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(Esquire)   It's the 30th anniversary of the best gangster movie nobody (or at least not enough people) has seen. So what's the rumpus?   (esquire.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Coen brothers, Miller's Crossing, last drop of film history, Coens' break-out, The Big Lebowski, Gabriel Byrne's Tom Reagan, Albert Finney's Leo O'Bannon, Barry Sonnenfeld's daredevil camera work  
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2020-09-24 10:14:05 AM  
Have seen it, and love the rumpus line - try to use it when I can.
 
2020-09-24 10:39:50 AM  
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"Take your flunky and dangle."
 
2020-09-24 10:42:27 AM  
Will watch this every time I run across it.
 
2020-09-24 11:40:26 AM  
Love Millers Crossing...one of my favorites from the Cohens, and I'm not givin ya the High Hat.

Miller's Crossing -- You's fancy pants all o' yuz
Youtube lCEAqSXb5-4


just rewatched it a week or so ago, and despite having watched it a dozen or so times I finally realized


*SPOILERS*

that Mink and Bernie were implied to be lovers.  never registered before.
 
2020-09-24 11:41:14 AM  
It was ok. I highly recommend subtitles, however. Not the Coens' best work, but up there.
 
2020-09-24 11:42:54 AM  
Easily their best movie, and that's saying something.
Millers Crossing Danny Boy Scene
Youtube vgz-CKRzs-4
 
2020-09-24 11:43:32 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Easily their best movie, and that's saying something.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vgz-CKRz​s-4]


the old man is still an artist with a Thompson.
 
2020-09-24 11:46:04 AM  
Great movie.  It got overshadowed by the other great gangster movie that came out that year.
 
2020-09-24 11:46:12 AM  
One of my favorites.

"Do horses have knees?"

"I don't know. Fetlocks."

"Well if I was a horse, I'd be down on my fetlocks praying you don't bet on me."
 
2020-09-24 11:46:58 AM  

colinspooky: Have seen it, and love the rumpus line - try to use it when I can.


I use "speculatin' on a hypothesis" occasionally. No one ever gets it
 
2020-09-24 11:47:49 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Easily their best movie, and that's saying something.
[YouTube video: Millers Crossing Danny Boy Scene]


This sequence is a cinematic treasure. It should be mandatory watching in film schools.
 
2020-09-24 11:50:24 AM  
"Yuz fancy pants, alla yuz."

Very useful and fun to use in real life.
 
2020-09-24 12:07:09 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Easily their best movie, and that's saying something.
[YouTube video: Millers Crossing Danny Boy Scene]


No argument here.
 
2020-09-24 12:08:21 PM  
I always mix this movie up with Johnny Dangerously.
 
2020-09-24 12:43:16 PM  
"Aawwwwww, watsamattah big fella. Somebody hit you? Ain't we friends no more?"
 
2020-09-24 12:50:20 PM  
I'm not trying to start a flame war.  Art is very subjective.  But can someone can explain why this is the Coen's best movie?  I rank it their fifth-best, at most.  I don't think Byrne drags the movie down.

Again, I'm not judging folks for disagreeing, I'm just curious as to what the pro-MC arguments are.
 
2020-09-24 12:50:47 PM  
I do think Byrne drags the movie down.  Sorry.
 
2020-09-24 12:54:13 PM  
The Breakfast Club (1985) - What Ruckus?
Youtube Xo21CkoxEmA
 
2020-09-24 12:55:13 PM  

elvisaintdead: [Fark user image image 600x752]


"Take your flunky and dangle."


A lot of the language is right out of Red Harvest, which I just read for the first time last year after watching this movie 6 or more times since the 90s

"That's not why you came here."
"Tell me why I came here."
"The oldest reason there is."
"There are friendlier places to drink."

"Shouldn't you be doing your job?"
"Intimidating helpless women is my job."
"Then go find one and intimidate her."
 
2020-09-24 12:59:44 PM  

FLMountainMan: I'm not trying to start a flame war.  Art is very subjective.  But can someone can explain why this is the Coen's best movie?  I rank it their fifth-best, at most.  I don't think Byrne drags the movie down.

Again, I'm not judging folks for disagreeing, I'm just curious as to what the pro-MC arguments are.


I had it outside my top 5 until the last year or two.  Rewatchability, maybe?  It keeps finding new ways to make me laugh.  Not sure.  Also, it's gorgeous to look at.  But that list keeps changing for me.

And I'm strange anyway.  I would probably have Inside Llewyn Davis at #1 right now.  I could watch that movie once a week.  Similar reasons as above:  visually beautiful and keeps finding new laughs
 
2020-09-24 1:10:00 PM  
I never heard about this movie when it was released, have never seen it, checked Hulu, it is on there, will watch it.
 
2020-09-24 1:10:59 PM  

Stratohead: Love Millers Crossing...one of my favorites from the Cohens, and I'm not givin ya the High Hat.

