The Coens’ brothers created and redacted a western crime thriller film in 2007 entitled ‘No Country for Old Men’. The film is based on Cormac McCarthy’s novel of the same title, published in 2005. It has its already stellar career, won multiple awards, including the 2008 Academy Award for Best Picture. Starring Javier Bardem, Tommy Jones, and Josh Brolin. The filming locations for No Country for Old Men are not a joke, as, in 1980, the film took place in the midst of a desert environment, West Texas. On May 19, No Country for Old Men had its worldwide debut in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. The drama was indeed a financial success, garnering $171 million worldwide on a $25 million budget.
Retrospective audiences have named the film one of the finest to come out of the 2000s in recent years. The Coen brothers gave one of their best movie ‘No Country for Old Men’. It’s no surprise that moviegoers flock it till now, whether they’re die-hard Coen fans or first-time watchers. It is a mystery movie that follows a man who trips himself into drug supplies that goes bad. When he tries to escape with a loaded bag of money, a hitman and a sheriff both chase him. Moss may be able to run, but he is unable to hide. Chigurh is always on the lookout for him.
No Country for Old Men Filming Locations
The filming locations for No Country for Old Men were most prominently situated within and near Marfa, Texas, Las Vegas, and New Mexico. The real West Texas desert around the town of Marfa, on I-90 a good 400 miles west of San Antonio, is used as the opening desert scene when Llewellyn Moss comes across the messy aftermath of a drug deal gone horribly wrong and finds a case full of cash. The hamlet serves as an entrance to the magnificent Big Bend National Park, which is cut off from Mexico by the Rio Grande as it passes the Chisos Mountains.
Most of the locales are in New Mexico, mostly near the little town of Las Vegas, on I-25 approximately 120 miles northeast of Albuquerque, when Moss is on the run realizing his hoard of cash has made him into a fugitive person. Paul Thomas Anderson was filming for his oil epic ‘There Will Be Blood’ down the road at a short distance distant at the time of filming. The blooded Moss pays three befuddled young men $500 for a coat and throws the money case beneath the bridge.
The historic Plaza Hotel, 230 Plaza Park, in the heart of town, transforms into the ‘Eagle Pass Hotel,’ where Moss discovers the chip that allows cold-blooded hitman Anton Chigurh to locate him. While he narrowly avoids the persistent killer, bounty hunter Carson Wells is not so fortunate. Moss scoops up a car on Douglas Avenue, between 6th and 7th Streets in Las Vegas, which appears to be near the hotel, but Chigurh promptly eliminates the unlucky driver. Moss managed to hurt Chigurh and flew around the corner, on Grand Avenue.
Reviews: No Country for Old Men
This film is a magnificent depiction of time, location, character, moral decisions, immoral conviction, human nature, and destiny. It’s also breathtakingly gorgeous, austere, and lonely because of Roger Deakins’ cinematography, the Coens’ editing, and Carter Burwell’s music.
McCarthy, as in his “Blood Meridian” with the Judge, the hairless exterminator, and as in his “Suttree,” specifically at the moment where the riverbank falls in, reveals how terrible ordinary human sentiments are in the face of merciless injustice. Many of the moments of “No Country for Old Men” are so well-crafted that you wish they would just keep going. This film gives you the delight of watching virtualization across a huge, barren area with astonishing speed. If you haven’t watched the movie, you can enjoy streaming it on Netflix.