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What makes the car crash in “No Country For Old Men” a “satisfying” climax? Isn’t it as bad as the t-rex in Jurassic Park? - Question/Answer Now Playing


What makes the car crash in “No Country For Old Men” a “satisfying” climax? Isn’t it as bad as the t-rex in Jurassic Park?

Nov 05, 2010

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What makes the car crash in “No Country For Old Men” a “satisfying” climax? Isn’t it as bad as the t-rex in Jurassic Park? - Question/Answer Q & A Discussion


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Bass wrote
at Nov 08, 2010 - 11:04 AM
I love having you in my head and telling me to work.

Yes, I have little to show for it, I'm slow, and I'm miserable.

But dammit, my conscience is clear. And I can respect myself.
sunbird1942: Thank You!
at Nov 06, 2010 - 4:29 PM
@ Bob McKee - When you wrote "Write the Truth" in my Story book - you showed me a way of demanding excellence in my writing... and re-writing... and re-writing... and re-writing...
at Nov 06, 2010 - 2:40 AM
I have just watched the ending agian. He was being distracted by two kids riding bikes from behind. Part of it was luck and part of it was the kids distracting him. So the crashed is within his control, anything within a character's control is not Deus Ex Machina.(I think) I'm half satisfy with using distraction as a tool for deadly turning points, too cliche. Also, Thank You, I agree that it does make sense to calculate the possiblity of a coincidence often occur versus coincidence remotely occur or never will occur before using it. Thank you.
henrymann: message movie
at Nov 05, 2010 - 6:50 PM
before I saw No Country a friend described the ending as “a big screw-you to the audience.” and I did feel betrayed by that ending when I saw it. (maybe there should have been a voiceover at the end explaining why it was a satisfying ending like in Girl Interrupted.)
Geoff wrote
at Nov 05, 2010 - 1:40 PM
Very statisfying explanation though I did have a brief flicker of hope that Mr. McKee would clear his throat and say "some asinine post modernist writers...
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Ah well.
at Nov 05, 2010 - 10:15 AM
Ok, Ok, I will go with that. Thank you for taking the time to answer that.

I've never been to the seminar- always had high school or college when they were going on- but I can certainly empathize with Charlie Kaufman when Donald looms at his doorway saying, "Ah, principals, Charles, not rules."

Although I haven't graduated to: "Oh who cares what Mckee says."

"Every Scene Must Turn" haunts me greatly at every step.

Thanks for demanding excellence sir Mckee.  =)

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