys and you cant always blame yourself and plus the acting is amazing i dont kow how anyone could hate on this film it is sooooo great

  3. trickeypacket permalink

    What I like about this film is not so much it’s plot line, but it’s characters. They move forward and toward each other through this story with a sense of resolve that is fleshed out instantly but with care, in a way that only the Coen Brothers can create.

    It is amazing to me that this film has no soundtrack until the end. I didn’t even notice that.

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