Friday, September 4, 2015

Friday Random Heads, Ten Tails

Another movie night. This time No Country For Old Men. Where Josh Brolin is a fairly clever mouse who might have a chance if Javier Bardem's Chigurh was anything like an ordinary cat. He isn't, of course, and you can pretty much predict the end in the beginning. It's so well told though that it remains fascinating watching throughout.

1. Simon & Garfunkel - Voices of Old People
2. Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley - The Old Country
3. David Bowie - Lady Stardust
4. The New Pornographers - Bones of an Idol
5. Nellie McKay - Won't U Please B Nice
6. The Magnetic Fields - In My Car
7. XTC - Rocket from a Bottle
8. Mose Allison - Groovin' High
9. The Ramones - Rock 'n' Roll Hight School
10. Pink Martini - Pana Cand Ne Tu Iubeam


susan said...

We watched this one again last winter. Bardem's characterization of Chigurh really is totally mesmerizing as well as terrifying. Knowing what he was capable of doing with the bolt gun was one of the ongoing scariest eventualities I've ever witnessed in a film - ie the scene with the man in the country store.

I do like this FR10. Simon and Garfunkle were an amazing duo. Bridge Over Troubled water came out very shortly before your birth. We also watched Rock 'n' Roll High School again in the not too distant past. Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov were almost as good as The Ramones in that one.

Ben said...

The cast in general was very good, especially when you consider how many of the characters didn't have names, or at least not names anyone else used. Stephen Root as the man in the office, for example. Of course he too wound up being a victim of Bardem's unstoppable killing machine.

Rock 'n' Roll High School was fun. I remember Paul Bartel as being every inch the lovable geek in that one.