: What does the protagonist want?
From Robin Laws' livejournal, Todd Alcott's livejournal. He talks about film. I'm posting this for my own future benefit, and I'm reading him about No Country for Old Men first.
1. On 2008-04-24, Per wrote:
"They believe that Moss is the protagonist of the movie and therefore deserves more narrative consideration. But No Country, like Blood Simple and Fargo before it, has no protagonist -- only characters we like and characters we don't."
I thought the sheriff was the protagonist, and thinking now how the movie ends, I realise is isn't. No Country has so much in common with Blood Simple. Man.