The movie is based on the best selling
novel of the same title by Cormac McCarthy.
Ledger was lined up to star (presumably in the role of Moss,
taken by Josh Brolin) but he dropped out to "take time
on location at Marfa, Texas and New Mexico in the USA.
began on 23rd May 2006.
movie was in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival but
left empty handed despite being hotly tipped for the Palme d'Or.
your eyes peeled for the Mike Zoss pharmacy/drug store outside
of which Chigurh explodes a car. Mike Zoss, of course, being
the name of the Coen's production company. You
can see a screengrab of it here.
asked why he thought his character, Moss, took the money, Josh
Brolin said "for the love of his wife". He explained
that he wanted to give his wife a better life and saw the money
as a unique opportunity to do so.
the script legally and officially from the official
site here. But if, by the time you read this, that site
is no more- you can download the script in text format using
the links at the top of this page or by clicking
the February 2008 issue if Empire
magazine, which came out in December (!?!?!) they ran a
one page feature on Josh Brolin's resurgent career. Within said
article he was quoted as saying, "I knew the book really
well, so asked Robert [Rodriguez], 'Would you tape my audition?'
He said, 'Man, why don't we just use the camera we have?' So
Robert shot it on a $950,000 Genesis camera - me and Marley
[Shelton], my wife in Grindhouse - and Quentin [Tarantino] directed
us. Then Robert put music to it and cut it. It's probably the
best-looking audition tape in the history of audition tapes!
We sent it to the Coens and their response was, 'Who lit it?'
- they didn't respond to me in the least. But my very persistent
agent eventually got them to meet me as a favour..."
Hopefully this fantastic audition tape will make it onto the
January 2008, the Academy announced the nominations for 80th
Academy Awards. No Country
For Old Men and Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood
topped the table for most noms with eight apiece. The Coen brothers
were nominated in both the Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay
categories while Javier Bardem picked up yet another Best Supporting
Actor nod and the movie was also up for the big one- Film of
the Year. The other noms were Achievement in Cinematography
(Roger Deakins), Achievement in Film Editing (Coen alias Roderick
Jaynes), Achievement in Sound Mixing and Achievement in Sound
Editing. Happily No Country
went on to top the table for most wins on the night (24th Feb
2008) with FOUR wins - Best Picture, Best Director (Joel and
Ethan Coen), Best Adapted Screenplay (Joel and Ethan Coen),
Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem).