ERIC Number: EJ821739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Cold, Cold Heart: Who's Afraid of "No Country for Old Men"?
Multicultural Perspectives, v10 n4 p214-217 Oct 2008
Stories of people killing people are a central part of culture and contain profound statements about important human issues. Senseless killings are particularly problematic. The long history of senseless killings in movies leads up to the 2007 movie, No Country for Old Men, in which senselessness has been raised to a peak. Although it is not a great commercial success, the movie has been recognized as deep, powerful, and important. In particular, the senseless killer has been judged to be one of the most frightening in movie history. The meaning of this fear may be found in examining the social and cultural context of contemporary life.
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Social Environment, Homicide, Films, Victims of Crime, Crime, Violence
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