[YouTube video: Miller's Crossing -- You's fancy pants all o' yuz]

just rewatched it a week or so ago, and despite having watched it a dozen or so times I finally realized


*SPOILERS*

that Mink and Bernie were implied to be lovers.  never registered before.


Amigos.
 
2020-09-24 1:13:38 PM  

Stratohead: Love Millers Crossing...one of my favorites from the Cohens, and I'm not givin ya the High Hat.

[YouTube video: Miller's Crossing -- You's fancy pants all o' yuz]

just rewatched it a week or so ago, and despite having watched it a dozen or so times I finally realized


*SPOILERS*

that Mink and Bernie were implied to be lovers.  never registered before.


And the Dane. Mink is Eddie Dane's boy.


/Eddie Dane was supposed to be played by Peter Stormare
 
2020-09-24 1:15:46 PM  

Naido: FLMountainMan: I'm not trying to start a flame war.  Art is very subjective.  But can someone can explain why this is the Coen's best movie?  I rank it their fifth-best, at most.  I don't think Byrne drags the movie down.

Again, I'm not judging folks for disagreeing, I'm just curious as to what the pro-MC arguments are.

I had it outside my top 5 until the last year or two.  Rewatchability, maybe?  It keeps finding new ways to make me laugh.  Not sure.  Also, it's gorgeous to look at.  But that list keeps changing for me.

And I'm strange anyway.  I would probably have Inside Llewyn Davis at #1 right now.  I could watch that movie once a week.  Similar reasons as above:  visually beautiful and keeps finding new laughs


Fair enough.  It's been a good six or seven years since I've rewatched it, so maybe I should fire it up again.  LLewyn is also outside my top 5, so maybe I'm just not going to appreciate what it has to offer.  Thanks for the sincere response.
 
2020-09-24 1:32:37 PM  

Naido: FLMountainMan: I'm not trying to start a flame war.  Art is very subjective.  But can someone can explain why this is the Coen's best movie?  I rank it their fifth-best, at most.  I don't think Byrne drags the movie down.

Again, I'm not judging folks for disagreeing, I'm just curious as to what the pro-MC arguments are.

I had it outside my top 5 until the last year or two.  Rewatchability, maybe?  It keeps finding new ways to make me laugh.  Not sure.  Also, it's gorgeous to look at.  But that list keeps changing for me.

And I'm strange anyway.  I would probably have Inside Llewyn Davis at #1 right now.  I could watch that movie once a week.  Similar reasons as above:  visually beautiful and keeps finding new laughs


Gopher, Naido?
O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Constant Sorrow [1080p]
Youtube 9d2aBkiwXwg
 
2020-09-24 1:32:49 PM  

wiseolddude: I never heard about this movie when it was released, have never seen it, checked Hulu, it is on there, will watch it.


Envious, wish I still had this to look forward to.

Although (and I don't know of a single exception), every Coen Brothers movie is better the 2nd time you watch it
 
2020-09-24 1:37:21 PM  

exqqqme: I always mix this movie up with Johnny Dangerously.


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2020-09-24 1:47:13 PM  
But Wise Guys came out 34 years ago.
 
2020-09-24 1:51:59 PM  

FLMountainMan: I'm not trying to start a flame war.  Art is very subjective.  But can someone can explain why this is the Coen's best movie?  I rank it their fifth-best, at most.  I don't think Byrne drags the movie down.

Again, I'm not judging folks for disagreeing, I'm just curious as to what the pro-MC arguments are.


Immensely quotable dialogue.
Beautiful cinematography.
Aforementioned Danny Boy/ Tommy gun sequence is one of my all-time favorite sequences in a movie
Great Acting, particularly Albert Finney and Jon Polito
Complex, but not confusing, storyline that gets more engaging as we see how Tom is playing both sides against each other.

Art, including cinema, is subjective. If this one for doesn't grab you the way it does for so many other Coen fans, it all comes down to a matter of personal taste.
 
2020-09-24 2:05:16 PM  
Huh, I've somehow have never seen it.

*emails library*
 
2020-09-24 2:55:39 PM  
Actually, The Long Good Friday was released in 1980, submitter.

/love Miller's Crossing, though.
 
2020-09-24 3:00:38 PM  

Subtonic: It was ok. I highly recommend subtitles, however. Not the Coens' best work, but up there.


FLMountainMan: I do think Byrne drags the movie down.  Sorry.


FLMountainMan: I'm not trying to start a flame war.  Art is very subjective.  But can someone can explain why this is the Coen's best movie?  I rank it their fifth-best, at most.  I don't think Byrne drags the movie down.

Again, I'm not judging folks for disagreeing, I'm just curious as to what the pro-MC arguments are.


You yeggs don't get a shiny new penny!
 
2020-09-24 3:02:45 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Stratohead: Love Millers Crossing...one of my favorites from the Cohens, and I'm not givin ya the High Hat.

