The Coen Brothers (Second Edition)

The Coen Brothers (Second Edition)

Ronald Bergan


Brought thoroughly modern, this insightful biography is still "a needs to for any self-respecting Coen fan" (Screentrade).

This absolutely up-to-date version of the 1st biography of the Coen Brothers contains their entire paintings to date, from Blood Simple to Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), with a reassessment in their impressive occupation as a complete. Joel and Ethan Coen have pulled off the last word balancing act. regardless of having their video clips financed and disbursed by way of significant studios, they've got controlled to stay real independents, rejecting advertisement clichés and not giving up all alone fiercely idiosyncratic imaginative and prescient. whereas doing so, they've got verified themselves one of the world's prime filmmakers.

From their startling debut, Blood Simple (1984), all in their videos display a particular stamp: a flamboyant visible variety, richly conceived characters, crisp discussion, and significant casting. they've got revitalized outdated Hollywood genres resembling noir, screwball, and the western, giving them a modern sensibility. during this biography, Ronald Bergan lines the brothers' Jewish roots, their beginnings as movie geeks in suburban Minneapolis, their conflict to get their first function made and published, via their early good points and the flicks in their adulthood. He supplies blow-by-blow money owed of the making of every motion picture. New chapters disguise all these published when you consider that O Brother, the place artwork Thou? (2000), with which the 1st version of this booklet ended.

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