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30 Facts You Didn't Know About No Country for Old Men


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  • Tanner Saurus
    Tanner Saurus 11 ай бұрын +1802

    This is seriously one of the best films I've ever watched. The long stretches of dialogue silence are deafening. The entire movie is somehow calm, beautiful, riveting, and terrifying all at once. Truly a masterpiece!

    • cytherians
      cytherians 2 ай бұрын

      @Rob C While Chigurh was such a horrific character, Bardem played him so well... I hope one day there's a follow-on movie of some kind where he reprises his role.

    • Amy Toth
      Amy Toth 2 ай бұрын

      @cytherians I agree, and yes Carla Jean was murdered. Remember when Chigurh shot Carson Wells and then answers the phone? He's talking to Llewellyn and Carson's blood is getting close to his feet and he quickly lifts them. When he walks out of Carla Jean's mother's house, he pauses for a minute and checks the bottom of both feet, kinda wipes them a little. That's when I knew he killed her, his insanity couldn't let him not kill her when she refused to call the flip. To him, he tried to help her but she wouldn't let him. He had no choice. He leaves with a clear conscience but having blood on his boots would've mad him feel dirty.
      The abrupt ending, you are right, that is real life. Real life tragedy doesn't end up neat and tidy, tied in a bow. Real life tragedy leaves everyone off balance, unable to grasp the full scale off events.
      Tommy Lee Jones' opening monologue is something I could listen to, I have listened to over and over. It's the sound of Texas. I took it for granted as a child but it is dying out. It's not just the accent or the dialect, although both are very important, it's the rhythm of the speech, the pauses. At the end of the monologue, he's talking about a man about to be executed. The man says he knows he's going to hell,.....pause... be there in about 15 minutes. That's how the men in my family spoke. Kids don't interrupt adults and if a kid wants to say something you learn to read the pause. It may sound like they're done but you can just the rhythm, the body language and you know it's not quite yet. I miss it. I miss them. So so many things in this movie are them. Cormac McCarthy is a genius.

    • cytherians
      cytherians 2 ай бұрын +1

      When I first saw it, I was a little ambivalent. I liked various characters, especially Chigurh... but was disappointed with loose ends that would never be tied up, like was Carla-Jean murdered? Did Chigurh ever get caught? But in time, after a couple more viewings, I realized how these questions are irrelevant. This is life. Not everything gets wrapped up and figured out. The whole fabric of this movie sets your mind into a fascinating place as a voyeur into a nature of human life that does exist, for some people. Coupling this with the location, the cinematography... such a visceral feeling. I agree--it's a masterpiece!

    • Rob C
      Rob C 3 ай бұрын

      @Amy Toth I’m from Oklahoma and my wife is Mexican, so I do know some of what you are referring to. And yes I understand exactly the point you are making. It makes perfect sense. Maybe it’s too evil for some to understand as they have not had to deal with anything close to that in real life. Good day to you.

  • Rachel Rodgers
    Rachel Rodgers 9 ай бұрын +824

    The fact about Woody Harrelson’s father assassinating that federal judge just blew my mind. Looked it up and realized his dad was apparently a hitman. 🤯

    • Iwatchyoutube
      Iwatchyoutube 8 күн бұрын

      @John Bragg That movie is just a fever dream of weirdness.

    • Alise Stamn
      Alise Stamn 22 күн бұрын


    • 116th
      116th 27 күн бұрын +1

      I'm nearly 40 years old and never knew this... the first woody Harrelson movie I saw, I must have been 7 or 8 years old. I feel like, in all this time, this should have come up.
      Although, I still haven't seen NBKs... It was a bit too advanced for my age on release, and I never got around it to since...
      Still, I feel like I must have relatively recently crossed over to a different reality where Woodys dad is an absolute gangster.

    • John S Barnes
      John S Barnes 28 күн бұрын

      He was in Dallas November 1962.

    • stpaulimdog
      stpaulimdog Ай бұрын

      He played his own dad!

  • Guy Solis: Bonsai-The Apprentices Experiments

    'No Country for Old Men' is the only movie that I ever finished watching then turned right around and watched it again. Every actor has supremely crafted their part to make the whole of it superb..you could never expect less from Joel and Ethan Coen or "Roderick Jaynes". Maybe the brother will get back together to create their ultimate master piece!

    • Guy Solis: Bonsai-The Apprentices Experiments
      Guy Solis: Bonsai-The Apprentices Experiments 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Dave Meads Thanks Dave, you also have great taste in movies..So many hit and misses but we always find the masterpieces!..best wishes to you and yours!

    • Dave Meads
      Dave Meads 2 ай бұрын

      @Guy Solis: Bonsai-The Apprentices Experimentsabsolutely loved pulp fiction the way he played out all the time lines and story arcs is still genius.
      Btw you've got good taste in movie mate 👍🇦🇺
      Here's wishing you and yours a safe healthy and happy 2023

    • Guy Solis: Bonsai-The Apprentices Experiments
      Guy Solis: Bonsai-The Apprentices Experiments 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Dave Meads It's an amazing craft they present to us...Pulp Fiction played us in a lot of intriguing ways. The first time I watched it my head spun out of orbit! So I watched it 3 more times and I got the picture: It's all about subtleties....Love the great producers!

    • Dave Meads
      Dave Meads 2 ай бұрын

      Lol I did that with fight club
      I remember being like wtf there's no way I missed all those hints and watched it straight away again and couldn't believe it was all there for us to see

    • Guy Solis: Bonsai-The Apprentices Experiments
      Guy Solis: Bonsai-The Apprentices Experiments 2 ай бұрын

      @KabeBlak Correct and thi movie had some interesting touches like the shot up guy in the pick up saying "agua..agua.." and the pit chasing our hero..Watching Woody Harrelson damn near beg Sugar was a trip..

  • lee harman
    lee harman 10 ай бұрын +120

    Javier Bardem’s performance was a masterpiece, he made Chigurh the most intimidating, coldest and heinous villain in movie history although I wasn’t too pleased when he took the James Bond part, because I knew it would be ridiculous, and over familiarise this magnificent and wonderful actor

    • stpaulimdog
      stpaulimdog Ай бұрын

      Actually many of his parts are unrecognizable to each other. That's how good an actor he is.

