Oscar winners: The Coen brothers take...

Oscar winners: The Coen brothers takes 4 statues

There are 11 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 25, 2008, titled Oscar winners: The Coen brothers takes 4 statues. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A pulp thriller with a controversial dangler of an ending and a title taken from William Butler Yeats, "No Country for Old Men" swaggered into Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on Sunday, took aim at the swells ...

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David W Griffith

Schiller Park, IL

#1 Feb 25, 2008
I must have watched a differant movie because the No Country for Old Men I saw had more holes in the plot then Plan 9 From Outerspace.
1. Brolin gets shot and jumps in a pickup with which the driver is shot and killed. He ends up in a hospital and nobody questions why he has a bullitt wound?? Why are the Police are not around asking if he had anything to do with a dead man in a pickup found in the middle of the street. His blood had to be all over the truck seat.
2. What was Woody H. all about??? He shows up at Brolins bedside never saying HOW he found Brolin or even how he knew who he was and then just happens to see the suitcase with money in the bushes. Then he gets killed by the killer who seams to have no problem finding people.
3. Brolin gets killed but we are never told how the drug guys found him and of course they had to show the girl by the pool dead also.
4. Bardem has no problem with killing everyone else in the movie but does not kill TL Jones when theye are alone in the bedroom where Brolin was killed.
5. Brolin sits on the bed in direct line with the door when he KNOWS the killer is standing at the door. He was lucky it was only a door handle that hit him instead of a fullblast from a shotgun.
6. All Tommy Lee did through that movie was tell stupid stories.
7. What the heck was that car crash at the end all about??
There are plenty more holes in that movie but why bother, it won the Oscar so everyone with think it's great.
Juno

Crest Hill, IL

#2 Feb 25, 2008
There is one item that really upset me. For the first time (in as long as I can remember anyway) the "In Memoriam" segement included people whp passed away in January 2008. I'm sure this was done to include Heath Ledger, as his death is still a hot topic among the news media.

However, if they are going to include him, they should have given the same acknowledgement to Brad Renfro, who died a week before Ledger. Though Brad worked in many "independent" films, he had starred alongside Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Maximillian Schell, Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman...(all Oscar Winners)

It seems unfair to honor Heath who two years ago became an "it boy" due to Brokeback Mountain. Though I am not belittling the fact that Heath Ledger is indeed a loss to the Entertainment Industry, the snub of the equally talented Brad Renfro is just sad and insulting.
Southside

Chicago, IL

#3 Feb 25, 2008
i think the dates were set so as to remember those who passed since the last Oscars which would have been around this time last year...not just to include Heath. Also, if they named every person who ever appeared in a movie the list would take the whole four hours of the show. I think they highlight those who had a major impact on the movie industry.
Jackie

Downers Grove, IL

#4 Feb 25, 2008
I cheered for Jon Stewart when he brought Irglova out for her speech. I was so dismayed when they not only played the music but turned off the mic when it was her turn. How pathetic.

Yes, the Academy is pathetic for now turning off the mics when they play them off the stage. Pathetic and petty.

Go Jon, you KNOW what's right. Stand up for the little people who deserve the acceptance speech!
RFT

AOL

#5 Feb 25, 2008
NO STARS!

What a crappy write-up. People want to see, up front, who won the awards, not listen to a second rate journalist trying to make his mother proud. Get to the point! And most of your gossip is second hand or out of date.

