Once every few years the stars align to bring together a group of forces that create a critical mass for a movie. I know we have all seen the previews but we may not know that this is also based on a book by Cormac McCarthy. Cormac is one of my favorite writers. He wrote Blood Meridian which is one book on everyone's top 100 books of all time that no one has read. He also wrote All the Pretty Horses and Children of the Plain... he is the John Grisham of my life... popular but somehow so friggin edgy and good that I just get tight in my stomach reading him. I get on edge and uneasy reading his novels. I feel like it's porn for people who love writing.
So this critical mass involves The Coen Brothers, Cormac McCarthy, and one actor who I think has taken his abilities to another level late in his career - Tommy Lee Jones. The title is also taken from one of my favorite Yeats Poems "Sailing to Byzantium". And Carter Burwell from O Brother Where art Thou fame composed the music - - and I hope - - though it hasn't been released that T-Bone Burnett is involved somehow as well.
I haven't wanted to see a movie like this in so many years that I can hardly wait.
Blake and Lauren saw it the other night and knew they had to text me to tell me that it was amazing. They said that the movie was made for me. Thanksgiving weekend... it and I are going to bond.
Llewelyn Moss: If I don't come back, tell mother I love her. Carla Jean Moss: Your mother's dead, Llewelyn. Llewelyn Moss: Well I'll tell her myself then.
Wendell: You think this boy Moss got any notion of the sorts that're huntin' him? Ed Tom Bell: I don't know, he ought to. He's seen the same things I've seen, and it's certainly made an impression on me.
Man who hires Wells: Just how dangerous is he? Carson Wells: Compared to what? The bubonic plague?