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 Post subject: No Country for Old Men
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:49 am 
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I thought it was pretty good. A bit opaque in parts, some crisp dialogue and plenty of action. I'd watch it again.

Quite dark :wink:

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Maybe I was too excited by the good reviews: I expected too much... Agreed, some very crisp dialogue, but I wish I'd waited for it to be on TV. I thought it was okay, nothing special... I thought the assassin was a bit dull after a while as well. There wasn't much drama because you knew he was going to get away from every bad situation, wiping blood off his boots.

Maybe I'm being unfair. It wasn't like it was terrible; it just wasn't as good as I'd hoped.


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I just wish I could grow hair like that guy's....


...actually, I just wish I could grow hair... *sigh*

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Dave Mathew wrote:
Maybe I'm being unfair. It wasn't like it was terrible; it just wasn't as good as I'd hoped.


I had that problem with The Big Lebowski - mate of mine raved about, I've seen it twice and thought, "hmm, Fargo and Raising Arizona were far better."

Anyway, I'll be watching this on Saturday.


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...actually, I just wish I could grow hair... *sigh*


You know what they say Bob, it's a solar panel for a sex machine...


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pendragon wrote:
I had that problem with The Big Lebowski - mate of mine raved about, I've seen it twice and thought, "hmm, Fargo and Raising Arizona were far better."

Oh good - glad I'm not the only one! I didn't get 'The Big Lebowski' at all. And I've loved all the other Coen brothers films I've seen - especially 'Fargo' and 'O Brother Where Art Thou?'.

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pendragon wrote:
Big Lebowski... Fargo and Raising Arizona were far better.


Better, yes, but a close call, I think...
Then there's MILLER'S CROSSING, which beats everything!
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Generally, the Coens' character-based humour was second to none, right?
Dialogue was quotable, and usually more pithy/ poignant than Tarantino's, yes?

Sadly, I think Coens have gone right off-the-boil, lately.
I didn't like O Brother (musical? Ugh!), and thought Man Who Wasn't There was just a bit dull. Haven't seen Ladykillers (remake? Bah!), Intolerable Banality (shudders at thought of CZJ & Cedric in same movie), or NCFOM, yet.

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Tony wrote:
I didn't like O Brother (musical? Ugh!), and thought Man Who Wasn't There was just a bit dull. Haven't seen Ladykillers (remake? Bah!), Intolerable Banality (shudders at thought of CZJ & Cedric in same movie), or NCFOM, yet.


"Oh Brother" is different, and not strictly a musical - though the music is very uplifting, Roger Deakins' photography is stunning.

Not seen "Intolerable Cruelty" nor "The Man Who Wasn't There", but "The Ladykillers" is a decent enough flick... but nowhere near the original.

Even on a bad-day, the Coen's still make a decent film.


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The Big Lebowski is easily my favourite Cohen Bros film, with Raising Arizona a close second. Oh Brother Where Art Thou and The Hudsucker Proxy are also pretty good - but Barton Fink didn't really do it for me.

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I quite liked 'Barton Fink' - funny and dark at the same time. Just realised I've been meaning to see "Miller's Crossing" for years and never actually got round to it!

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Mike A wrote:
I've been meaning to see "Miller's Crossing" for years...


Agh! :shock:
You must see that, immediately, Mike... or we'll send the boys round, and then there'll be a rumpus.
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It's utterly brilliant, honest!
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Agh! :shock:
You must see that, immediately, Mike... or we'll send the boys round, and then there'll be a rumpus.
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It's utterly brilliant, honest!
8)

With Wild Things and everything?

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The Cormac McCarthy novel is superb, I haven't seen the film though so I can't compare. I hear it's released on DVD today but I'll wait for it coming on Sky Movies. Also good is the Ethan Coen short story collection of a few years ago, I can't recall the title but it is an excellent collection.


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Paul: Apparently (I've read) the film is a very very close to the novel of No Country... I agree with you on your opinion of the Ethan Coen collection (Gates of Eden). Lots of powerful work in there.


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