No Country for Old Men Discussion Questions

So the first movie that I showed the class was the recent Academy Award-winning No Country for Old Men. To me this is the perfect movie for this sort of class. It is powerful, but comprehensible. Indeed, it ought to be relatively easy to understand the point of No Country. Here are some questions I’m having my class answer and discuss.

1. Dialogue controls the overarching story in No Country. It both opens and closes with dialogue by Ed Tom Bell, and these statements reveal much about the story’s intent. Explain what these statements might mean:


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