    • TobyIKanoby
      TobyIKanoby 2 ай бұрын

      You can't compare a Bond movie with No country for old man. And villains in Bond movies obviously always are ridiculous in the first place.

    • Karl with a K
      Karl with a K 3 ай бұрын +2

      Surprisingly for you, actors have to get a role to get paid. If they don't get paid they don't get money...wait...do you not know why someone tries to earn money?

    • SpendingTimeTogether
      SpendingTimeTogether 4 ай бұрын +1

      @Samuel LP OK, I guess you're joking he looked like Cruise from that movie. Alright.

    • Samuel LP
      Samuel LP 4 ай бұрын

      @SpendingTimeTogether yeah Tom Cruise.

  • Ralph Alvarez
    Ralph Alvarez 11 ай бұрын +384

    I remember Chighr was hunting Brolin's character, it was so slow moving and relentless. It was like a nightmare where you can't run fast or hide from the person that's after you. Chighr never runs in the movie and yet he is right behind his prey.

    • ehulbert5
      ehulbert5 25 күн бұрын

      I've had dreams where I couldn't run from whatever.

    • dave dopp
      dave dopp 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Dave Meads Ponder that in that decade 70-80, dozens of now infamous serial killers operated in the West Coast alone. They did get the Idaho guy, on cell pings, a smidge of dna, and pix of his car, newer tech.

      KEITH KUHN 2 ай бұрын +1

      Yes I remember that as well.
      Quite a movie.

    • Coretta JG
      Coretta JG 3 ай бұрын

      @Dave Meads they say they do. They just aren't telling us yet.

    • Dave Meads
      Dave Meads 3 ай бұрын

      @Bingo the Pug idk the whole Moscow Idaho massacre has me twisted they don't seem to have a clue who did that...

  • Pamela BH
    Pamela BH 2 ай бұрын +11

    If you listen to Javier Bardem speak in this movie, you will never, EVER detect any accent at all. He purposely learned how to speak perfect English for this role - listen closely - not one bit of an accent from him in any scene. I find that truly amazing. He most definitely EARNED his Oscar for this role. He is the epitome of what acting is all about.

    • Bret Michaels Insulin
      Bret Michaels Insulin 6 күн бұрын

      When he’s talking to woody in the hotel his accent is on full display …..

    • Pamela BH
      Pamela BH Ай бұрын

      @Bill Brosen Actually, Kelly MacDonald was born in Glasgow, Scotland. I’ve seen her in several movies, and she, too, is fabulous! I bet many viewers would never have known she was Scottish in that movie.

    • Bill Brosen
      Bill Brosen Ай бұрын +4

      @Pamela BH The actress who plays Carla Moss is English with a heavy english accent but you would never know it

    • Pamela BH
      Pamela BH Ай бұрын

      @Flama Rivera okay, NOW, I have to go back and watch the movie all over again to hear him talk…ya gotta do whatcha gotta do…😉

    • Flama Rivera
      Flama Rivera Ай бұрын +1

      I *did* hear his accent slip a little bit, I think it was in the Carla scene or one of the motel scenes. It's hard for me to unhear it now, but I was flabbergasted when I heard him speaking in interviews about his work as Anton. He's such a great actor.

  • O Raly00
    O Raly00 11 ай бұрын +572

    I love how quiet this movie was. You could literally hear and feel the tension throughout

    • CWS and TKP 66-02
      CWS and TKP 66-02 2 ай бұрын

      O Raly00 would swoon watching "All Is Lost" if they thought this film was quiet.

    • Jay G
      Jay G 4 ай бұрын

      I disagree with you

    • David Gerald
      David Gerald 6 ай бұрын +1

      I watched this movie like 10 tomes before somebody pointed out to me that there was no music....I never even noticed

    • BostonsF1nest
      BostonsF1nest 7 ай бұрын +1

      That’s because there’s absolutely zero music or score in the entire film aside from when it opens and ends.

      EXCLAMATIONPOINTMAN!!!!!!!!!! 8 ай бұрын


  • Legendary Monkey
    Legendary Monkey 7 ай бұрын +33

    It's incredible how tight and efficient the filming was and how minimal the film is. Less is more as they say and in this case less is the most. One of my favourite movies ever. So atmospheric and tense. Definite masterpiece. I might be bias as I love all Coen movies but maybe that's just because they are genuinely brilliant.

  • Deborah Leone
    Deborah Leone 8 ай бұрын +281

    Of course, this film wasn’t a comedy! But I remember my husband (God rest his beautiful soul🕊💕🙏) just cracking up laughing at how INSANE Javier Bardem’s conversation with the gas station attendant really was!!! I was an ER/Trauma RN almost 40 years (now retired) and my husband was a police officer, so we pretty much “saw it all” together in the fields and in the ER......but Bardem played this part so masterfully, we could actually recognize some of our more “psychologically broken”patients in his character! We purchased the movie on DVD and watched it together over goodies and snacks on rainy evenings. I haven’t watched it since my husband Went Home, but in my opinion, it’s one of the best films made. Great casting and performances.
    God bless all here, in Jesus’s Precious Name, Amen!🕊💕🙏🌹

      KEITH KUHN 2 ай бұрын

      I feel your pain.
      But it sounds like your husband had a sense of humor.
      I agree that was one kick-ass movie.

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    • Cecil Smith
      Cecil Smith 2 ай бұрын

      if you want a laugh watch the version with Kevin James as the sound guy in that scene

    • Juan Mendoza
      Juan Mendoza 3 ай бұрын


  • Harrison McCartney
    Harrison McCartney 3 ай бұрын +8

    Easily one of the best films ever made. Every single rewatch is worth it because you get so much more out of it every single time.

  • Mark David
    Mark David 11 ай бұрын +135

    Excellent film. I watch it every year. It never gets old. A film full of geniuses and perfect acting. The scenes are so realistic that I am drawn into the raw emotion and surroundings and danger and loneliness.

    • Jesusfreaks Doitdeeper
      Jesusfreaks Doitdeeper 3 ай бұрын


    • B Bodziak
      B Bodziak 8 ай бұрын

      @arthurcurry2003 You misread it. It says perfect "acting" not "ending"!

