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2022-10-19 12:31:19 PM  
"Fact" number one, and I'm not making this up, is that the movie is an adaptation of a book.

If you didn't know this "fact" going into the movie, it's pretty safe to say you didn't know any other "facts" about the movie going into it, either.
 
2022-10-19 12:40:05 PM  
Cormac McCarthy doesn't know how to write an ending?
 
2022-10-19 12:41:12 PM  
What's the most time you've ever lost clicking on a website, friendo?
 
2022-10-19 12:57:58 PM  
Careful, watching that film might give you the cancer.
 
2022-10-19 1:17:36 PM  

RolandTGunner: Cormac McCarthy doesn't know how to write an ending?


Have you ever watched Mike Tyson's Mysteries?? There's an episode where they try to "solve" the mystery of why his endings are so terrible.

And yes, when this movie ended I was all..."Ohh, I guess it's over now. Right?"
 
2022-10-19 1:27:04 PM  
It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.
 
2022-10-19 1:39:48 PM  
It's fascinating to see how many of you seem to forget how often the admins will greenlight headlines like this just to generate clicks.

Of course the majority of cinephiles who visit the "Entertainment" tab on Fark know this movie is based on a book. But you just can't resist letting everyone know how smart you are for already knowing this, right?

Mission accomplished.
 
2022-10-19 1:40:33 PM  
Need to meet a deadline but your co-worker already submitted the "Reddit comments turned into an article" for the day? The IMDB trivia page is at your service.
 
2022-10-19 1:40:45 PM  

wildcardjack: It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.


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Because it's set in "reality"  - a horrible place where the adults don't wear capes or have superpowers.
(Yeah, I took the bait)
 
2022-10-19 1:43:14 PM  

wildcardjack: It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.


Its definitely on my list of movies that are truly awful that a whole lot of people seemed to like.  Presumably they identified with the psycho
 
2022-10-19 2:04:15 PM  

wildcardjack: It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.


[stop liking what I don't like.jpg]

It gets praise because it's great movie to a lot of people (including me).
 
2022-10-19 2:10:53 PM  

MrZoner: wildcardjack: It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.

Its definitely on my list of movies that are truly awful that a whole lot of people seemed to like.  Presumably they identified with the psycho


I loved the movie, and the psycho is a person only a Republican could really identify with. I have many movies too that I don't understand why people like it (Cuckoo's Nest, Psycho). The silencer on the shot gun had me scratching my head, I just figured it was some shiat I didn't know about.
 
2022-10-19 2:16:01 PM  
I watched it, I understood that TLJ fought to get paid properly... but he didn't actually *do* anything except be late to the party every chance.
 
2022-10-19 2:18:01 PM  
THAT dude is married to Penelope Cruz??!!
 
2022-10-19 2:19:33 PM  

Pocket Ninja: "Fact" number one, and I'm not making this up, is that the movie is an adaptation of a book.

If you didn't know this "fact" going into the movie, it's pretty safe to say you didn't know any other "facts" about the movie going into it, either.


I have this in my clipboard...  "The movie is a book adaptation"

Which coincidently enough, is exactly the same place I quite reading.
 
2022-10-19 2:21:44 PM  
I didnt know it took place in 1980.

I just thought they were poor and had old cars in Texas.
 
2022-10-19 2:25:11 PM  

wildcardjack: It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.


I know I hate other people for invading threads being hip and trashing movies... but...

It's not just meh, it's downright horrible.  It's without a doubt the worst movie I've ever watched all the way through and only because I watched with someone else (after already previously watching it by myself and shutting it off in disgust 1/3 of the way through) and only because they insisted it got better.  Newsflash: It didn't.

To be perfectly fair, the Coen Brothers movies pretty much all suck (Fargo, at somewhat tolerable, is the exception to that)... but boy, this one takes the cake by far.

/Nothing happens.  It makes no sense.  It absolutely sucks.  And then, it just stops.  Without warning.  Without conclusion.  Like wtf?  It's like the Coen brothers knew it was such a hot steaming pile of garbage that they just gave up, but then decided to film it anyway (and somehow got funding).
//And then it won best picture?!  Was the academy drunk?!
 
