No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men
Review: A Vietnam veteran finds himself wandering through an aftermath of a Texan drug deal gone horribly wrong and finds a suitcase with two million dollars of cash in.
Directors: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Actors: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin and Woody Harrelson
Year: 2007
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama and Thriller
Conclusion: 4/5
One of the most tense thrillers you will ever watch. There isn’t much to understand in this as the plot and the whole story-line are both easy to understand. Brilliant supporting actors. The cinematography is amazing. Roger Deakins has captured the landscape beautifully. As well as the Coen Brothers directing this film they have also written the screenplay for this. This story was adapted from a Cormac McCarthy novel. Heath Ledger was in talks for playing Llewelyn Moss but withdrew. The themes that occur in this film is the power of violence, murder, greed, drugs and coldhearted villains. There is one theme that ties them altogether and that is pessimistic belief that there is little anyone can do about any of these negative sides of human nature. Film Critic Barry Norman produced a list a few years ago in the Radio Times of his 100 favorite films and this was one of them.  At the Academy Awards in 2008 this won 4 Oscars. They were for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Javier Bardem), Best Achievement in Directing and Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay. At the Golden Globes the same year it won 2 Awards. They were for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Javier Bardem) and for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture. At the Bafta Awards also 2008 it won 2 Awards. They were for Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem) and for Best Cinematography. The Coen Brothers got the David Lean Award for Direction.

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