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A few days before Joel and Ethan Coen‘s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy‘s novel No Country for Old Men won Best Picture—and a little over a year after I wrote a piece about McCarthy fandom among metal bands—I noticed a reference to the book’s protagonist, Anton Chigurh, in a review of a metal record.

It’s no secret that metal fans love violent flicks, and that actual reading is in decline. So, I’m guessing that all of the references to Chigurh and metal (Google it) have more to do with the silver screen than with the printed page.

If that’s true, the Coen brothers will no doubt enter the pantheon of headbanger faves. What an honor to mentioned in the same breath as Fulci and Romero.