Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Anton Chigurh: The personification of Death angle

Anton Chigurh: The personification of Death angle

Remember the 2007 flick, No Country For Old Men?

This might interest you.

The 2007 Thriller dealt with themes like fate, conscience and circumstance

It starred Tommy Lee Jones ( Ed) and Javier Bardem (Anton Chigurh) -your Hitman from hell!

Somebody compared Anton Chigurh to the Bubonic plague in the film!

He could decide your continued existence on this earth with a coin toss:... " what's the most you've ever lost in a coin toss?"

An interesting plot point that people might have missed is that the movie is about Death.

The actual theme is Death.

Though the movie seems it's centered around Llewelyn, it's actually about Ed (Tommy Lee Jones) and him being unable to come into terms with the idea of his own, imminent death.

He's not scared of dying, he's terrified of dying. This is why he is so reluctant to retire. To him that's just acknowledging his age and that he is in his final stage of life.

Anton Chigurh is Death himself!

Not just a representation of death, but actually Death itself.

He walks the planet killing people because he is in a way, The Grimm Reaper. He kills those who are able to see him.

Towards the end of the film, when Ed is in the hotel room, investigating Llewelyn's death, Anton is also there hiding. Ed doesn't see him! He wasn't in the room next door, and wasn't hiding in a spot where Ed couldn't easily find him. No. Anton was invisible to Ed because It wasn't time for Ed to die.

Remember when Anton was in that accountants office and he shot and killed the guy at his desk right in front of the other guy? The other guy asks, "Are you going to kill me?" Anton replies, "It depends. Can you see me?" This isn't just a badass line. It's a legit question. Then the scene is done.

In the final scene of the movie, Ed is describing to his wife a series of dreams he had the night before. He goes on to describe how his father was in the dreams, and that his father is much younger than he because he died at a young age. Take a moment to appreciate how erie and poetic that is.

Well, anyway he goes on to explain that he and his father are riding horses. It's dark. And his father rides out ahead of him, representing his death. His father has built a camp fire for him, waiting on Ed's arrival. Waiting on Ed's death. As Ed is describing this vivid dream, he has this look of fear in his eyes, the fear of his own pending death


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