    • C.S.S.
      C.S.S. 8 ай бұрын

      This film is set in 1980 and has all the exact flavor of that year to a tee. I was eleven years old then, and they were able to transport me right back. Same with Fargo. Perfect 1987.

    • arthurcurry2003
      arthurcurry2003 9 ай бұрын

      "perfect ending" ? it's the shittiest ending ever

    • Rob C
      Rob C 11 ай бұрын +1

      Exactly…it’s one of like 5 movies that I will never get tired of watching.

  • Clayton Ikler
    Clayton Ikler 4 ай бұрын +9

    The fact that Brolin's char was a vet made it hard not to think he wouldn't have counted that money when he first found it and discovered the tracker and put up a better fight instead of dying off screen... Everything else was fantastic

    • Trashy Raccoon2
      Trashy Raccoon2 4 ай бұрын +6

      Not all vets are smart. Llewelyn is also a loser, and that idea is shown at the beginning of a movie when he misses the buck when shooting.

  • Mark Miller
    Mark Miller 11 ай бұрын +76

    One of the most surprising things to me is that Kelly Macdonald is Scottish. I am always impressed when a foreigner does such a good American accent that it seems like they are speaking with no dialect at all. Of those in this clip, the two that impressed me the most were the ones about Woody's father and the name of the drug store.
    P.S. I just discovered Kelly voices Merida in 'Brave'.

    • Amy Toth
      Amy Toth 2 ай бұрын

      @Soren Franson That scene, in that mobile home, and in that time period could've been me. I love that scene because it reminds me so much of being newlywed Texas trailer trash, not quite broke but badly bent. The banter, almost 45 years with the same man makes me wonder what those two would've been like had Llewellyn not done something dumber than hell.

    • Jesusfreaks Doitdeeper
      Jesusfreaks Doitdeeper 3 ай бұрын


    • Dave Meads
      Dave Meads 3 ай бұрын

      @Steef Pip she was great in that
      Oh and I totally forgot she was the girl in the infamous morning "accident" scene in trainspotting

    • phantommanass
      phantommanass 7 ай бұрын +1

      Idk what it is but british actors always seem to do a great job at American accents, but not vice versa.

    • Soren Franson
      Soren Franson 7 ай бұрын +1

      "Big talk."

  • C.S.S.
    C.S.S. 11 ай бұрын +78

    So much greatness in this film, it is impossible to even measure. Love the space, the light, the sparse dialogue, strong characters….everything. This film literally has a whole entire life of it’s own. I will never stop loving it, and never stop watching it.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

      EXCLAMATIONPOINTMAN!!!!!!!!!! 8 ай бұрын +1

      Something that seems odd, but True: one of the scenes that stands out to me and told me it was great,
      Was when that Mariachi band played over Brolin and he said "medico":
      The way that image looked was so fantastic.
      Some movies I see and I realize "ai am watching a bad movie"; it was then leading up to that scene that scene that i knew I was watching a very good movie.

  • krazyjey
    krazyjey 9 ай бұрын +13

    The whole thing is just a masterpiece of cinematography. took me a while to look at the character without feeling uneasy just because how perfectly the actor tell the scene and act as such.

    • slice serve
      slice serve 8 ай бұрын +1

      The film is so good it is easy to overlook the incredible cinematography throughout the film. Cinema as art to be sure.

  • roberto santos
    roberto santos 6 ай бұрын +10

    That scene in the gas station where he flips a coin to determine if the old man lives has to be the scariest in movies history. Its scary how well this movie projects fear. Excellent movie.

  • Hollywood Tacticool
    Hollywood Tacticool 7 ай бұрын +9

    woah, these facts make this amazing film even more unbelievable. "EFFICIENT" is the word that comes to mind, both of the filmmaking process, style of narrative and esp Bardem's character's viciousness

  • Not David
    Not David 2 ай бұрын +2

    a literal masterpiece of cinema.

  • Scopex
    Scopex 11 ай бұрын +69

    Chigurh has to be the single most terrifying killer you would NOT want on your tail! A moive I can watch again and again each time you spot SOMETHING extra. The Bond movie directors clearly cast Bardem in Skyfall based on this performance.

    • Steef Pip
      Steef Pip 7 ай бұрын

      @Dennis Lee good comparison, but I feel obligated to trash the ending of that movie because it bothers me so much when Richard Benjamin lays down on the table and Yul Brynner just walks past him after establishing earlier that they can see heat patterns.

    • Glenn Hill
      Glenn Hill 9 ай бұрын +1

      @ConanLive Man...I was thinking if I was Woody Harrelson's character at just that moment, I'd have dived from an upward position onto Chigurh and fought for my life rather than just going to his room as an ox to the slaughter. That was one thing in this film that I couldn't figure out...so many of Chigur's victims were so stupid or passive, or both, except for the deputy fighting for his life in the start of the film.

    • Sur Chipparoski
      Sur Chipparoski 10 ай бұрын

      @Mike Yerian he was great

    • Dennis Lee
      Dennis Lee 10 ай бұрын +2

      When I read your comment, what came to mind was Yul Brynner in the original Westworld. I barely remember it but the way that Brynner kept coming at Richard Benjamin.

    • peterhaslund
      peterhaslund 10 ай бұрын +1

      And he was another cross-dressing disaster, this time in a Bond movie

  • Iowa5.56
    Iowa5.56 9 ай бұрын +27

    Javier did an amazing job in this movie of making his character very believable and truly psychologically tilted (and smart). Pretty much the worst enemy you can think of when not only do they not care what they do to you, but they don't care what happens to them either. Kind of a sadistic 1+1=2 always works so it can work again on the evil side of things.

    • Jesusfreaks Doitdeeper
      Jesusfreaks Doitdeeper 3 ай бұрын


    • Bingo the Pug
      Bingo the Pug 7 ай бұрын +1

      I think it’s implied that he grew up from an early age in the “cartel lifestyle.” They taught him to be emotionless, how to take care of himself in dire situations, etc.

  • 42k
    42k 9 ай бұрын +24

    This is how you make characters! This is directing, acting, and writing at its best. I will always love this film and I'll never forget how excited I was when I first saw it.

  • T BONE
    T BONE 6 ай бұрын +7

    The Coen Bros always cast people for the small bit parts in their movies that look like actual real people. It's a detail that adds a sense of "reality" or depth to their films that I just don't see from other film makers.

