Take the 2-minute tour ×
Movies & TV Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for movie and tv enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Towards the end of No Country for Old Men, Anton Chigurh tracks down Carla Jean Moss. They are sitting in a room together and he gives her the option of heads or tails to decide her fate. Is there any definitive evidence that he killed/didn't kill her?

share|improve this question
    
what chapter does it happen where Carla jean dies? the book doesn't put the chapters . it is very confusing for me. –  user4876 May 15 '13 at 23:42

3 Answers 3

up vote 26 down vote accepted

Not 100% definitive, but I always thought that he did. Evidence that he kills her:

  1. Its explicitly stated that he does in the book
  2. The shot of him inspecting his boots on the way out implies that he is checking for blood
share|improve this answer
3  
I have not read the book, but I totally agree with the action of checking his boots for blood means that he did kill her. –  Evik James Nov 8 '12 at 15:47
2  
SPOILER In support of this answer (and bullet 2), remember after he kills Woody Harrelson's Character (a.k.a. Carson Wells), there is a camera shot of blood running towards his shoes. Anton is very mindful to keep his shoes clean; perhaps a bit of foreshadowing for the later scene. –  ray Nov 26 '12 at 5:27
    
I watched it again since. I forgot about him checking his boots the first time. awesome –  Travis Jan 25 '13 at 11:12
    
    
where was his gun then? he did not have it when he came out... –  no one 2 days ago

The cattle gun Chigurh used was with him while he sat frozen like a statue. Carla wouldn't call the coin toss so he got up slowly and pointed it at her forehead. Her last words were "now I know why the sheriff told me about this." He took her car keys, left the cattle gun behind and was on his way to retirement...sort of...Chigurh was in a vehicle accident shortly after.

share|improve this answer

There is no doubt that Chigurh kills Carla Jean. That's why he checks the soles of his boots (for blood) as he leaves her house. In any case, it would go completely against his character for him to have mercy on her and allow her to live.

share|improve this answer
    
Not really seeing how this adds anything new that the currently accepted answer doesn't already provide. –  MattD Jun 9 at 15:28

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.