Great Images from Great Movies (2) – “No Country for Old Men”

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Truly great movies leave indelible marks. It may be through an emotional connection to the story. It may be through a remarkable performance or a signature scene. But it could also be through the brilliant imagery that films carves into your mind. That’s what this feature is all about – highlighting great images from great movies.

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So what are thoughts on this Coen brothers classic. Is there a particular image that stands out to you?

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26 thoughts on “Great Images from Great Movies (2) – “No Country for Old Men”

  1. Deakins was at the very top of his game in 07. Loved his work here, but his work on The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is, quite honestly, some of the very best cinematography of all time.

  2. What else can be said about NCFOM that hasn’t already? This is one of my all-time favorite movies and just about every part of the film is perfect in my eyes.

    • Yes, yes, and yes. It is one of the few movies that I can turn on any time and be just as enthralled as when I first saw it. “Perfect” seems like high praise but I also think it fits!

  3. One of my favourite movies, man. That image of the scuff marks from the cowboy boots is just quality. Such a great film.

    By the way, bro. Do you listen to podcasts? If so, check out The Next Reel. Two guys that know their stuff. It’s one of the best and most addictive podcasts I’ve came across. They do a great review on No Country for Old Men.

  4. Great bit here Keith, you’ve chosen a very worthy film to comment on visually. The Coens are a unique brand. I think this is their best film, and for me it’s simply b/c of how incredibly menacing Javier Bardem is in this. Naturally, any shot that features his mug in it is a stand-out shot for me. 🙂

    • I am a huge Coen brothers fan. That said I think I agree with you. This movie is pretty much the perfect film in my opinion. It’s so well-made, well written, and absolutely stunning to look at. I love hearing from people who share those thoughts.

  5. Great idea for a series – when Llewellyn returns to the wounded Mexican by night, there is a shot of the second vehicle parked next to his that is just eery…

    • Without a doubt. They really do put a lot into the visual aspect of their films. “No Country” is stunning in that regard. So many amazing shots.

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