The Coen Brothers

Which director made the best films, made the best visuals, or smelled the best? This is the forum to find out.

Which are your favourite Coen Brothers Films? (choose two)

Blood Simple
1
4%
Crimewave (they only wrote it and disown it but hey, why not)
0
No votes
Raising Arizona
3
12%
Miller's Crossing
3
12%
Barton Fink
3
12%
The Hudsucker Proxy
2
8%
Fargo
1
4%
The Big Lebowski
5
20%
O Brother Where Art Thou?
2
8%
The Man Who Wasn't There
0
No votes
Intolerable Cruelty
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No votes
The Ladykillers
0
No votes
No Country for Old Men
4
16%
Burn After Reading
0
No votes
A Serious Man
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No votes
True Grit
1
4%
 
Total votes : 25

Postby The Vicar on Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:43 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:So I finally watched Blood Simple over the weekend. I thought it was very good, but at this point it's hard for me to call it the Coen Bros.' best film, since they themselves have repeated many of the images and depictions in Blood Simple for their later films (all of which I've seen).

I watched the Director's Cut of the film, but after some online research there seems to be quite an uproar among fans with respect to this new cut... so I of course can't say if it's better or worse than the original, but people seem displeased!

As for the "excruciating" scene, I have no idea what Vicar might be referring to, :D!! Have I become so desensitized that that sort of thing doesn't set off any flags anymore?

In any case, I'm guessing it's one of the following two things:

1- Hedaya being buried alive, or
2- The knife through the hand?


It was, in fact, bachelor Number #2.
I can barely watch when that scene rolls by, but the wonderful payoff
"I'll be sure to give him the message" makes it worthwhile.
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Postby The Vicar on Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:07 am

The loss of sensitivity is regrettable.
I wonder how different your reaction might have been a few years ago, or before your innocence went out for a walk and ended up on a milk carton.
Or if Blood Simple had been the first Coen project you'd seen.
Blood Simple is my measuring stick for Coen Brothers films. I think Hitchcock would have loved it.

I don't have the directors cut - although I'm curious I love the film exactly as it is. You ever wanna viddy it, let me know.
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Postby Pacino86845 on Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:30 pm

The Vicar wrote:The loss of sensitivity is regrettable.
I wonder how different your reaction might have been a few years ago, or before your innocence went out for a walk and ended up on a milk carton.
Or if Blood Simple had been the first Coen project you'd seen.
Blood Simple is my measuring stick for Coen Brothers films. I think Hitchcock would have loved it.

I don't have the directors cut - although I'm curious I love the film exactly as it is. You ever wanna viddy it, let me know.


I really wasn't at all displeased with Blood Simple. It is an excellent film, but because of the chronology of how I went through the Coen Bros. films (more or less backwards starting in the late nineties, and always watching their new releases in the cinema since) some of the innovation of Blood Simple is lost on me.

But I understand perfectly how it is a measuring stick for those of you who were "enlightened" before me.
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Postby John-Locke on Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:15 pm

Transcript of Webchat Ethan Coen did today on the Empire website

I had the pleasure of having two of my questions answered (using the name Buddy)

_j_clark says: What made you choose to refer majorly to the original text [of Charles Portis’ True Grit] as opposed to the '69 film?
Well, I'll tell you: we saw the ‘69 film in ‘69 so we didn't remember it very well. The impetus for making the movie was an enthusiasm for the book, and we really only vaguely remembered the movie.


rhysf1 says: Do you find it difficult faithfully adapting a novel and not being able to use some of your classic dialogue and character names?
Character names, that's interesting, because we actually rewrote a script once as a writing job because we liked one of the character names. The name was basically all we liked from the original script: the character's name was Gus Petch. We actually ended up making the movie, it was Intolerable Cruelty. But no, we don't store up names for later use, so we didn't feel stymied in not being able to use our own character names.


Drew666 says: What makes Joel laugh?
Still searching...


Miles Messervy 007 says: Why ‘Roderick Jaynes’?
Oh, I don't know. The name came out of the air, I don't know. We decided he was from Hove, and embittered. Possibly the two things are related. I don't know where the name came from, though.


Could you talk about when you bring DoP Roger Deakins in and how his input impacts production? What're the main things that Roger brings to the process?
He comes in as early as he can, and that's totally contingent on his schedule. If he's free, long before we start shooting then what we usually do is a draft of the storyboards without him and then a draft with him. We scout locations with him, again contingent on his schedule. He basically does everything with us from the point he's able to sign on. Participating in the location scouting and the storyboards is important because it just goes to what the movie looks like, and if he's shooting something.


