The Films of the Coen Brothers
Posted 07 September 2011 - 09:06 AM
Otherwise Raising Arizona is one of the films that made me start realizing what film is all about, so that one is high on my list.
"LEBOWSKI is the cinematic equivalent of the ultimate drinking buddy..." That is exactly right. Well stated.
Posted 07 September 2011 - 10:28 AM
Barton Fink sits securely in my 2nd Place spot.
Posted 07 September 2011 - 03:58 PM
Raising Arizona is the only one I still haven't seen or watch again pretty much anytime. I've tried, but Nic Cage is the filmic equivalent of nails on a chalkboard to me in what I've seen of it.
Posted 08 September 2011 - 05:23 PM
Posted 11 September 2011 - 03:52 PM
I love Barton Fink and would place it among the best of the Coens' films. While I've met a decent number of people who love it (mostly big Coen Bros fans), none of them claimed it as their favorite because there was always another that stood a little taller.
Here is a great article at Slate about averaging all the Coen Bros. rankings out there into one list to rule them all.
According to the article, Barton Fink is ranked as high as 2 on some lists and as low as 13 on other lists.
He eventually breaks down the Coens' work into categories:
The Big Lebowski
No Country for Old Men
The Great Oddities
A Serious Man
Burn After Reading
The Man Who Wasn't There
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Hudsucker Proxy
I think there's something to his list, though I have a few quibbles. Of course, for anyone who claims the title of "Coen Bros fan," it's really hard to pick any one of their films above the others, especially considering how varied their work is. One thing we can all agree on: The Ladykillers is the worst!
Edited by Gavin Breeden, 11 September 2011 - 03:53 PM.
Posted 11 September 2011 - 10:16 PM
Right off the bat, mine would be the categorization of The Man Who Wasn't There. Definitely should replace one of the films listed under great oddities (Raising Arizona perhaps?). Or expand that category to four films.
edit: Actually, perhaps I would just retitle the "Interesting Misfires" category... they are three films I find myself revisiting on a fairly regular basis.
Edited by Baal_T'shuvah, 11 September 2011 - 10:21 PM.
Posted 12 September 2011 - 04:38 PM
Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:33 PM
Posted 15 October 2011 - 03:36 PM
I saw it again on Bluray this morning and everything changed. Now it's a near-masterpiece. Now I plan to watch it every year or so for the rest of my life.
Wow, did he really wait to rewatch it until its Blu-ray release? Better late than never.
Edited by Christian, 15 October 2011 - 03:37 PM.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:53 PM
Posted 31 March 2013 - 10:31 AM
O Coen Brothers, Where Art God? A Conversation Between Matt Zoller Seitz and Jeffrey Overstreet
Edited by Overstreet, 31 March 2013 - 10:31 AM.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:38 AM
Wow, thanks, Michael.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:43 PM
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Edited by Nathaniel, 01 April 2013 - 01:46 PM.