Tuesday, November 05, 2013


Film:  The Counselor

There was no plot.  There were just scenes of people talking.  And I didn't want it to be over.

UPDATE:  As I lay in bed last night, I thought to myself:  Does Cormac McCarthy really believe we are destined for an old testament slaughter?  It strikes me as the organizing principle in his notable works:  No Country, Blood Meridian, The Counselor, The Road (I have yet to read the Border Trilogy).  His stories are sort of centered around this very idea and the violence he displays exists in relation to this brutality.  Or is this old testament stuff just an excuse to get your jollies off lopping people's heads off?

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