No Country for Old Men

// Tropical Fuck Storm




Arts Centre Melbourne

The first Hear My Eyes collaboration with Arts Centre Melbourne to present a live score of No Country for Old Men written and performed by Tropical Fuck Storm.
It’s a big ask to try to improve the experience of a film that won the Oscar for Best Picture. But what TFS managed to do was take a film that excelled, in part, through its lack of a score and make it better by adding a score. That feels counterintuitive. That’s why it was so impressive.

Paul Donoughue, Double J

Directed by Haydn Green from Hear My Eyes, experience the Coen brothers’ Texas noir thriller No Country for Old Men paired with the riotous, mad, psych-punk sounds from Tropical Fuck Storm (Gareth Liddiard, Fiona Kitschin, Lauren Hammel and Erica Dunn) as they perform their original score live on stage alongside the film screening. The Academy Award-winning No Country for Old Men, starring Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Kelly Macdonald and Woody Harrelson as worn individuals living in 1980’s West Texas, follows the merciless killer Anton Chigurh and the bloodshed that ensues. Joel and Ethan Coen’s faithful adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s 2005 novel is a violent, poetic, and intensely gripping reimagining of the book which explores the darker side of humanity through philosophical meditations on determinism, absence of free will and Nietzschean nihilism. It is widely regarded as the Coen brothers' best film.