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There Will Be Blood vs. No Country For Old Men

Poll Results: Which is more awesomer?

 
  • 41% (17)
    There Will Be Blood
  • 58% (24)
    No Country for Old Men
41 Total Votes  
post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Don't know if this poal has been done before. I will answer later because I don't want to skew the results.

This is from a debate with a friend of mine. FWIW, I think both are among the best films made in my lifetime, but I have a strong opinion about which of the two is better.
post #2 of 18
blood
post #3 of 18

Can't decide, they're both so damn depressing.

post #4 of 18
Can't decide, they're both so damn bad.

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I'm not just saying that to be a contrarian. They really are bad. Not entertaining, sloppy, nonsensical writing, but enough pseudo-intellectual motifs to keep dopes thinking there's something to them. It's almost as if any movie made these days becomes more profound simply by being over 2 hours long and not having a happy ending.
post #5 of 18
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post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

blood

y u no vote?
post #7 of 18
"I drink your milkshake. I drink it up."
post #8 of 18

I think the real question is, what scene in The Master is the equivalent of the Milkshake in There Will Be Blood? 

post #9 of 18
Damn voated for wrong movie frown.gif
post #10 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by why View Post

Can't decide, they're both so damn bad.
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I'm not just saying that to be a contrarian. They really are bad. Not entertaining, sloppy, nonsensical writing, but enough pseudo-intellectual motifs to keep dopes thinking there's something to them. It's almost as if any movie made these days becomes more profound simply by being over 2 hours long and not having a happy ending.

You are nothing if not consistent.
post #11 of 18
I enjoyed "No Country" very much. Saw it twice. (Read the book as well.) Since I never saw "Blood," I can't compare.
post #12 of 18
Only saw Blood, thought it was crappy. I'm sure the novel is far better, look forward to reading it.
post #13 of 18
I absolutely loved both, but There Will Be Blood is the better film.
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
I think There Will Be Blood is a great film, but No Country For Old Men is something that is very rare in contemporary American films. It's restrained. The writing, acting, photography, direction, (lack of) music, everything is so purposefully spare and devoid of ego or flash. It helps it build this unbearable tension and sustain it from the beginning to end. It's mesmerizing. It gets my vote.
post #15 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

I think There Will Be Blood is a great film, but No Country For Old Men is something that is very rare in contemporary American films. It's restrained. The writing, acting, photography, direction, (lack of) music, everything is so purposefully spare and devoid of ego or flash. It helps it build this unbearable tension and sustain it from the beginning to end. It's mesmerizing. It gets my vote.

I agree, but those qualities are exhibited in Blood as well. While there's no lack of music, consider the lack of dialogue in many scenes throughout the film. The tension that builds in the first oil derrick scene is amazing. The scene where Plainview "repents" is unbelievable, that's fucking acting right there. There's a layer of dirt on everything throughout the film that I can almost taste in my mouth while watching the film. The "Milkshake" scene may be the most memorable scene in Blood, but it's far from the best. The whole thing is really amazing cinema.

Again, I fucking loved No Country as well, but I just see Blood as the stronger film.
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