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March 20, 2008
Still A Hard One To Swallow
Posted at 11:30 AM


I’m pretty sure I ranted about this on the site once already, but, here goes…

So last night I’m watching No Country For Old Men for the umpteenth time, and man, I’ve got a beef with the movie. More like a ‘beef jerky’ with the movie. Specifically, that scene where Chigurgh does his “flip the coin” bit in the gas station with the old shopkeep on the lonely Texas road. You know the one. A genuine classic. Haunting.

But, the goddamn Jack Link beef jerky display in the background is enough to just make me want to turn the goddamn picture off. Product placement? Oversight?

Give me a break.

What I have always loved and savored about Coen Brothers films are their painstaking attention to detail, witty dialogue, considered inflections, hammed-up accents, camera angles and 43 other aspects that keep me coming back for more and more.

But time around, I get hung up on this one over and over. I’m pretty surprised by how many errors there are in this one.

The movie was set in 1980. Jack-fucking-Link-death-flesh-bits were not on the scene yet. Or were they? What gives?

This is the shit in my life that really gets my goat. Kinda sad, when you think about it. Pathetic, really.

My dilemma.

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Jeffrey Max got pretty fired up too.

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In a moment of pure fury late last night, this motherfucker of a moniker was added to our list of professional titles: Anachronism Detective. We’re on the hunt, and we’re making a list.

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The Ultimate Bad-Ass.

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jack-links are out of the motherland (wisconsin) and are not that old of brand. Carmicheal Lynch out of Minneapolis does there sasquatch stuff:


still terrible

Posted by: mitchmorse on 03/20/08 at 11:52 AM

I finally broke down and saw it. Wish that I hadn’t. It was very good, pretty well done, mind you. But I didn’t need it. Book painted a better picture than the movie did. Didn’t agree with a few of the minor amendments to the story, either. While I think it was a good movie, I just don’t think it needed to be made.

Posted by: Ryno on 03/21/08 at 12:10 PM

Biggest letdown ever. The last 10 min. ruined a great Coen flick. But what do I know? I loved Grandma’s Boy.

Posted by: ty on 03/23/08 at 6:57 PM

my issue with anachronisms is the misapplication of the term to an item which is in fact a prochronism. eh, eh?

Posted by: jyawn on 03/25/08 at 12:06 PM
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