  • KCJohn62
    KCJohn62 10 ай бұрын +21

    For me one of the more salient moments in the film was when confronting the befuddled storekeeper in Texas after his inquiry about the weather in Dallas, was the close-up of the peanut package expanding with the crinkling noise accompanying it, dramatizing the moments ferocity, just one of many such occurrences adding flavor to the blend.

  • DoctorSess
    DoctorSess 9 ай бұрын +24

    I still remember seeing it in theaters and walking out knowing I just watched one of the best films I ever will. I read the book and the movie is as perfect as adaptations get.

  • Jiles
    Jiles 11 ай бұрын +31

    I love how the Coens made a few tiny changes to the book dialogue that added so much power! The scene where she refuses to call the dice was so incredible.

  • Gabe Clark
    Gabe Clark 11 ай бұрын +148

    Finally a "Facts You Didn't Know About" video with actual facts I didn't know! Kudos!

  • Jesus Wojak
    Jesus Wojak 5 ай бұрын +11

    I realy liked the scene where the kid did not wanted to take Antons money and Anton just started to repeat himself cause his worldview could get chalanged by such a simple act of kindness. Even if those kids got corrupted at the end, I realy liked that.

    • Lou
      Lou Ай бұрын

      @Old World Patriot excellent analysis

    • Mark Schnitzius
      Mark Schnitzius 2 ай бұрын +2

      ...and they immediately start fighting over the money. :) Good catch.

    • Old World Patriot
      Old World Patriot 2 ай бұрын +1

      If the kids had flat out refused no matter what,he would’ve killed them.
      It was part of the rules to him,if they took the money,they wouldn’t tell the cops where he went. If they refused,they clearly have a mindset that makes it easier to conclude they would tell the cops his position.
      It was a brief,almost once in Anton’s lifetime occurrence that he showed he didn’t want to kill two children. He would’ve if he had to,but he risked losing valuable escape time to try to make them understand that it was in their best interest to take the money and prove to him that they could be spared. Anonymity is his priority,he kills anyone who acknowledges his existence and fails his games of chance. In a way,his insistence that they take the cash was a game of chance for their lives too.
      But one game he didn’t want them to lose.

  • Real life Lebowski
    Real life Lebowski 11 ай бұрын +16

    The painting in the hotel room and the Sheriffs dream about him and his deceased father is brilliant.. I totally missed that part

  • charles clager
    charles clager 2 ай бұрын +2

    As i watched the film I was constantly on edge about who was going to be the next victim.
    I was emotionally drained as the movie ended. One of the best films of this genre I've ever seen.

  • Juan Carlos Davila
    Juan Carlos Davila 10 ай бұрын +12

    Outstanding movie and video of fun facts. One thing that stands out to me is that Llewellyn Moss could have gotten away with the money undetected had he not returned to the scene of the crime to give water to a man already dead. All he had to do was either hide the money or leave town without hesitation. But that guilt of leaving a man to die thirsty was the downfall for him and his wife.

    • Errol Wilcox
      Errol Wilcox 9 ай бұрын +2

      There was a transponder hidden in the cash...he finds it about halfway through the movie

  • prodigy750
    prodigy750 11 ай бұрын +29

    I don’t think anyone could’ve play Anton Sugar as well as he did, and his toughest opponent was probably that old lady in the trailer park, she was one tough cookie lol, I love that scene! The looks they give each other are great!😂

      STANLEY M Ай бұрын

      "Sir, I can't give out that intformation" I loved her accent ! And yeah, I typed "intformation "

    • daedrmr2dae
      daedrmr2dae 9 ай бұрын +1

      ...and he didn't kill her, because that wouldn't be playing by "the rules"

  • Paul Clarke
    Paul Clarke 4 ай бұрын +5

    The whole host of extra actors from the gal who wouldn't back down near the beginning to the gas station owner and the guy who owned the chicken truck and others were so perfect. Those little bits add so much to the film's overall perfection.

  • Richard Bullwood
    Richard Bullwood 2 ай бұрын +1

    My personal favorite scene in the movie is when Tommy Lee Jones's Sheriff character goes and visits his wife's cousin in the wheelchair. And old law enforcement officer himself. In a movie full of crazy people doing the wrong thing, character of the old retired paralyzed cousin is the source of decency, humanity, and restraint. He is a representation of normalcy watching the world go crazy.

  • Matthew Bittenbender
    Matthew Bittenbender 9 ай бұрын +16

    I can only imagine the Cohen Bros reaction to Roderick Jaynes getting an academy award nomination. Probably one of the greatest inside jokes ever.

  • Perry Thomas MUSIC
    Perry Thomas MUSIC 8 ай бұрын +4

    Okay, I have to chime in on this one. I got to meet Tommy Lee Jones at an air-show once and only a few of us recognized him. I want say he was all that friendly and gracious, but then again, I didn't expect him to be. With that said, he is one of our finest actors and that's really all that matters. He simply here to entertain me and that's about it. This film was probably one of the best movies ever made and as far as that goes, so was There Will be Blood. I have seen both movies several times and it's hard to determine which is better, because they are so different in nature. The acting in both movies is superb. The first time I saw NCFOM, I was sort of "on edge and nervous," during most of the film, which is rare for me..........so it did it's job.

  • ThinkinGuy
    ThinkinGuy 11 ай бұрын +25

    an astounding fact to me is that Carla Jean was portrayed by Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald (of Trainspotting fame). I think she nails the west Texas twang dead on .

  • Tom L
    Tom L 9 ай бұрын +7

    Really a fantastic movie - dark, creepy, realistic, even funny at times. It's one of those movies that if I ever notice that it's being aired on tv, I'll watch it to the end. This video was really fascinating for me, especially the bits about Roderick Jaynes and the Mike Zoss pharmacy,

  • Rek RC
    Rek RC 7 ай бұрын +6

    Will go down as one of the very best, most well acted and well written movies ever made. No fast cars, no constant action, not really much in the way of loud sounds in general, and it needed non of that to be absolutely gripping.

