No Country for Old Men
I think this film is a masterpiece. It achieves such greatness in so many ways. The film’s casting, the cinematography, and the lack of a traditional music score contribute to the film’s deeply tense and enigmatic tone. The only other screen villain I can think of who has chilled me so much is Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Having also read the book, I think it’s easy for me to say that the Coen Brothers did a brilliant job adapting McCarthy’s novel to the screen. And I can’t help but smile when I think of Cormac McCarthy standing up and applauding when No Country for Old Men won the Best Picture Oscar at the Academy Awards.
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- May 20, 2011 / 2:02 pm