Rhu says: Bill Murray claims that he did Garfield because it was written by Joel Cohen and he got confused as to which Joel Coen. Are you annoyed that he doesn't know how your brother's name is spelled?
(Laughs) No, I'm not a schoolmarm.


Daryn says: Now that cinema tastes seemed to have changed and audiences seem more open to arthouse and experimental movies, is there any chance we will ever see your adapation of To The White Sea?
Oh no. We worked on it with a producer named Richard Roth, and Jeremy Thomas. They're both great - Jeremy came very close to getting us the budget, which was large given the nature of the movie. But he came up short even with Brad Pitt doing the movie for free. So if we failed under those circumstances I don't know that we'll ever succeed. Also, Brad's too old now.


J.D. DRUMPELLIER says: Would you ever consider making a horror film? I know you've dabbled with classic genre horror imagery in Blood Simple and the like, but would you ever consider just making an all-out horror picture in the same vein as Raising Arizona is an all-out farcical comedy?
Funny you should ask. Yes, we're working on a couple of scripts now; one of which it would be fair to call a full-on horror movie. Frances McDormand is the monster.


thatfilmlover says: Joel and yourself have directed six actors to Oscar nominations, and two of them to wins. Now with Hailee [Steinfeld] and True Grit, what's your secret to getting the best out of actors?
Not doing anything. We just cast actors who know what they're doing and who we like working with. Actually, the whole directing actors is a mystery to me. I don't know that we really do anything. We'd like to take credit for all their performances but...


nickjhp says: I was just wondering what the significance of the first scene in A Serious Man is?
Oh... beats me. It's better with it than without it, right? I don't know.


El Dukerino says: Charles Portis has been described as "like Cormac McCarthy, but funny". Do you think that's fair?
It's unfair to Cormac. They're both very funny. Cormac is... I was going to say drier, but that's not true: Charles Portis is very dry. Maybe we were unfair to Cormac: there were a lot of laughs in the novel No Country For Old Men, as there are in his other books, but we didn't include any of them. Probably because they're mostly in the sheriff's monologues, which are totally absent from the movie.


Rhu says: Are there any of your films that feel more "yours" or more "Joel’s"? Or is everything really 50/50?
No, we write them all together, we talk through each script. There's no separating even bits of movies, much less whole movies as between the two of us.


TaraReid says: Hi Ethan! When are we starting filming on Lebowski 2? My agent apparently knows nothing but I still have the job don't I?
This was in the US press – Tara Reid announcing Lebowski 2. George Clooney periodically announces a movie called Hail Caesar that we're apparently going to do with him. And John Turturro's been after us for years to do a movie focused on his character in The Big Lebowski, the paedophile.


fakeplasticmax says: What are your thoughts on Lebowski's immense cult following, with things like The Two Gentlemen of Lebowski and the Church of the Latter-day Dude? Did you in some way expect the Dude phenomenon to take off as spectacularly as it did?
No, I haven't heard of the Church of the Latter-Day Dude. Do they actually convene and hold services? No, we didn't expect that, no.


James Barrett says: Is there a possibility that you may remake the sequel to True Grit (Rooster Cogburn, 1975) in the future?
Yes, if we can get Cate Blanchett to do the Katharine Hepburn part. We're in negotiations with her people.


Buddy says: Barton Fink is hired to write a wrestling picture. The Naked Man, which you co-wrote, was a wrestling picture (albeit a rather strange one) what can you tell us about their connection (if any connection exists)?
What would be a not-strange wrestling picture? I don't know, no connection. People like wrestling. There are just some things that people like. People like cows. People like Dutch doors. One just recognises what people like.



Finkblot says: Joel, have you considered working with Sam Raimi once again? Hudsucker Proxy was a revelation, and Crimewave was insane!
No, Sam's too busy. We're game. We're in negotiations with his people.


rolotomasi says: What is your attitude towards film criticism? Do you pay attention to the reviews your pictures get?
Yes, I love reading reviews. I love reading bad reviews. When they're really nasty they feel personal in a way that you never get in real life, where people are generally polite. They're really interesting - actually, and I always find it mysterious what gets up people's noses. Good reviews are not so interesting, because it's basically people saying, "I really liked your movie," which they do say in real life.


Mrs. Fink says: Ethan, I have to know... what's your favourite sandwich?
Oh. Well, OK, prosciutto and mozzarella, a little arugula, oil and vinegar on it. Are you offering?


