Friday, April 19, 2013

The Great Scenes # 49: No Country for Old Men (2007)

Directed by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
 
 
No Country for Old Men won the Coen Brothers multiple Oscars and Javier Bardem won Best Supporting Actor. This scene is one of the reasons why. In this tense scene, murderous psychopath Anton Chigurh flips a coin to decide the fate of an innocent elderly man who had no idea how close he was to getting killed. Bardem gives a great performance, of course, but something has to be said for Gene Jones, who plays the old man. In just a couple of minutes, he made us care about him and not want him to die. It just makes the scene even MORE tense. 

1 comment:

YeamieWaffles said...

I love this film so much and I love this scene so much as well. Absolutely amazing man, you're so right about the old guy as well.