Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Texas Never Whispers

No Country for Old Men (2007)
directed by Ethan and Joel Cohen
rating: 5 out of 5 cravats
seen on the screen at Malco Ridgeway Four

In the novel, the dream is one of many things Bell keeps to himself, but he tells his wife about it in the movie. They sit at breakfast looking out a window that opens onto the plains. The old horror comes to mind, that nothing is sadder than losing your own child, and the long list of Chigurh’s victims — already half-remembered after only two hours — crowd this suspicion that the world’s purpose has eluded you. It is Tommy Lee Jones’ great moment in movies, just as the Coens’ is to have Bell’s wife there to hear it.

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