DavisBrown says: How long did it take you to find the right person to play the character of Mattie Ross? Do you enjoy working with younger people on set?
Many months. Casting people were looking throughout the States for about six months, at least, before we started shooting, and they saw thousands of people – probably 15,000 girls, either in person or through online submissions. 14,990 of them were dreadful. Joel and I saw a tiny fraction of who the casting directors saw, a few of whom were interesting. But we only saw Hailee Steinfeld about four weeks before we started shooting. We were starting to feel some anxiety until we met her. And it's fun working with young people. The process has been fun for her in a way that it sometimes isn't for us and the other more experienced actors. And that's actually contagious on the set.


Rhu says: Does it feel weird after the Oscar win, that you now basically are a part of the establishment? It would have seemed incredibly unlikely not that long ago.
Yes, it's very strange. I was in the Oscar mosh pit last year, looking around thinking, "I actually know most of these people." It's alarming. But I don't think we can be blamed for it; we got nominated for A Serious Man - I mean, who could blame us for that?


lloydwhittle says: What character are you most proud of creating?
Sy Ableman. Fred Melamed's character in A Serious Man. Best movie monster ever!


Michael Welsh says: I remember reading you basically went door to door to finance Blood Simple - would you give the same advice to aspiring filmmakers today?
I don't know, I really don't know. That was more than 25 years ago, so I don't know how relevant our experience is now. I don't know what the experience of starting out in the movie business is now.


Mark_It_Zero says: What's the one thing that you and your brother argue most about?
We don't really argue. When we're writing it's not even like there are opposing points of view; mostly it's like we're staring at the wall and any idea is welcome. And once the script is finished the process of writing the script together has us obviously very much on the same page. We have other long-standing collaborators as well and we also don't argue with any of them - we're obviously very non-confrontational people.


Marmotman says: Any plans on going into a big-dollar TV series a la Spielberg, Bruckheimer etc? Even if not, any old TV shows either side of the pond that you'd like to remake?
No, hadn't thought about it.


kathen says: You guys always manage to get your actors to have the best hair, but which hairstyle was your favourite? (I personally think Tilda Swinton's in Burn After Reading is glorious)
Yeah, that was good. There's one scene in a restaurant with Tilda and George; the restaurant has copper-coloured sconces that perfectly match her hair. But I think my favourite is John Turturro's wedge in Barton Fink. Look for Barry Pepper's hair in True Grit, hair enthusiast.


oamr9792 says: Do you have any plans to write another book of short stories to go with your films?
I've written a few stories, but I've gotten lazy; not enough to compose a book. And I probably won't have any time soon.


Sully114 says: I was wondering why Jeff Bridges eye patch in True Grit is on the opposite eye than John Wayne’s?
(Burying head in hands) I'm stumped.


Buddy says: Do you still plan on doing an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s Cuba Libre or have you already satisfied your appetite for Westerns?
Oh, we did do a script of that but it was just a writing job, many years ago when the book came out. But it wasn't something for us to make.



Gringo says: Has there ever been a book that you'd love to see on the screen but you can't think how to make the adaptation work?
No. That's a strange, logically imperfect question somehow; the two novel adaptations that we've done we did because they struck us as promising movie material. I don't know how a book would strike us as that and yet seem impossible to adapt into a movie.


andthorough says: What would you say your favourite piece of music is from one of your films?
Boy, I like so much of what Carter Burwell has done; every single movie of ours has been with Carter doing the underscoring. The theme from The Man Who Wasn't There which we did with Billy Bob Thornton, I really like, and A Serious Man. Those two were original with Carter. Some movies he takes themes he or we have found and adapts them, and the score of True Grit is thematically based on four 19th century Protestant hymns. All his music is great; I actually really enjoy that part of the movie because we have so little input into it that it's harder for us to get sick of the music than it is for other parts of the film.


