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No Country For Old Men


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No Country For Old Men

  1. 1. No Country For Old Men 2007
  2. 2. The Trailer. • Hc6w • Is it effective? • Why? • Target audience? How do you know?
  3. 3. Synopsis No Country for Old Men is a American crime thriller film. Adapted from Cormac McCarthy’s novel; the film tells the story of an ordinary man to whom chance delivers a fortune that is not his. The ensuing cat-and-mouse drama see three men crisscross each other's paths in the desert landscape of 1980 West Texas. The film examines the themes of fate and circumstance whilst adhering to the genre’s villain driven plot.
  4. 4. Now…answering the following questions about the opening scene. • • related • Setting - what does it suggest and how does it make the audience feel? • Sound – diagetic / non-diegetic. What effect is created with the opening voice over from the Sheriff? • Costumes – what does this tell us about the sequence of events that will unfold. • Characters – How crucial to the film is it that we see the villain immediately? How does this differ from other thrillers?
  5. 5. Be sure to think about Mise-en Scene when creating your own opening thriller scenes. The best way to remember what we are talking about when referring to mise-en-scene is using the acronym C.L.A.M.P.S. • • • • • • Costume Lighting Actors Make-up Props Setting
  6. 6. The villain. • bo • A9I&feature=relmfu • WI
  7. 7. Anton Chigurh 1. Chigurh is a hired hitman who has no remorse or compassion for other human beings. 2. It seems that he gains a warped satisfaction or enjoyment from killing or creating fear amongst others and this adds to the film’s tensions. This is demonstrated with the innocent shop owner when Anton pays for his gas and asks the man to flip his lucky coin to decide his fate. 3. His main weapon of choice is a captive bolt pistol in which he uses to either kill people or shoot out locked doors. 4. As an audience we know little about him due to his lack of speech. What does this create?
  9. 9. Using the information we have discussed, now lets update our blogs.