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Saturday, November 03, 2007

No Country for Old Men

OK Movie Lovers,

I just saw a movie that is perhaps the best storytelling ever put on film. In short, you have to see No Country for Old Men. It's haunting, elegant, violent (warning! - graphic at moments), funny, witty, and very, very smart. Performances are excellent all the way around, but Javier Bardem will chill you to the core.
Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh - brrrrrrr!

The tempo is measured and organic. Don't expect popcorn pacing. The film makers take as long as is necessary to tell the story. Nothing more. Nothing less. But with dialogue written and performed as delicious as this, you really don't want the film to end.

Tommy Lee Jones as Ed Tom Bell

Speaking of the ending, it will haunt you long after you leave the theater. Promise me you will see this film. You'll thank me afterwards.

All Things Possible!


  • At 8:40 AM, November 03, 2007 , Blogger ufuk_kirtis said...

    i promise Chris :) Thank you for the suggestion..

  • At 1:35 PM, November 03, 2007 , Anonymous Ute said...

    Hi Chris,

    thanks for the movie recommondation. I will write it in my calendar as we have to wait til mid April here in Germany before it comes out. I am just about to catch up with "Mr Brooks" which opens here in two weeks or so... :)

    But I think I know how you feel. I just started to listen to the latest Paulo Coelho novel "The Witch of Portobello" in Dutch and I am so impressed that I want to grab everyone and tell them to read or listen to this novel! It is about the journey of a woman called Sherine and her journey through life and to finding herself, very insightful to a lot of human nature issues. I am not sure it will appeal to everyone, but I do highly recommend it!

    Also, for all you Eragon fans out there, in case you haven't heard the announcement last week, Chris Paolini came up with so many ideas for the third novel that the formerly planned trilogy will expand to four books now. The release date for book three has also been announced at last -- helas, we must wait til September 23, 2008 to find out how the story continues!

    Hope November is finding everyone well. The weather has turned grey and foggy and wet here, though temperatures are not too cold yet.
    Things are major busy for me, even more so than usual, but it is good mostly.

    Big hugs to you all and stay warm!


  • At 6:22 PM, November 04, 2007 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    Okee dokee - I've added seeing this film to my "to do" list! Now that I have time to see movies again I want to be sure to see the good ones (the bad ones I'll watch on DVD).


  • At 5:41 PM, November 08, 2007 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN opens tomorrow (Fri. Nov. 9) in limited release. I saw it a second time already and it was just as good as the first time! Remember, this isn't the feel good movie that I normally reccomend. There is plenty of violence. But an awesome movie none the less!

    Have a great weekend all!

    All Things Possible,

  • At 3:15 PM, November 09, 2007 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    Sadly, it must be playing in very limited release - none of the theatres in my region are showing it. But, I'll keep watching for it and catch it on DVD if nothing else.

  • At 6:29 AM, November 10, 2007 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    But, the good news is that I see it will be in my area on the 21st - so I'll be able to see it in the theatres after all!

  • At 9:46 PM, November 12, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    YOUR commentz sounded similiar to one J.Anthony Lucas. Hmmm. Will see it.

  • At 1:37 PM, November 17, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi Chris,
    I actually read the book last summer. If the movie is as scary as the book, I'll have my hands over my eyes and will be watching between my fingers.


  • At 9:19 PM, November 18, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Paramount have invited me over to see this film on Thursday, buddy. So I'll check it out based on your reccomendation (This is the guy that liked "Night at the Museum" though, so I'll walk in open minded. ha ha)

  • At 4:33 AM, November 21, 2007 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    My the forum has been quiet lately, but I thought that as we in the United States pause for our annual time of giving thanks and sharing with families and friends I would not leave out our web family and express my thanks for everyone's thoughts, opinions, and friendship over this past year. I'm also fortunate that I have both Thursday and Friday off for the Thanksgiving holiday and will be seeing a few movies - including the aforementioned "No Country for Old Men" that Chris recommends - I've got some catching up to do!


  • At 6:33 PM, November 21, 2007 , Anonymous Sue said...

    Hi Dave and everyone...yes it has been quiet on the forum no news good news? I join you in gratitude for the input of everyone on this web forum into my little corner of the world. I'll share the wonderful e-mail greeting I found that seems to reflect a lot of the things we've shared here together.

    "May our days be blessed with the happiness that comes from living our dreams and following our hearts. May our days be blessed with peace of finding little ways to slow the pace and quiet the soul. May our days be blessed with contentment, laughter and love. May today and everyday be blessed with simple, quiet moments of thanksgiving."

    Be well, dear forum family, and may all things be beautiful for you this holiday season....Sue

  • At 4:22 PM, January 03, 2008 , Anonymous Carole & John Stopper said...

    This looked intriguing to Us, and We will take Your recommendation. I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE Javier Bardem. Arrrrrgh! (although I strongly opine that he looked better and much more unique "before"; and Tommy Lee Jones has (always had) it all.

    Glad to hear all is going so well for you, since Way Back When when You were such a Great Rocky!!!! (RiverWalk)

    Thinking of You often, Wishing You Well,

    John Allen and Carole Barnett Stopper


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