  • John Merryman
    John Merryman 10 ай бұрын +14

    One of my personal top tens, for sure. Like Goodfellas, if it comes on, you can just start watching at any point and be immediately engrossed. One minor quibble, tho not with the movie. I really thought Tommy Lee Jones deserved the supporting Oscar. It does seem that Oscar judges seem to favor roles that include personal transformation, via makeup or personality. Underplayed roles like TLJ's don't get the same attention, and his performance was so understated but note perfect. In the scene where Carla Jean shows up at the hotel after Llewellyn is killed, he just slumps his shoulders and takes off his hat w/o saying a word. She knew.

    • Chris
      Chris 10 күн бұрын

      She's a great actress if you haven't seen at checkout boardwalk empire

  • Stoneymason P
    Stoneymason P 4 ай бұрын +1

    This just made the film even more amazing for me. I’ll watch it ever few months

  • Rick Desper
    Rick Desper 9 ай бұрын +6

    Love the movie, love the book, love the actors, live the direction...really a spectacular work of art.

  • Bobby Grey
    Bobby Grey 5 ай бұрын +2

    Wow some really cool facts about this film, glad it's one of my favorites. Hands down great acting throughout this movie. Also ,who ever would have guessed Woody Harrelson's father was in that line of work in real life...man that is deep.

  • De Leon
    De Leon  Жыл бұрын +41

    I love that GTA5 included a shotgun silencer. And that there’s a random event based on the desert scene from No Country for Old Men

    • Fidozo15
      Fidozo15 11 ай бұрын +2

      Which one? I forgot about it

  • Steve Py
    Steve Py 11 ай бұрын +36

    The movie was brilliantly acted by all parts. None of the characters felt out of place or supernatural. The only, and I mean only detail that I think stuck out as out of character, and would have completely undone the movie, is that Llewlyn was a pretty switched on character, with what he did when finding a case full of money. A reasonable first plan of action would be to ditch any case, and inspect the cash for anything identifiable as early as physically possible in a location that was as secure and secluded as possible. Basically drive somewhere a good distance away, obtain a new bag, transfer the cash and ditch the case after wiping it down. Ultimately he was undone (at least from the druglords perspective, and gave Chighr a name) by returning to the scene... Which by his own admission was damned stupid. :)

    • Rick Desper
      Rick Desper 9 ай бұрын

      @Glenn Hill If Moss hadn't gone back with the water, he'd have gotten away scot free.

    • Glenn Hill
      Glenn Hill 9 ай бұрын

      Why did he take the jug of water when he went back out there, did he feel bad that he hadn't been able to offer "agua" to the one survivor in the truck and wanted to give him "a last drink" before heading to hell.

    • Steve Potkanski
      Steve Potkanski 11 ай бұрын +1

      Chiguhr was done in by killing Carla Jean. He didn't have to do it but he did to satisfy his own warped morality. He's just not waltzing away with that fracture. He left a trail of commandeered cars and he will be totally shackled in custody from there on.

    • yungyacht
      yungyacht 11 ай бұрын +3

      The tracker was between the bills. There’s so much ecstasy, anxiety and fear- thoughts are muddled.

    • Oliver Holmes-Gunning
      Oliver Holmes-Gunning 11 ай бұрын +7

      I agree about the case (although to be fair in 1980 Texas searching for a bug probably wouldn't be the first thing on someone's mind- but even so, with his military training he should have followed secure protocol, I agree), but the reason he returned to the scene was because he felt bad about leaving the wounded gangster to die of thirst, which is kind of understandable even if not objectively advisable from a self-preservation perspective.

  • HomicidalTh0r
    HomicidalTh0r 6 ай бұрын +1

    It doesn't surprise me that they were able to shoot the entire movie in 250k film. A lot of its premise was minimalistic and the quality of work being put into it was top notch. Love this movie ^.^

  • ArchGBUStanton
    ArchGBUStanton 9 ай бұрын +2

    I can't believe you mentioned this and There Will Be Blood. We saw them both approx. Two weeks apart and I found them very similar and often get the names mixed up for a second when talking about either movie. So to hear then both mentioned here is quite amazing.

  • Garland Remington III
    Garland Remington III 9 ай бұрын +2

    It’s not just regarded as one of the best movies of the 21st century. IT IS, WITHOUT A DOUBT ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES OF THE 21ST CENTURIES!!

    STANLEY M Ай бұрын

    Absolutely love Barry Corbin ! He is great in everything he does and very underrated in my humble opinion.

  • Graeme Adamson
    Graeme Adamson 11 ай бұрын +24

    What a film . Easily in my top 5 of all time . Just totally outstanding . Not much has come along since that I get this excited/nervous/uncomfortable about watching . It STILL has that affect on me .
    Superb .📽️🎞️🎬

    • Graeme Adamson
      Graeme Adamson 3 ай бұрын

      @Slo No problem, I'm glad you enjoyed it , let me know what you think about the others if you get chance to watch them . Control and Made of Stone are quite niche, so I will understand if they don't strike a chord with you. Enjoy, cheers 👊

    • Slo
      Slo 3 ай бұрын

      @Graeme Adamson hell yeah thank you for that! I just watched sleepers and I loved it. Surprised I’ve never seen it before. Onto the next ones on your list!

    • Graeme Adamson
      Graeme Adamson 4 ай бұрын

      @Slo ohh ok. Control is about Manchester bands' Joy Division and their morphing into New Order . It's focus is in lead singer Ian Curtis, a very true to life biopic with all the actors actually playing and singing in real life, no overdubbing or voice machines used here . Truly brilliant.
      Made of Stone is director Shane Meadows' warts and all film about the reunion of legendary Manchester band Stone Roses, if there's a band I never saw and truly wished I had then the Roses are definitely it .
      They might not mean anything to you but even as a neutral they are outstanding pieces of work .
      Cape Fear remake is, in my opinion, Robert de Niro at his menacing best, righting a wring bestowed upon him by a crooked lawman.
      Sleepers is a true story of 5 young men put in borstal for a prank that went wrong. The nastiest Kevin Bacon you'll EVER see , a must watch.
      There are many other films I haven't mentioned but, as previously said it's difficult to pick them , but these are mine . Cheers 👊

    • Slo
      Slo 4 ай бұрын

      @Graeme Adamson I’ve only seen no country for old men and good fellas! Haven’t seen the other ones yet tho

    • Graeme Adamson
      Graeme Adamson 4 ай бұрын

      @Slo Ohh, ok which 2 ?

