No Country For Old Men (BEWARE SPOILERS!)

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With 10 being the best and 1 being the worst, how would you rate No Country for Old Men?

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No Country For Old Men (BEWARE SPOILERS!)

Postby havocSchultz on Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:52 am

okay... seeing as how locke locked my last thread... just cause apparentely there were already some existing threads on it... douche... :wink:

here - we have the Coen Bros directing Cormac McCarthy's "No Country For Old Men" with Javier Bardem and Tommy Lee Jones...

here's what Harry has to say about it...
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:02 am

This sounds amazing. But I hope they don't cast Billy Bob.

EDIT: Hmmm, just read Harry's article. Tommy Lee Jones? Soooooooooo predictable. bleh.
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Postby havocSchultz on Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:04 am

burlivesleftnut wrote:This sounds amazing. But I hope they don't cast Billy Bob.


i like Harry's "suggestion" to have Turturro in there - Turturro is golden when he does Coen Bros...

and maybe somehow find a way to put John goodman in there as well...
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:05 am

goin' back to their roots, in a way. haven't read the book, but from what I know of it, the Coens are in familiar territory. Which isn't a bad thing, just sayin'...

I'll be excited when/if someone has the temerity to film Cormac's Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West.
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Postby MadCapsule on Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:48 am

Hm. I know it's the Coen brothers and all, but I wonder it they'll have the balls to put the ending from the book in the film.

On a similar note, I wish Ridley Scott would've had the balls to shoot a proper ending for Hannibal.

Also, I could have done without Tonny Lee Jones being in this. I'm still recovering from the mid-90's Jones explosion when he was in every other damn movie Hollywood put out.
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Postby Ribbons on Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:27 am

Teh Trailerz, courtesy of Variety.com(!?)
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:35 am

Not bad, eh?
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Postby Fievel on Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:55 am

Haven't read the book, but the trailer looks awesome!!!!!
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:54 am

Ribbons wrote:courtesy of Variety.com(!?)


explains the shitty, compressed lookin' 4:3 tho'.

badassicity abounds...Coens doin' McCarthy, Javier looking like a fucking freak, TLJ doin' what he does and the bounce back actor of the year, Josh Brolin, stoically on the lam.

and Kelly Macdonald to boot.

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Postby magicmonkey on Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:10 am

Heh heh, looks like Rob Zombies "Halloween" remake to me... All that posturing and Laurie Stroding...

Still, good to see the Coen's returning to something less lite, they'll never top "Blood Simple" tho for sheer dark pleasureable erogenous licking.
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Postby thebostonlocksmith on Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:46 am

I really enjoyed the book, and i really like the coens... this is a win win for me, hopefully it'll be good...
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:01 am

This looks great. Awesome trailer. More trailers should be like this, and not give away the entire damn film.
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Postby wharto on Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:20 am

I hope the movie is as good as the book.

I am slow today.

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Postby magicmonkey on Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:19 pm

Nachokoolaid wrote:This looks great. Awesome trailer. More trailers should be like this, and not give away the entire damn film.


Defo. It teased me in all the right ways. It has plenty of the noir of early Coen films, although it has the (all) star potential of being too self conscious. I'm pretty sure it won't, and I guardedly see this as a contiuum of decent cultural cinema. I hope to be proved correct. I truly cherish the Coens, I love "Blood Simple" and "O Brother where art thou?" and I hope this continues their rein as true perveyours of American cinematic culture.
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Postby Seppuku on Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:31 pm

havocSchultz wrote:Turturro is golden when he does Coen Bros...



I don't know man, it could be the White Russians circulating through my system, or it could be the fact that havoc ends every sentence with a dotdotdot, but...

:lol:
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Postby tapehead on Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:58 pm

seppukudkurosawa wrote:
havocSchultz wrote:Turturro is golden when he does Coen Bros...



I don't know man, it could be the White Russians circulating through my system, or it could be the fact that havoc ends every sentence with a dotdotdot, but...

:lol:


yes?

magicmonkey wrote:...


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Postby John-Locke on Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:49 pm

Finally caught the HD Trailer for this over at Apple, I think this is now right at the very top of my list of most anticipated Movies.

WTF is that weapon that Spanish dude is using? Something to do with compressed gasses or what?
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:25 pm

Dead link trailer. Anyone got a new one?
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:34 pm

Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:Dead link trailer. Anyone got a new one?


here you go, Kirks, try this:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/miramax/nocountryforoldmen/

I can't view at work, but I would assume it works...
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Postby minstrel on Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:44 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:
Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:Dead link trailer. Anyone got a new one?


here you go, Kirks, try this:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/miramax/nocountryforoldmen/

I can't view at work, but I would assume it works...


It does. It looks excellent! I'm there!
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:20 pm

THanks Voldey!

Yeah it does look great! Thoughg a bit hard to follow. Sooo, this is an ADAPTATION by the Coens then. Can't remember them doing anything that isn't penned by their own hand before. Looking forward to this. Looks tense.
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Postby tapehead on Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:18 pm

Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:THanks Voldey!

Yeah it does look great! Thoughg a bit hard to follow. Sooo, this is an ADAPTATION by the Coens then. Can't remember them doing anything that isn't penned by their own hand before. Looking forward to this. Looks tense.


