No Country for Old Men….

I personally thought that this movie was a bit overrated. Javier is sufficiently cool as the killer, though his novel way of dispatching people with the pressurised bolt struck me as a bit “novel”, to borrow from Yes Minister. As an aside, the Indian critics who have been drooling over this would have ripped apart any Hindi movie if the villain in it would do some such antics. Tommy Lee Jones is also nice as the aged policeman and Josh Brolin is very good too. The most memorable scene for me is the one where he loads the gun after reaching the bank of the lake and gunning down the chaing dog at the last moment. The scene had me wondering if he would make it! However, all said and done the movie is a bit strange, the unsatisfying ending has been commented on by so many people. I personally did not like it very much; from what I read on IMDB etc. he plugs the guy’s wife too at the end. It could have been made clearer. The looooong speech by Mr.Jones’ character could have been cut down. However in my opinion the biggest spoilsport is the villain himself. He is too cold and robotic, does not make any sense to me. However, who am I to speak against the great Oscar judge coterie……

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  • Krishnan  On March 2, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Hi,
    you have commented on a different post but no matter! also, your email ID bounced. hope you read this reply.
    firstly, the given code seems simple, not much of complications there. however, does the file “chasing.avi” exist?
    also try using cvCreateFileCapture for initialising file capture.
    let me know if it helps you or not.

  • maria  On March 2, 2008 at 6:51 am

    Hi
    This is about the opencv code you have in your earlier post.I am facing problem while working with cvCaptureFromFile.I had posted this problem in yahoo group but no response so far.This is the code which is written in VC++ VS 2008 Express Edition inside a button function.”Capture”returns an unidentified value..Any help would be appreciated..

    CvCapture* capture = cvCaptureFromFile(“chasing.avi”);

    if(!cvGrabFrame(capture))
    {
    MessageBox::Show(“Frame could not be captured”, “Error”, MessageBoxButtons::OK, MessageBoxIcon::Error);
    exit(0);
    }
    else
    {
    img=cvRetrieveFrame(capture);
    cvShowImage(“mainWin”, img);
    int key=cvWaitKey(20);
    }

  • patrick  On March 12, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    just saw no country for old men, it’s unassumingly unconventional yet (thankfully) never over-the-top. the Coen bros. deserve their Oscars; well done indeed.

  • Krishnan  On March 13, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    hi Mr.Patrick. Thanks for your comment. While I was watching the movie, I felt some uneasiness over me, especially in the opening scene where the guy strangulates the rural policeman with his manacles. However, as i mentioned in the post, he is a bit too robotic and sure of himself for a human being.
    the movie most certainly is watchable.

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