The Coen Brothers' Fargo

The Coen Brothers' Fargo

by William G. Luhr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521808855

ISBN-13: 9780521808859

Pub. Date: 10/13/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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:
9780521808859
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/13/2003
Series:
Cambridge Film Handbooks Series
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction William Luhr; 2. 'A lot can happen in the middle of nowhere': Fargo and the films of Joel and Ethan Coen David Sterritt; 3. Motherhood, homicide, and Swedish meatballs: the quiet triumph of the maternal in Fargo Pamela Grace; 4. Fargo, or whiteout of the American frontier Christopher Sharrett; 5. 'Kinda' funny lookin': Steve Buscemi's disorderly body Mikita Brottman; 6. Fargo: 'Far removed from the stereotypes of ...' William Luhr; 7. Interview with the Coen brothers Michael Ciment and Hubert Niogret; 8. Cold-blooded scheming (on Roger Deakins, Fargo's cinematographer) Chris Probst; 9. Cinesonic Interview with Carter Burwell (Fargo's composer); 10. Cineaste review of Fargo Thomas Doherty; 11. Prairie home death trap Harvey R. Greenberg; 12. Filmography of Joel and Ethan Coen.

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