The Secret Message of No Country for Old Men ~ BitterSweetLife

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Secret Message of No Country for Old Men

Film critic S.T. unpackages the hidden core of 2007's Best Picture. I haven't seen the movie version of No Country yet, but as a Cormac McCarthy fan, I'm really looking forward to it.



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4 comments:

Will Hicks said...

I was talking with a friend about "No Country..." vs. "There Will Be Blood".

He agreed with me that they were both great, but he said "No Country" stuck with him for days after he saw it. After he saw "Blood" he was done with it.

I felt the exact opposite. I saw "Blood" three weeks ago and I'm still mulling it over in my head. Anyone who says it's about "Capitalism vs. Religion" doesn't know what they're talking about.

Anyway, they'll make an awesome DVD double feature sometime this summer.

Kyle A. Roberts said...

Hey guys, If you're interested, take a look at my recent "Kierkegaardian review" of "Blood." I'd be interested in your thoughts:

http://kylearoberts.blogspot.com/2008/02/there-will-be-blood-on-kierkegaard-oil.html

Ariel said...

@ Will: We might have to sedate our boys to make it a double feature, but now I'm interested in making the comparison. I'm going to hazard a guess and say that Blood was more memorable for you because of the milkshake-drinking. ;)

@Kyle: Kierkegaard + "Blood" may be too hard for me to pass up...

patrick said...

just watched no country for old men, it was unassumingly unconventional yet (thankfully) never over-the-top. the Coen bros. deserve their Oscars; well done indeed.

 

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