2022-10-19 2:28:02 PM  
For a long time I thought Unforgiven was my favorite western, but sometime last year I watched it and No Country back-to-back and thought, "shiat, I think I enjoyed No Country more".
 
2022-10-19 2:32:37 PM  

sephjnr: I watched it, I understood that TLJ fought to get paid properly... but he didn't actually *do* anything except be late to the party every chance.


He's playing a police officer.  It's kind of what they do.
 
2022-10-19 2:33:30 PM  
It's not a comedy?
 
2022-10-19 2:33:52 PM  

Lambskincoat: MrZoner: wildcardjack: It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.

Its definitely on my list of movies that are truly awful that a whole lot of people seemed to like.  Presumably they identified with the psycho

I loved the movie, and the psycho is a person only a Republican could really identify with. I have many movies too that I don't understand why people like it (Cuckoo's Nest, Psycho). The silencer on the shot gun had me scratching my head, I just figured it was some shiat I didn't know about.


What's it like to insert politics into every moment of your life? Is that like a mental illness kind of thing.
 
2022-10-19 2:34:28 PM  

sephjnr: I watched it, I understood that TLJ fought to get paid properly... but he didn't actually *do* anything except be late to the party every chance.


That's where the good dialogue comes in.

Wendell: You think this boy Moss has got any notion of the sorts of sons of biatches that're huntin' him?

Ed Tom Bell: I don't know, he ought to. He's seen the same things I've seen, and it's certainly made an impression on me.
 
2022-10-19 2:34:49 PM  

jake3988: wildcardjack: It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.

I know I hate other people for invading threads being hip and trashing movies... but...

It's not just meh, it's downright horrible.  It's without a doubt the worst movie I've ever watched all the way through and only because I watched with someone else (after already previously watching it by myself and shutting it off in disgust 1/3 of the way through) and only because they insisted it got better.  Newsflash: It didn't.

To be perfectly fair, the Coen Brothers movies pretty much all suck (Fargo, at somewhat tolerable, is the exception to that)... but boy, this one takes the cake by far.

/Nothing happens.  It makes no sense.  It absolutely sucks.  And then, it just stops.  Without warning.  Without conclusion.  Like wtf?  It's like the Coen brothers knew it was such a hot steaming pile of garbage that they just gave up, but then decided to film it anyway (and somehow got funding).
//And then it won best picture?!  Was the academy drunk?!


It was a masterpiece of film making.  The horror of it all overwhelms you.
 
2022-10-19 2:36:34 PM  

wildcardjack: It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.


Here's a ball. Perhaps you'd like to bounce it.

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2022-10-19 2:37:26 PM  

Lambskincoat: MrZoner: wildcardjack: It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.

Its definitely on my list of movies that are truly awful that a whole lot of people seemed to like.  Presumably they identified with the psycho

I loved the movie, and the psycho is a person only a Republican could really identify with. I have many movies too that I don't understand why people like it (Cuckoo's Nest, Psycho). The silencer on the shot gun had me scratching my head, I just figured it was some shiat I didn't know about.


Or you could not mindlessly trust the clickbait article and google "shotgun suppressor" and find that they exist and are pretty easy to buy.
 
2022-10-19 2:39:13 PM  

phooeypapa: Lambskincoat: MrZoner: wildcardjack: It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.

Its definitely on my list of movies that are truly awful that a whole lot of people seemed to like.  Presumably they identified with the psycho

I loved the movie, and the psycho is a person only a Republican could really identify with. I have many movies too that I don't understand why people like it (Cuckoo's Nest, Psycho). The silencer on the shot gun had me scratching my head, I just figured it was some shiat I didn't know about.

What's it like to insert politics into every moment of your life? Is that like a mental illness kind of thing.


It's become religion for some, the lens through which they view everything in life.  Just substitute "sinners" for the tribe they like and "believers" for the one they don't, and it's the same stuff.
 
2022-10-19 2:39:19 PM  

jake3988: wildcardjack: It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.

I know I hate other people for invading threads being hip and trashing movies... but...

