Thursday, July 26, 2007

No Country for Old Men

Whew... OK, yeah I been in full-blown scooter-obsession for a few weeks now, and there's more to come... but here's a nice little bit of miscellania as a diversion.

A new Cohen brothers movie! As John Brownlee at Ectoplasmosis says:

When a new Coen Brothers movie comes out, something happens to me: my entire spinal column begins to quiver, from neck to coccyx. The sensation has not paled even after a couple of notably inferior Coen Brothers films: their mediocre remake of the The Ladykillers and the enjoyable but decidedly un-Coen-esque Intolerable Cruelty.
But good lord, this trailer for their upcoming version of Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men is stunning. It’s a return to the darker side of the Coens, a throwback to their earlier films like Blood Simple and Fargo. And just from the trailer, Javier Bardem as Chigurh — a violent sociopath obsessed with chance and carrying a cattle gun — looks like he could just be one of the darkest and most frightening villains in Hollywood history.

Watch the trailer... This does look really promising. Amazing cast, and better yet that amazing synthesis of Noir in a gritty American heart-land setting, that the Coen's can do so well.

1 comment:

Steve Williams said...

After reading the book I wasn't sure the could pull off the darkness in the story but it appears from the trailer they have.

It's certainly enough to get your mind off of scooters!