Finkblot says: What will your next project be? Gambit? Old Fink? Or something previously unannounced?
Gambit was also a writing job. It seems like the movie is going to get made but not by us; it never was to have been. [As for] Old Fink, the Barton Fink sequel: John Turturro is not old enough yet. And the whole thing may be more a thought experiment than a movie. We don't really know what we're doing yet; we're working on a couple of scripts.
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Re: THE COEN BROTHERS

Postby Ribbons on Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:31 pm

Awesome interview J-L, thanks for the hook-up
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Postby The Vicar on Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:38 pm

Thanks for sharing the interview. I would have loved to have the opportunity you had, posing questions to the Coen Boys.
Very cool.
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Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:28 pm

Yeah good one, they were good questions and forced interest out of them. They give good answers, funny and eye opening.
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Postby Ribbons on Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:51 pm

Now with updated poll! (Not by me, but I wanted to shout it out anyway)

I have to say, even with TWO votes, narrowing it down is still pretty rough.
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Postby John-Locke on Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:33 pm

I also made it so we can change our votes in case of reappraisal on repeat viewing and so we can add their new films to the poll without having to reset the whole thing.

They have one of the strongest filmographies in history and there are two of them, two votes only seemed fair (plus I'm interesting in what Lebowski voters rank second as that won by quite a few votes last time).
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Re: The Coen Brothers

Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:39 pm

Quite surprised at how many Coens I actually haven't seen, like the early ones, Blood Simple. Miller's Crossing always came recommended but I don't want to see it as I don't like gangster films.
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Re: The Coen Brothers

Postby Ribbons on Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:08 pm

Cpt Kirks 2pay wrote:Quite surprised at how many Coens I actually haven't seen, like the early ones, Blood Simple


Even though I didn't vote for it, here is a visual reminder of the awesomeness that is Barton Fink:

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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ Poll!)

Postby The Vicar on Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:19 pm

You know, I've never seen Barton Fink. Not sure why. Just haven't.
I feel shame.







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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ Poll!)

Postby DerLanghaarige on Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:23 am

I still haven't seen TRUE GRIT, A SERIOUS MAN and THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE, but I voted for THE BIG LEBOWSKI and BARTON FINK.
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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ Poll!)

Postby TonyWilson on Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:41 am

Miller's and Lebowski, the latter as it's a supremely fun ride that has amazing re-watch-ability the former because it's a genuine stone cold classic "look in to your heart..."
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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ Poll!)

Postby Spandau Belly on Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:46 am

THE BIG LEBOWSKI is my favorite film in the comedy genre. Picking my fave Coens flick is no Sophie's choice for me. LEBOWSKI is just so head and shoulders above everything else I've seen from them. These guys have certain strengths, and LEBOWSKI was the only time I remember them really firing on all cylinders and not reaching beyond their depth.

Their other movies are cute at best. Stuff like FARGO and RAISING ARIZONA were cute once, but I've never felt any desire to revisit them.

I thought THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE was decent, but it's no better than a good TALES FROM THE CRYPT episode. After that, any film I've seen from them has been pure suck.

Before TRUE GRIT these guys were just dead to me, after seeing TRUE GRIT they're on my list of filmmakers to actively avoid.
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Postby TonyWilson on Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:52 am

Have you seen Miller's, Spandau? Because I suspect you will fucking love it.
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Postby Spandau Belly on Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:58 am

Yeah, I liked MILLER'S CROSSING back in the day. If my local grindhouse ever shows it, I'll go see it again. It would be my distant second to THE BIG LEBOWSKI for a fave Coens flick.
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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ Poll!)

Postby Pacino86845 on Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:22 am

It's hard not to vote for Lebowski and Miller's Crossing, but I've liked nearly every film the Coenses have ever made...
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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ Poll!)

Postby John-Locke on Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:07 am

Oh man, where has all the love for Fargo gone?

First film I ever went to see at the cinema by myself. It's hilarious, dark, thrilling, sad, has a fantastic score, great performances and is still as good today as the day it was released.
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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ Poll!)

Postby Fievel on Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:01 pm

This poll is shit.
Picking two Coen brothers films as your favorite is like saying "Which two of your three children are your favorite?"
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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ Poll!)

Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:22 pm

John-Locke wrote:Oh man, where has all the love for Fargo gone?

First film I ever went to see at the cinema by myself. It's hilarious, dark, thrilling, sad, has a fantastic score, great performances and is still as good today as the day it was released.


Gotta be a contrary bastard to you here. I got all this crap about Fargo being there at the Oscars, Mcdormand wining, endless tiring gushing praise for this film. When I saw it and it was over I was like "Wha, was that it? What's so special about that? Frances Mcdormand got an Oscar for doing what?" I remember a lot of "Shut the fuck up!!" being annoyingly cliched shouted in the film, not much else is memorable. Man, overpraise or what. I can't see the big deal with this film, it's no more standout against any other crime thrillers of it's kind at all. Sinks without trace in my mind.

