The Coen Brothers' Fargo / Edition 1

The Coen Brothers' Fargo / Edition 1

by William G. Luhr
     
 

In 1996, Fargo, by Ethan and Joel Coen, was the winner of two Academy Awards—an exceptional feat for a low budget, independently produced film. This volume contains five contributions from scholars examining the film from various disciplinary perspectives. These are accompanied by an interview with the Coen brothers, a film critic's review, and a filmography. The… See more details below

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In 1996, Fargo, by Ethan and Joel Coen, was the winner of two Academy Awards—an exceptional feat for a low budget, independently produced film. This volume contains five contributions from scholars examining the film from various disciplinary perspectives. These are accompanied by an interview with the Coen brothers, a film critic's review, and a filmography. The place of music in the film is also discussed in an essay by score composer Carter Burwell. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521005012
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Film Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
1,010,625
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
1Introduction1
2Fargo in Context: The Middle of Nowhere?10
3Motherhood, Homicide, and Swedish Meatballs: The Quiet Triumph of the Maternal in Fargo33
4Fargo, or the Blank Frontier55
5"Kinda Funny Lookin'": Steve Buscemi's Disorderly Body77
6Fargo: "Far Removed from the Stereotypes of..."92
7Closer to the Life Than the Conventions of Cinema: Interview with the Coen Brothers (conducted in Cannes on May 16, 1996)109
8Cold-Blooded Scheming: Roger Deakins and Fargo119
9Carter Burwell in Conversation: Music for the Films of Joel and Ethan Coen128
10Review of Fargo137
11Prairie Home Death Trip142
Filmography of Joel and Ethan Coen151
Selected Bibliography157
Index159

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