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General Rommel

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#11 11 years ago

Yeah it was a fantastic movie. I loved it.




JohnWalker

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#12 11 years ago

I would like to take this space to say the book All The Pretty Horses was waaay better than The Road.




jumjum

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#13 11 years ago

stylie;4274276NCOL on Blu-ray. My house, tonight! Bring Beer.[/quote] I saw it again this weekend, and was even more knocked out by Tommy Lee and Josh Brolin, and more creeped out by Anton Chigurh. And even more confused by why they bothered with Woody Harrelson's part - waste of celluloid.

[quote=JohnWalker;4274388]I would like to take this space to say the book All The Pretty Horses was waaay better than The Road.

ATPH was my first Cormac, and it made me read 4-5 others. But the characters - have you ever known any 16-year-old to be that damn competent, confident and just all-around deadly? Hell, I was a full-grown man when I read it, and that kid made me feel like an idiot child by comparison.




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#14 11 years ago

It was ok, the ending is what put me off, the rest was excellent!




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#15 11 years ago

Best New Movie in quite a while




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#16 11 years ago

It's kind of strange that my first post in a gaming forum i've been lurking for a long time is in the off-topic section discussing a movie...

but well,... Hello everybody

Saw the movie 3 days ago and loved it. It is a masterpiece no doubt.

jumjum;4274530I saw it again this weekend, and was even more knocked out by Tommy Lee and Josh Brolin, and more creeped out by Anton Chigurh. And even more confused by why they bothered with Woody Harrelson's part - waste of celluloid.

In my opinion Woody Harrelson's part is quiet important for the whole movie

One way of seeing it is that one concern of NCFOM revolves around principles. Their characteristics, their implementaion, their usefulness or their impact on a individual's conception of life.

Unlike the sheriff, Chigurh and to a certain extent Llewelyn, Harrelson's character was the only one without principles except his own good,...without a moral compass. A individual only devoted to himself with no ideal or vision to back up his actions. Thus when his end comes he is utterly helpless, unable to understand the motives of his oppenent and most of all forlorn. Great acting on behalf of Harrelson where i thought that in his face you could see and feel his last inner struggle in which he realized the following: Though his life probarbly had meaning for him while he lived it, his concept didn't give him any explanation nor any guide whith which he would be able to grasp, to accept, let alone embrace life's last consequence.

Second i thought it was very amusing to see a character which would have had a prominent role in every Tarantino movie beeing executed this way.




Moose12

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#17 11 years ago

I think it should have ended with Javier Bardem walking away after the car crash, not had that extra Tommy Lee Jones dream recollection.




jumjum

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#18 11 years ago

Moribund;4274736...In my opinion Woody Harrelson's part is quiet important for the whole movie

One way of seeing it is that one concern of NCFOM revolves around principles. Their characteristics, their implementaion, their usefulness or their impact on a individual's conception of life.

Unlike the sheriff, Chigurh and to a certain extent Llewelyn, Harrelson's character was the only one without principles except his own good,...without a moral compass. A individual only devoted to himself with no ideal or vision to back up his actions. Thus when his end comes he is utterly helpless, unable to understand the motives of his oppenent and most of all forlorn. Great acting on behalf of Harrelson where i thought that in his face you could see and feel his last inner struggle in which he realized the following: Though his life probarbly had meaning for him while he lived it, his concept didn't give him any explanation nor any guide whith which he would be able to grasp, to accept, let alone embrace life's last consequence.

Second i thought it was very amusing to see a character which would have had a prominent role in every Tarantino movie beeing executed this way.

Not bad. Although it sounds a tad like some English Lit paper bs, the lacking-a-code thing has real merit. Rep worthy.




Bikewer

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#19 11 years ago

This movie made a strong impression on me as well, for personal reasons. As a 61-year old cop, I'm beginning to feel a bit "overmatched" (as Bell says) myself.

Many have complained about the ending, expecting perhaps a big, climactic shootout between Bell and Chirgur. I found the ending entirely appropriate. Bell realizes that it's "no country for old men", and takes his retirement.

I picked up a copy of the book AFTER seeing the film, and McCarthy makes "muscular" writing almost a fashion statement. None of those sissy conventions like quotation marks and such for him.... Takes a bit of getting used to.

I have to admit the casting was terrific; Jones was dead-on perfect as Bell.




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#20 11 years ago
Moose12;4274820I think it should have ended with Javier Bardem walking away after the car crash, not had that extra Tommy Lee Jones dream recollection.

wat

that is the best part of the whole movie