It's not just meh, it's downright horrible.  It's without a doubt the worst movie I've ever watched all the way through and only because I watched with someone else (after already previously watching it by myself and shutting it off in disgust 1/3 of the way through) and only because they insisted it got better.  Newsflash: It didn't.

To be perfectly fair, the Coen Brothers movies pretty much all suck (Fargo, at somewhat tolerable, is the exception to that)... but boy, this one takes the cake by far.

/Nothing happens.  It makes no sense.  It absolutely sucks.  And then, it just stops.  Without warning.  Without conclusion.  Like wtf?  It's like the Coen brothers knew it was such a hot steaming pile of garbage that they just gave up, but then decided to film it anyway (and somehow got funding).
//And then it won best picture?!  Was the academy drunk?!


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Oh. My. God.
 
2022-10-19 2:41:31 PM  

sephjnr: I watched it, I understood that TLJ fought to get paid properly... but he didn't actually *do* anything except be late to the party every chance.


You're right, he should have been psychic and magically appeared where the conflicts were happening each time.

/dafuq man
 
2022-10-19 2:42:08 PM  

FLMountainMan: Lambskincoat: MrZoner: wildcardjack: It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.

Its definitely on my list of movies that are truly awful that a whole lot of people seemed to like.  Presumably they identified with the psycho

I loved the movie, and the psycho is a person only a Republican could really identify with. I have many movies too that I don't understand why people like it (Cuckoo's Nest, Psycho). The silencer on the shot gun had me scratching my head, I just figured it was some shiat I didn't know about.

Or you could not mindlessly trust the clickbait article and google "shotgun suppressor" and find that they exist and are pretty easy to buy.


Username checks out.
 
2022-10-19 2:45:32 PM  

DecemberNitro: sephjnr: I watched it, I understood that TLJ fought to get paid properly... but he didn't actually *do* anything except be late to the party every chance.

You're right, he should have been psychic and magically appeared where the conflicts were happening each time.

/dafuq man


SInce when was this a zero-sum thing?
 
2022-10-19 2:47:21 PM  

Pocket Ninja: "Fact" number one, and I'm not making this up, is that the movie is an adaptation of a book.

If you didn't know this "fact" going into the movie, it's pretty safe to say you didn't know any other "facts" about the movie going into it, either.


Yup. I stopped right there.
 
2022-10-19 2:49:46 PM  

jake3988: wildcardjack: It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.

I know I hate other people for invading threads being hip and trashing movies... but...

It's not just meh, it's downright horrible.  It's without a doubt the worst movie I've ever watched all the way through and only because I watched with someone else (after already previously watching it by myself and shutting it off in disgust 1/3 of the way through) and only because they insisted it got better.  Newsflash: It didn't.

To be perfectly fair, the Coen Brothers movies pretty much all suck (Fargo, at somewhat tolerable, is the exception to that)... but boy, this one takes the cake by far.

/Nothing happens.  It makes no sense.  It absolutely sucks.  And then, it just stops.  Without warning.  Without conclusion.  Like wtf?  It's like the Coen brothers knew it was such a hot steaming pile of garbage that they just gave up, but then decided to film it anyway (and somehow got funding).
//And then it won best picture?!  Was the academy drunk?!


Ah yes. Another person unable to make the subtle distinction between "It sucks!" and "I didn't like it."
 
2022-10-19 2:52:35 PM  

Jake Havechek: sephjnr: I watched it, I understood that TLJ fought to get paid properly... but he didn't actually *do* anything except be late to the party every chance.

That's where the good dialogue comes in.

Wendell: You think this boy Moss has got any notion of the sorts of sons of biatches that're huntin' him?

Ed Tom Bell: I don't know, he ought to. He's seen the same things I've seen, and it's certainly made an impression on me.


My favorite TLJ line from the movie...

Wendell: It's a mess, ain't it Sheriff?
Sheriff Bell: If it ain't it'll do till a mess gets here.
 
2022-10-19 2:53:09 PM  
Lotta these 'round these parts....