  • Nobody
    Nobody 8 ай бұрын +1

    The Final scene with Tommy Lee telling the story about his dad made me cry.
    Epic, being able to capture that emotional feeling for all us that have suffered such loss.

  • Mike Yerian
    Mike Yerian 11 ай бұрын +35

    Bardem's performance was one of the best performances in film history.

  • Sascha Larios
    Sascha Larios 2 ай бұрын +1

    The amount of film they went through just shows you what kind of talent was involved in its creation.

  • hold 'er Newt, shes rearin' ?
    hold 'er Newt, shes rearin' ? 11 ай бұрын +48

    Great movie! GREAT movie!
    Woody Harrelson is amazingly on point!
    Tommy Lee Jones is just incredible, Josh Brolin is even more intense and Javier Bardem is .......well, just terrifying!
    Such a GREAT movie!

    • Tee Bee
      Tee Bee 9 ай бұрын

      @hold 'er Newt, shes rearin' ? nope, didnt think he was good in that one either. He's good as a dumb bartender, because that's basically who he is.

    • hold 'er Newt, shes rearin' ?
      hold 'er Newt, shes rearin' ? 9 ай бұрын

      @Tee Bee - I think you're just used to seeing him in those kind of roles.
      He was amazing in Natural Born Killers imo and just as great in NCFOM.
      It's the subtle gestures, tone of voice and relate ability for me. When Sugar ambushed him in his hotel room, I felt the sick sinking in the gut he would have felt, all from his acting.
      I give him a solid 9/10.

    • Tee Bee
      Tee Bee 9 ай бұрын

      Harrelson is actually kinda garbage, he almost ruined the movie for me, he needs to stick with flake bits like bowling comedies.

    • Dave Beale
      Dave Beale 10 ай бұрын

      Then why don't you just go bow down and worship at their feet...?

    • tin08290
      tin08290 10 ай бұрын

      @Scott Carter Yeah he killed a San Antonio judge but was a drug seeker mostly

  • Ron Eagle
    Ron Eagle 9 ай бұрын +19

    I felt dissatisfied with the ending when I left the theater after watching this movie, but after a couple of days thinking on it, I came to believe that it was the perfect ending. We didn't need the possibly graphic scene, and it gave some hope that she survived, if we needed that. It also left the perfect villain to maybe appear again in another movie.

    • Trashy Raccoon2
      Trashy Raccoon2 4 ай бұрын +1

      It’s a good ending because it’s more like real life. Real life doesn’t tie up in a nice bow, things are left unresolved. A new wave of evil came to America. That’s the point of the movie. Just look at the headlines.

    • Rick Desper
      Rick Desper 9 ай бұрын +6

      The ending is what bothers a lot of people, but I thought it was perfect. It's very postmodern - it goes against the audience's expectations. After building up a lot of suspense around the 3-way contest between Moss, Chigurh, and Sheriff Bell, it just becomes irrelevant when Moss is taken out by the Mexican cartel.
      As for Carla Jean, the logic of the film is that she's dead. And her death is what triggered Sheriff Bell's retirement and disillusionment.

    • Reid Zitzelberg
      Reid Zitzelberg 9 ай бұрын +6

      She’s dead bro

  • Robert Huffman
    Robert Huffman 10 ай бұрын +5

    Cormac McCarthy originally wrote NCFOM as a screenplay in the 1980's and when no one was interested in making the film he reformatted it as a novel. Then come the Coen Bros. All for the best, I can't see anyone else doing it justice the way they stuck to the story instead of changing everything.

  • Limitless Range
    Limitless Range 4 ай бұрын +1

    IMO it's a Masterpeice! Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem rightfully won his Oscar. The Big Lewbowski is another favorite, The Fargo series is another favorite. Pretty much everything the Coen brothers do I watch. Just can't get enough of those two! If you've ever ridden a motorcycle down a deserted highway at 200 MPH then you understand films like these. Life is short you have to live it to the fullest!

  • Steef Pip
    Steef Pip 7 ай бұрын +1

    The fact about Tommy Lee Jones nailing the monologue on the first take reminds me of the story of Pink Floyd's recording of The Great Gig in the Sky and how the woman they hired to wail and scream on the track didn't like how she performed but everyone else said her one take on it was perfect, and it was. Makes me think there's gotta be a future video list there, times an actor/singer absolutely nailed a performance on the first try.

  • Wade Wilson
    Wade Wilson 7 ай бұрын +1

    This is the video that made me subscribe to your Channel. I've been wondering what other McCormick books have been turned into the movies and you answer my question. Thank you for that. But the movies that you're covering in the facts that you display; even for die hard fans of movie trivia like me can appreciate the work that you put into some of this. Most KZcliprs do Off the Wall research and come up with the most ridiculously inaccurate information.

  • Richard Marsh
    Richard Marsh 2 ай бұрын

    The casting absolutely made this movie what it is.. PERFECT.

  • WolfSmack
    WolfSmack 9 ай бұрын +1

    The character Anton Chigurh is every persons' nightmare of every inhuman and evil hitman rolled into one. This character is so terrifying and so well-played by Bardem I had nightmares for months after seeing the movie.

  • Jesus H
    Jesus H 11 ай бұрын +8

    I remember watching this my sophomore year of high school. I thought it was going to be one of those boring movies the teacher shows you but I ended up falling in love with this movie

  • Thomas W.
    Thomas W. 9 ай бұрын +12

    Just a suggestion for everyone who loves this movie, read the book! I listened to the audiobook and it was absolutely incredible.

  • Edward Kohout
    Edward Kohout 3 ай бұрын +1

    One of my faves. A masterpiece which can be watched again and again.

  • Sean Gonzalez
    Sean Gonzalez 3 ай бұрын

    It drives me crazy that we don’t find out what happened to Chigurh after that movie nor do we ever find out about his past.

  • cytherians
    cytherians 2 ай бұрын

    I very much enjoyed this. Really fascinating trivia about an absolutely spectacular, thought provoking movie.

  • Joe McKim
    Joe McKim 9 ай бұрын +8

    Its crazy that 2 all time great movies like No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood came out in the same year. Both movies had a very good case for winning Best Picture. NCfOM ended up winning but in almost any other year TWBB would've easily won.

