Coppermine wrote: mweir145 wrote:
Amazinz wrote:Saw No Country For Old Men tonight. I gave it a 7/10 also. I thought the closure was there but I have a serious gripe with the abandonment of Moss's perspective in the third act.
Can you explain what you mean by that? Because I can't say I had a problem with how they dealt with his character, but maybe you are saying something different than I'm thinking.
I agree with weir; I also think that the movie wasn't truly about Moss, as far as character development is concerned. It was really about Bell (Tommy Lee Jones). I saw the movie tonight, finally, and I thought that it was a masterpiece; perhaps the best movie I've seen in the last two years. As an audience member, I was also a bit disappointed by the "ending," or, more specifically the way some of the events unfold in the third act. But I can say this with the utmost confidence; any sort of ending I would have wanted would not be as good as what was done in the film (which from what i understand was very much faithful to the novel).
This movie will be one of those timeless classics and one of the few movies I've seen in my lifetime that I immediately wanted to see again.
Easily my best film of 2007 (and 2006), but I'm saving all of my judgments until I see "There Will Be Blood."
Exactly. The film isn't really about Moss, it is about Bell. If you think about it, Bell opens and closes the movie, so it isn't an outrageous claim by any means. It is about his life and how he was always one step behind death, chasing criminals like Anton and never really having to confront it. And when given the chance (SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), a.k.a. when him and Anton are at the hotel after Moss dies, he chooses not to act and possibly face death, instead he walks away and retires, regretting it for the rest of his life (as indicated by the final scene).
A credit to this movie is the sole fact that it is being discussed this much. If a movie makes you think and talk about it that much (just using this thread in particular, The Departed and No Country come to mind), it has got to be doing something right. Right?
Exactly. The film (like the book), isn't about Moss, it is about Bell. If you examine the film, Bell