[YouTube video: Miller's Crossing -- You's fancy pants all o' yuz]

just rewatched it a week or so ago, and despite having watched it a dozen or so times I finally realized


*SPOILERS*

that Mink and Bernie were implied to be lovers.  never registered before.

And the Dane. Mink is Eddie Dane's boy.


/Eddie Dane was supposed to be played by Peter Stormare


And his character was going to be called The Swede.
 
2020-09-24 3:04:46 PM  

Stratohead: Love Millers Crossing...one of my favorites from the Cohens, and I'm not givin ya the High Hat.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/lCEAqSXb​5-4]

just rewatched it a week or so ago, and despite having watched it a dozen or so times I finally realized


*SPOILERS*

that Mink and Bernie were implied to be lovers.  never registered before.


You sweet summer child.
'Implied'?
 
2020-09-24 3:17:23 PM  

FLMountainMan: I'm not trying to start a flame war.  Art is very subjective.  But can someone can explain why this is the Coen's best movie?  I rank it their fifth-best, at most.  I don't think Byrne drags the movie down.

Again, I'm not judging folks for disagreeing, I'm just curious as to what the pro-MC arguments are.


It's not even in their top 5. But has been getting hyped a lot lately by hipsters who want to claim it's the best organized crime movie ever you know the type. They're the same type of guys who insist on pointing out that The Office was a British show first any time someone else is talking about it.
 
2020-09-24 3:17:32 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Easily their best movie, and that's saying something.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vgz-CKRz​s-4]


Give him a penny, boys!
 
2020-09-24 3:22:24 PM  
Harlem Nights
Youtube ZOAu8o_7cpI
?
 
2020-09-24 3:36:07 PM  

elvisaintdead: [Fark user image 600x752]


"Take your flunky and dangle."


The poster is missing "the Schmata."  (sp?)
 
2020-09-24 3:38:19 PM  

Texas Gabe: Tyrone Slothrop: Easily their best movie, and that's saying something.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vgz-CKRz​s-4]

Give him a penny, boys!


I ain't got a penny, Boss.
 
2020-09-24 3:45:22 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Texas Gabe: Tyrone Slothrop: Easily their best movie, and that's saying something.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/vgz-CKRz​s-4]

Give him a penny, boys!

I ain't got a penny, Boss.


That's a penny you owe him.
 
2020-09-24 3:47:26 PM  
I watched that movie one time, when it was released, and thought "meh". It didn't feel gangster enough for me. Part of my disappointment stemmed from this progression of Blood Simple(A+) to Raising Arizona(A+) to...Miller's Crossing? What the hell? One of these is not like the others.

I was a lot younger then and my tastes were different. That's one movie I need to watch again and maybe I'll finally get what all the fuss is about.
 
2020-09-24 4:14:04 PM  

FLMountainMan: I do think Byrne drags the movie down.  Sorry.


I was absolutely entranced by Gabriel Byrne when I watched this movie and I previously never felt that way about him.
 
2020-09-24 4:27:36 PM  
I've seen it. If you're a reasonably knowledgeable movie fan, you've seen it.

I like this scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?​v=tlwWxP​AEPrQ

Pavarotti singing it, but the guy in the movie did a great job, too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPamq​C​897cY
 
2020-09-24 5:23:45 PM  
Coen Bros best movie? Only if it involves Huggies:

Raising Arizona Nicolas Cage Comedy Movie - Huggies Diapers Clip
Youtube KlCcf1sbYBo
 
2020-09-24 7:24:00 PM  
For once and for all, from every angle, Fargo is their best work and they will never ever achieve that level of greatness again. You betcha!

/He was funny lookin'
//He's fleein' the interview
///Want pancakes
////It's my deal here, Wade
//And it's a beautiful day...well, I don't understand it
//Tree cent
//That's terrific
//Nobody uses the tree cent stamp
// I love you , Margie.
 
2020-09-24 7:39:00 PM  
I had a Millers Crossing poster on my wall when I was 14. No joke. Of course back then, I would go to all the video stores and ask for their old posters. My room was literally covered in them. I had some great ones, but that was one of my very favorites.
 
2020-09-24 9:09:29 PM  

exqqqme: I always mix this movie up with Johnny Dangerously.


My first thought was "They're right. Not enough people have seen Johnny Dangerously. The farggin' iceholes."
 
2020-09-24 9:39:15 PM  
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2020-09-25 5:53:30 AM  
you know why no one has seen it? It's farking impossible to find on streaming without a rental or purchase fee.

i've been trying to complete the Coen Brother's filmography for some time now and the movies released before Fargo are extremely difficult to track down on streaming sites.
 
2020-09-25 11:15:09 AM  
I'm willing to say second best but I don't feel that they have yet to produce a film as good as their first, "Blood Simple"
 
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