Monday, February 25, 2008

No Country for Old Men

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Considering that the role of the academy awards is to publicize the industry more than reward excellence, it is heartening that this year's winner for best piture was indeed a magnificent film. I like this reflection (warning: spoilers) on it in the London Review of Books, and also this review in the New Republic. The film was directed by two of my favorite directors Joel and Ethan Coen. David Denby has and an article about the pair in the latest New Yorker.
I think that he partly misreads the Coens, and Christopher Orr thinks so, too. See this corrective.
This is amusing if you've seen the movie.

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