  • Studebaker Hawk
    Studebaker Hawk 11 ай бұрын +5

    This movie grew on me.. first viewing I thought it was way over hyped.
    But kept thinking 🤔 about this film.. so rewatch multiple times since.
    Intricacies in the camera work, sounds & other little things start to seep into your brain stem.. now it all makes sense.
    Beautifully made!

  • House
    House 3 ай бұрын

    Also with the shotgun, it’s a Remington Model 11-87 which, as the name suggests, started to be produced in 1987. And given that the story takes place in 1980, the shotgun is an anachronism.

  • Jack Orlove
    Jack Orlove Күн бұрын

    Honestly, the lack of music was amazing and I wish more movies went this direction. The shoot out scenes without music were 100x more intense and anxiety inducing. I feel like producers rely too much on music as a "fail safe", as if they don't trust that the audience will appreciate the scene the way they want them to. It's almost patronizing in a way.
    I also love that this movie had very little exposition. The story telling was spectacular in my opinion, and is a great example of "show and don't tell". Too many writers are afraid people won't "get it", so they tend to over-explain things or make things so obvious that there's absolutely no room for ambiguity. The only things in a story that should be obvious, are things which cannot be anything but obvious, which is typically mundane activities... Character is hungry and says they're going to make a snack, so they go make one, as one example.
    When people write, they tend to think in a pre-destined manner, and everything is following an ultimate plan. Think about human interaction and events in your day to day... At most you have an expectation of what someone will do, or say, or what the day will end up being, but in reality, you really don't know, and that's how you should write. You have an expectation that A is going to B, but as you write, you SHOULD let your mind wander a little, and you should throw some curveballs at yourself, "what if this happens??" and explore it.

  • DallasFelonyRing
    DallasFelonyRing 3 ай бұрын

    #27- Llewellyn's reaction to the money. His "indifferent grunt" was more to say he'd found what he knew he was looking for. The drugs he'd already found in the truck at the scene. He knew there was one man still left alive. He asked the guy in the truck, "the Ultimo Hombre, last man standing, where is he?"
    Oh and, "I already to ya, I ain't got any agua"😆

  • fourthwallbreak
    fourthwallbreak 9 ай бұрын +3

    Hey dude. This is one of the only KZclip "did you know" videos where I actually learned some things that I didn't already know. Very nice work!

  • Original J
    Original J 6 ай бұрын

    Josh Brolin is such a good actor I didn’t even know he was in half of my favorite movies

  • Risks Rewards & Relics
    Risks Rewards & Relics  Жыл бұрын +71

    The man in the shower is my late friend George. He unfortunately passed a few years ago.

    • Will Torrie
      Will Torrie 3 ай бұрын

      Sorry for your loss. Your friend is part of our cultural legacy. I made my kids (16 18) watch this movie.

    • EpicTim
      EpicTim 9 ай бұрын


    • John E
      John E 9 ай бұрын

      I'm sorry for your loss.

    • Shane
      Shane 11 ай бұрын

      @Trev Mac damn April 23 is my birthday too. George is a legend

    • Trev Mac
      Trev Mac 11 ай бұрын +5

      I just found his obit (to respect his privacy and yours I won't post it other than just the prelude) GEORGE E. ADELO
      George E. Adelo, 64, passed away on October 23, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 23, 1953
      (His acting is mentioned)
      Damn the guy got to be in one of the best movies of all time - R.I.P 🎸

  • P Fitzgibbons
    P Fitzgibbons 10 ай бұрын +1

    Not only a great movie but a great KZclip video as well. Woody Harrelson's Dad...Wow!

  • totallyfrozen
    totallyfrozen 10 ай бұрын

    Truly one of the scariest villains I’ve ever seen in any movie. Not a horror movie “monster” like Michael Meyers, etc. He was clearly a human, just one who was completely numb inside.

  • Gabriel Carter
    Gabriel Carter 7 ай бұрын

    This channel is stellar. The sheer level of detail and research is really impressive. Bravo.

  • Randy G
    Randy G 26 күн бұрын

    I think he definitely does kill Carla Jean. The clue is that he checks the bottom of his boots when it shows him stepping outside. Earlier in the film it's shown that he's concerned about keeping the bottom of his boots clean when he puts his feet up to avoid the approaching blood from having just killed Carson Wells. When she dismisses his ultimatum, I think whatever amusement or shock he felt was short lived and he reverted to his original logic of killing her because he told Llewelyn he would. That's my interpretation, anyway.

  • Sharon Benson
    Sharon Benson 2 ай бұрын

    Javier is the best actor for playing a psychopathic killer. He was so good, I would shake if I ever see him in real life. 😁😂

  • J M
    J M  Жыл бұрын +16

    Loved the book and loved the movie. This is one of my all time favorite films!

  • Luis Salinas
    Luis Salinas 11 ай бұрын +8

    I love this movie still. Most say they are disappointed by the ending, but it's like reading a book.... you decide the ending or work of art everyone has a different interpretation....

    • Slip Knot
      Slip Knot 11 ай бұрын

      I've seen this when it was originally released and watched it a few more times since then. But I don't understand the ending.

    • firstlt2
      firstlt2 11 ай бұрын +1

      I find the ending completely awesome...perfect...the way movies should end. My favorite movie is "Das Boot" just because of the ending. Years later, since it was about Nazi Germany, I realized it had to end that way. I was totally disappointed with "Shape of Water", if both had died in the end it too would have been a great movie.

  • Edge of Enlightenment
    Edge of Enlightenment 10 ай бұрын +2

    I think of both movies as well. I have always conflated the two movies in my own head. Both are truly masterpieces.

  • Agent Ham
    Agent Ham 9 ай бұрын +6

    When I found the Easter egg in GTA V, it brought the biggest smile to my face. One of my favorite movies of all times, a masterpiece imo.

    • Agent Ham
      Agent Ham 9 ай бұрын +1

      @Michael Pordan Grand Theft Auto 5

    • Michael Pordan
      Michael Pordan 9 ай бұрын

      I am not good with acronyms. GTA V ?

  • Brown Whale
    Brown Whale 11 ай бұрын

    No guilt.
    No anxiety.
    No depression.
    Sounds great.

