posted on Dec, 3 2007 @ 08:04 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing this movie this Friday or Saturday. I've read the book and found it powerful, not as powerful as The Road, but
powerful nonetheless. Having read the book, it seems to me this movie would have to differ from "Fargo". While you see "Fargo" as desperate,
there was also the typical Coen brothers underlying humor.
No humor in the book No Country..., and I can't see how the there would be a place for it in the movie. The book to me was mostly about the
brutal, thorough, and sudden violence of evil, and how even those who feel they have experienced real evil like Moss and the Sheriff, have no
understanding of it at its purest when it truly manifests itself.
My concern about the movie is how, or if, the Sheriff's italicised interior monologue chapters will be translated to the screen.
I don't want "No Country for Old Men" to be "Fargo", just like "The Big Lebowski" is not "Fargo". Both great movies, though, and I'm hoping
I think "No Country..." is too.
I'll check back in after I see it.