Adapted by the Coen Brothers into an Academy Award winning film, No Country For Old Men is a dark and suspenseful novel from Cormac McCarthy, author of The Road.
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Adapted by the Coen Brothers into an Academy Award winning film, No Country For Old Men is a dark and suspenseful novel from Cormac McCarthy, author of The Road. Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles upon a transaction gone horribly wrong. Finding bullet-ridden bodies, several kilos of heroin, and a caseload of cash, he faces a choice – leave the scene as he found it, or cut the money and run. Choosing the latter, he knows, will change everything. And so begins a terrifying chain of events, in which each participant seems determined to answer the question that one asks another: how does a man decide in what order to abandon his life?
In No Country for Old Men: From Novel to Film, scholars offer varied approaches to both the novel and the award-winning film.
Author: Lynnea Chapman King
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In 2005, Cormac McCarthy's novel, No Country for Old Men, was published to wide acclaim, and in 2007, Ethan and Joel Coen brought their adaptation of McCarthy's novel to the screen. The film earned praise from critics worldwide and was honored with four Academy Awards', including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. In No Country for Old Men: From Novel to Film, scholars offer varied approaches to both the novel and the award-winning film. Beginning with several essays dedicated entirely to the novel and its place within the McCarthy canon, the anthology offers subsequent essays focusing on the film, the adaptation process, and the Coen Brothers more broadly. The book also features an interview with the Coen brothers' long-time cinematographer Roger Deakins. This entertaining and enriching book for readers interested in the Coen Brothers' films and in McCarthy's fiction is an important contribution to both literature and film studies.
This engaging summary presents an analysis of No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy, the story of Llewelyn Moss, a war veteran who stumbles across the aftermath of a drug deal gone wrong and makes off with a briefcase full of money that ...
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Yet they have aroused a good deal of discussions and diverse receptions not only in literary circles but also (and this is mainly for the movie) within the public.
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Category: Literary Criticism
Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Freiburg, course: Novel / Film Adaptation, language: English, abstract: There is no need to explain that No Country for Old Men, published in 2005 by Cormac McCarthy – as well as the eponymous movie by the Coen brothers (2007) - are extravagant works in terms of style as well as in their philosophical conceptions. Since both were only recently released there is still very few secondary literature on the complexity of McCarthy’s ideas and concepts of human – or mainly American – culture. Yet they have aroused a good deal of discussions and diverse receptions not only in literary circles but also (and this is mainly for the movie) within the public. Not only that McCarthy plays with different genres in one work, confusing the readers expectations and habitual ways of reading in general, but he also seems to deconstruct everything we thought to believe about society, morality, rules of living and fate. With Anton Chigurh McCarthy introduces a totally unknown, a new type of character, who finally makes all attempts of moral or philosophical interpretations fade with the wind, just walking down the road – alive.
Northern Irish Poetry in the Twenty - First Century MATT MCGUIRE Applying the
phrase ' No Country for Old Men ' to Northern Irish poetry is a highly suggestive
critical enterprise . It presents a number of contexts in which to reconsider one of
Author: Paddy Lyons
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Literary Criticism
Once a country of emigration and diaspora, in the 1990s Ireland began to attract immigration from other parts of the world: a new citizenry. By the first decade of the twenty-first century, the ratio between GDP and population placed Ireland among the wealthiest nations in the world. The Peace Agreements of the mid-1990s and the advent of power-sharing in Northern Ireland have enabled Ireland's story to change still further. No longer locked into troubles from the past, the Celtic Tiger can now leap in new directions. These shifts in culture have given Irish literature the opportunity to look afresh at its own past and, thereby, new perspectives have also opened for Irish Studies. The contributors to this volume explore these new openings; the essays examine writings from both now and the past in the new frames afforded by new times.
Coen brother's hit film 'No Country For Old Men' won 4 Oscars, while 'there will be
Blood' and 'The Bourne Ultimatum' won 3 Joel Coel and Ethan Coen Directors of '
No Country For Old Men' during the gala night on Feb. 24, 2008 awards each ...
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Tatum, Stephen. 2011. “'Mercantile Ethics': No Country for Old Men and the
Narcocorrido.” In Cormac McCarthy: “All the Pretty Horses,” “No Country for Old
Men,” “The Road,” edited by Sara L. Spurgeon, 77–93. New York: Continuum.
Author: Lee Clark Mitchell
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Category: Social Science
For more than a century the cinematic Western has been America’s most familiar genre, always teetering on the verge of exhaustion and yet regularly revived in new forms. Why does this outmoded vehicle—with the most narrowly based historical setting of any popular genre—maintain its appeal? In Late Westerns Lee Clark Mitchell takes a position against those critics looking to attach “post” to the all-too-familiar genre. For though the frontier disappeared long ago, though men on horseback have become commonplace, and though films of all sorts have always, necessarily, defied generic patterns, the Western continues to enthrall audiences. It does so by engaging narrative expectations stamped on our collective consciousness so firmly as to integrate materials that might not seem obviously “Western” at all. Through plot cues, narrative reminders, and even cinematic frameworks, recent films shape interpretive understanding by triggering a long-standing familiarity audiences have with the genre. Mitchell’s critical analysis reveals how these films engage a thematic and cinematic border-crossing in which their formal innovations and odd plots succeed deconstructively, encouraging by allusion, implication, and citation the evocation of generic meaning from ingredients that otherwise might be interpreted quite differently. Applying genre theory with close cinematic readings, Mitchell posits that the Western has essentially been “post” all along.
