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(Short List)   Subby's frothing at the mouth at the trailer for the new Coen brothers movie. So's John Goodman   (shortlist.com) divider line 59
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2013-01-25 08:37:08 AM  

cryinoutloud: Speaker2Animals: I never get tired of watching Burn After Reading. Not sure which is best, Malkovich's character or Clooney and Pitt playing against type.

I am going to watch that again. And I'll have to look up a few of these others.


The big problem I had with Burn After Reading is that there are absolutely no characters you can like, or even identify with, in every way -- everyone is equally stupid and/or horrible.  The key to a lot of Coen Bros movies is that you have one character who you can latch on to to take you through the insanity.  There's The Dude in The Big Lebowski, Marge Gunderson in Fargo, Tom Reagan in Millers Crossing, even H.I. in Raising Arizona.  Without that character, the movie can sort of fall apart into just a series of mean-spirited gags, which is kind of what I thought happened to Burn After Reading.

I am going to have to give A Serious Man another shot, though.  I didn't hate it, but I just didn't feel myself connecting to it like I do on other Coen Bros movies.  Of course, I felt the same way about Barton Fink when I first saw it, and it's become one of my favorite Coen Bros movies.

/i'll show you the life of the mind
 
2013-01-25 08:53:30 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: No, that would be the Ladykillers.


I love the Coen brothers, but they really should have done some hard time for making that film. If it was spoof about incredibly bad movie remakes, it went right over my head.
 
2013-01-25 09:56:28 AM  
First I see someone bashing Terminator 2. Now I see someone bashing Barton Fink?

This is insanity and it needs to stop.
 
2013-01-25 12:27:16 PM  
One of the things I love about the Coens is that they always put one thing in their movie to piss you off completely. It is different for everyone, but there is always something that is over the line for you. I think the reason they do that is two-fold. One, it serves as an enrapturing device. It creates not just a connecting, but a drawing in. An investing of yourself in the film. Even if it is for a bad reason, it is a desireable thing because Two, if you can manage to get over whatever it is that happened to put you off, you will pay more attention to the rest of the film and see it in a more positive light. That is why they never make these devices very relevant to the film itself. The use of Dylan is a great example in this case.
 
2013-01-25 02:38:50 PM  
Barton Fink the worst?
I give you this!


images.zap2it.com
 
2013-01-25 06:13:17 PM  

macadamnut: Dwight_Yeast: No, that would be the Ladykillers.

I love the Coen brothers, but they really should have done some hard time for making that film. If it was spoof about incredibly bad movie remakes, it went right over my head.


I thought it was a take on those "Big Momma's House" movies.
 
2013-01-25 08:36:05 PM  
The Ladykillers is awesome.
 
2013-01-26 01:19:32 AM  

OOBE Juan Kenobi: The Ladykillers is awesome.


...said no one with any taste whatsoever.
 
2013-01-26 11:44:59 PM  

Teufelaffe: OOBE Juan Kenobi: The Ladykillers is awesome.

...said no one with any taste whatsoever.


If he is talking about The Ladykillers with Alec Guinness, then I would second it.
 
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