For today’s Favorite Scene Friday, I thought about going funny and even briefly thought about going romantic, but one movie, no, one man kept eerily creeping back into my head. He wouldn’t stop his relentless pursuit of making his way into the nightmares of all who visit The Hatch and there was no way in hell I could continue to evade him. This ruthless bounty hunter is none other than Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh, in the 2007, Academy Award winning movie No Country for Old Men.
Chigurh has to be one of the most chilling and fear inducing villains of all time. He’s cold, unforgiving, and heartless. He is the ultimate hitman. In my opinion the most frightening type of villain, because he could or better said, he probably does exist in real life. Freddy, Jason, Michael and Candy Man are all good for a scare, but Anton Chigurh makes you question if you are really safe at night when you turn out the lights.
Today’s scene is a prime example of this monster’s toughness. We see Chigurh driving away after serving his most recent death warrant when he is t-boned by another car. He staggers out, badly wounded, but with still enough wits and strength to patch himself up and walk away. If there are really Chigurh(s) out there, I pray that I never get on their shit lists. I hope you all have a great Friday and if any of you stumbles across a bag full of money this weekend, put it back where you found it and walk away as fast as you can.
"Look at that fuckin' arm."ReplyDelete
That is a great scene, for so many different reasons. No matter what Chigurh is going through, the man does not break. So creepy.
Anton Chigurh: Call it.ReplyDelete
Gas Station Proprietor: Call it?
Anton Chigurh: Yes.
Gas Station Proprietor: For what?
Anton Chigurh: Just call it.
Gas Station Proprietor: Well, we need to know what we're calling it for here.
Anton Chigurh: You need to call it. I can't call it for you. It wouldn't be fair.
Gas Station Proprietor: I didn't put nothin' up.
Anton Chigurh: Yes, you did. You've been putting it up your whole life you just didn't know it. You know what date is on this coin?
Gas Station Proprietor: No.
Anton Chigurh: 1958. It's been traveling twenty-two years to get here. And now it's here. And it's either heads or tails. And you have to say. Call it.