I rented the movie two weekends ago:
that movie is No Country For Old Men, based (literally) on the
novel by Cormac McCarthy (one of the nation's bad ass literary
authors there is.) I instantly fell in love with the movie right
from the get-go, from the astonishing picture that grazed my eyes
of the Temple, Texas deserts to the awe-striking elements where
the movie didn't even have a soundtrack. It was great.
Javier Bardem, who played the
Chigurh, is already one of my favorite actors out there.
After watching his marvelous performance in No Country For Old Men,
I looked up his IMDB page and checked out a few movies he's
played in and some of the ones he's set to play in. His
performance in NC4OM deserved the Academy Award he received for
Best Supporting Actor, easily. He played the perfect serial
killer, with the brilliant mind by having his weapon of choice
being a captive bolt pistol, in which contained compressed air
that shot out a large dart with such velocity that would jettison
his enemies as the movie continued.
Josh Brolin's performance for the character he
Llewelyn Moss, was phenomenal as well. I bought
the book off of Amazon just a week ago and read through a good 91
pages, and after further understanding McCarthy's use of Moss, I
realized that Brolin played a spot-on character of the man. I was
in complete shock to say the least. I picked up the movie to just
have something to watch; the movie ended with my understanding of
it being my favorite of all time. Now owning the book, I'm all
but obliged to continue reading.
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