The Hudsucker Proxy

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"Listen, chump, either you find me a grade-A ding-dong or you can tender your key to the executive washroom."

Happy New Year! To ring in 2014, we wanted to find a tie-in to the new year so landed on 1994's Coen brothers comedy, "The Hudsucker Proxy." Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we delve back into the comedies from our good friends the brothers Coen and ring in 2014 with this fun film. We talk about the overall feel of the Coens' films and compare their comedies to their dramas. We discuss what it takes to be a great film and what would make one 'lesser' and where we'd put this film. We chat about any deeper meaning about corporate greed that can be read into this film, and whether or not it was intentionally put there by the Coens and their co-writer, Sam Raimi, or not. And we talk about how Roger Deakins' work has evolved over the years with the Coens and what changes he's made in his own style from watching in their washroom. It's a fun movie and one worth watching and discussing. Check it out!

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Andy's Trailer: A Fantastic Fear of Everything — "Simon Pegg makes it easy to pick this trailer. The man's in a place where I pretty much want to see everything he does. Pair him with a stop-motion animation hedgehog and I'm hooked."

Pete's Trailer: Transcendence — "I've been planning for my first implants since The Lawnmower Man. That was a terrible movie, but kickstarted exactly the fantasy played out in Transcendence. I have met the future, and he is Johnny Depp."