) about a Texas
bumpkin who stumbles across $2 million, heroin
and a slew of dead drug
dealers in the desert. Rather than doing the civil deed of contacting authorities, the bumpkin steals the money
and is subsequently chased by a silly-lookin' fella with a bad haircut. Although (we're told) the bad haircut dude kills anyone who inconveniences him, the case rule exception is morbidly obese beauty queens at trailer parks. As all of this is going on, a small town codger sheriff chats with people and occasionally investigates the case, but otherwise has little to do with the bumpkin and the bad haircut dude.
By the end, the audience has just witnessed the same allegories, cliches
and plot holes of cinema in the past 60 years (although the film's apologists claim we just "didn't get it", and that the movie has a profound, cryptic meaning - which is often their own interpretation.) While "No Country" did gain a significant amount of critical/award acclaim, reception was actually much more polarized, evident by the defensive/flamebait nature of the film's defenders.
NCFOM Fanboy: I think anyone who doesn't like this film should just watch a Hollywood-produced movie with gratuitous violence, explosions, car crashes and limited character development, such as Die Hard 4 or Transformers!
COMMON SENSE MOVIEGOER: But wasn't "No Country For Old Men" also a Hollywood-produced movie with gratuitous violence, explosions, car crashes and limited character development?
NCFOM Fanboy: U just didn't understand it! Who are UR favorite directorz? I bet I know.
COMMON SENSE MOVIEGOER: Well, I liked the Coen brothers' films before they made the "No Country" BS. I'm also a fan of movies by Scorsese, Kubrick, Huston, Jarmusch, Lumet, Eastwood, Welles...
NCFOM Fanboy: HA HA HA, I knew it! Didn't the Stanley Kubrick guy direct the first and second TRANSFORMERS moviez? HA HA HA, U suck, case closed!
An extremely devoted follower of a particular media (i.e. film, film director, band, TV series, writer) who takes their love a step further by deriding those who have an opposing opinion. Early use of the term had been directed to anime and Stars Wars "geeks". However, growing popularity of both has limited this stereotype and "newer" fanboy subjects tend to be more polarizing in popularity. Typically, fanboys spend their time lurking around internet messageboards, calling any detractor of their media a "troll", "idiot" or just allege detractor(s) don't "understand" particular subject. Knee-jerk responses like this (over rational, intelligent discussion) makes for quick and easy attribution. Fanboys are also known for creating their own realities and interpretations of their beloved subjects.
The nu-metal band Tool
and film director Wes Anderson
are both noted for having fanboy followings.
TARANTINO FANBOY: I just watched "The Untouchables" last night, wow did that movie rip off "Pulp Fiction"!
NOT A FANBOY: Did Brian DePalma time travel 7 years ahead of 1987? I didn't know they had that technology back then.
TARANTINO FANBOY: OK, well then, "City on Fire" ripped off "Reservoir Dogs", the plot similarities are too close for comfort!
NOT A FANBOY: I guess Ringo Lam must have time traveled as well, because City of Fire was also released in 1987, well before Reservoir Dogs.
TARANTINO FANBOY: That is a lie! U R nothing but a Tarantino hater, U should stick to Disney and the Family Channel and leave the unique original filmmaking up to US!!!!!
A college student with limited pocket money
, who makes do either by loan gratuity and/or a low paying part-time job. While the term "starving" may be an exaggeration, the "starving student" diet (often consisting of Ramen
or other cheap packaged foods) is not.
Guy wanted to buy an engagement ring for his girlfriend
but couldn't; they were both starving students.