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"No Country for Old Men" The Windmills (3 replies and 3 comments)

Mike V
1 week ago
Mike V 1 week ago

A lot of video essays touch on the symbolism of the windmills shot in the film NCOM. Was this a deliberate choice by you and the filmmakers?

 

 

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Roger Deakins
1 week ago
Roger Deakins 1 week ago

The windmill was an important element in the visuals but that is as far as I would go. What it symbolizes I will leave to others.

Vanniyan
1 week ago

I can't figure out what is the connectivity wind mill with script? Could you talk few words.

Mike V
1 week ago

You'll take that answer to the grave eh?

David W
1 week ago
David W 1 week ago

I think the run-down mill clues in the audience to the dismally somber nature of the story, I mean this in a good way as NCFOM is my favourite movie. Clearly there isnt a clean cut answer for what the windmill stands for, the answer lies within the individual's psyche.

Roger Deakins
6 days ago
Roger Deakins 6 days ago

I think you are thinking a little too much. The windmill was just there, a single vertical element on the endless parched landscape.

David W
6 days ago

Looking back on my response it does sound pretentious, but since it without a doubt triggers an emotional response I think it can be connected to some kind of symbolism.

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