No Country For Old Men

Directed by the Coen Brothers.

Cinematography by Roger Deakins.

Kyle MacLachlan in Blue Velvet.

John Getz in Blood Simple.

Blood Simple.

I feel ways about movies.

I finally got around to watching Drive and Take Shelter. FANTASTIC.

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asleepyfrog asked: I know this must have been asked and answered, so I'm sorry to be adding to that. But what product do you use to make your beautiful screencaps? They are awesome!

Nobody has asked! I use VLC Media Player for doing caps. Thank you so much, I’m happy you enjoy them! Life has been hectic lately so I haven’t been doing as many as I want, but next week I should be posting some new movies.

thefreres asked: no one ever talks about cinematographers and I LOVE that you do! Roger Deakins is my favorite. He is a gem.

Thanks! I’m always excited to meet other people who appreciate the art, as well! Who are your favorites? Deakins is mine, closely followed by Emmanuel Lubezki and Tim Orr. What would you say are your Top Five movies for the cinematography alone?

Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men (2007).

Directed by the Coen brothers, Roger Deakins did cinematography.

Mike Zoss is the name of the Coen brothers’ production company.

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No Country For Old Men (2007).

Directed by the Coen brothers, cinematography by Roger Deakins.

Filmed in west Texas.

New movies coming soon…

I have a small stack of movies to take screen captures of. They include:

  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Death Proof
  • The Proposition

So I’ll get to that by the end of next week. I’m excited to cap Assassination of Jesse James- I think it’s probably the most beautiful movie I’ve ever seen. Roger Deakins was completely cheated out of the Oscar that year- and he was nominated for two films, even. (No Country For Old Men being the other.) It went to Robert Elswit for his work on There Will Be Blood, which I enjoyed- but it was certainly nowhere near as masterfully filmed as either Deakins movie, in my humble opinion. (Jesse James was one of the few movies that literally left me with my mouth open I was so overwhelmed by how beautiful it was.) I do enjoy Elswit’s work- especially because of his work history with PT Anderson, who is one of my favorite directors. In fact, I think I’ll throw Punch-Drunk Love into the pile to do this weekend. Because pretty colors.

Brad Dourif in Wise Blood (1979).

Directed by John Huston. Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.

Brad Dourif in Wise Blood (1979).

Directed by John Huston. Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.

Wise Blood.

Josh Brolin as Llewellyn Moss in No Country for Old Men.

Coen brothers, Roger Deakins.

Bill Pullman in Lost Highway (1997).

Directed by David Lynch, cinematography by Peter Deming.