Monday, February 05, 2007

Evil of all sorts

NBK reports some fine news. The Coen brothers are directing No Country For Old Men. Now you are probably thinking, T, you didn't like No Country For Old Men. Not totally accurate. I didn't like that last third. I think the Coens could work some magic with this one. The eeeevvvillll Chigurh is portrayed by Spanish actor Javier Bardem who will also be appearing in a movie version of Love in the Time of Cholera and Killing Pablo. The latter is an excellent if very dark book about the tracking and killing of drug lord Pablo Escobar. Highly recommended.


Anonymous said...

I thought the book started out strong, and then seemed to unravel in the last 30-40 pages. Initially, I couldn't put it down. Then, I couldn't pick it up. I hope they can do something with the ending. Maybe the violence will be as quirky as the wood shredder scene in Fargo. Chirurgh, or whatever his name was, was certainly a nasty fellow. Your friend, Sven.

Tripp said...

Yeah it lost it for me when the sherrif went all reflective. It fell apart at that point.

I expect more darkness like Blood Simple, but I am eager to see what they can do.