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    Quote Originally Posted by DiehardKingsFan View Post
    I disagree with pretty much everything in this post.

    *SPOILERS*


    The character of Ed Tom Bell was absolutely pivotal to the theme of the movie. In his visit to Ellis towards the end of the film, Ellis tells him "You canít stop whatís coming. It ainít all waiting on you. Thatís vanity." That's the message Cormac McCarthy and the Coen Brothers were conveying - sometimes, the forces of good just can't prevent what's coming. A harsh realization that Bell gradually comes to realize, and this brutal truth is summed up in the closing lines "And then I woke up."
    I didn't get that being the theme so much myself. It seemed to me that the theme of the film was the same as the title of it. That the world is not a place for older men anymore, men of that previous generation. They don't understand it because people are different now and things like honor and trust are not things you can count on in people.

    After I thought about it for a good long while and then saw the movie a second time, the ending made much more sense in that context. To me, at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiehardKingsFan View Post
    *more spoilers*

    I think the accident at the end was another obstacle that Chigurh overcame. I mean, he was shot by Llewellyn, pursued by Sheriff Bell and Wells the bounty hunter, and involved in an unexpected car wreck, but still pressed on. Nothing, not even a random act of chance, could stop him. That's something Bell was forced to accept at the end, that there wasn't anything he could do to stop the evil force. Makes it very fitting that Chigurh's character survived.
    Excellent point...I didn't think of it that way.

    One thing we can both agree upon, Chiguhr was one creepy mother****er. Especially when he was talking to the poor schlep at the gas station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adgy-san View Post
    I didn't get that being the theme so much myself. It seemed to me that the theme of the film was the same as the title of it. That the world is not a place for older men anymore, men of that previous generation. They don't understand it because people are different now and things like honor and trust are not things you can count on in people.

    Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!!!!! A reading of the W. B. Yeats poem "Sailing to Byzantium" from which the title of the movie is taken might shed a little light on this subject as well, or read either The Crossing or Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. Also, I think much of the movie's thematics are encoded in the initial monologue by Tommy Lee Jones, largely voiced over a shot of a desolate plain.




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    I don't understand people who don't like the ending. What would've been a better ending? Bell going Charles Bronson/Chuck Norris on Chigurh? Are you crazy? Go see Alien v. Predator if you want that s***. Rambo, the Septugenarian years should be out soon. too.

    I admit it was a bit jarring, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized how courageous of an ending it was on the part of the author and filmmakers, and how it made sense from a thematic perspective. It's actually the more unified ending.

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    Quite an emotional film. I really enjoyed it. Julie Christie gives an amazing performance.

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    Having just finished the book, I decided to re-watch this:



    I thought it was great before, but I love it even more now. A great example of how to adapt a book that requires certain changes in the story to fit into a film.

    Mary Harron, come back to film please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snape View Post

    I was underwhelmed. Waitress is one of those movies that you might watch on a night where there isn't anything else on cable, so you watch it and think it's a cute movie. There really wasn't anything dynamic about it. Keri Russell did a good job, but I don't think it was an Oscar-worthy performance like the many other who feel that she was snubbed.
    I just saw this recently as well. It was a cute movie, and I liked it, but definitely not spectacular.
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    Juno Was Awesome!!!

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    Better than I thought it would be. Rather funny. And, of course, with the sweet, tear-jerker ending. But the laughs are good enough to go through that.
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    Sweeney Todd the Barber Demon of Fleet Street

    Ok...this movie was OUTSTANDING! I loved everything about it. Depp, as usual, was superb. I was never one for musicals until I saw "Moulin Rouge" which was incredible. I was let down by "Chicago" but now "Sweeney Todd" has restored my faith. If this doesn't win best picture something is wrong with Hollywood (besides the obvious stuff).



    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford


    A very good movie. As he did in Gone Baby Gone, Casey Affleck shows us who has the acting talent in the Affleck family. Seriously, how can Ben and he be brothers? I guess it's no different from Chris Drury and Ted Drury when it comes to skills of the trade. Brad Pitt, on of my favorite actors, was disappointing. He had parts where he was ok but a lot of the time I felt he was reprising his role as Early Grace from "Kalifornia."

    War of the Worlds


    It's not the best movie but it's a guilty pleasure of mine and I love it. Saw it twice in the theatre back in 2005 and tonight I watched it again on DVD. Overall I've seen it about 7 times which is kind of a lot for me considering it's been around about 2 1/2 years. Tom Cruise is not a favorite actor of mine but for some reason I like a lot of his movies going way back to "Top Gun."
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    Meet the Spartans: sucked.

    Don't waste your time.


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