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#41 timwakefield

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:03 AM

View PostLongLiveYorke, on Monday, August 4th, 2008, 9:50 PM, said:

Am I the only one who really, really likes Intolerable Cruelty? I think Clooney is hilarious in that movie. I mean, granted, being at the bottom of the Coen Brother's list is certainly doesn't mean it's a bad movie, I just want it to be clear that Intolerable Cruelty is great.
Hmm, based on this I think I will watch it. That and the Ladykillers are the only ones I haven't seen.
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:18 AM

View Postbrvheart, on Tuesday, August 5th, 2008, 12:28 AM, said:

Does anyone have ANY thoughts on Barton Fink... many of you put it high on your list... but NO ONE has said anything about it.....
I just thought it was really well made, funny, interesting, and curious. Is it all in Fink's head? Is John Goodman the devil? I think it's just like a lot of their movies - it takes place in a slightly more entertaining place than reality. It's a satirical look at screenwriting, and since it's a Hollywood screenplay by great screenwriters about a man who is a great writer and goes to Hollywood to start writing screenplays, I just find it really funny and personal to the Coen brothers.

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I think this is my favorite:

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 11:48 AM

View PostLadyGrey, on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009, 10:34 AM, said:

I still have to watch Miller's Crossing, looking forward to it.Of what I've seen:1. Fargo2. O Brother Where Art Thou?3. No Country For Old Men4. Barton Fink5. Burn After Reading6. Big Lebowski7. Hudsucker ProxyI've seen Intolerable Cruelty too, but I don't count it... it's not Coen enough.
This order is incorrect.

View PostCindyLou, on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009, 11:17 AM, said:

1. No Country For Old Men2. The Big Lebowski3. Hudsucker Proxy4. O Brother Where Art Thou?5. Burn After Reading6. Raising Arizona7. Fargo8. The Man Who Wasn't ThereThe Ladykillers and Intolerable Cruelty didn't happen. I'm sure Fargo is the one that will get the most disagreement. I watched it when it first came out and thought, "meh." Then it got such high critical acclaim and I thought, "really?" Then ten (?) years later I decided I needed to watch it again and after watching it a second time I thought, "meh." It just didn't resonate with me for some reason.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:15 AM

So, I read about the new Coen bros movie, A Serious Man, which looks to be Jew-tastic. From IMDB...

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:19 AM

View Postqyayqi, on Tuesday, August 5th, 2008, 10:09 AM, said:

find a copy of the movie flesh+blood.
I would like to point out that I took this advice about 6 months ago, and DAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMNNNNNNNN!!!!!! That's all I will say. DAMN!!!
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:43 AM

Blood Simple is not getting anywhere near as much love as it deserves. I think it's one of the best directorial debuts of all time. It's a film noir, a solid drama and has the usual Coen borther plot hijinks and dialogue, mistaken identity, etc.Excellent movie...Excellent performances by Frances McDormand and Dan Hedaya and M Emmett Walsh.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:22 PM

View PostMercury69, on Wednesday, February 25th, 2009, 12:43 PM, said:

Blood Simple is not getting anywhere near as much love as it deserves. I think it's one of the best directorial debuts of all time. It's a film noir, a solid drama and has the usual Coen borther plot hijinks and dialogue, mistaken identity, etc.Excellent movie...Excellent performances by Frances McDormand and Dan Hedaya and M Emmett Walsh.
I've never seen it and Netflix has it in the 'saved' section with DVD release unknown.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:25 PM

I just saw Blood Simple for the first time.It's good, but pretty low on my overall Coen list. I would put it just below The Ladykillers.I don't really have any desire to see it again. The dialouge was excellent, as expected, but several things annoyed me. It was clearly a Coen Brothers movie, but it had an unedited feel to it for me. I think it's amazing how much better they just keep getting. The whole movie had the feel of a Lifetime TV movie version of No Country for Old Men.It's still better than 80% of the movies put out every week.