Author: Sara Spurgeon
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Literary Criticism
a new understanding of the rogues gallery they bring to the screen." --Book Jacket.
Author: Ryan P. Doom
Category: Performing Arts
This examination of the distinctive cinema of Joel and Ethan Coen explores the theme of violence in their wide-ranging body of work. * Chronology of each of the Coen brothers' 13 major films * Photos of major characters from each of the Coen brothers' films under examination.
Author: Warren Eyster
Publisher: [S.l.] : Random
This chapter examines the genre and the gender in the novel and the film No
Country for Old Men. Peter Rainer (2007) in No Country for Old Men is a Wild,
Wild West assumes that the West of the film and the novel is not the Old West;
there is ...
Author: Inese Vicaka
Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
Category: Performing Arts
This book offers an original perspective on the narrative in the film and the novel No Country for Old Men, it also gives a good account on the issue of fidelity that plays an important role in the analysis of the relationship between the film adaptation and its source text, observing whether the Coens have not eradicated the novel’s complex and allegorical essence. The narrative analysis in the book as well involves an observation of the narrator’s point-of-view and its reliability. Besides, the book undeniably proves that the relation of narrative time and narrative space is vital in the comparison of the film adapatation and its source text. The contents of the book may serve as a valuable source for aspiring students and researchers in the area of literary and film studies.
Country. for. Old. Men. The. Coens'. Tragic. Western. Richard. Gilmore. The point
is there aint no point. —Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men Coen Irony
No Country for Old Men (2007) is, one might say, one more step in Joel and
Author: Mark T. Conard
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Many critics agree that Joel and Ethan Coen are one of the most visionary and idiosyncratic filmmaking teams of the last three decades. Combining thoughtful eccentricity, wry humor, irony, and often brutal violence, the Coen brothers have crafted a style of filmmaking that pays tribute to classic American movie genres yet maintains a distinctly postmodern feel. Since arriving on the film scene, the Coens have amassed an impressive body of work that has garnered them critical acclaim and a devoted cult following. From Raising Arizona and Fargo to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and No Country for Old Men, the Coens have left an unmistakable imprint on Hollywood. The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers investigates philosophical themes in the works of these master filmmakers and also uses their movies as vehicles to explore fundamental concepts of philosophy. The contributing authors discuss concepts such as justice, the problem of interpretation, existential role-playing, the philosophy of comedy, the uncertainty principle, and the coldness of modernity. The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers is not just for die-hard Lebowski Fest attendees, but for anyone who enjoys big ideas on the big screen.
Author: Bennett Eason Cross
An initial reading of Cormac McCarthy's ninth novel, No Country for Old Men,
leaves the reader wondering about the lack of animal presence in the text.
McCarthy's previous eight novels are rife with animal presence and imagery, and
it seems ...
Author: Wallis R. Sanborn, III
Category: Literary Criticism
"The first chapter here examines animal presentations in The Stonemason, The Gardener's Son and two short stories, "Bounty" and "The Dark Waters." The following eight chapters focus on one text, one type of animal--feline, swine, bovine, bird and bat, canine, equine, lupine, and hound-and one particular thesis"--Provided by publisher.
With the publication of No Country for Old Men, McCarthy solidified his transition
from critically acclaimed, best-selling author to popular national writer. Through
his imaginative forays into commercial genres, like the Western in the Border ...
Author: Willard P. Greenwood
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Presents a critical introduction to the fiction and drama of the American author, discussing his novels, plays, characters, language, and the major themes of his work.
This 43-page guide for "No Country for Old Men" by Cormac McCarthy includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 13 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.
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Category: Great Britain
7. No. Country. for. Old. Men. I wish to begin this chapter by looking more closely
at how the word country is used in this and other McCarthy texts. In my chapter on
All the Pretty Horses I suggested a definition of country in terms of ethical ...
Author: Andrew Keller Estes
Category: Literary Criticism
In Cormac McCarthy and the Writing of American Spaces Andrew Estes examines ideas about the land as they emerge in the later fiction of this important contemporary author. McCarthy's texts are shown to be part of larger narratives about American environments. Against the backdrop of the emerging discipline of environmental criticism, Estes investigates the way space has been constructed in U.S. American writing. Cormac McCarthy is found to be heir to diametrically opposed concepts of space: as something Americans embraced as either overwhelmingly positive and reinvigorating or as rather negative and threatening. McCarthy's texts both replicate this binary thinking about American environments and challenge readers to reconceive traditional ways of seeing space. Breaking new ground as to how literary landscapes and spaces are critically assessed this study seeks to examine the many detailed descriptions of the physical world in McCarthy on their own terms. Adding to so-called 'second wave' environmental criticism, it reaches beyond an earlier, limited understanding of the environment as 'nature' to consider both natural landscapes and built environments. Chapter one discusses the field of environmental criticism in reference to McCarthy while chapter two offers a brief narrative of conceptions of space in the U.S. Chapter three highlights trends in McCarthy criticism. Chapters four through eight provide close readings of McCarthy's later novels, from Blood Meridian to The Road.