Films of Joel and Ethan Coen / Edition 1

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Overview

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

Author Biography: Writer and educator Carolyn R. Russell lives in West Newbury, Massachusetts.

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Joel and Ethan Coen's prize-winning debut feature, (1984), was followed by a flood of distinctively deadpan, frequently surreal works: both comic and disturbingly noir simultaneously. Russell, a writer and educator in Massachusetts, analyzes and the Coen brothers' next six films<-->, , , , , and <-->discussing each within the broader context of the Coens' work and exploring the themes, strategies, and motifs often used by the brothers. A filmography provides production details of each film. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786409730
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/23/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 191
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Writer and educator Carolyn R. Russell lives in West Newbury, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Blood Simple 7
2 Raising Arizona 27
3 Miller's Crossing 45
4 Barton Fink 69
5 The Hudsucker Proxy 91
6 Fargo 117
7 The Big Lebowski 142
Filmography 169
Chapter Notes 175
Index 179
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