The Coen Brothers

This Book Really Ties the Films Together

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Author: Adam Nayman

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683353196

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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From such cult hits as Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema. In The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, film critic Adam Nayman carefully sifts through their complex cinematic universe in an effort to plot, as he puts it, “some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness.” The book combines critical text—biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators—with a visual aesthetic that honors the Coens’ singular mix of darkness and levity. Featuring film stills, beautiful and evocative illustrations, punchy infographics, and hard insight, this book will be the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers’ oeuvre.

The Coen Brothers

This Book Really Ties the Films Together

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Author: Adam Nayman

Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781419727405

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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From such cult hits as Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema. In The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, film critic Adam Nayman carefully sifts through their complex cinematic universe in an effort to plot, as he puts it, "some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness." The book combines critical text--biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators--with a visual aesthetic that honors the Coens' singular mix of darkness and levity. Featuring film stills, beautiful and evocative illustrations, punchy infographics, and hard insight, this book will be the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers' oeuvre.

Fan Phenomena: The Big Lebowski

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Author: Zachary Ingle

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783202475

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

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From box office flop to one of the most successful cult films of all time, The Big Lebowski has spawned a multicity festival, college-level courses, and its own religion. Fans of the Coen brothers’ masterfuldark comedy (collectively calling themselves "Achievers"—and proud we are of all of them) gather in movie theatres and bowling alleys across the county to quote along with the film, imbibe white russians, and admire the Dude’s rug (which really tied the room together).Fan Phenomena: The Big Lebowski examineshow this quirky movie evolved from its underwhelming debut to attract a mass following on par with that of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Contributors take a close look at the film’s phenomenal impact on popular culture and language and examine the script’s rich philosophical implications, whether it is the nihilism within the film itself or the Dudeism that Jeff Bridges’ God-like character has bred (the "Church of the Latter-Day Dude" has attracted more than 70,000 official adherents through its online ordination process). Covering issues concerning gender and sexuality within the film, such as Maude’s feminist art and Jackie Treehorn’s Malibu garden party, the essays here also explore the gender divides the film has created in today’s society, such as male versus female fandom rivalry at festivals. These gatherings—part costume contest, part bowling tournament, part trivia contest, part fan meet-up—have, since their debut in Louisville, K Y, in 2002, sprung up all around America and have even expanded globally, and the book takes an inside look at these events and includes interviews with Lebowski festival organizers and authors of other fan books and academic treatises.

The Coen Brothers and the Comedy of Democracy

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Author: Sara MacDonald,Barry Craig

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498555179

Category: Political Science

Page: 132

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This book provides an analysis of five of the best known comedies of the award winning American film makers Joel and Ethan Coen. It demonstrates that their films, while popular and entertaining, also contain substantial philosophic and political ideas, particularly focusing on the nature of liberal democracy.

Library Journal

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Film Score Monthly

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Author: Lukas Kendall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion picture music

Page: N.A

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The Coen Brothers

The Life of the Mind

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Author: James Mottram

Publisher: Potomac Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9781574882735

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

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"The Coen Brothers: The Life of the Mind takes the reader through every one of their eight films, including O Brother Where Art Thou? A chapter on each film provides an analysis and detailed profiles of the brothers' chief collaborators and players, as well as a full synopsis and credits. The author also examines projects that the Coens have been involved in, including Sam Raimi's Crimewave. A must-read for the Coen aficionado and newcomer alike, this is the most up-to-date and in-depth study of their body of work yet published."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Video Source Book

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Health/science, Business/industry, Children/juvenile, how To/instruction

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Author: James M. Craddock,Thomson Gale (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781414401003

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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Mallory On Guard

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Author: Brooke Lindner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416949488

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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When the family moves into Spiderwick Mansion, Mallory Grace is prepared to keep an eye on her little brother Jared, who likes to make trouble, but she soon finds that it is not Jared she needs to keep an eye on. Original.

The Video Source Book

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas of ...

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Author: David J. WEINER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787634100

Category: Video recordings

Page: 4029

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