Trailer Watch: Sunset Limited on HBO

Tommy Lee Jones seems to be making his peace with another directorial venture.

Cormac McCarthy is known for his work on with some great directors. The only good adaptation that comes close to his work is the Coens brother adaptation called No Country of Old Men, which starred Tommy Lee Jones. The film features two men, called simply Black, a Christian ex-con and White, and atheist professor, taking in Black’s home after he saves White from a would be suicide dive into the path of a train.

Tommy Lee Jones directs and plays White, with Samuel Jackson as Black. The two actors coming back to work on their best is an interesting proposition to wait for. But we are still skeptical of what Samuel Jackson can bring to the floor. Tommy Lee is known for his exceptional work on the Three Burials of Melquiadas. So it will be fitting for him to take on the role of the director once again for a project like this.

The film premiers on Feb 12 th. Here is more info on the plot.

The historical Sunset Limited was a transcontinental train that crossed the American south from Atlantic to Pacific. Metaphorically, to ride the sunset limited is to take the mythic train west, to go to the western wall, to sail over the edge of the world. The literal train in McCarthy’s The Sunset Limitedis a New York subway, but the destination of the suicidal professor White is the solitude of death, an escape from the hell of other people, from the human history of war and genocide, and from his own intractable alienation.

The film seems to be in the same territory as some of Tommy’s recent work. Please watch this space to get more info on this movie.

Source: Slashfilm

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John has a keen sense of what ticks in the world of film. He can also be seen in three distinct short film titled Woken Shell, The Tea Shop in the Moon and The Waiting. Cinema has been the basic diet he has been on for the last 10 years. His personality can be judged by the choices of his films.

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  1. I loved the back and forth conversation they both made sense to me and stired feelings in me that made me cry because I’m in a place were I’ve stopped drinking to deal with my demons face to face and it’s hard wanting o go back to a reality were my decisions were able to blame on the liquor but because of being lost and scared but I love this movie if u don’t feel something think question life something is wrong but even though it scared me as well as kind of healed me to cry and smile because of the thought of that much brother hood I may never experienced but wish I had this should receive a Oscar Tommy lee Jones thank you and bless you.


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