No Country For Life-Giving Movies

Just a brief comment before I head off to meet my carpool: In my view, No Country For Old Men, which just won the Oscar for best movie, is a death-dealing film, however strong its technical  merits. Juno, in contrast is a life-giving and excellent film that I think should have won the award.

I can’t help noticing that the violent movies are mostly crafted by men while the life-giving stories are frequently created by women.

I’m waiting, no I’m working for the day that movies about human connectedness and transformation get honored for excellence instead of movies that portray life as a banquet of cruelty and nihilism.

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1 Response to “No Country For Life-Giving Movies”


  1. 1 99ppp February 25, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Both movies were terrific, and wouldn’t have minded either winning.

    The sociopath in Old Men seems central.. but watching the characters in the periphery is what makes the movie interesting. See how the other characters are compromised by money?


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