The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia

The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia

Lynnea Chapman King


Joel and Ethan Coen have written and directed probably the most celebrated American motion pictures of the final thirty years. The output in their paintings has embraced quite a lot of genres, together with the neo-noirs Blood Simple and The guy Who Wasn’t There, the absurdist comedy Raising Arizona, and the violent gangster movie Miller’s Crossing. no matter if generating unique works like Fargo and Barton Fink or drawing on thought from literature, resembling Charles Portis’ True Grit or Cormac McCarthy’s No kingdom for outdated Men, the brothers positioned their specific stamp on each one movie.

In The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia, all elements of those talented siblings as writers, administrators, manufacturers, or even editors—in the guise of Roderick Jaynes—are mentioned. Entries during this quantity specialize in artistic group of workers in the back of the digital camera, together with dress designers, artwork administrators, and widespread participants like cinematographer Roger Deakins and composer Carter Burwell. ordinary actors also are represented, comparable to Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi, George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand, and John Turturro. every one access is by means of a bibliography of released assets, either in print and online.

From Blood Simple to Inside Llewyn Davis, The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia is a accomplished reference on of the main major filmmakers of the final 3 a long time. an attractive exam in their paintings, this quantity will attract students, researchers, and fanatics drawn to this inventive duo.

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