No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthyIn his blistering new novel, Cormac McCarthy returns to the Texas-Mexico border, the setting of his famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners and small towns have become free-fire zones.
One day, Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a bodyguard of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law–in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell–can contain.
As Moss tries to evade his pursuers–in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives–McCarthy simultaneously strips down the American crime novel and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning’s headlines.
No Country for Old Men is a triumph.
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Moss has discovered and made off with a satchel containing two million dollars in cash found near the site of the carnage. Moss, a former sniper during his tours of duty in Vietnam, is himself unaware that the satchel contains a radio transponder. Armed with an array of homemade weapons such as a sawed-off shotgun with a coffee-can silencer, his trademark compressed air-driven cattle gun, and with an eccentric philosophical conviction that he is merely an agent of fate, Chigurh systematically eliminates anyone who gets between him and Moss. He also dispatches with icy efficiency anyone whose innocent comments annoy him—or whose cars, uniforms or radio transponders might be useful to him—only pausing long enough to allow some of them to call a coin flip for their lives. As two cartels battle around him, Chigurh implacably hunts down Moss and his wife while Bell tries to get between the killer and his prey, and to contact and convince the couple of the danger they are in. Soon, the violence breaking out around him forces Sheriff Bell to reexamine his own ability—and willingness—to deal with this new form of criminal brutality. The elderly lawman, product of an informal code of honor that belongs to generations past, comes to doubt whether he is any longer suited to his work.
Sign in. Alex Borstein , RuPaul , and other stars at the Emmys answer our fans' burning questions. Watch now. Title: No Country for Old Men Dude, let's go bowling. Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
No Country for Old Men is a American neo-noir neo-Western crime thriller film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on Cormac McCarthy's.
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More critics included No Country for Old Men on their top ten lists than any other film,  and many regard it as the Coen brothers' best film. In Texas, , hitman Anton Chigurh strangles a deputy sheriff with the handcuffs he is in to escape custody and uses a captive bolt pistol to kill a driver and steal his car. He spares the life of a gas station owner who guesses the result of a coin Chigurh flipped, revealing Chigurh's adherence to his own personal "principles". Poaching pronghorns in the desert, Llewelyn Moss comes across the aftermath of a drug deal gone bad. He finds several dead men and dogs, a wounded Mexican man begging for water, and two million dollars in a briefcase. He takes the money and returns home.
Here are some things you might not have known about the Oscar-winning western crime thriller. It was nice. I got to be a little bright spot, a little breath for the audience before they plunge into the next atrocity. Brolin learned of the role while he was filming Grindhouse with Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, so he asked if he could borrow a camera to shoot a quick audition for No Country for Old Men. The directing duo did him one better: They ended up directing his audition. Just a couple of days after signing on to play Moss, Brolin broke his shoulder when his motorcycle collided with a car.