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 03:25 PM

View PostPot Odds RAC, on Monday, June 2nd, 2008, 10:50 AM, said:

I'll play:1. Blood Simple2. Fargo3. Raising Arizona4. Miller's Crossing5. No Country6. Barton Fink7. Big Lebowski8. The Man who Wasn't there9. Oh Brother10. Hudsucker11. Intolerable CrueltyHaven't seen Lady KillersThe Top Five are awesome Films. The next five were average. And Intolerable Cruelty was painful to watch. Clooney's two worst movies have been Coen effortsI have never understood why they cast Jon Polito in so many of their movies - he always comes across as a cartoonish actor. Sort of a poor man's Danny DeVito
Just Rewatched Big Lebowski for the first time in many years and have to admit it was better than I'd remembered.I'm dropping Raising Arizona a few spots and moving Big Lebowski up between No Country and Miller's CrossingPart of the reason I have such a fondness for Blood Simple is partly because of when it came out, there was just nothing like it. It really was the movie that introduced me to modern film noir and I believe made the world safe for Tarantino. I love it for many of the same reasons I prefer Reservoir Dogs.

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 03:34 PM

View PostPot Odds RAC, on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009, 6:25 PM, said:

Just Rewatched Big Lebowski for the first time in many years and have to admit it was better than I'd remembered.I'm dropping Raising Arizona a few spots and moving Big Lebowski up between No Country and Miller's CrossingPart of the reason I have such a fondness for Blood Simple is partly because of when it came out, there was just nothing like it. It really was the movie that introduced me to modern film noir and I believe made the world safe for Tarantino. I love it for many of the same reasons I prefer Reservoir Dogs.
Yeah, many people love the big lebowski, but I think it's underrated as a serious film. I think it's just about perfect. I can totally understand the blood simple thing, right place right time thing. I just don't think it compares to their more polished work that came later.
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Posted 20 October 2009 - 05:36 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009, 6:34 PM, said:

Yeah, many people love the big lebowski, but I think it's underrated as a serious film. I think it's just about perfect. I can totally understand the blood simple thing, right place right time thing. I just don't think it compares to their more polished work that came later.
Yeah, it was certainly groundbreaking, and if I hadn't been like 6 when it came out, I'm sure I would like it much more than I do. Also, it's very important to note that if the Coen's made the movie again right now, it would be infinitely better.

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 05:37 PM

View PostPot Odds RAC, on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009, 6:25 PM, said:

I'm dropping Raising Arizona a few spots
You picked the wrong movie in your top 3 to drop. Both of the other two would be a better choice. You definitely need to rewatch Hudsucker Proxy next, because it's much better than Barton Fink, and is easily a top 3 Coen movie.

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 05:51 PM

View Postbrvheart, on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009, 9:37 PM, said:

You picked the wrong movie in your top 3 to drop. Both of the other two would be a better choice. You definitely need to rewatch Hudsucker Proxy next, because it's much better than Barton Fink, and is easily a top 3 Coen movie.
Nah. I've seen Hudsucker a few times. JJL is good, but just cannot stand Tim Robbins.

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:03 PM

View Postbrvheart, on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009, 8:37 PM, said:

You picked the wrong movie in your top 3 to drop. Both of the other two would be a better choice. You definitely need to rewatch Hudsucker Proxy next, because it's much better than Barton Fink, and is easily a top 3 Coen movie.
Dropping fargo would not be a better choice. I think you and me and this r/l friend of mine are in the absolute minority of Hudsucker devotee's
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Posted 20 October 2009 - 07:13 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009, 10:03 PM, said:

Dropping fargo would not be a better choice.
agree to disagree.

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I think you and me and this r/l friend of mine are in the absolute minority of Hudsucker devotee's
That's because the other people are retarded.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 06:47 AM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009, 8:03 PM, said:

I think you and me and this r/l friend of mine are in the absolute minority of Hudsucker devotee's
I ranked it third behind No Country and Lebowski, although I think it's in a lower tier than those two.

View PostJoeyJoJo, on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009, 10:17 AM, said:

1. No Country For Old Men2. The Big Lebowski3. Hudsucker Proxy

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 07:39 AM

Has anyone else seen A Serious Man?When I saw it I liked it, but the longer I think about it, the more I like it.
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 07:49 AM

View Postfrautotenkinder, on Wednesday, October 21st, 2009, 8:39 AM, said:

Has anyone else seen A Serious Man?When I saw it I liked it, but the longer I think about it, the more I like it.
I didn't even know it was out yet.This forum is the only place I've seen anything about it.
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:15 AM

View Postfrautotenkinder, on Wednesday, October 21st, 2009, 10:39 AM, said:

Has anyone else seen A Serious Man?When I saw it I liked it, but the longer I think about it, the more I like it.
How the hell have you seen it already? It won't be in Iowa for another couple weeks.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.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:29 AM

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?
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