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2022-10-19 2:54:12 PM  

RolandTGunner: Cormac McCarthy doesn't know how to write an ending?


Maybe, but the movie ended exactly where it needed to.
 
2022-10-19 2:55:30 PM  

Hawk24: Jake Havechek: sephjnr: I watched it, I understood that TLJ fought to get paid properly... but he didn't actually *do* anything except be late to the party every chance.

That's where the good dialogue comes in.

Wendell: You think this boy Moss has got any notion of the sorts of sons of biatches that're huntin' him?

Ed Tom Bell: I don't know, he ought to. He's seen the same things I've seen, and it's certainly made an impression on me.

My favorite TLJ line from the movie...

Wendell: It's a mess, ain't it Sheriff?
Sheriff Bell: If it ain't it'll do till a mess gets here.


It's full of great stuff.  The movie left out a great line from the book.  The Stephen Root character is interviewing Chigurgh and asks him if he has any enemies.  Chigurh cocks his head and says something like "enemies?  Why would I allow such a thing?"
 
2022-10-19 3:04:30 PM  
I'm a big McCarthy fan, and yet the movie is one of the few movies I've seen that is a faithful adaptation of a book that manages to be better than the book.
 
2022-10-19 3:05:40 PM  
I like it enough to rewatch it, but you can tell it's a bit broken.  The Llewellyn being hunted by Chigurgh is kind of just a boring thing.  When Chigurgh stops to talk there are a couple of great moments.
But you can it's disjointed in that while all that's going on, the entire theme of the movie (and title) are steered by Tommy Lee Jones.  His scenes are great, too but it doesn't really connect well.  It lacks some kind of cohesion.  So the Oscar noms don't all make sense to me.  Maybe I should have read the book.
 
2022-10-19 3:05:51 PM  

FLMountainMan: Lambskincoat: MrZoner: wildcardjack: It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.

Its definitely on my list of movies that are truly awful that a whole lot of people seemed to like.  Presumably they identified with the psycho

I loved the movie, and the psycho is a person only a Republican could really identify with. I have many movies too that I don't understand why people like it (Cuckoo's Nest, Psycho). The silencer on the shot gun had me scratching my head, I just figured it was some shiat I didn't know about.

Or you could not mindlessly trust the clickbait article and google "shotgun suppressor" and find that they exist and are pretty easy to buy.


You could also not "mindlessly trust" an abrasive internet rando, google a little further than he apparently did, and learn that the first commercially available shotgun supressor was invented in 2014, a full 7 years after this movie was released, which validates both the claim made in TFA and Lambskincoat's never having heard of one when they saw first the film:

https://www.americanrifleman.org/content/silencerco-unveils-salvo-12-shotgun-suppressor/
 
2022-10-19 3:06:05 PM  

Hawk24: Jake Havechek: sephjnr: I watched it, I understood that TLJ fought to get paid properly... but he didn't actually *do* anything except be late to the party every chance.

That's where the good dialogue comes in.

Wendell: You think this boy Moss has got any notion of the sorts of sons of biatches that're huntin' him?

Ed Tom Bell: I don't know, he ought to. He's seen the same things I've seen, and it's certainly made an impression on me.

My favorite TLJ line from the movie...

Wendell: It's a mess, ain't it Sheriff?
Sheriff Bell: If it ain't it'll do till a mess gets here.


Nervous Accountant: He feels... he felt that the more people looking... .
Anton Chigurh: That's foolish. You pick the one right tool.
 
2022-10-19 3:06:24 PM  
Although i love the Coens...i never cared for that film UNTIL I read the book.  Once i absorbed that book, the narrative structure, and the subtext, i realized what an excellent adaptation it really is.  Like flawless...

One piece of trivia i didn't see in the article.... Woody is in the movie... and his real-life father was mentioned in passing, in the book, regarding the shooting of a judge....  An example of how crime played by new rules these days.....  Woody's father was the criminal who shot that judge.
 
2022-10-19 3:07:53 PM  
Man who hires Wells: [about Chigurh] Just how dangerous is he?

Carson Wells: Compared to what? The bubonic plague?
 
