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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 06:34 PM
Did you see it ? if so did you get it?? please splain Lucy!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 07:05 PM
It was the most wonderfully filmed, fantasticly acted, dramatically directed movie I've ever seen that had no ending.......

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 07:26 PM
I agree and i am glad we saw the same movie mine had no ending either..

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 07:27 PM
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It was the most wonderfully filmed, fantasticly acted, dramatically directed movie I've ever seen that had no ending.......
My feelings exactly! People ask me if I reommend it and I'm not sure what to tell them. I tell them the ending is philosophical.

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 07:35 PM
actually i really liked it and recommended it to many of my friends, who liked it.
what a great story, and yes, unorthodox ending, but sometimes no closure or
resolution leaves them smiling. i did see it twice, which helped pick up the nuances
of the film. i can see folks complaining about the ending, and appreciate that.
on the whole it was a, imo, a fantastic film.

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 07:39 PM
"Once "sir" and "ma'am" are gone it's all down-hill. It ain't one thing ... it's a dismal tide"

Great flick! I loved the dialogue betwen the characters.
The film stayed true to the book, something rare these days.
I don't really know what or even if you're supposed to make of the movie. I guess if there was a theme it would be that sometimes you just don't see things coming.

I saw the film last Friday. I'll rent or buy the DVD (out next week I believe) and watch it again with the director's comments.

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 07:50 PM
S**t Happens....that's what I got out of it.

I thought it was good, but my expectations were so high because of all the great comments it had been getting, that overall I was a little disappointed.

Fargo and Lebowski are still my favorite Coen flicks

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 08:23 PM
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It was the most wonderfully filmed, fantasticly acted, dramatically directed movie I've ever seen that had no ending.......


my date for that movie said the same thing....

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 08:29 PM
From what I've read in the book Tommy Lee Jones' character had the central role. The title is supposed to refer to the fact that in the new violent world there is no longer a place for old men like him. Since the movie focuses elsewhere the ending makes no sense at all. Up till then a great movie. Sort of like the problem Apocalypse now had 20 years ago.
 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 08:34 PM
I saw this at the theater and will probably buy the DVD. I liked the whole movie very much. I thought it was produced and directed excellently.

The only party I have a hard time figuring out is the motel room scene at the end. The actual ending I have no problem with.

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 08:38 PM
From what i gather Tommy Lee sees the killers reflection and decides to let it be. The killer is hoping Brolin's wife comes by. He had sworn to kill her when her husband wouldn;t give himself up
 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 08:51 PM
Why did "the last man standing", after the desert shoot-out, decide to walk away with the money, instead of drive one of the half dozen Bronco's?



As for you Coen Brother fans, check out their first movie, Blood Simple.

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 08:55 PM
best movie of the year easily.

the ending is perfect and brilliant. it may not be satisfying to people who want everything tied up neatly in the end, with the good guy winning...but life doesn't go that way. things are much more complex. the fact that mccarthy and the coen brothers reflect that in the story is beautiful. for me anyway.

 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 08:55 PM
I don't think it's ever clear what his timing was. Unclear when he escaped; could have been during the shooting.
 

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  posted on 3/11/2008 at 09:26 PM
I'm thinkin'.........The Sopranos...................

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 06:44 AM
The Director followed the book to the tee. This is exactly how the book ends. Usually with an ending like this in a book, the screenwriter, or director will change the ending of the movie..not this time.
You come to expect this with movies these days, so they leave sequel options open..but very strange for a book to end that way.

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 06:44 AM
The ending probably makes more sense then the Planet of the Apes remake did.


 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 02:27 PM
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From what I've read in the book Tommy Lee Jones' character had the central role. The title is supposed to refer to the fact that in the new violent world there is no longer a place for old men like him. Since the movie focuses elsewhere the ending makes no sense at all. Up till then a great movie. Sort of like the problem Apocalypse now had 20 years ago.



I did see Apocalypse Now at the theater during its first run years ago. We got ripped and took it in, andf after it was over the audience filed out like it was a funeral procession- quiet and a little stunned. But, after I read the book it was ultimately based on, "Heart Of Darkness" written in 1902 by Joseph Conrad, then I knew where Coppola was going with it.