Intolerable Cruelty and The LadyKillers, although they had a hand in screen play re-writes, were others work - the latter being a re-make.

They've also co-written with Sam Raimi before - The Hudsucker Proxy and Crimewave I think.

I'm probably a little more interested in the idea of their next movie, Hail, Caesar, but this looks great so far.
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Postby Vynson on Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:44 pm

Cormac McCarthy's book was a great read. I'm really looking forward to this. Looks good so far. Very happy with Tommy Lee Jones.

Love that line:

"It's a mess, ain't it, Sheriff?"

"Well if it ain't, it'll do 'til a mess gets here."
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Postby tapehead on Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:32 am

25th August new trailer, probably been posted elsewhere - I officially hate Red Band Trailers that ask for U.S. zip codes.
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Postby John-Locke on Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:42 am

I got it to work using Chris Smith, 90210, march 14th and 1977

The other trailer is better even though this one has gore.
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Postby tapehead on Sat Sep 08, 2007 2:46 am

John-Locke wrote:I got it to work using Chris Smith, 90210, march 14th and 1977

The other trailer is better even though this one has gore.


Yeah I did something similar... but I'm totally like, making out that I'm from Beverly Hills now on.

It just seems a short-sighted way of promoting an international release on the internet.
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Postby monorail77 on Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:56 pm

Saw a trailer for this on the weekend (attached to 3:10 to Yuma) Looks very good, perhaps a return to form for the Coens? Though I actually enjoyed The Ladykillers.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:04 pm

John-Locke wrote:WTF is that weapon that Spanish dude is using? Something to do with compressed gasses or what?


Anton Chigurh is using a "cattle gun" aka a penetrating captive bolt pistol.
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Postby Vegeta on Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:13 pm

Saw a trailer for this before Superbad. Looks very intense and very goos!
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Postby stereosforgeeks on Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:22 pm

I am so excited for this.

Coens and McCarthy *drool*
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Postby smaointe76 on Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:53 pm

Tommy Lee Jones rocks. He’s the coolest cat and I’m siked to see him in No Country. Is this his first Coen bros. film??
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:30 pm

stereosforgeeks wrote:Coens and McCarthy *drool*


you would think they wouldn't exactly mesh tho'...or at least I did. Coens kinda specialize in glib, fast talking characters, and those characters can sorta be construed as loving homages or, as some harsher critics have put it, caricatures of characters. They generally infuse these characters with humor, and it's often a fine line between laughing with them or laughing at them.

McCarthy, on the other hand, is generally pretty serious and bleak, and the spoken bits of NO COUNTRY ain't exactly rapid fire dialog, so count me curious as to whether or not the bros. Coen do justice to the bleak, not-close-to-funny styling of Cormac.

smaointe76 wrote:Tommy Lee Jones rocks. He’s the coolest cat and I’m siked to see him in No Country. Is this his first Coen bros. film??


indeed it is, and see above as to why they've probably never approached him before.

Perfect casting of Ed Tom, btw. That actually goes across the board here, 'cept maybe Kelly Macdonald, tho' that's just an accent thing...
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Postby minstrel on Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:34 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:Coens and McCarthy *drool*


you would think they wouldn't exactly mesh tho'...or at least I did. Coens kinda specialize in glib, fast talking characters, and those characters can sorta be construed as loving homages or, as some harsher critics have put it, caricatures of characters. They generally infuse these characters with humor, and it's often a fine line between laughing with them or laughing at them.

McCarthy, on the other hand, is generally pretty serious and bleak, and the spoken bits of NO COUNTRY ain't exactly rapid fire dialog, so count me curious as to whether or not the bros. Coen do justice to the bleak, not-close-to-funny styling of Cormac.


Well, remember that the Coens aren't always about comedy. Look at films like Blood Simple. Sometimes they have long, gripping stretches of no dialogue at all. They are capable of being VERY serious when it's called for.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:39 pm

minstrel wrote:Well, remember that the Coens aren't always about comedy. Look at films like Blood Simple. Sometimes they have long, gripping stretches of no dialogue at all. They are capable of being VERY serious when it's called for.


i dunno man, there was some funny schtuff in BLOOD SIMPLE.

anytime you cast Dan Hedaya and M. Emmet Walsh in the same movie...well, let's just say that uber-serious doesn't exactly come to mind.

or maybe I was alone in thinking BLOOD SIMPLE was a noir-black-comedy...
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Postby magicmonkey on Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:13 am

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
minstrel wrote:Well, remember that the Coens aren't always about comedy. Look at films like Blood Simple. Sometimes they have long, gripping stretches of no dialogue at all. They are capable of being VERY serious when it's called for.


i dunno man, there was some funny schtuff in BLOOD SIMPLE.

anytime you cast Dan Hedaya and M. Emmet Walsh in the same movie...well, let's just say that uber-serious doesn't exactly come to mind.

or maybe I was alone in thinking BLOOD SIMPLE was a noir-black-comedy...


