The following clip from the film, “No Country for Old Men,” presents an honors class for writing an unforgettable scene.
In this brilliantly acted and directed scene, we find a masterpiece of suspense. It builds slowly and inexorably, and the viewer is filled with dread. Joel and Ethan Coen directed this 2007 film and adapted the screenplay from a novel by Cormac McCarthy.
Without histrionics, profanity, special effects or violence, the director and the writer work together to lure the viewer into their web.