By the way, I went to a dinner party and drank some wine from Francis Ford Coppola's label, we had the Sofia Rose, and it was very good. Thumbs up.

DH

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 02:47 PM
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my date for that movie said the same thing....

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 02:55 PM
I've seen it twice, my favorite flick since Shawshank, I think the American audiance is obsessed with closure, that's probably why a lot are dissapointed with the ending. I loved the way Javier toyed with his victims......incredible !!!!

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 02:59 PM
ahhhhhh, I get it! Sophisticated viewers GET IT!!!!! Inbred AMERICAN audiences are STUPID..... well, silly me, haha..............

Join the hip club who get it!!!!

No endings are endings, of course!

I'm realigned, and feel much better.....

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 03:29 PM
Fantastic movie, as is to be expected from the Brothers Coen. Everything from the landscape cinematography, to the dialogue, to the acting, to the ending.....just everything was awesome. Did I mention that this film looks UNBELIEVEABLE in Blu-Ray HD?!?!?!

That was my kind of ending. Those ending make you think about the movie that much more, and encourage you to watch it over and over. Movies with distinct conclusions cause your mind to eliminate any thought about the movie. I don't necessarily want the idea of a film to be lost...unless the movie blew.

Awesome AWESOME film. Definitely the best picture I have seen in a long time....maybe since Crash or Road to Perdition.

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 04:11 PM
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From what I've read in the book Tommy Lee Jones' character had the central role. The title is supposed to refer to the fact that in the new violent world there is no longer a place for old men like him. Since the movie focuses elsewhere the ending makes no sense at all. Up till then a great movie. Sort of like the problem Apocalypse now had 20 years ago.

Tommy Lee is the lead character in this story, as far as I am concerned. He was the light, so to speak, within all of that darkness. I always felt relieved when he appeared in the movie. There was some sort of feeling of security when he was around.

The title was essentially described in the opening narrative by Tommy Lee's character. He said that the "old timers" never used to carry a gun. With violence the way it is today, this is no place for those men. You need a gun as law enforcement is too dangerous now.

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From what i gather Tommy Lee sees the killers reflection and decides to let it be. The killer is hoping Brolin's wife comes by. He had sworn to kill her when her husband wouldn;t give himself up

Oh, and he did kill her too. A shame, as she was such a sweet woman. I like how she stood up to him and refused to "call it". However, I am not sure if Anton just killed her outright, or if she did wind up calling it, incorrectly. I knew she was killed because when he stepped out of the house, he stopped and checked the bottom of his boot. If you remember, when he killed Woody's character, he picked his feet up and propped them on the bed as Woody's blood ran beneath his chair.

I thought Bardem did such a phenomenal job in his role. He deserved that Oscar so much. He really added such a creepy element to the Anton charater. I can not see anyone else in that role now. The charater, as he is described in the book, really has no personality or sense of humor at all. He portrays this perfectly. I have always been one to side with the bad guys. maybe just because the villains have always been so much more interesting. This villain is definitely no exception. He just really made me laugh sometimes at how truly evil he was (is?). Like when he repeats himself to the woman at Moss' trailer park rental office. "Where does he work?" "I can't tell you that." "Where does he work?" "I'm really not at liberty to say." "Where does he work." You can just see the frustration in his eyes, even though he does not really display that emotion. You could see that he really REALLY wanted to kill that woman, and he would have, except he hears a toilet flush and leaves. She would have been a goner, had she been alone.

 

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  posted on 3/12/2008 at 04:54 PM
So not only is this a well-acted, scripted and directed movie, but it has a cryptic and ambiguous ending? And on top of that, it's a Coen brothers movie?

Sign me up! Time for a trip to Blockbuster...

I guess this is the week for me and Bird to disagree. After I watch No Country For Old Men, maybe I'll invite some of my dreadlocked friends over to listen to Led Zeppelin

 
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That was my kind of ending. Those ending make you think about the movie that much more, and encourage you to watch it over and over. Movies with distinct conclusions cause your mind to eliminate any thought about the movie. I don't necessarily want the idea of a film to be lost...unless the movie blew.



Wow, very well put. You've nailed it. Pretty much sums it up why i like unorthodox twists and ("non")endings like this. Love this movie. Although i like Fargo and The Big Lebowski even more. But definitly the Coen brothers at the top of their game.

 

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