Fargo

Fargo

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Fargo

Although Joel and Ethan Coen's award-winning Fargo was available before on DVD, this special edition from MGM/UA is a vast improvement. Roger Deakins' simply astonishing cinematography is given first-rate treatment on this disc. The monochromatic look of the film, dominated by vast fields of white snow, brought the film many well-deserved accolades. Roger Deakins' commentary track goes into great detail about his artistic process, his working relationship with Joel and Ethan, and some fairly technical talk about how some of the shots in the film were achieved. Rounding out this entertaining disc are a short retrospective featurette consisting of the cast and crew sharing their memories of working on the film, a segment of The Charlie Rose Show with the brothers and lead actress Frances McDormand, an onscreen text trivia track that combines bizarre tangential trivia about events that transpire on the screen with more conventional production information, and a gallery of advertising materials. Ask a character in the film if this DVD is any good, and odds are they will respond, "Oh yeah, you betcha."

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2003
UPC: 0027616884152
Original Release: 1996
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 7,412

Special Features

Closed Caption; "Minnesota Nice" documentary; Interview with the Coen Brothers and Frances McDormand; Audio commentary by Director of Photography Roger A. Deakins; Trivia track; Behind-the-scenes photo gallery; Original advertising gallery; Hidden menus and other surprises

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frances McDormand Marge Gunderson
William H. Macy Jerry Lundegaard
Steve Buscemi Carl Showalter
Peter Stormare Gaear Grimsrud
Harve Presnell Wade Gustafson
John Carroll Lynch Norm Gunderson
Kristin Rudrud Jean Lundegaard
Larry Brandenburg Stan Grossman
Stephen Park Mike Yanagita
Cliff Rakerd Officer Olson
Steve Reevis Shep Proudfoot
Bruce Campbell Soap Opera Star on TV
José Feliciano Himself
Sharon Anderson Morning Show Hostess
Gary Houston Irate Customer
Keith Warren Reilly Diefenbach

Technical Credits
Joel Coen Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
John Blake Makeup
Michelangelo Csaba Bolla Asst. Director
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Allan Byer Sound/Sound Designer
John Cameron Producer
Ethan Coen Producer,Screenwriter
Roger Deakins Cinematographer
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Lauri Gaffin Set Decoration/Design
Rick Heinrichs Production Designer
Roderick Jaynes Editor
John Lyons Casting
Paul Murphy Special Effects
Thomas D. Wilkins Art Director
Mary Zophres Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. True Story/Main Title [2:52]
2. Personal Matters [3:31]
3. "Dad's Here" [2:04]
4. Sex and Pancakes [:55]
5. "But That TruCoat..." [2:37]
6. If the Numbers Are Right... [1:18]
7. To Vouch or Not to Vouch [1:00]
8. Complete Silence [1:39]
9. The Darn Serial Numbers [1:28]
10. Unguent for the Kidnapper [2:47]
11. "We're Not a Bank, Jerry" [3:31]
12. "It's Jean... It's My Wife...!" [1:29]
13. Killing for Compliance [7:29]
14. The Most Important Meal [2:49]
15. Murder and Morning Sickness [2:22]
16. Lou's Police Work [1:40]
17. "No Cops! That's Final!" [2:17]
18. Mom's in Florida [1:26]
19. Blind Woman's Bluff [1:12]
20. Better Than the Hautmans [1:20]
21. "Kinda Funny-Lookin'" [3:58]
22. "Blood Has Been Shed" [2:35]
23. The Phone Records [1:33]
24. Wade Prefers to Handle It [4:15]
25. Jerry and the Cop [3:03]
26. Mike's Plight and Times [3:59]
27. "The Old In 'n' Out" [2:27]
28. No Jean, No Money, No Deal [5:36]
29. Going Crazy by the Lake [2:18]
30. Snow Bank [3:54]
31. Snippy Yet Cooperative [3:43]
32. How to Split a Car [2:24]
33. Woodchipped [3:38]
34. More to Life Than Money [3:19]
35. The 3-Cent Stamp [1:35]
36. End Credits [3:41]
Side #2 -- Standard
1. True Story/Main Title [2:52]
2. Personal Matters [3:31]
3. "Dad's Here" [2:04]
4. Sex and Pancakes [:55]
5. "But That TruCoat..." [2:37]
6. If the Numbers Are Right... [1:18]
7. To Vouch or Not to Vouch [1:00]
8. Complete Silence [1:39]
9. The Darn Serial Numbers [1:28]
10. Unguent for the Kidnapper [2:47]
11. "We're Not a Bank, Jerry" [3:31]
12. "It's Jean... It's My Wife...!" [1:29]
13. Killing for Compliance [7:29]
14. The Most Important Meal [2:49]
15. Murder and Morning Sickness [2:22]
16. Lou's Police Work [1:40]
17. "No Cops! That's Final!" [2:17]
18. Mom's in Florida [1:26]
19. Blind Woman's Bluff [1:12]
20. Better Than the Hautmans [1:20]
21. "Kinda Funny-Lookin'" [3:58]
22. "Blood Has Been Shed" [2:35]
23. The Phone Records [1:33]
24. Wade Prefers to Handle It [4:15]
25. Jerry and the Cop [3:03]
26. Mike's Plight and Times [3:59]
27. "The Old In 'n' Out" [2:27]
28. No Jean, No Money, No Deal [5:36]
29. Going Crazy by the Lake [2:18]
30. Snow Bank [3:54]
31. Snippy Yet Cooperative [3:43]
32. How to Split a Car [2:24]
33. Woodchipped [3:38]
34. More to Life Than Money [3:19]
35. The 3-Cent Stamp [1:35]
36. End Credits [3:41]