2022-10-19 3:11:30 PM  

jake3988: wildcardjack: It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.

I know I hate other people for invading threads being hip and trashing movies... but...

It's not just meh, it's downright horrible.  It's without a doubt the worst movie I've ever watched all the way through and only because I watched with someone else (after already previously watching it by myself and shutting it off in disgust 1/3 of the way through) and only because they insisted it got better.  Newsflash: It didn't.

To be perfectly fair, the Coen Brothers movies pretty much all suck (Fargo, at somewhat tolerable, is the exception to that)... but boy, this one takes the cake by far.

/Nothing happens.  It makes no sense.  It absolutely sucks.  And then, it just stops.  Without warning.  Without conclusion.  Like wtf?  It's like the Coen brothers knew it was such a hot steaming pile of garbage that they just gave up, but then decided to film it anyway (and somehow got funding).
//And then it won best picture?!  Was the academy drunk?!


You've got a lot more hills to die on, I suspect.
 
2022-10-19 3:15:37 PM  

jake3988: wildcardjack: It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.

I know I hate other people for invading threads being hip and trashing movies... but...

It's not just meh, it's downright horrible.  It's without a doubt the worst movie I've ever watched all the way through and only because I watched with someone else (after already previously watching it by myself and shutting it off in disgust 1/3 of the way through) and only because they insisted it got better.  Newsflash: It didn't.

To be perfectly fair, the Coen Brothers movies pretty much all suck (Fargo, at somewhat tolerable, is the exception to that)... but boy, this one takes the cake by far.

/Nothing happens.  It makes no sense.  It absolutely sucks.  And then, it just stops.  Without warning.  Without conclusion.  Like wtf?  It's like the Coen brothers knew it was such a hot steaming pile of garbage that they just gave up, but then decided to film it anyway (and somehow got funding).
//And then it won best picture?!  Was the academy drunk?!


An observation.... "without a doubt", "downright", "perfectly", "pretty much", "somewhat", "absolutely"...   These words are the language of someone who doesn't even believe what he is saying, but its his job is convince us.

If you felt this way, you'd just state it... without the adverbs and adjectives..... its Freudian.
 
2022-10-19 3:16:39 PM  
 What's this guy supposed to be, the ultimate badass?

No, I wouldn't describe him as that.

How would you describe him?

I guess I would say he doesn't have a sense of humor. His name is Chigurh.
 
2022-10-19 3:18:11 PM  
masterpiece movie. anyone who says otherwise has a disconcerting haircut.
 
2022-10-19 3:29:09 PM  
The only fact I know is that it is a terrible movie.
 
2022-10-19 3:32:34 PM  
I'd read a few McCarthy novels before this movie came out, though I hadn't read this one. I was affected by the film, so I read the book, twice. Still not sure I truly get the point. It's haunting. The point varies depending on perspective.
 
2022-10-19 3:33:24 PM  
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2022-10-19 3:34:23 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: FLMountainMan: Lambskincoat: MrZoner: wildcardjack: It's not a very good movie. I never understand why meh movies get praise.

Its definitely on my list of movies that are truly awful that a whole lot of people seemed to like.  Presumably they identified with the psycho

I loved the movie, and the psycho is a person only a Republican could really identify with. I have many movies too that I don't understand why people like it (Cuckoo's Nest, Psycho). The silencer on the shot gun had me scratching my head, I just figured it was some shiat I didn't know about.

Or you could not mindlessly trust the clickbait article and google "shotgun suppressor" and find that they exist and are pretty easy to buy.

You could also not "mindlessly trust" an abrasive internet rando, google a little further than he apparently did, and learn that the first commercially available shotgun supressor was invented in 2014, a full 7 years after this movie was released, which validates both the claim made in TFA and Lambskincoat's never having heard of one when they saw first the film:

https://www.americanrifleman.org/content/silencerco-unveils-salvo-12-shotgun-suppressor/


"Commercially available" is the key phrase there.  The principle and construction of a suppressor is not complicated.  A farking 2-liter bottle is a (mediocre) suppressor.  Pretty sure a cartel hitman could whip up something.
 
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