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« on: September 15, 2007, 05:11:30 PM »

http://www.nocountryforoldmen.com/redband/trailer_large.html


Looks good - this is the 'adults only' trailer.

A few Leone stylings, but the Coens are masters in their own right.

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2007, 08:22:04 PM »

Where the hell do these "red band" trailers play? Porn theatres?
Lord knows I've been to the theatre to see plenty of "R-rated" movies but the trailers ALWAYS have the same green band (rated G) trailers all the time no matter what ya see.

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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2007, 08:25:08 PM »

Where the hell do these "red band" trailers play? Porn theatres?

No, but they dont play "red band" trailers because they know that the same trailer couldn't be shown in a PG-13 rated movie so the demographic for seeing the trailer goes down a lot so studios dont make them.Well at least my theory Afro

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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2007, 08:26:38 PM »

No, but they dont play "red band" trailers because they know that the same trailer couldn't be shown in a PG-13 rated movie so the demographic for seeing the trailer goes down a lot so studios dont make them.


I'm aware, my question was why don't they play them before R-rated movies?

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2007, 08:27:56 PM »

oh.probably because of punk kids sneeking in.

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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2007, 08:29:37 PM »

oh.probably because of punk kids sneeking in.


I doubt that's a reason, otherwise they wouldn't play R-rated movies period.

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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2007, 12:40:24 PM »


I'm aware, my question was why don't they play them before R-rated movie


I am wondering the same thing, truly!! I just watched the trailer. those crazy Coen Brothers. Looks like a great cast..

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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2007, 12:44:57 PM »

If it's one thing I hate, it's modern westerns. The second I see a dude with a Colt.45 and a ten gallon hat driving a Corvette I say to myself "this is so stupid."

I'm sorry but if you're going to make a western do it right.

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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2007, 02:20:57 PM »

Peacemaker, if you want to see a good modern western, watch Melquiades Estrada...  Afro

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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2007, 04:19:08 PM »

After watching the trailer, then reading the review over at IMDB (see below), I'm pretty psyched about this film. The Coens getting back to Blood Simple country (which is not country for old men, natch) sounds like a good move.

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Author: ClintsUnforgiven (twood1@emich.edu) from United States

I saw this film at a private preview screening in Pittsburg on 5/16/07. I went with five other friends. The entire group was male, 20 yrs old, and mostly college athletes. I explain the demographic of myself and my companions to reason why I was the only one that came away from the film completely satisfied. The story was fresh and different and I don't think my friends had the capacity to fully enjoy what was going on on-screen. I did. And I am still trying to fully understand what an accomplishment it is. Let me try to explain.

The Coens begin the movie with a voice-over against a barren Texas landscape, much the way Blood Simple began. In fact, there are several similarities between the two films, like the auspicious lack of music. A reviewer whose name escapes me once said that all Coen Bro. films look great and sound better. I'll get to sound later but to talk about the look... Other than some CGI animals, which really shocked me in such an otherwise perfect film, each frame is filled with such interesting material that the tone is set perfectly so that as you view a scene, you know whether to wait on a laugh or brace for...

A large part of what fills those frames is great performances. Perfectly cast is Tommy Lee Jones. He nails it, the crowd goes wild etc... That's expected though. Josh Brolin, on a very recent hot streak, has given us two tremendous performances this year and both would have been a Cannes if the superbly talented Tarantino was loyal to his material and friend and kept the masterpiece that was Grindhouse untouched. Brolin's performance in that film was spot on with the perfect amount of ham and cheese to set the tone for the whole movie. In this one, he shows he can do just as well playing strait and absorbing into character as he does at crowd-pleasing cheesballing it. Kelly Macdonald will have to do something else to prove to me she really isn't the Clara Jean character she portrayed even though I know she is a Scot. Woody Harrelson, who I think gets too much praise sometimes, is at his best here and actually manages not to get blown off the screen (well sorta) by Javier Bordem. Mr. Bordem's performance is a force, much like the character he portrays. His Chigurh is a representation of the lunacy of violence that exists in society. There is no negotiations with it, it has always been here and it will always be here. It/he leaves us in shock and terror and all we can do is... Huh The first thing that needs to be said about the sound is that if another film wins an award all year for sound or sound editing, investigations should be held and the judges' bank accounts monitored. The sound in this movie is so shockingly good. There is no music (save some comically placed source music)and the movie is all the better for it. People talk about the way the music in Jaws enhanced the tension of what was happening on screen. People should, from here on say that the lack of music and the placement of source sound in No Country for Old Men thrilled more.

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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2007, 06:48:42 PM »

sounds very interesting. Cool

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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2007, 08:32:30 PM »

I saw the trailer it does look good. Look forward to seeing it also...

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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2007, 09:41:56 PM »

Came across a small write up on this film in the Daily Northwestern.  This film does sound quite good.  Seems Javier Bardem turns in another solid performance as the hitman.   Cinematography sounds interesting as well.  Writer even references Sergio in closing.



'No Country for Old Men'
Artsy thriller modernizes Westerns


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by: Christian Blauvelt
      11/15/07

You don't have to do this!" pleads a young woman, begging for her life from an unstoppable killer. "You know, everyone always says that," replies her tormenter. "Every time."

The killer is the unspeakably evil hit man Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) in The Coen Brothers' new thriller No Country for Old Men, based on the 2005 novel by Cormac McCarthy. With his severely-parted, baroque hairstyle acting almost as a helmet, his austere attire, granite physique and unblinking countenance, Chigurh is nearly a personified vision of death for the 21st century, a Grim Reaper with a cattle gun instead of a scythe.

In 1980, a Dallas businessman hires Chigurh to recover $2 million he invested in a drug deal gone bad near the solitary emptiness of a Texas border town. The buyers and sellers killed each other off at the scene of the deal in a "part Wild West, part execution-style" gunfight. After the massacre, a hapless hunter, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) comes upon the grisly scene and takes the money for himself. Two million means that Moss can start fresh and build a better life for his wife (Kelly MacDonald). He quickly becomes hunted, as Chigurh chases him across the American Southwest trying to recover the money for his boss, yes, but more importantly trying to restore balance to the natural order that Moss has upset.

Cinematographer Roger Deakins imbues every shot with rich, warm earth tones to ground the sensational story in a more tactile reality. How refreshing it is to see a film with hues of brown, yellow, and amber and not the repetitive blue, black, and grey fluorescence of techno-obsessed studio films.

The organic sense of each shot directly addresses the taming of the Old West. Did the settlers turn the desert into a garden? Deakins' cinematography suggests in every shot that little of anything new has come to the West; if anything, what has been there has only gotten older. The emptiness of his compositions suggests the void of the characters' souls who think that money or power can be their redemption.

Sergio Leone's description of the West still rings true for No Country for Old Men. "Where life had no value, death sometimes had its price."   

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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2007, 09:55:51 PM »

I cannot wait to see this film! I am going Wedneday.  Smiley Smiley Smiley

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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2007, 08:11:59 AM »

I cannot wait to see this film! I am going Wedneday.  Smiley Smiley Smiley
Me neither! Let us know how you liked it asap. It won't be here before March Undecided

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