No country for old men

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  1. Frankee

    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    Yeah. You can walk into Ol' Mexico, today, unimpeded.......without so much as a glance from their border agents. Thousands of 18-year-olds do it every weekend. If you're driving and you have American plates they just wave you through. Mexican border agents only care about Mexicans coming back from the US with goods above a certain dollar-value......for tax/duty purposes.
     
  2. 84superchamp

    84superchamp Silver Supporting Member

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    just wait. there WILL be a similar movie entitled:

    "no country for young A.D.D. sufferers and their need for car chases, machine gun shoot-outs, limp scripts and buckets of blood."


    it's coming, i just know it.
     
  3. Peeb

    Peeb Member

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    Did not like the movie, but I feel no internet code of honor binds me to an obligation to argue with you about it; nor does some imaginary rule of etiquette mandate that I keep my statement of preference to myself.

    You are free to flame me for my opinion ("Slack-jawed moron probably didn't pick up on the nuance of this fine film." "If there wasn't a ton of explosions and hot babes, he probably didn't have the attention span to follow the plot", etc....). Still, I choose not to take the film apart bit by bit and argue why you are wrong or why I am right.

    If I engaged in such pointless internet fric-a-frac, then THAT would be the TGP way. ;)

    BTW, if anyone wants to start a "no country" tribute thread with a title making it clear that the thread is dedicated to only positive comments, you'll have no worries that I'll intrude!
     
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  4. spakuloid

    spakuloid Member

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    Well last I checked this is a discussion forum. So if you are not going to discuss it while talking the contrary view then what is the point? No **** some people don't like it. You can say that for just about anything - the sun, lemonade, Bjork, daisies... Why post in a thread for something you think SUCKS and then not back it up with your observations. Who knows - you may sway some people or provide an insight that everyone has overlooked.
     
  5. Peeb

    Peeb Member

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    I disagree. :D
     
  6. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    c'mon, folks.

    it's a movie:
    some folks love it while others hate it,
    some are moved by it while others' bowels are (apparently) moved by it & etc etc etc.

    if you don't agree with a stranger's sensibilities & sensitivities/insensitivities in this regard @ a very freaking rudimentarily civil level,
    if you can't mutually engage in any real way,
    then simply stop talking to & at each other;
    talk around each other, if you can.
    maybe hit the ignore button, or something.

    just f••king cut the sh•t, already.
     
  7. Peeb

    Peeb Member

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    You mad, bro?
     
  8. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    nah!
    i'm fine, thanks;
    i have electricity, heat & running water.

    i have a job, at the moment, too --- scoring a pretty odd movie,
    which i'm enjoying to an unusual degree..
    and, i might do some work w/eric johnson, which's been invigorating.
    planning a (work) trip to brazil.
    making a new record for ecm, and etc.
    all good, really.
    tutto bené.

    but:
    there's been another trough/dip/pothole/wormhole
    cut into the practise of basic civility & "brotherly" tolerance & generosity around here, lately.....
    ..... that's all; that's how it seems to me.
    probably useless to say it, but..... there ya go.

    my apologies, if that seems intrusive.
     
  9. Joseph Hanna

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    Cormac McCarthys script "No Country for Old Men" is limp. I mean that leaves me speechless. This should be good. In what way does this biblically undeniable, literary masterpiece come up limp in your world?????? Or...have you not really read the script? You appear to have have somehow intertwined Quentin Tarantino scripts with No Country for Old Men yes???? Is there a car chase in McCarthys book?? Is there a machine gun in No Country for Old Men? Which "No Country for Old Men" did you read before declaring it limp??
     
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  10. Heritage 80

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    :dude
     
  11. Chuck Snider

    Chuck Snider Supporting Member

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    I think its a GREAT movie..
     
  12. scott

    scott Member

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    Did you do the score on this movie David?
    I didnt know that, its pretty minimalist....lol
     
  13. Peeb

    Peeb Member

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    :beer:beer:beer
     
  14. StompBoxBlues

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    Funny you mention Newman. I was thinking that anyone that liked this, would also love Hombre. It's got the same wry humor, non-standard reactions to violence. It was written by Elmore Leonard...
    As a kid I loved it, but was too young to get the humor, later on it actually has got very funny dialogue, all along the lines of "suspect who drinks milk".
    "hey, Hombre...you have put a hole in me"
    "I tried to do better, I think you moved"
    "how you like them, tied to a tree?"
    "That'd be nice" (puzzled look on the banditos face as he thought he would get him riled as calling him a coward).

    To the others that explained (I forgot this actually) that the border wasn't so tightly controlled, Old Men being set in 1980, thanks...good call!
     
  15. Gas-man

    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    Enough already.

    We all love Splatt, ok?

    We don't need a dozen YOU ARE SOO RIGHTS after every post the man makes fer chrissakes!
     
  16. Peeb

    Peeb Member

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    You are SO RIGHT :dude:dude:beer:beer
    :D
     
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  17. Peeb

    Peeb Member

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    Now, to get back on topic:
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  18. DWB1960

    DWB1960 Senior Member

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    EBERT: This movie is a masterful evocation of time, place, character, moral choices, immoral certainties, human nature and fate. It is also, in the photography by Roger Deakins, the editing by the Coens and the music by Carter Burwell, startlingly beautiful, stark and lonely.
     
  19. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    i was not the composer;
    my good friend, carter burwell, was the composer.
    he's one of the very few film-composers w/whom i'll work, anymore,
    as doing too much of that tends to sully hollywood's view of me as a composer in my own right:
    i reached some kind of "saturation"-point, especially after soderbergh's "traffic".....
    ..... which's a long, unshareable story.

    i played guitars
    --- written, un-written & interpreted parts ---
    on whatever music is in the film.
    as well, i created & performed the textures within the music,
    and for the single (very, very quiet, "lonely") cue that occurs during the narrative:
    just texture, there, w/a medium-sized string orchestra.

    as i said:
    we were aware (in advance) that it was unlikely there would be any of the score in the final mix,
    but the Coens really did want the option of having it available, at the end of the day.

    i can clearly say, though, that it's proved an edifying treat to work on the Coens' films;
    they are so much that most filmmakers simply aspire-to,
    and are remarkably phreaking real & unpretentious.

    and, NCFOM is one of my favorite films, still.
     
  20. redragon

    redragon Silver Supporting Member

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    Plus 1 - great film.
     

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