  • Carlos🤨
    Carlos🤨 3 ай бұрын

    I also realized that when moss crossed the border the kids he encountered said “car accident?” and he bought the jacket off them, and at the end anton gets into one and buys the shirt off the kid great foreshadowing surprised me how clever it was

  • Johnno_Oz
    Johnno_Oz 11 ай бұрын +11

    That was a very good review and well cut. Love your "non-Hollywood" delivery, nice and natural. Usually I click on one of these and it' s things I know anyway. Not this time, although I knew a few. Some excellent bits of trivia.

    • joel knight
      joel knight 11 ай бұрын +1

      I agree. Great delivery and a bunch of info that is new to me for sure. That last fact is pretty unbelievable! They only shot 250,000 feet of film when most movies shoot 750,000 and edit down? Impressive.

  • Michael Gallien
    Michael Gallien 10 ай бұрын +6

    I like the fact that in the movie, in every scene where Tommy Lee Jones has breakfast, lunch or dinner on the plate he never eats the food because of the gut wrenching evil and change that has come in his lifetime of a lawman, he cannot stomach the surging evil that is coming and he doesn't want to combat it too.

  • Arun Phillips
    Arun Phillips 9 ай бұрын +3

    Best movie of the last 25 years, absolute perfection, masterful movie making...10/10.

  • Caje1962
    Caje1962 7 ай бұрын

    I actually liked the ending of this movie. Just like in real life, good doesn't always prevail over evil.

  • Tom Conner
    Tom Conner 8 ай бұрын +1

    I read
    "The Road"
    It was the saddest story, and one of the best written stories I've ever read.

    • philboe
      philboe 7 ай бұрын

      Try 'Outer Dark" by the same author. Dark indeed - and you'll likely need a dictionary on hand.

  • Ray Smythe
    Ray Smythe 11 ай бұрын +3

    Yes, I truly appreciate and enjoyed the movie but yo, straight up, this presentation was fire! The information provided, references, disclaimers, details all that shit is what hooks me into a clip and damn if you didn't do it!
    I'm checking for you now bruh...keep em coming..

  • jason shelton
    jason shelton  Жыл бұрын +18

    I love this movie. This was the last movie my dad and I seen before he died. 🙏

    • Finished!!!!!!
      Finished!!!!!! 7 ай бұрын

      Damn. I wish I'd seen this with my dad. We watched sideways together. He loved it. Lots of laughs

    • Bruce Flora
      Bruce Flora 11 ай бұрын +2

      I enjoyed watching movies with dad also in his last years, we'd watch westerns all winter

    • Big Boss
      Big Boss 11 ай бұрын +2

      Interesting, here have a attention cookie

    • Thomas Downes
      Thomas Downes 11 ай бұрын +2

      So sorry for your loss.

    YAFONOOB 8 ай бұрын +1

    It's not that often that a "Facts You Didn't Know" type video actually surprises me... The bit about Woody Harrelson's father dropped my jaw. Wow, I had no idea.

  • Veikko Anttila
    Veikko Anttila 8 ай бұрын

    Have seen it 3 times in the past 10 years. Just as good everytime. One of my favourite movies.

  • Camillo Steuss
    Camillo Steuss 9 ай бұрын +8

    One thing, Anton never kills for no reason... His reasons might be abnormal by societal standards, but he does have a reason for every trigger pull on people...Another thing, he killed Carla, when he left the house, he checks his boot soles for blood, which was established as his routine... The socks change, the scene with Wells where he carefully removes his feet away from a pool of blood flowing towards him... You dont check for blood if you didnt pull the trigger... If he patted her on the head and told her bravo, he would have just walked out, he would not consider if he was possibly wearing a smoking gun on his feet that would be undeniable evidence of his presence somewhere, which he does his best never to leave a trace of... `s why he was about to wipe out that dude at the gas station...

    • David Langer
      David Langer 7 ай бұрын

      Wait a minute. On his way to Del Rio, he tried to shoot a crow for no reason

  • Eric Matthews
    Eric Matthews 11 ай бұрын +8

    That part with Javier Bardem in the gas station with the coin remind me of Two Face I know it would never happen, but I would love to see him as two-faced in a Batman movie acting somewhat like that. This movie is now part of the Great Western classics .

  • Sound Healing by Gene
    Sound Healing by Gene 7 ай бұрын

    Anton in this movie played the role absolutely flawlessly. Right up there with Heath ledger's joker.

  • David Williams
    David Williams 11 ай бұрын +24

    Brilliant film. I liked the lady in the leasing office that Chigurh wanted to kill but he heard a toilet flush indicating the presence of someone else. She later appeared in Dexter as a very ill woman that he euthanized (per her request) with poisoned key lime pie.
    I also liked the clerk in the Del Rio motel. She was so put out because Moss wanted to rent an extra room with two double beds.👍

    • David Williams
      David Williams 10 ай бұрын +1

      @Dominic Laver Yeah I was mistaken. The lady in the Dexter episode was Margo Martindale. Totally different actor.

    • Dominic Laver
      Dominic Laver 10 ай бұрын

      Sorry but not the same actress

    • Reuben G
      Reuben G 11 ай бұрын +2

      he heard the flush but i felt he could have killed them both it think he somehow respected her sternness even as she was visibly uncomfortable and had a look of fear. his cold look as he walked away told me of his principles.

    • Nick Stachowiak
      Nick Stachowiak 11 ай бұрын +10

      Cant give out no in-for'mate-chun

  • tony clark
    tony clark 9 ай бұрын +1

    10:24 Cormac McCarthy also wrote The Sunset Limited which can be found on HBO Max. It's a two man play and stars Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel Jackson. It's also fantastic.

  • Spooky
    Spooky 2 ай бұрын

    The absolute power of cinematographers when put into the right hands is absurd. I've been studying photography since I was 14 and as 28 year old dabbling in wedding photography (which is it's own bear of a unit) its absolutely mesmerizing to see what happens when you a guy with a camera a chance to be a guy with a camera and let it fucking rip

    FRANK203CASTLE 9 ай бұрын +2

    Waking up to a band like that would make me laugh pretty good. Just the focus of the music directed at you while your sleeping is just pure comedy.