No, it's true. It's probably my overall favourite Coen movie, the humour is pitch black, but all the more damn hilarious for it. It's kinda "Intolerable Cruelty" played with a totally straight face.
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Postby tapehead on Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:32 am

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
minstrel wrote:Well, remember that the Coens aren't always about comedy. Look at films like Blood Simple. Sometimes they have long, gripping stretches of no dialogue at all. They are capable of being VERY serious when it's called for.


i dunno man, there was some funny schtuff in BLOOD SIMPLE.

anytime you cast Dan Hedaya and M. Emmet Walsh in the same movie...well, let's just say that uber-serious doesn't exactly come to mind.

or maybe I was alone in thinking BLOOD SIMPLE was a noir-black-comedy...


You weren't. The Coens brothers movie with the least humour for me would be Miller's Crossing - there is is funny dialogue, but it's grim and ugly - Gangster Toughman talk of the "I am gonna send you to a deep, dark place and I am gonna have fun doing it" variety - The dialogue is Dense and deadpan, but not played for laughs.
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Postby Pacino86845 on Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:33 am

Nice one tapehead, I was also going to mention Miller's Crossing, but even in that film there's some terrific dark comedy. It's one of the Coen Bros.' darkest to be sure, but the humor is still there.

On my side, I'm reassured that No Country for Old Men is dark with sparse dialogue... if it's totally different from their previous work, then we might see something truly great and new come from the Coen Bros., harkening back to the years when they were great innovators.
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Postby Nordling on Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:41 am

I think the Coens needed to take a couple of years off to recharge their batteries. At one point we were getting a Coen a year, and while that sounds good in theory, in reality we got progressively weaker films like INTOLERABLE CRUELTY and THE LADYKILLERS.
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Postby Pacino86845 on Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:46 am

Um, maybe that's a good idea, but their filmography doesn't really suggest this:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001054/maindetails

One year between O Brother and The Man Who Wasn't There, one year between Miller's Crossing and Barton Fink...

In any case, it's been three years since their last feature, which had been a remake, and they're working with totally new material. Plus it looks to be a modern-day western, which had instantly made me realize why they'd never done a western before. I think the outlook is positive.
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Postby Nordling on Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:39 am

Yeah, but O BROTHER and MAN WHO WASN'T THERE, while really good films, don't hold a candle to earlier Coen films like MILLER'S or BARTON FINK or RAISING ARIZONA. BARTON FINK, in particular, was written under special circumstances when the Coens were struggling with writer's block.

And you have to admit INTOLERABLE CRUELTY and THE LADYKILLERS aren't very good at all.

I really, really wish they were able to get TO THE WHITE SEA made, though. Maybe someday.
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Postby magicmonkey on Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:43 am

I thought "Intolerable Cruelty" was genius, pure and simple 40's screwball reinvention. "The Ladykillers" was cursed by the Hanks I can only surmise... But it took me about 5 viewers to appreciate "O' Brother Where Art Thou" as quite possibly their best film, whereas before, I hated it with a passion born from intolerable boredom. Quite a reversal...
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Postby Peven on Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:44 am

Nordling, with all the extremely positive praise that has been heaped on "No Country For Old Men", are you actually saying you're disappointed with its release?
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Postby Chilli on Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:46 am

magicmonkey wrote:I thought "Intolerable Cruelty" was genius, pure and simple 40's screwball reinvention. "The Ladykillers" was cursed by the Hanks I can only surmise... But it took me about 5 viewers to appreciate "O' Brother Where Art Thou" as quite possibly their best film, whereas before, I hated it with a passion born from intolerable boredom. Quite a reversal...


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Postby Nordling on Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:46 pm

Peven wrote:Nordling, with all the extremely positive praise that has been heaped on "No Country For Old Men", are you actually saying you're disappointed with its release?


Oh, hell no. I can't wait.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:17 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:Coens and McCarthy *drool*


you would think they wouldn't exactly mesh tho'...or at least I did. Coens kinda specialize in glib, fast talking characters, and those characters can sorta be construed as loving homages or, as some harsher critics have put it, caricatures of characters. They generally infuse these characters with humor, and it's often a fine line between laughing with them or laughing at them.

McCarthy, on the other hand, is generally pretty serious and bleak, and the spoken bits of NO COUNTRY ain't exactly rapid fire dialog, so count me curious as to whether or not the bros. Coen do justice to the bleak, not-close-to-funny styling of Cormac.


and now, to cover my tracks...

been re-reading snatches from NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, and, after the initial rush and thrill of the narrative has soaked into my feeble brain, I think there are quite a few dialog pieces where the Coen's comedic touch will come in handy for the adaptation.

that's not to say it should be a laugh a minute yuk fest, far from it, but I can see some comedic touches being thrown in here and there, if only to contrast with the pretty darn bleak story...

in short, fuck kcbc, he doesn't know what he's talking about.
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Postby Ribbons on Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:24 pm

AWESOME NEW PREVIEW

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Postby Pacino86845 on Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:30 am

Yes that preview is indeed awesome!! Javier Bardem!!!! I watched The Dancer Upstairs for YOU!!!!!!!
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Postby Maui on Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:30 pm

Javier Bardem as SUGAR? This will most definitely work!!!!
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