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Date of publication: 2017-09-05 04:27

I don 8767 t think he offered it. I think the instant Bell knows Chigurh is in there, he knows he 8767 s defeated. He just goes and sits on the edge of the bed.

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I love your take on this. Love the movie. Never thought about why Lewellen died off screen. I did get that the last scene was the point, but you really help me understand it more fully. Awesome.

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Nice point. I 8767 d always seen Chigurh as intensely fatalistic and using the coin toss as a means of 8766 double-checking 8767 , like he 8767 s throwing his decision over to some higher power.

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8775 The Road 8776 , which is one of the finest pieces of American literature of the last century, adds nothing new to our knowledge of survial. Instead, teaches the same lessons that every survivalist should know by heart, in the form of beautiful and affecting prose. These are, in brief:

Re NCFOM, I share your dissatisfaction to a point. It 8767 s one of my favourite films, but I realise it 8767 s earned that title purely because of the first 85 minutes. I think it 8767 s just dissatisfying because Llewelyn gets killed in such an anti-climactic way, rather than any confusion over who the protagonist is. (I currently don 8767 t know who 8766 the 8767 protagonist to Game of Thrones is, but that doesn 8767 t interfere with my enjoyment of it.)

A masterly tale of the good, the deranged and the doomed that inflects the raw violence of the west with a wry acknowledgement of the demise of codes of honour, this is frighteningly intelligent and imaginative.

Zetland dude, these ladies love you man. bet you didn 8767 t know you were such a lady killer eh mate? they are practically jumping in your cyber bed (and yes, i thoroughly enjoyed your analysis as well)

These horrors would be considerably less potent in the hands of a lesser writer, but McCarthy 8767 s peculiar imagination knows just what details will deliver the goods. At one point the father and son are wracked with hunger, and the father decides to take a chance and investigate a house. He finds a padlocked door leading into a basement—in other words, paydirt. As the terrified son begs his father to let them leave, the father breaks the lock off with a shovel and wrests the door open.

I don 8767 t agree with the thrust of his over-lengthy analysis. The film basically demonstrates anarchy, greed and excess challenging the old-fashioned values of those trying to stem this evil anarchy. It points out what unfeeling cockroaches we are when we 8767 re without aims and ideals. The ending is particularly 8775 illuminating 8776 and has great beauty as the Sheriff tells his wife about the dream he had about his father, awaiting in the snowy mountain passes with a light to help guide him along the way. I think the film is meant to help us stop and think.

Due to McCarthy 8767 s recent publication of an essay in the journal Nautilus , as well as by popular demand, we are extending the proposal deadline for the Fall 7567 Cormac McCarthy Conference to May 6.  

McCarthy employs a neo-Biblical rhetoric, a soaring, pulsing…always stirring diction without parallel in American writing today.
656 Alan Cheuse, USA Today

I picked up McCarthy s novel after watching the Coens No Country film adaptation because I was thrown by the abrupt offscreen death of seeming protagonist Llewelyn Moss, and by the film s similarly abrupt ending. Above all, I wanted to find out whether the book ended the same way, or whether that was a Coen brothers drama trick. Turns out that No Country the film is an unusually tight book adaptation there isn t a whole lot of variation between them. And the book does end in pretty much the same place, though instead of describing a dream to his wife, Sheriff Bell (the Tommy Lee Jones character) is essentially describing it to the reader, in one of many italicized interludes, presented as a inner monologue about the ways he feels the world is changing around him.

There 8767 s also the children, who Anton pays to keep quiet. But this is just after he 8767 s suffered a car accident which has left him with a bone sticking out of his arm. And killing two kids in the suburbs is probably just going to take time and attract unwanted attention. So buying their silence is the next best thing.

There's no denying the movie and this character's power to shake you. The implacable Chigurh dominates the proceedings like no other Coen villain before him.

In any case, it 8767 s probably there to show how cocky Carson Wells is, like he 8767 s assuming that all the businesses in that building could be 8766 missing a floor 8767 without even realising it.

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