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The Coen Brothers By Ronald Bergan,

  • Title: The Coen Brothers
  • Author: Ronald Bergan
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  • Page: 488
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Brought completely up to date, this insightful biography remains a must for any self respecting Coen fan Screentrade.This fully updated edition of the first biography of the Coen Brothers includes their complete work so far, from Blood Simple to Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 , with a reassessment of their remarkable career as a whole Joel and Ethan Coen have pulled off thBrought completely up to date, this insightful biography remains a must for any self respecting Coen fan Screentrade.This fully updated edition of the first biography of the Coen Brothers includes their complete work so far, from Blood Simple to Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 , with a reassessment of their remarkable career as a whole Joel and Ethan Coen have pulled off the ultimate balancing act Despite having their movies financed and distributed by major studios, they have managed to remain true independents, rejecting commercial clich s and never giving up on their own fiercely idiosyncratic vision While doing so, they have established themselves among the world s leading filmmakers.From their startling debut, Blood Simple 1984 , all of their movies reveal a distinctive stamp a flamboyant visual style, richly conceived characters, crisp dialogue, and brilliant casting They have revitalized old Hollywood genres such as noir, screwball, and the western, giving them a contemporary sensibility In this biography, Ronald Bergan traces the brothers Jewish roots, their beginnings as film geeks in suburban Minneapolis, their battle to get their first feature made and released, through their early features and the movies of their maturity He gives blow by blow accounts of the making of each movie New chapters cover all those released since O Brother, Where Art Thou 2000 , with which the first edition of this book ended.
    The Coen Brothers Brought completely up to date this insightful biography remains a must for any self respecting Coen fan Screentrade This fully updated edition of the first biography of the Coen Brothers includes the

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    1. This book is basically a plagiarized paraphrased version of the book The Coen Brothers Interviews I would recommend that book over this one In that one, you at least get the Coen Brothers quotes in context and with detail I m truly amazed that this author basically stole everything from those interviews Technically this book came out before The Coen Brothers Interviews, but all of those interviews had been in print before somewhere magazines, etc It seems like all Bergan did was read those inte [...]

    2. Very uninspiring Production factoids are all very well, but there s no insight into their work here And it s badly written I bought this secondhand on a whim then realised I d read it some years ago Still waiting on a interesting Coens book Something about American vernaculars Someone write that one please, and make it good.

    3. I m a fan of the Coen Brothers films Ever since I saw Barton Fink twenty years ago how time flies Fargo was fantastic, and The Big Lebowski is, perhaps slightly inappropriately, a firm family favourite There are of course many other great ones too Their canon is one of the most significant of contemporary filmmakers So, even though this book published in 2000 only really covers the first half of their careers, when I saw it on a bargain shelf for 1 a while back, I couldn t resist picking it up.R [...]

    4. The Coens approach each film as a new stylistic challenge accord to the nature of the setting, the period and the play, yet there are always certain stylistic deices that crop up in a Coen movie such as wide angle lenses, complicated tracking shots, creative sound, color and art direction Each film can be represented by one potent image a hat, a typewriter, skyscraper, snow, a bowling alley, leg irons.Joel Coen I don t think there s a thread, at least a conscious thread, anyway, between the diff [...]

    5. Ronald Bergan offers and insightful look into how the Coen Brothers make their films from a practical point of view It s not much on the philosophy or the three layers deep symbolism that some might desire from such quirky filmmakers, but if you are interested in the actual film making process you will find that the way they work is as unique as the characters and stories they write The book is about how they raised the money for Blood Simple or how they waited a decade to get enough money to ma [...]

    6. Ronald Bergan s The Coen Brothers is mostly a book for Coen completists It s snappily written and moves pretty fast, but there s not a tremendously overwhelming lot in here that will be particularly revelatory to people who already know the material well Plus, this is one of those perverse volumes that, to a large extent, seems written by someone who doesn t seem to like the work of the artist they re writing about all that much I can understand if you re trying to come to terms with your feels [...]

    7. Ronald Bergan s examination of the Coen Brothers is critical fan appreciation of their collective filmography than it is a biography While this second edition offers an updated analysis of the Coen s films since 2005, Bergan does seem to be tooting his own horn in cleverness when broaching the issue of the brothers selling out with Intolerable Cruelty and The Lady Killers Nevertheless, Bergan s book should be a treat for those who love the quirky and idiosyncratic films of Joel and Ethan Coen.

    8. Thankfully, this is not a classic bio True to the Coens simplicity and directness, it follows their films, describing each, giving plenty of context and background, and following each production s career, both critically and commercially I found this book lively, fun, and honest about the Coens and their films I haven t seen all of them but the segments relating to the films I d missed did not make me feel like an outsider looking in We follow the Coens themselves mostly through quotes they made [...]

    9. More a filmography than a biography I can t really blame Ronald Bergman for the lack of depth, because the Coen brothers are notoriously not forthcoming in their interviews While interviews scrabble to find meaning in their movies, the Coen Brothers believe that a hat rolling down the road is simply a hat rolling down the road.

    10. A real fanI love the Coen brothers I thought this book would be great I found it mostly uninteresting, a little repetitive, and bit overblown by intellectual gyrations trying to relate Coen movies to other movies The author really Wiesenthal stretches to demonstrate the latter I skimmed a good part of it.

    11. The biographer threads together some interesting motifs and themes in the Coens work as well as connections between the Coens influences and their films, but the writing is amateurish and the analysis weak.

    12. V interesting look into the lives of the Coen Brothers, their films and their inspirations, etc Good stuff.

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