Tuesday, February 26, 2008

'No Country for Old Men' Cleans Up

I enjoy seeing a movie as dark and interesting as 'No Country for Old Men' earn this sort of adulation. Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay. Not bad. Oh, and add Javier Bardem for Best Supporting Actor.

'No Country for Old Men' Wins Big at Oscars - NPR
On a night when the acting awards had a distinctly international flavor, a quintessentially American story of violence — No Country for Old Men — made the deepest impression on Oscar voters at the 80th annual Academy Awards.
A ceremony once threatened by the recently concluded writers' strike was the setting for multiple triumphs by No Country, a film adapted from the work of the unflinching novelist Cormac McCarthy and the wide-ranging writing-directing team of brothers Joel and Ethan Coen.
The bleak tale of the bloody aftermath of a botched West Texas drug deal won Best Picture and the Coens were jointly honored for Best Achievement in Directing and for Adapted Screenplay. Javier Bardem, who played the sociopath at the center of the action, topped a deep field for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.


  1. no country for old men was good, i agree... unassumingly unconventional; dumbfounding form a moral angle, but that can be a good thing.

  2. Yes, the morality of the villian was mind boggling at times. I vividly remember shaking my head in the movie theatre, even though I'd read the book. And it was that issue I was debating with friends afterwards.