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Fargo 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fargo is a dark comedy that has a mood all its own. There are cringeworthy moments where you don't know whether to laugh or squirm. All the performances in it are truly amazing (especially Macy as wormy Jerry Lundegaard and McDormand as good-hearted Marge Gunderson). This film is not for everyone- especially kids. It is full of violence and profanity, but it manages to be a great movie in spite of that. The whole mood of the film is dark, yet somehow homey. It's hard to explain. I've never really seen a film quite like this one. It's tragic and funny and dark and triumphant all in one. Fargo is truly a masterpiece.
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This movie does not fit in to any catergorie. You my say its a Drama,You may say its a Comedy,and you may say it a crime thriller. In Fargo, The Coen brothers really show their creative talent. Francis gives a great job and completly nails the Minnisota accent. I reccomend this movie to anybody who loves twisted and werid movies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the usual Coen sense of black humor, this film shines as their best orchestrated one. A pregnant Police Chief Margo Guenderson. Two whacked killers (of course, one being Steve Buschemi) and a depressed car salesman. Don't forget the wood chipper.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WHAT A VERY STRANGE, ODD, AND WEIRD MOVIE!....THE COEN BROTHERS REALLY WANT TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING DIFFERENT. MY FAMILY IS FROM MINNESOTA AND I HAVE BEEN THERE A FEW TIMES AND I MUST SAY THAT THE COENS REALLY MADE A GREAT ADAPTION. THE CRIMINALS ARE MY FAVORITE PARTS. NOTHING EVER GOES QUITE RIGHT FOR THEM AND THE PERSONALITIES ARE SO ODD AS WELL. THIS FILM COULD BE A DRAMA, CRIME, HORROR, POLICE DRAMA, OR COMEDY. THIS FILM IS DARKLY AMUSING AND FUNNY. PARENTS SHOULD KNOW THAT THE CRIMINALS USE STRONG AND CONSTANT LANGUAGE AND THERE ARE TWO SCENES OF INEXPLICIT BUT SOMEWHAT REVEALING SEXUALITY. THIS DOES ALSO CONTAIN SOME FAIRLY STRONG VIOLENCE INCLUDING SEVEN SHOOTINGS OF WHICH ONLY TWO PEOPLE SURVIVED. ONE OF THE SURVIVERS OF A GUN WOUND IS LATER HIT WITH AN AXE AND THEN SHREDED TO BITS. THE KILLINGS ARE EXPLICIT WITH BLOODY AFTHERMATHS. AND THERE IS ONE KIDNAPPING, WHICH IS THE STORYLINE OF THE MOVIE. BUT OVERALL THIS IS A VERY DARK YET FUN AND ADVENTUROUS COEN BROTHERS FILM. ENJOY!
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