Joel und Ethan Coen

Author: Mechthild Zeul
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839429293
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Die Filme der Coen-Brüder sind bevölkert von chronischen Verlierern. Wie werden diese Antihelden (Loser) gestaltet, wie werden ihre Grausamkeit und ihr Scheitern dargestellt? Mechthild Zeul geht den filmischen Inszenierungen dieser Charaktere nach und zeigt, wie über Erwartungsverletzungen und über die Verwendung der Musik im Gegensatz zum Bild in vielen Fällen Humor erzielt wird. Die psychologische Interpretation der Protagonisten und Protagonistinnen erfolgt im Rahmen der Geschichte und der aktuellen Situation der Vereinigten Staaten und öffnet ein Fenster auf das Leben in den USA aus psychologischer, sozialer und politischer Sicht.

The Films of Joel and Ethan Coen

Author: Carolyn R. Russell
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476616159
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Filmmaker brothers Joel and Ethan Coen got their start in the independent film business in 1984 with their debut feature Blood Simple, which won the award of Best Dramatic Feature at Sundance in 1985 and was hailed as one of the best films of the year by the National Board of Review. Since their early success, the Coen Brothers have built a name for themselves and gone on to create other big-name movies such as Raising Arizona, Fargo, and The Big Lebowski. This book is a comprehensive account of these four films and Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink and The Hudsucker Proxy. Production information and in-depth analysis and critique are provided, as well as discussions on how each movie functions in the broader context of the Coens’ work, and the themes, strategies, and motifs often utilized by the Coens.

Joel Ethan Coen

Author: Paul A. Woods
Publisher: Plexus Publishing (UK)
ISBN: 9780859652858
Format: PDF, Docs
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This anthology presents the story of modern cinema’s most dynamic brotherhood duo, from their debut neo-noir Blood Simple through the lowlife comedy The Big Lebowski. What all these films show is that the Coen brothers deliver visually and verbally inventive and exciting films that keep their fans on tenterhooks waiting for their next movie. This is the first book to collect the best articles, interviews, and reviews of the Coens’ diverse productions, including Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, and the Oscar-winning Fargo.

The Coen Brothers

Author: Joel Coen
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578068890
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Collected interviews with the quirky and distinctive writer/director team of such films as "Raising Arizona," "Intolerable Cruelty," and "Barton Fink"

Joel and Ethan Coen

Author: R. Barton Palmer
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252029363
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With landmark films such as Fargo, O Brother Where art Thou?, Blood Simple, and Raising Arizona, the Coen brothers have achieved both critical and commercial success. Proving the existence of a viable market for "small" films that are also intellectually rewarding, their work has exploded generic conventions amid rich webs of trans-textural references. In Joel and Ethan Coen, R. Barton Palmer argues that the Coen oeuvre also forms a central element in what might be called postmodernist filmmaking. Mixing high and low cultural sources and blurring genres like noir and comedy, the use of pastiche and anti-realist elements in films such as The Hudsucker Proxy and Barton Fink clearly fit the postmodernist paradigm. Palmer argues that for a full understanding of the Coen brothers unique position within film culture, it is important to see how they have developed a new type of text within general postmodernist practice that Palmer terms commercial/independent. Analyzing their substantial body of work from this "generic" framework is the central focus on this book.

Joel and Ethan Coen

Author: Peter Kšrte
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879109639
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(Limelight). An analysis of the Coen oeuvre through O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). The authors, German film critics, include a previously unpublished interview with the filmmaking brothers on their off-center work in genres they both satirize and pay tribute to: film noir, horror, screwball comedy, and buddy escapade. As Ethan Coen says: "We grew up in America, and we tell American stories in American settings within American frames of reference. Perhaps our way of reflecting our system is more comprehensible to non-Americans because they already see the system as something alien." Well illustrated.

Ethan Coen and Joel Coen Collected Screenplays 1

Author: Ethan Coen
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0571210961
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These four early works by the internationally lauded filmmaking team deal with the subject for which they are best known: corruption and crime in situations that combine the real and the surreal with the hilarious. Of the scripts included here, Barton Fink--an intense look at the psychological ruin of a New York playwright trying to make it in 1940s Hollywood--is a masterful culmination of these themes.

Joel and Ethan Coen

Author: John Ashbrook
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 1848398573
Format: PDF, ePub
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Intelligent, experimental, frightening, funny and always delightfully surprising, Coen brothers' films mark a constant high-point in the cinema of the Eighties and Nineties. Their eccentric vision is born of a unique relationship: Joel Coen directs, Ethan produces, they both write. Although their films share many themes and, indeed, many actors, their subjects range from the hard noir of Blood Simple via the sophisticated fantasy of The Hudsucker Proxy to the frostbitten comedy-of-errors of Fargo. As well as winning critical acclaim all over the world, their films have led the way for the renaissance in American independent movie-making and inspired directors like Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction), Danny Boyle (Shallow Grave, Trainspotting) and the Wachowski Brothers (Bound, The Matrix). What's in this Pocket Essential guide? As well as an introductory essay, each of the Coen brothers' films is discussed in detail, including the enigmatic Miller's Crossing, the perplexing Barton Fink and the madcap The Big Lebowski - and there's a handy multi-media reference at the back...

The Coen Brothers

Author: Josh Levine
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1550224247
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Full biography of the renowned film directors, the Coen brothers, and how they came to write, shoot, and direct some of the most gruesome, exhilarating, and funniest films of our time, including Barton Fink, Fargo, Blood Simple and the forthcoming George Clooney film O Brother, Where Art Thou?