'm having a had time NOT voting for No Country For Old Men. That film is as trimmed and perfect, scary and also disturbing and can give you endless nights thinking about the meaning of it all. But I don't want to me all uninformed or predictable in my approach to the Coens and say "Duh the movie that made most money and won the most Oscars".

I think Raising Arizona is a gem and is devilishly clever in how it utilises movie making tools to make a very funny and enjoyable film. There's many other films here but many also that I haven't seen.

So I'm gonna vote "I'm an idiot and refuse to give an answer" rather than give a wrong one like I'm sure many here who haven't seen all the listed films here will do. I'll have to watch the other movies then vote.


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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ Poll!)

Postby DerLanghaarige on Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:44 pm

I kinda have to agree with Kirks. I never understood what was so special about FARGO. I'm not saying it's bad, but to me it was never more than an above average Coen movie.
But I'm planning to re-visit it soon. Maybe I'll like it more now.
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Postby Al Shut on Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:52 pm

Same with me here, although I could say something similar about No Country for Old Man

Except of course I have trouble putting my opinions in coherent words alltogether.

Fact: MY favorites are Lebowski, Miller's Crossing and Hudsucker and those three are so close that it's hard to impossible to choose two.
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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ Poll!)

Postby minstrel on Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:34 pm

I disagree with anybody who says anything bad about Fargo. That movie is a masterpiece. I voted for it and Hudsucker. Hudsucker is hilarious and visually amazing. I used to love Raising Arizona, but I found that it doesn't really age well.

I haven't seen all these films, though. For some reason I have a DVD of Miller's Crossing but I've never watched it. This is a major problem in my life that I suppose I should rectify ASAP.
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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ Poll!)

Postby SilentScream on Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:07 pm

Fargo for me is their most complete movie but to be honest I find them a tad overrated. Very good filmakers definitely but, I don't know, I get the feeling they are sometimes playing a little too safe with their material even though they are versatile with their subject matter. I'd like to see them become more daring, more edgier, a little less Frank Capra more Nicholas Ray perhaps.
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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ Poll!)

Postby Bob Samonkey on Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:21 pm

I went for the movies Ill watch if it is on TV at any point in the movie. I really really love alot of these movies but the staying power with me has been Hudsuckers and O Brother. The first is the first Coen brothers movie I ever saw and I fell head over heels for it. The second cause I have always loved the Odyssey in any form... (Now do the prequel!!!...jk...kinda...)
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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ Poll!)

Postby DerLanghaarige on Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:32 pm

I wonder if we should put CRIMEWAVE in the poll, because although it was directed by Sam Raimi and disowned by Raimi and the Coens, it fits surprisingly well into their filmography.
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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ Poll!)

Postby Ribbons on Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:12 pm

DerLanghaarige wrote:I wonder if we should put CRIMEWAVE in the poll, because although it was directed by Sam Raimi and disowned by Raimi and the Coens, it fits surprisingly well into their filmography.


Done. I haven't seen it but if anyone else wants to show it some love, it's there.

EDIT: and it looks like I reset the poll. B'oh... :oops:
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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ Poll!)

Postby TonyWilson on Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:15 pm

Ribbins!
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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ Poll!)

Postby John-Locke on Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:37 pm

CRIMEWAVE!!!!!!?????


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For fucks sake Ribbons, they didn't even direct it, shouldn't be on the list at all.

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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ freshly reset Poll and Crimewave!!

Postby Ribbons on Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:47 pm

Well, I'm sure it's got fans. Somewhere... hey, look over there!

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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ freshly reset Poll and Crimewave!!

Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:50 pm

Can we put Garfield the Movie on there?
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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ freshly reset Poll and Crimewave!!

Postby John-Locke on Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:54 pm

HAHAHAHAHAH

I actually really like Crimewave, I do own it on DVD and would rather watch it than Intolerable Cruelty
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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ freshly reset Poll and Crimewave!!

Postby Cpt Kirks 2pay on Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:05 pm

Who voted for The Laykillers?

33% for No gentleman though, that's goo. Though no one's talked about it here much.
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Re: The Coen Brothers (w/ freshly reset Poll and Crimewave!!

