No Country for Old Men (2007)
Director: Joel and Ethan Coen
Plot: Man finds briefcase full of drug money. Is pursued by maniac killer.
Excerpts from our roundtable discussion:
BLOOM: I’ve seen so many scary movies that there are very few movies that can scare me. No Country scared the crap out of me.
RAPP: What’s the scariest movie you ever saw?
BLOOM: That’s one of the scariest. No Country for Old Men. It’s one of the scariest.
RAMÍREZ BERG: That movie is set in El Paso in 1980, and I was living there at the time, and so was Cormac McCarthy, who wrote the novel. And it captures West Texas. The crazy thing about that drug shoot-out was that it was just like that. I remember one time in my neighborhood, right in the middle of the day, there were these two guys running through a park, shooting at one another. And that was all drugs. It was just that crazy. So I thought they just nailed that. They completely got that.
And now, the Alamo Drafthouse Presents . . .
The Texas Monthly Rolling Roadshow
Starting June 3, the Alamo Drafthouse and TEXAS MONTHLY will be showing all ten of these films in unique, location-specific settings all over Texas. For more information, please visit texasmonthly.com/texasfilms or drafthouse.com/texasfilms.