Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

No Country for old men.


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-15-2008, 11:30 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,771
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default No Country for old men.

Has anyone seen this movie, No country for old men? I know it's been out for a bit but I just saw it and it has got to be one of the best movies I have seen in a long long time.

I have to put the book on my reading list.

Did you see it? What did you think of it?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 08-16-2008, 01:32 AM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Steve:

I saw that movie earlier this summer. It was great. One of the parts I remember most is when he threw the money over the bridge before going to the hospital.

You know, as I think about this movie it has a correlation to the suicide discussion on this forum. This man risks losing his life for the dream of having 2 million dollars that wasn't his to begin with.

Is losing your life to another person by taking money that doesn't belong to you much different than losing your life at your own hand due to failed dreams?

Keith
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-16-2008, 03:01 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,771
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Oh yes I think there is a tie in with the other discussion. This movie is a movie about good vs evil and life vs death.

If you get a chance, read this review here http://essentialgearguide.com/1/654/...ld-men-on-dvd/

And then watch the movie again when you get a chance. There is much symbolism in the movie. There is more to it than you can get out of it in one viewing.

When Llewelyn finds the money he also finds a man wounded with a gunshot wound who is very thirsty. Instead of assisting the survivor, he seeks out the last man standing to find the money that was missing from the drug dealing scene.

Later that night while he lies in bed he looks up to the ceiling and decides he needs to go back to the scene with water and do what he sees as the stupidest thing he has ever done.

Midway through the movie Llewelyn has a phone conversation with the drug lord assassin Chigurh. Chigurh offers to not kill Llewelyn's wife if he brings back the money but yet again Llewelyn declines to save her.

In the end Llewelyn gives up his life for the money.

Although I wasn't exactly sure if this was a case of greed or was it more a situation where a cowboy was looking for some excitement in his boring life. After all he was in a special forces outfit in Vietnam and did two tours. The only thing he had now was his hunting.

This money and these people gave him a new challenge and he did quite well for quite some time.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-17-2008, 12:24 AM
UniversityLandscapers
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

To be honest, I thought this movie was terrible. I don't know what all the fuss was about. The characters were never introduced and terribly developed, and after seeing the movie twice, I still don't understand who half of them are. I think the plot seemed to start and end without any introduction and conclusion and there was really no climax to it. Some might see that as brilliant filmmaking, ignoring the conventions of story telling, but I see it as a fairly poor attempt at making a "great" movie. I hate those kind of movies where the whole purpose of the movie is to make a good movie. It takes away from the natural feeling of the really "good" movies. One of the best examples I have seen recently was Juno. It wasn't a huge budget movie, but it was brilliantly written with an amazing cast, and completely under its own power turned out amazing.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-17-2008, 03:49 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,771
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

One of the things about the movie that shocked me was how Llewelyn died. He gets in a shoot out at a hotel just as Sheriff Ed Tom was pulling up. Ed gets out of his car and walks up to the hotel room and there is Llewelyn dead at the door way. I figure it must have been difficult to hold off 4 or 5 guys with automatic weapons when they had the element of surprise and he had a shotgun.

In most Hollywood movies, the battle between the antagonist and the protagonist is the pinnacle of the film. It's the epic battle. But in this movie it is anti-climactic.

To me this was a really creative artistic and story telling element. After all, there are times death comes unannounced. As it did when I heard about my friend killing himself last week. It just happens, we hear about the story and are left to deal with it.

A good movie is a movie that generates thought and discussion and that's why I think this movie was so good. It gives us all a chance to get together and think and reflect on it.

Quote:
I think the plot seemed to start and end without any introduction and conclusion and there was really no climax to it.
At this point, I see the movie as a movie about the Sheriff. He is struggling through life trying to find where he fits. He is trying to figure out how this battle of good vs. evil exists. Has it changed over time? Have things really gotten worse over time or has it always been the same and just like this.

The movie begins with his monologue and ends with him telling us about his dream. Both discuss his father.

