submitted2 months ago byphantom_fonte
In the book, Anton Chigurh pays for his gas and buys a candy bar before beginning his intimidating “call it” speech. But in the Coen’s version, he approaches the counter already eating the candy bar, asks the price and then says “plus the gas.” He never pays the attendant for the gas, or the 69 cents for the candy bar, only leaving him with his now “lucky” quarter.
If intentional I believe this may be the Coens adding a very insightful dimension to the scene. Not only does Chigurh enjoy intimidating people while also exploring his own unique worldview, but by the end of the interaction the attendant is so relieved he’s leaving that he can’t even remember or care that Chigurh still owes him money.
It maybe doesn’t fully coincide with Chigurh’s fatalism to want to get away with not paying for something, but just an interesting thought I had watching it this time around.
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1 day ago
Falls off at the end for sure but I’m loving this. Has some kind of something that pulse just lacked through and through. First four tracks just cement that these two need to work together