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| "Re(1):No Country for Old Men" , posted Thu 6 Dec 16:15|
quote:I saw the movie back when it came out and I thought it was good (I like the Cohen Brothers too, so I was looking forward to seeing it). SUGAR was evil... every time he was on screen, he made me nervous. I'm not totally sure what I thought about the ending- not because of the outcome, but because of how abrupt it was.
Anyone see "No Country for Old Men" yet? Saw it yesterday, and I thought it was excellent. As a fan of both Cormac McCarthy and the Coen Bros I had high hopes, but the movie exceeded them all.
It's one of those rare artful movies that doesn't have to scream "LOOK AT ME I'M ARTFULL!!!"
The movie also has incredible sound design. The use of sound is so sparse and controlled that it makes you keenly aware of almost every single noise going on, rather than overwhelming you with ambience and music. Watching the movie makes you feel like you're reading a book cos you can pay attention to every sound and image and nuance, much as you'd digest every word of prose in a novel.
Oh and one more thing. Watching the movie made me realize there are no videogames that feel old and grizzled. Games are very much a young man's industry. You don't have any he-man game designers who had their faith in God shook while fighting in the great war and translate that to their medium. Not that it makes games inferior, just that... its still an industry for young people.
The best part was what happened during the movie... We went to a fairly nice theater to see it, and we were about 15 minutes into the movie and in the big middle of a chase sequence. The dog was getting closer, and things were getting tense... then the screen suddenly went blank, began to fold up, and the lights came on. Some dildo had pulled the fire alarm, so we went through this whole "do we have to evacuate, no we don't, sit back down, wait a second, the alarm won't turn off, so we have to leave AGAIN..." We had to go find another theater that was playing the movie with a slightly crappy print. Anyway, aside from not being able to sit in a group, we enjoyed the show.