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A thread to admire the sheer talent of these two excellent film makers. Fargo, Blood Simple, No Country For Old Men, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski...these guys are the best film makers of our time IMO.

So what are your favourite Coen Bros. movies? Mines is either Fargo or the Big Lebowski
#2
so overrated. No Country For Old Men was just weird. The movie would have been over if the damn idiot didnt go back to go give the Mexican some water.
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so overrated. No Country For Old Men was just weird. The movie would have been over if the damn idiot didnt go back to go give the Mexican some water.

That's where all stories start, some stupid little thing like that to get the ball rolling. Think of all your favourite movies. How many of those movies only take place when the main character hangs behind for a minute or two waiting for somebody and they see something they shouldn't?

It's a classic plot device, I'd quit being so elitist about it if I were you. No Country For Old Men was fantastic.

EDIT: Kudos by the way LP, the Coen Bros. are awesome filmakers. I loved The Big Lebowski.
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Barton Fink, Big Lebowski, Fargo, and Raising Arizona are awesome

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EDIT: Kudos by the way LP, the Coen Bros. are awesome filmakers. I loved The Big Lebowski.


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#7
I don't know about No Country For Old Men. I think its overrated. Some would call me a dumb-ass for "not understanding the true deeper meaning of the movie", and others would call those people pretentious. I just don't like the movie that much. The acting is great, the suspenseful scenes are marvellous, but I just dont like how the movie is set up. Sure, go ahead and call me a slave to Hollywood movies, but thats just baloney too.
#8
I liked Big Lebowski, Fargo, and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Raising Arizona was a bit average, and I haven't seen Miller's Crossing yet.

Oh, No Country For Old Men was good too.
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#9
i havent heard of any of those films.
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I don't know about No Country For Old Men. I think its overrated. Some would call me a dumb-ass for "not understanding the true deeper meaning of the movie", and others would call those people pretentious. I just don't like the movie that much. The acting is great, the suspenseful scenes are marvellous, but I just dont like how the movie is set up. Sure, go ahead and call me a slave to Hollywood movies, but thats just baloney too.


Thats interesting, did you read the book first?
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O Brother Where art Thou is one of my favourite films ever, and definitely my favourite Coen Brothers film. Barton Fink I loved too, but there was so much imagery and metaphors and what not that it just comfused the crap out of me. Once you understand it though, it's brilliant.


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I absolutely loved that movie Brad Pitt's death scene is hilarious! Plus John Malkovich's acting is immense.


Man, Chad was the most like-able character and they wacked him before the movie was half over! Not impressed haha. And I'll give Malkovich that much, I usually can't stand him, but he was hilarious in it.

In the great scheme, i still think the movie was a pretentious crock of **** though
#18
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is one of the most beautifully filmed movies of all time.

I know a lot of people didn't like it, but I enjoyed Burn After Reading. The fact that all the characters were just caricatures of themselves made everything absurd. But there were still enough laughs to keep me interested, despite the misleading commericals that marketed it solely as a comedy. I did feel for the guy who likes Linda though
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#19
The Hudsucker Proxy is one of my favourite Coen Brothers films but it never gets mentioned! But, my favourite is probably Fargo followed Miller's Crossing. Still...

the Hudsucker Proxy is awesome.
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so overrated. No Country For Old Men was just weird. The movie would have been over if the damn idiot didnt go back to go give the Mexican some water.


Wow, I'm not the only No Country For Old Men hater
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#24
There's a sweet collection of some of their films out: http://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Collection-Millers-Crossing-Raising/dp/B000V3JGII/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1264832318&sr=8-1

I agree, Miller's Crossing and the Hudsucker Proxy get overlooked and they're pretty awesome.

O Brother, Where art thou might be my favorite though, it's a tie with big lebowski.
#25
The only good thing about Fargo was the wood chipper scene. The rest of it was awful and boring.
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The only good thing about Fargo was the wood chipper scene. The rest of it was awful and boring.


I agree that's a great scene, but I liked the movie as a whole. Not as much as a handful of others though.
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Oh Brother Where Art thou?

and

Burn After Reading
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#31
Tommy lee's opening monologue in No country is probably the best thing ever. Sometimes I feel the movie does drag on (after seeing it like 3 times) but it's still one of my favourites.
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After my encounter with NCFOM (read my post earlier in this topic) I've recently seen Burn After Reading. I really enjoyed that movie. Pretty interesting seeing that I didn't really like No Country while a lot of people praise it, and that I hear a lot of critique on Burn After Reading, and I enjoyed that one a lot.

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The only good thing about Fargo was the wood chipper scene. The rest of it was awful and boring.


It's one of their best IMO.
#35
these guys are the best film makers of our time IMO.


Bit of an overstatement. There are many many more film makers just as good as the Coen brothers.


They own though.
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Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? was pure comedic genius and win and is one of my favorite movies.
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