no country for old men

no country for old men - Narrative Analysis I Film Info...

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Narrative Analysis I. Film Info Title: No Country For Old Men Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Actors: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolen Film Company: Miramax Films, Paramount Vantage Running Time: 122 minutes II. Story Structure No Country For Old Men is a crime thriller about a man who happens upon a drug deal gone wrong and has to deal with a crazy killer when he takes a suitcase of money from the crime scene. The movie begins with Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), a sheriff in West Texas, speaking about the violence in his community and how it is getting worse and worse. The scene then shifts to a police officer putting a handcuffed man into the back of the patrol car and taking him to the station. Once in the station, the man strangles the officer with his handcuffs and steals a cop car to get away. He kills a man driving down the highway in order to take his car, and then the scene shifts again to a man hunting on the plains. This man, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolen), eventually stumbles upon a scene where there are four or five pick up trucks and dead bodies on the ground. In the midst of searching through the wreckage, he found a pick up truck full of drugs and assumed that this was a drug deal gone terribly wrong. He walks around and explores a little bit further and finds an injured man in
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one of the trucks who asks him for water, but he ignores the man and continues to explore. Eventually, Llewelyn happens upon a suitcase full of money, takes it, and goes home, which is the inciting incident that spurs the rest of the story. Llewelyn returns to the site of the drug deal later that night with a jug of water for the man who was injured, only to find that he is dead and there are other people at the site. When they spot Llewelyn, they try to kill him. He
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course COMM 146 taught by Professor Scholle during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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