Other Countries Threats to Bush made in other countries are obviously not germane to this essay, since the Secret Service has no jurisdiction outside the United States. You may want to turn off your computer volume before clicking on the first three links below, as the pages have annoying embedded music. Michelle Malkin has a roundup of a few uninvestigated threatening images about Bush.
Beth Grant as Carla Jean's mother The role of Llewelyn Moss was originally offered to Heath Ledgerbut he turned it down to spend time with his newborn daughter Matilda. Josh Brolin was not the Coen's first choice, and enlisted the help of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez to make an audition reel.
His agent eventually secured a meeting with the Coens and he was given the part.
English actor Mark Strong was put on standby to take over, but the scheduling issues were resolved and Bardem took on the role. Joel Coen said that the book's unconventional approach "was familiar, congenial to us; we're naturally attracted to subverting genre.
We liked the fact that the bad guys never really meet the good guys, that McCarthy did not follow through on formula expectations. On their writing process, Ethan said, "One of us types into the computer while the other holds the spine of the book open flat.
As explained by Kelly Macdonald, "the ending of the book is different. She reacts more in the way I react. She kind of falls apart. In the film she's been through so much and she can't lose any more.
It's just she's got this quiet acceptance of it. Richard Corliss of Time stated that "the Coen brothers have adapted literary works before.
But No Country for Old Men is their first film taken, pretty straightforwardly, from a [contemporary] prime American novel. Josh Brolin discussed his initial nervousness with having so little dialogue to work with: I mean it was a fear, for sure, because dialogue, that's what you kind of rest upon as an actor, you know?
You have to figure out different ways to convey ideas. You don't want to overcompensate because the fear is that you're going to be boring if nothing's going on. You start doing this and this and taking off your hat and putting it on again or some bullshit that doesn't need to be there.
So yeah, I was a little afraid of that in the beginning. Good and evil are tackled with a rigorous fix on the complexity involved.
Because you only saw this person in this movie making things and doing things in order to survive and to make this journey, and the fact that you were thrown back on that, as opposed to any dialogue, was interesting to us.
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