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“You can’t help but compare yourself against the old-timers. Can’t help but wonder how they would’ve operated these times.”
-Sheriff Ed Tom Bell, No Country for Old Men, screenplay adapted by Joel & Ethan Coen based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy
Loved the movie. Didn’t get the ending.
Those words were shared by many a movie-goer upon viewing Joel and Ethan Coen’s 2007 Academy Award winning film No Country for Old Men, but perhaps little do they realize that’s exactly how the filmmakers wanted it to be.
To understand this, we must first realize that all good stories – in addition to a compelling plot – have a main character that provides the audience with a number of important functions, perhaps none more so than perspective. Perspective is what allows us to have empathy for characters, giving us the opportunity, safely seated in the audience, to experience the trials and tribulations of someone else while figuratively walking in their shoes.
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