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No Country For Old Men

Best Piece of Film-Making and Acting of perhaps the decade in my humble opinion.

I went to see the film last night with the ould fella and we were glued to the screen for the whole movie, except when this hot couple beside us started making out, momentary lapse.

Javier Bardem is masterful, his character described wonderfully as "peculiar" by another actor who played a small part but was involved in what I feel was the most tense scene of the movie, Woody Harrelson.

The other scene which really stuck out in my mind is when "Sugar" played by "Bardem", the pysocopathic killer, nearly kills a shop owner over a coin toss.


Most people I have talked to about the ending say they are disappointed with it, but I think it is wonderful.

Tommy Lee Jones, the county sheriff is reminiscing about his father after he dreamt about him and the great caring relationship they had with each other.

Just before the scene, we see the killer, Sugar, walk away with a bandaged arm from a car crash. That is the last sight we get of him.

Contrast the two scenes. What kind of child-hood do you think this pyscopath had, what was his father like.

There is so much more I want to know.

Anyway, In my humble opinion, The Coen brothers are a shoe in for Best Picture and Bardem could get Best Actor instead of Day-Lewis come Oscar time.

10/10 Best character acting I have seen since Godfather films.


p.s. I was just thinking and you know when "Sugar" blows up the car outside the chemist, perhaps it would have meant more and had more impact on the film and his character, if perhaps, there was a baby or two small children sitting in the back seat of the car and he just smiled at them before blowing up the car. I know he follows his rules but it could have enhanced his character further, meh, perhaps too wrong!!


Any one else see, what did you think?
 

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thanks i was off to see it tommorow night but now you have given the whole story away now i dont think i will bother !

seen any other good ones that you wish to spoil for us all ?
 

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thanks i was off to see it tommorow night but now you have given the whole story away now i dont think i will bother !

seen any other good ones that you wish to spoil for us all ?
ROFL

I always read a few reviews of a film before I go to see it in the cinema. In fact I only go to the cinema about twice a year as there is only about 2 films a year worth paying for ;)

However, this has been a very good year for the movie industry.

I want to see, "In Bruges" starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleesan who after killing some people are sent to Bruges for two weeks to disappear by some gangster fella. When they don't answer the phone from yer man the gangster, he comes to Bruges "to take care of them"!!!

Farrell meets a fine looking lassy, I presume Gleeson watches some porn and et presto, class film.

Ooooops, Sorry Hags, hope you weren't thinking of going to see it!!! :p:D
 

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^ Brits - have no class :rolleyes:

As I said, I never go to the cinema without reading at least 3 reviews and one of which has to be by Patrick Freyne of the Irish Tribune Review :)

You guys probably wouldn't appreciate the film anyway ;) :p
 

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The Diving bell and the Butterfly- Great French film.
True story about the editor of Elle in France who had a massive stroke and got 'locked in' syndrome where the only think he could move was his left eyelid.
He managed to write a book through lots of blinking and an interprator. Madness but worth a watch.
 
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