What's your take on this?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Country Clippers is sponsoring Tiger Time! Steve Franchise Building, Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, & Innovators Discussions 1 10-08-2007 06:40 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
2.5 acre mowing
xandrew245x
04-18-2014 06:55 AM
Today 07:11 PM
by acrajchel
15 318
In a bit situation need...
googus
Yesterday 08:01 AM
Today 07:07 PM
by acrajchel
7 132
New Trailer
bobwill2009
Today 12:46 PM
Today 06:46 PM
by BelleCityLawn1
2 42
Advertising On...
JacobsLawnMowing
03-17-2014 03:21 PM
Today 06:02 PM
by bobwill2009
13 847
Any greenhouse operators...
GoGreenerKS
04-15-2014 11:21 AM
Today 12:37 PM
by Steve
7 213
Pushy customers
christopherhicks82
Yesterday 08:22 PM
Today 12:34 PM
by Steve
4 115
Pond...
xandrew245x
Yesterday 03:29 PM
Today 12:30 PM
by Steve
3 79
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 12:01 AM
Today 12:17 PM
by bobwill2009
79 25,287
The $20 Mow Job
Dan Tanner
04-21-2014 07:24 PM
Today 12:06 PM
by Steve
5 177
quickbooks users
CDLAWNCARE
04-20-2014 09:03 AM
Today 06:48 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
4 166
Looking for advice on a...
Tekeda1
04-13-2014 09:53 AM
Yesterday 07:55 PM
by Just for Cuts
23 575
About D@## Time!
TamMik
04-02-2014 08:10 AM
Yesterday 05:14 PM
by BelleCityLawn1
19 857
Back for this year
xandrew245x
02-21-2014 04:30 PM
Yesterday 03:36 PM
by xandrew245x
19 1,001
What Was Your Setup When...
superrman77
02-11-2014 10:53 AM
Yesterday 12:29 AM
by Tony317
22 1,699
Sulky and Turf Tracer
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:44 PM
Yesterday 12:07 AM
by Tony317
9 436
danny 2
danny2
04-19-2014 10:19 PM
04-21-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
3 135
this mower is driving me...
boog
04-17-2014 12:07 PM
04-21-2014 12:10 PM
by kslawn
13 345
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
04-21-2014 12:02 PM
by kslawn
20 577
I Got Taken...,
Dan Tanner
04-19-2014 06:26 AM
04-21-2014 11:49 AM
by Steve
4 220
new to this forum!
mower13126
04-18-2014 07:37 PM
04-21-2014 11:39 AM
by Steve
4 146
REO calling
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 05:03 PM
04-21-2014 11:33 AM
by Steve
12 344
employee pay
4 seasons maintenance
04-10-2011 09:34 PM
04-20-2014 04:40 PM
by Dan Tanner
20 6,870
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
04-20-2014 11:13 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
32 1,205
Lawn Renovation
stevef1201
04-11-2014 12:00 PM
04-20-2014 11:11 AM
by kslawn
10 363
Customers droping like...
goodtimez
04-18-2014 09:53 AM
04-19-2014 08:09 AM
by CDLAWNCARE
7 225
Best Bulk Mulch delivery...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:52 AM
04-18-2014 05:34 PM
by Steve
2 99
Steve Virgadamo,...
Steven Virgadamo
04-18-2014 09:49 AM
04-18-2014 05:08 PM
by Steve
2 81
Instagram
Gerardo_Landscape
04-16-2014 11:28 AM
04-18-2014 04:51 PM
by Steve
3 177
Help with weed liability!
Prolawnofchatt
04-15-2014 09:10 AM
04-18-2014 04:47 PM
by Steve
5 238
Nationwide lawn care...
Billy Goat
04-15-2014 05:21 PM
04-18-2014 04:39 PM
by Steve
9 253
Truck Signage
Dan Tanner
04-16-2014 11:00 PM
04-18-2014 04:04 PM
by stevef1201
10 279
leaf removal
tlf59263
04-15-2014 10:00 PM
04-18-2014 03:59 PM
by stevef1201
6 235
Pay per click advertising
roostertail
02-12-2014 07:26 PM
04-17-2014 07:11 PM
by yardrate
10 633
Accepting credit cards,...
Darksteel
03-17-2014 08:01 PM
04-16-2014 01:02 PM
by jymie
15 799
Trimec
acrajchel
04-15-2014 08:24 PM
04-16-2014 11:10 AM
by Steve
3 146
Gopher Forum Discount!
BlackRain75
04-12-2014 10:44 PM
04-16-2014 10:50 AM
by Steve
9 344
hello
NFrailey
04-15-2014 01:39 PM
04-16-2014 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 129
Pricing a Mulch Job
dmcalpi
04-07-2014 02:16 PM
04-16-2014 09:40 AM
by jymie
21 777
google earth
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
04-16-2014 09:36 AM
by jymie
8 287
There has to be an...
CDLAWNCARE
04-14-2014 12:59 PM
04-15-2014 04:06 PM
by Dan Tanner
6 229
First Day Back!
BelleCityLawn1
04-09-2014 09:13 PM
04-15-2014 11:16 AM
by Steve
11 366
Mow America
stevegredler
04-13-2014 01:02 PM
04-14-2014 09:53 PM
by kslawn
5 272
Power Broom
acrajchel
04-14-2014 07:46 AM
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
2 152
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
04-14-2014 11:34 AM
by Steve
1,176 286,680
Equipment reviews
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
04-14-2014 11:27 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 523
Aerating Prices?
Dan Tanner
04-08-2014 03:16 PM
04-14-2014 10:31 AM
by Steve
13 526
Estimating help
acrajchel
04-11-2014 06:06 PM
04-14-2014 10:20 AM
by Steve
3 233
Need help bidding church...
GreenRidge Lawn&Landscape
04-07-2014 08:01 PM
04-14-2014 09:49 AM
by Steve
12 494
Hello all
Griff20114
04-12-2014 05:08 PM
04-14-2014 09:46 AM
by Steve
1 147
Step by Step Spring Lawn...
WarriorLawnscaping
04-10-2014 07:01 AM
04-14-2014 09:43 AM
by Steve
5 310
» Popular Tags
4x4 ads article marketing blower butterfly gardens care charge christmas light hanging courtesy call craigslist credit card cultivation customers decorating echo exmark ferris financing florida flower bed cultivation price four wheel drive gopherhaul grass gravely health holiday holiday lighting how much to charge introduction kansas city labor cost lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business book lawn care business show lawn clarksville leaf marketing mechanic monthly mow mowing mulch mulch price new and restored landscapes new buisness new business new start office management payment podcast property management company reo requests riding mower scag schedule selling seo snow starting a business steve stihl tree care turfgrass consulting upsell walker winter money making ideas yard clarksville
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:12 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:12 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy