No Country for Old Men

More about The Road, from Garret

While promoting The Last House on the Left, Garret talked to ShockTillYouDrop and had a few things to say about The Road. Quotes below.

About the November 2008 release date:

“There wasn’t time. I think it was very ambitious for them to think they could get it edited together and out for the Oscar season. I think they realized – and I say this because I have a very small part in it – Viggo and the kid are fantastic, but I think they realized they have a very special thing on their hands. They wanted to do it right, so why not hang onto it?”

About the shoot:

“I only had to be there for a few days and it was exhausting. They have incredible stamina, those two. Viggo’s a horse.”

On the subject of hope in the film:

“[The Road carries] more hope than No Country for Old Men. That film was, ‘Look, this is what the world is today. There’s a new crime out there and if you can’t handle it, you better retire. Go hide in the woods, old man.’ And he does. The Road actually ends quite hopeful. This little boy… there’s a phrase they say, ‘You have to carry the fire.’ The fire means this hope, this belief in goodness, we’re the good guys. That’s what [the father and son] say as they try to live fighting off cannibals and stuff. In the end you feel like it’ll bloom again, man will find a way. It’s heartbreaking and beautiful.” []

No Country for Old Men – new DVD & Blu-ray release

No Country for Old Men will be re-released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 7. Both releases will have two-disc collector’s edition sets with new special features.

Here is the list:

  • ABC “Popcorn” Video
  • Channel 4 News — Joel And Ethan Coen Appearance
  • Lunch With David Poland — IKLIPZ — Javier Bardem And Josh Brolin Interview
  • WNBC Reel Talk With Lyons & Bailes — Josh Brolin
  • LA WGAW Q & A Panel
  • Six Additional Audio Interviews
  • Digital Copy
  • Josh Brolin’s Unauthorized Behind-The-Scenes
  • Q & A With Joel And Ethan Coen, Roger Deakins And The Sound And Production Design Crews
  • Charlie Rose Featuring Joel And Ethan Coen, Josh Brolin And Javier Bardem
  • “Just A Minute…With Javier Bardem”
  • VARIETY Screening Series Q & A
  • Instore Appearance With Javier Bardem And Josh Brolin
  • The Making of No Country For Old Men (from the original release)
  • Working With The Coens (from the original release)
  • The Diary Of A Country Sheriff (from the original release)

Garret on The Road, No Country and Cormac McCarthy

The Road was mentioned in an article at today:

The Coen brothers brought the already-popular novelist Cormac McCarthy to the attention of a much bigger share of the mass audience when they turned his book “No Country for Old Men” into an Oscar-winning movie. Now McCarthy’s latest novel, “The Road,” will hit theaters in 2009 with Viggo Mortensen starring. His co-star Garret Dillahunt, who also had the distinction of being in “No Country for Old Men” says fans will be more than pleased with the adaptation. “It’s incredibly faithful to the book and rightfully so. It’s just as faithful to the book as ‘No Country’ was. You can never match the descriptive power of a book, but I think it’s such a beautiful tale,” claims Dillahunt of the story about a father and son who journey together many months after a great, unexplained cataclysm. “I think people are going to be pretty blown away by the thing.”

Dillahunt’s only regret is that he has never met the famous author of the words he has had the pleasure of reciting. “Cormac came on the set of ‘No Country’ and ‘The Road,’ but of course never when I was around, which is a shame because I’m a geek about writers,” he admits. “I seldom get star struck, but when the writer comes around, I get completely tongue-tied. I’m dying to meet him. I think that’s why I work so hard to get in his movies.” []