Postby TheButcher on Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:23 pm

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Re: Inside Llewyn Davis

Postby TheButcher on Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:32 pm

Showbiz 411 Exclusive:
Add John Goodman to Coen Brothers’ Folk Music Movie
Roger Friedman wrote:It looks like the Coen Brothers have another of their repertory company returning to the fold. John Goodman–who’s been featured in Joel and Ethan Coen’s “Raising Arizona,” “Barton Fink,” “The Hudsucker Proxy,” “The Big Lebowski,” “O Brother Where Art Thou?”– is coming back. I’m told Goodman will join Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, and Justin Timberlake in “Inside Llewyn Davis,” the story loosely based on Dave van Ronk and the Greenwich Village folk music scene circa 1960. This will be like “The Mighty Wind” with ominous twists. Goodman is currently seen everywhere, but most especially in two big end of the year Oscar buzzed films– “The Artist”–he’s one of the three American actors– and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” The Coens had better get over to Bleecker Street and start shooting before the whole place becomes a CVS-Ralph Lauren-Marc Jacobs-NYU ghetto.
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Re: Inside Llewyn Davis

Postby TheButcher on Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:33 pm

Coens offer Timberlake a role in 'Inside' - Thesp-singer circling folk-music drama
Jeff Sneider wrote:Just as 20th Century Fox releases his futuristic thriller "In Time," Justin Timberlake is on the verge of landing his biggest movie role yet: He's been offered one of the lead roles in the Coen brothers' folk music pic "Inside Llewyn Davis."

Story focuses on the folk music scene in Greenwich Village in the 1960s and the title character is loosely based on Dave Van Ronk, a folk singer who was friends with Bob Dylan, among other famous musicians.

The Coens have offered Timberlake the role of Jim, a folk musician married to Jean, who will be played by Carey Mulligan.

Oscar Isaac ("Drive") stars as the title character, a struggling folk musician born and bred in Queens. Despite being a talented singer and guitarist, he just can't seem to make ends meet playing music.

Timberlake's feature career has been on the rise since his supporting perfs in such films as "Alpha Dog," "Southland Tales" and "Black Snake Moan." After earning critical acclaim for his turn as Napster founder Sean Parker in "The Social Network," Timberlake has taken on leading roles in the studio comedies "Bad Teacher" and "Friends With Benefits." Should he accept the Coens' offer, not only would Timberlake reunite with his "Social Network" producer Scott Rudin, but he'd have a key role in one of next year's most prestigious pics.

StudioCanal is set to co-finance the film, which will be made without a domestic distribution partner. Robert Graf ("True Grit") is exec producing and production is skedded for early next year in Gotham.

Timberlake is repped by WME and manager Rick Yorn.
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Re: The Coen Brothers

Postby minstrel on Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:09 am

I'm really interested in "Inside Llewyn Davis". I love folk music, I really like "A Mighty Wind", and I'm a huge fan of the Coens. Sounds like this movie is aimed right at my bullseye.

I can't wait!
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Re: The Coen Brothers

Postby Bloo on Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:17 am

minstrel wrote:I'm really interested in "Inside Llewyn Davis". I love folk music, I really like "A Mighty Wind", and I'm a huge fan of the Coens. Sounds like this movie is aimed right at my bullseye.

I can't wait!


we share the same bullseye wild :lol:
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Re: Inside Llewyn Davis

Postby TheButcher on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:34 am

HEDLUND HEADED FOR COENS' FOLK PIC
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With production on AKIRA pusing to a later date, Garrett Hedlund has found time in his schedule to jump into another music movie. The COUNTRY STRONG star is in negotiations to join the cast of the Coen Brothers’ INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, Variety's Justin Kroll reports. Pic also stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman. Based on the 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene, the story follows the title character, who’s is loosely based on Dave Van Ronk. The folk singer was friends with Bob Dylan and other famed musicians. Hedlund’s role wasn’t immediately clear, but he’s shown in COUNTRY STRONG that he has the chops for a singing part.
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Re: The Coen Brothers

Postby TheButcher on Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:27 am

Universal Sets Their ‘Scarface’ Reimagining, Scripted by The Coen Brothers [Updated]
Could the Coens also be in line to direct? [Update: Probably not since two frontrunners have emerged.]

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'Scarface' Remake: 'Hell or High Water' Helmer, Peter Berg Are Frontrunners to Direct (Exclusive)
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Re: The Coen Brothers

Postby Ribbons on Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:04 am

TheButcher wrote:THR:
'Scarface' Remake: Peter Berg Frontrunner to Direct (Exclusive)


I can't wait to see Mark Wahlberg play Scarface
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Re: The Coen Brothers

Postby TheBaxter on Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:39 pm

Ribbons wrote:
TheButcher wrote:THR:
'Scarface' Remake: Peter Berg Frontrunner to Direct (Exclusive)


I can't wait to see Mark Wahlberg play Scarface


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