A Pilgrimage to the Creepiest Location in 'No Country for Old Men'

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This episode of Pop Pilgrims, a travel series from The Onion's A.V. Club, digs up the story behind an iconic scene from the Coen brothers' film, shot 20 miles outside of Marfa, Texas. The star of the segment is Chip Love, the manager of the Marfa National Bank, who was drafted for a part in No Country for Old Men despite having no acting experience (with the exception of a role in The Wizard of Oz in high school, he says). "Nobody I know will ever see this movie!" he thought, and agreed to play a victim of Javier Bardem's cattle gun. The film went on to win four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Directing, and Writing. Kyle Ryan, who hosts the episode, tells the full story here

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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