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Genre: Crime

Duration: 122 Minutes

Rating: R

No Country for Old Men (2007) FILM TALK

FROM PAGE TO SCREEN FILM TALK SERIES WITH FRED FUCHS

Great storytelling succeeds in any medium of media. So how do extraordinary novels, short stories, and plays transform and become great movies?  We will explore the collaborative process and challenges of adapting a story to a film for these five award-winning classics during this series.

From page:

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN Novel (2005)  written by Cormac McCarthy

Available for purchase from KING WEST BOOKS

To Screen:

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN  Film (2007)   Javier Bardeen, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Joel, and Ethan Cohen screenplay and direction.  8 Academy Awards nominations, won 4 including  Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay.

While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it with him. The hunter becomes the hunted when a merciless killer named Chigurh (Javier Bardem) picks up his trail. Also looking for Moss is Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), an aging lawman who reflects on a changing world and a dark secret of his own, as he tries to find and protect Moss.

FRED FUCHS

Fred is an independent film & television producer focusing on the development, financing, and production of films and television series for international audiences. He spent 20 years living and working in California, 10 years as the President of American Zoetrope Studios and was Executive Producer of 17 feature films including The Godfather Part III, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Secret Garden, Don Juan De Marco, The Virgin Suicides and John Grisham’s The Rainmaker. He was the Executive Director of Arts and Entertainment at the CBC in Toronto where he was responsible for developing, commissioning and supervising production of major television series. Current feature projects include: LITTLE ITALY, MONKEY BEACH, THE VIRTUOSO, and MILTON’S SECRET.

 

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