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There Will Be Blood vs. No Country For Old Men

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by munchausen, Sep 23, 2012.

Which is more awesomer?

  1. There Will Be Blood

    17 vote(s)
    41.5%
  2. No Country for Old Men

    24 vote(s)
    58.5%
  1. munchausen

    munchausen Distinguished Member

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    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.
     


  2. Rambo

    Rambo Stylish Dinosaur

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  3. Stugotes

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


  4. why

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    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.
     
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  6. munchausen

    munchausen Distinguished Member

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    y u no vote?
     


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


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    Damn voated for wrong movie :(
     


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    You are nothing if not consistent.
     


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    I enjoyed "No Country" very much. Saw it twice. (Read the book as well.) Since I never saw "Blood," I can't compare.
     


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    Only saw Blood, thought it was crappy. I'm sure the novel is far better, look forward to reading it.
     


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    I absolutely loved both, but There Will Be Blood is the better film.
     


  14. munchausen

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    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.
     


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    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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