Episode 63: No Country For Old Men

4 Jul

In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss the Coen Brothers’ No Country for Old Men and David Fincher’s Seven.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN
00:00:54- Intro
00:04:05- No Country for Old Men
00:47:17- Seven
01:25:00- Faith and Geekery
01:52:15- Comic-Con meetup

4 Responses to “Episode 63: No Country For Old Men”

  1. Bob K July 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Great episode as always, and a particularly good pairing of films. I had never really thought before about how the real significance of the stories has to be on the old men looking back (because, really, who else is there at that point?)

    One extremely geeky point, which given the passage of time you’ve probably hear already: Every time you mentioned the Joker, I expected one of you to also mention Two Face, given that fact that he also flips a coin in order to determine whether people in his power live or die. The Joker is still probably the better comparison, but it seems like quite a coincidence / providence that you have such an outwardly similar character in the same movie (and that’s not even getting into the Tommy Lee Jones connection.)

    Anyway, please keep up the good work!

    • Tyler Smith August 22, 2012 at 6:19 am #

      I actually did have that thought when I saw THE DARK KNIGHT. For the briefest of moments, I thought, “Hey, wait a minute. Nolan just took Anton Chigurgh and split him into two characters! What a rip off!”
      I thought better of it a moment later, but there is a definite parallel there.
      Perhaps there’s something societal worth exploring in the fact that modern day villains seem to be embracing a nihilistic philosophy. Or, really, any philosophy at all.

  2. Steve November 11, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

    I tried this podcast today for the first time, after remembering its name and looking it up after the last time you mentioned it on Battleship Pretension. What a great episode for me to randomly start with! – or maybe they are all this good? I loved the comparisons of hope and cynicism (and despair). I think this idea of a character who doles out his own judgement and punishment might go beyond Seven, No Country for Old Men, and The Dark Knight, even though I can’t think of many examples right now. One is Boondock Saints, though interestingly those characters are painted as heroes, not psychopaths. I’ve downloaded a bunch more episodes on films I’ve seen. Can’t wait to dig into them!

    • Tyler Smith November 12, 2013 at 12:21 am #

      I’m very glad you like the show. Thanks for trying it out.

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