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Friday, February 15, 2008

No Country For Faux Amorality

If you saw No Country For Old Men, well, you know… Maybe I’m just getting old and crotchety, but did it bother you that the theme of the movie is contradicted by the director’s unwillingness to show the death of Carla Jean Moss?  Isn’t that a “tell” of sorts?  Isn’t there a morality in the director’s choice there, even in what is otherwise a nearly perfectly represented amoral universe?  Anyone care to write a feature-length piece on this?  Or just comment?  Anyone?  Bueller? 

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