Posts Tagged ‘Coen Brothers — Drama’

No Country for Old Men

“I always knew you had to be willing to die to even do this job, but I don’t want to push my chips out forward and go out and meet something I don’t understand.” At the 2008 Oscars, Joel and Ethan Coen pulled off what only 4 other directors had done before them, walking away…

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Fargo

“Okay, so we got a trooper pulls someone over, we got a shooting, these folks drive by, there’s a high-speed pursuit, ends here, and then this execution-type deal.” “Yah.” Joel and Ethan Coen may have won big at Cannes with “Barton Fink,” but it wasn’t until 1996’s “Fargo” was nominated for 7 Oscars including Best…

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Barton Fink

 “Eh, the hell with the story.” “Barton Fink” was the crowning glory of the Cannes Film Festival when it premiered there in May 1991. Critics heaped their praises on it. But it never really connected with the audience and hence was a box office failure. Luckily, Joel and Ethan Coen made a film that is…

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Miller’s Crossing

“I’m talking about friendship. I’m talking about character. I’m talking about — hell, Leo, I ain’t embarrassed to use the word — I’m talking about ethics.” For their third film, the Coen brothers decided to again make something completely different from what they’ve done before. With “Miller’s Crossing,” they made a gangster picture that honors…

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Blood Simple

“The world is full of complainers. The fact is, nothing comes with a guarantee.” “Blood Simple,” released in film festivals in 1984 and theatrically in 1985, found as many detractors as it did fans initially, but no one can argue that it was all that the filmmaking duo of Joel and Ethan Coen needed to…

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