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#61 BigDMcGee

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:42 AM

View Postbrvheart, on Wednesday, October 21st, 2009, 11:15 AM, said:

Also... all Coen brothers movies get better with time. I can't think of a single movie they've made, that that doesn't apply to.
This is a good point. I saw the big lebowski in the theatre, and I didn't quite get it the first time I saw it. I thought it was funny, but I didn't think it was sheer genius. Then I saw it again in college and it just slayed me but also blew me away.
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:52 PM

I think part of understanding just how good the Coen's are is related to how much you know/understand of their source material. Sure, they write most of their own stuff, etc, but they borrow liberally from a number of genres. Big Lebowski, for example, is very much framed as a Film Noir. NCFOM is like the anti-hero Western. O Brother si a combo screwball comedy/musical. Point is, knowing this kind of stuff makes the viewing experience that much richer. Same goes for some other directors, but let's stick with the Coen's...
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 02:29 PM

View PostMercury69, on Wednesday, October 21st, 2009, 3:52 PM, said:

I think part of understanding just how good the Coen's are is related to how much you know/understand of their source material. Sure, they write most of their own stuff, etc, but they borrow liberally from a number of genres. Big Lebowski, for example, is very much framed as a Film Noir. NCFOM is like the anti-hero Western. O Brother si a combo screwball comedy/musical. Point is, knowing this kind of stuff makes the viewing experience that much richer. Same goes for some other directors, but let's stick with the Coen's...
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 02:34 PM

View Postbrvheart, on Wednesday, October 21st, 2009, 3:29 PM, said:

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 02:58 PM

View PostJoeyJoJo, on Wednesday, October 21st, 2009, 5:34 PM, said:

Here's one:
exactly what I was thinking.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 07:58 PM

View Postfrautotenkinder, on Wednesday, October 21st, 2009, 9:29 AM, said:

I live in LA, and saw it at an early screening. It hit theaters October 9th.Coen Brothers memory for me? I saw O Brother when I was out of the country, the film was still in English, with foreign subtitles. The theater was packed, the audience was enjoying things, and then there was a joke about being tarred and feathered. The audience was silent, and you could hear the five Americans in the theater cracking up. I knew jazz, baseball, and Mormonism were American--who knew being tarred and feathered was also American?
I was wondering if anyone had seen it yet...It's only showing in the small indy-theatres in Boston, which I'm too lazy to go to. The trailer is amazing and I want to go see it, but I'm so god damned lazy. Maybe I'll make the effort this weekend into the city. It's tough when all their films are better enjoyed in multiple viewings; why spend the dough to see it the first time and not understand it fully?
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Posted 24 October 2009 - 04:34 PM

Today, Encore Mystery showed Barton Fink, Miller's Crossing, and No Country. Love it.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 01:51 AM

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:20 AM

View Postbrvheart, on Saturday, October 24th, 2009, 8:34 PM, said:

Today, Encore Mystery showed Barton Fink, Miller's Crossing, and No Country. Love it.
Miller's Crossing is awfully good.
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Posted 08 November 2009 - 04:45 PM

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 05:08 PM

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 11:08 AM

UPDATED LIST! (I've seen Miller's crossing, Blood Simple, Burn After Reading and A Serious Man since the OP)

View Postbrvheart, on Friday, May 30th, 2008, 9:06 PM, said:

Here are my list of Coen Brothers movies in the order that I love them....1. No Country For Old Men2. The Hudsucker Proxy3. The Big Lebowski4. Raising Arizona5. Miller's Crossing6. Burn After Reading7. Fargo8. Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?9. Barton Fink10. The Lady Killers11. Intolerable Cruelty12. A Serious Man13. Blood Simple14. The Man Who Wasn't There
I've only seen A Serious Man one time, so it's almost certainly getting an unfair rating. I've now seen Miller's Crossing three times, and it's pretty high on my list. Blood Simple seems like the Coen's first movie, not in a good way.

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napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 04:05 PM

Watched No Country this weekend, getting ready for True Grit.What a fantastic, fantastic movie. I love all of it. I love the scenery, how big the environment feels. I loved Tommy Lee Jones' face, all craggy and personality and just t-h-e-r-e. I love the small bits of humor, as well as the horror that Bell (Jones) has for violence and killing.Yes, Anton Chigurh is as catchy as a pop song, catchy as Satan, but this movie didn't let me forget the toll all of this blood and loss was going to take.
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Posted 17 December 2010 - 12:12 PM

Serious Man and True GritSerious Man really held up for me. I know the Coens get knocked sometimes for excessive character torture--but I felt a general affection for Larry Gopnik. He has a terrible time of it, but the character keeps struggling toward hope and understanding, and still has friends and family at the end of the movie.True GritI really, really liked it. I think it'll be in my top five of the year. general structure, but no plot
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Posted 17 December 2010 - 12:18 PM

True Grit will be one of the very few movies I will see in the theater this year and I'm trying to avoid any and all information about the movie. I guess it's kind of silly for me to view this thread before I watch the movie.So thanks for the spoiler but it's very tempting to highlight and read the text.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 07:22 PM

New order:1 Big Lebowski2 Fargo (this is almost tied for first)3 NCFOM4 Barton Fink5 Miller's Crossing6 Hudsucker Proxy7 O Brother Where Art Thou?8 A Serious Man9 Raising Arizona10 Blood SimpleHonorable mention: The Man Who Wasn't There
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:48 AM

Watched True Grit last night and it's well worth the price of admission. NCFOM and Fargo are the top two of my Coen brothers lists but I'm not sure where True Grit would fall. Das Frau's spoilered post is well put as always.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:52 AM

View Postfrautotenkinder, on Friday, December 17th, 2010, 2:12 PM, said:

Serious Man really held up for me. I know the Coens get knocked sometimes for excessive character torture--but I felt a general affection for Larry Gopnik. He has a terrible time of it, but the character keeps struggling toward hope and understanding, and still has friends and family at the end of the movie.
does he? i'm not sure we saw the same ending. i saw a lot of despair coming at the end of that movie.
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Posted 24 December 2010 - 03:04 AM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Wednesday, October 21st, 2009, 6:42 PM, said:

This is a good point. I saw the big lebowski in the theatre, and I didn't quite get it the first time I saw it. I thought it was funny, but I didn't think it was sheer genius. Then I saw it again in college and it just slayed me but also blew me away.
Is that cos maybe you were incredibly high at college?! :club:




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