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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Joel Coen HollywoodNewsWire.net  "No Country For Old Men"  photo
No Country for Old Men
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Nov 4, 2007
Joel & Ethan Coen – No Country for Old Men

Q1: Do you find yourselves quoted for each other?
JC: Yes, it happens all the time. It doesn't bother us.

Q2: Why this book?
JC: We didn't actually pick it. It was sent to us by Scott Rudin who had acquired the rights to it, he sent it to us in galleys about a year before it came out. He asked us if we were interested in doing it and we read it and both, we'd read other Cormac McCarthy books just for pleasure and liked him a lot, but this one we thought was, could make a really interesting movie.

Q3: Did you purposely eliminate the quirkiness from this movie?
JC: Not consciously, we just tried to do an adaptation of the book. It was just a sort of straightforward problem from our point of view, which is, how do you turn that into a movie?

Q4: Are there films of yours you feel are more similar to each other than others?
EC: Boy, we don't really compare them. There is just nothing in it for us. There is some pleasure in d...

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