Publicist Claudia Gray, No Country for Old Men director/co-writer Joel Coen at last night’s Old Men party that followed a public screening at the historic Elgin theatre — Saturday, 9.8.07, 8:25 pm. Coen said Skywalker — i.e., George Lucas’s post-production facility in Marin County — has been the highest-quality screening room he’s seen No Country in.

Ultimate No Country badass Javier Bardem at same No Country for Old Men party…”We are all lucky,” he said, evidently feeling that way and then some — Saturday, 9.8.07, 8:40 pm

Clive Owen, Miramax chief Daniel Battsek at same gathering. Own sat directly behind me at Elgin screening, and laughed often.