AVOID articles by this critic in the future!
Juno

Crest Hill, IL

#6 Feb 25, 2008
Jackie wrote:
I cheered for Jon Stewart when he brought Irglova out for her speech. I was so dismayed when they not only played the music but turned off the mic when it was her turn. How pathetic.
Yes, the Academy is pathetic for now turning off the mics when they play them off the stage. Pathetic and petty.
Go Jon, you KNOW what's right. Stand up for the little people who deserve the acceptance speech!
Yes, that was definitely a class act on Jon Stewart's part. Bravo.
student N

Evanston, IL

#7 Feb 25, 2008
David W Griffith wrote:
I must have watched a differant movie because the No Country for Old Men I saw had more holes in the plot then Plan 9 From Outerspace.
1. Brolin gets shot and jumps in a pickup with which the driver is shot and killed. He ends up in a hospital and nobody questions why he has a bullitt wound?? Why are the Police are not around asking if he had anything to do with a dead man in a pickup found in the middle of the street. His blood had to be all over the truck seat.
2. What was Woody H. all about??? He shows up at Brolins bedside never saying HOW he found Brolin or even how he knew who he was and then just happens to see the suitcase with money in the bushes. Then he gets killed by the killer who seams to have no problem finding people.
3. Brolin gets killed but we are never told how the drug guys found him and of course they had to show the girl by the pool dead also.
4. Bardem has no problem with killing everyone else in the movie but does not kill TL Jones when theye are alone in the bedroom where Brolin was killed.
5. Brolin sits on the bed in direct line with the door when he KNOWS the killer is standing at the door. He was lucky it was only a door handle that hit him instead of a fullblast from a shotgun.
6. All Tommy Lee did through that movie was tell stupid stories.
7. What the heck was that car crash at the end all about??
There are plenty more holes in that movie but why bother, it won the Oscar so everyone with think it's great.
Did you actually watch the movie?

1.The hospital was in Mexico. The car was left in the US.

2.You aren't told how Woody Harrelson finds Brolin because that scene is supposed to emphasize that, despite his bravado, Brolin is in over his head. Don't you remember how Brolin says there is no way Barden can find him, and Harrelson replies "well I did."?

3.The drug guys find him because they intercept Brolin's wife and mother-in-law. Remember the guy in the suit that helps Brolin's ma-in-law in El Paso?

4. Bardem is not actually in the room with Tommy Lee Jones. That scene is something of a blend of reality and fantasy, kind of a hallucination.

5. How is Brolin supposed to know that he has a shotgun?

6. It sounds like you just didn't like the character very much...this isn't a plot hole.

7. Didn't you notice the parallels between the car crash at the end and Brolin's encounter with the college dudes?

I took the time to reply to all of these "plot holes" because it seems like you take more interest in trying to dice up a movie and be hyper-logical than actually enjoying the artistry of a film. You have no business watching films.
Bronellione

Pahrump, NV

#8 Feb 25, 2008
Was that really Diablo Cody or Betty Paige?
Cheap-shot

Hobart, IN

#9 Feb 25, 2008
student N wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you actually watch the movie?
1.The hospital was in Mexico. The car was left in the US.
2.You aren't told how Woody Harrelson finds Brolin because that scene is supposed to emphasize that, despite his bravado, Brolin is in over his head. Don't you remember how Brolin says there is no way Barden can find him, and Harrelson replies "well I did."?
3.The drug guys find him because they intercept Brolin's wife and mother-in-law. Remember the guy in the suit that helps Brolin's ma-in-law in El Paso?
4. Bardem is not actually in the room with Tommy Lee Jones. That scene is something of a blend of reality and fantasy, kind of a hallucination.
5. How is Brolin supposed to know that he has a shotgun?
6. It sounds like you just didn't like the character very much...this isn't a plot hole.
7. Didn't you notice the parallels between the car crash at the end and Brolin's encounter with the college dudes?
I took the time to reply to all of these "plot holes" because it seems like you take more interest in trying to dice up a movie and be hyper-logical than actually enjoying the artistry of a film. You have no business watching films.
Sounds like more that you don't know anyhing about film history. What is my name from???? Come back after you left your mothers basement.
too old

Chicago, IL

#10 Feb 25, 2008
The Oscars are overblown and sucky. I'm glad I didn't waste an evening on this crap.

Tell the writers to get back to work already.
jay

Lexington, NC

#11 Feb 26, 2008
I think the awards should be cancelled. Celebrities today set bad examples for our children. They don't deserve recognition for bad taste and immoral conduct.

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