Films of Joel and Ethan Coen / Edition 1

Films of Joel and Ethan Coen / Edition 1

by Carolyn R. R. Russell
     
 

Filmmaker brothers Joel and Ethan Coen got their start in the independent film business in 1984 with their debut feature Blood Simple, which won the award of Best Dramatic Feature at Sundance in 1985 and was hailed as one of the best films of the year by the National Board of Review. Since their early success, the Coen Brothers have built a name for themselves and

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Filmmaker brothers Joel and Ethan Coen got their start in the independent film business in 1984 with their debut feature Blood Simple, which won the award of Best Dramatic Feature at Sundance in 1985 and was hailed as one of the best films of the year by the National Board of Review. Since their early success, the Coen Brothers have built a name for themselves and gone on to create other big-name movies such as Raising Arizona, Fargo, and The Big Lebowski. This book is a comprehensive account of these four films and Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink and The Hudsucker Proxy. Production information and in-depth analysis and critique are provided, as well as discussions on how each movie functions in the broader context of the Coens' work, and the themes, strategies, and motifs often utilized by the Coens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786409730
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/23/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Blood Simple7
2Raising Arizona27
3Miller's Crossing45
4Barton Fink69
5The Hudsucker Proxy91
6Fargo117
7The Big Lebowski142
Filmography169
Chapter Notes175
Index179

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