I wouldn't necessarily say no possible way, it just takes the right approach/angle/take to do it right. I've only read The Road, I hear the adaptation of that isn't stellar, but yeah, I'd think McCarthy stuff is challenging to adapt. But not impossible.And I believe the Cohens did this because there is no possible way you can re-create the emotions, the experience, of reading anything that Cormac Mccarthy writes. So they took artistic liberties and made it their own creation. And when looking at it from a further perspective, with the novel in mind, it was a beautifully made film. To this date, I don't believe the Cohens have made a better film. And I know Cormac strongly approved of it.
I have not read the book, but I'm nosey - what happens between Chigurh and Carla Jean in the book?Having seen the movie several times after reading the novel I realized that the movie was probably never meant to be an adaption of the novel, but rather an accompaniment to it. Because there were certain key scenes that were so dramatically different than from what happened in the novel. And I am speaking about key scenes, such as the encounter between Chigurh and Bell, the various shootouts with Llewlyn and various drug cartels, and most shockingly the final scene between Chigurh and Carla Lean. You will be stunned when you discover the truth of what actually happened.
SPOILER:I have not read the book, but I'm nosey - what happens between Chigurh and Carla Jean in the book?
I wouldn't say it applies to everything, but...... THE SIMPLER, THE BETTER!No Country for Old Men was his first novel that he wrote in very plain and understandable language. Try reading his other books such as Blood Meridian or Suttree, it's very challenging to follow. For this reason I think a lot of his fans that didn't like NCFOM as much as his other novels.
But ironically, the novel that won him the Pulitzer was The Road, which was written in the same simple style.
It's good for me because I struggle to read anything, let alone something you have to be a literary genius to understand.
Have you seen the movie?This might sound incredibly stupid, but what does the title mean exactly in relation to the story?
Yeah, no quotation marks. But it's very easy to follow, I've read parts of it. No confusion.
Btw, our director best able to capture Mccarthy's vision: Terrence Malick
He could do Suttree, it's perfect for his style. Suttree was a modern, or a somewhat relatively modern Huckleberry Finn, I think he would have a lot of fun with it.There's an idea. I don't know if Malick has ever done anything with quite as much a sense of underlying doom or darkness, but I think he could do. I'd like to see him try, that's for sure.