Resolved Question: Ethan & Joel Coen,
Is there any information or clues that enough to suggest that perhaps Ethan Coen is more apt at taking directing duties and Joel Coen is more incline to take up screenwriting in their body of work so far, or maybe the other way around?
Or, do you really believe that they absolutely take half of each screenwriting and directing in their collaboration?
If so, where has this been mentioned? Did you know from an interview they gave or an analysis from film critiques, etc. on how they work with each other?
Posted on 9 October 2013 | 10:37 pm
Resolved Question: Name of Joel and Ethan
Its a film by Joel and Ethan brothers, theres a scene in a movie where a man sits up in bed and screams. Does anyone know?
Posted on 28 May 2013 | 12:37 pm
Resolved Question: Is Joel Coen really top
Previously, I was hearing that Mr Steven Spielberg is the best director of cinema. But then, I see the review is changed and probably the best living director by experts idea is Martin Scorsese. However, there is no list, and the FACT is that that's the way most people love, the recieption of Coen brothers' weren't so high. Of course, I've seen that Persian directors are respected in some (more than one) lists. I personally don't know any of them face to face, and probably Iran has very great directors. It is because I am not a good expert at cinema. I am a geek.
However, they are Oscar winners and we are friends. :) How do you think? How good are they considered? I've read about that they are overrated directors (even top ten overrated) and are criticized of not so much good box office. :)
Thanks! Is Joel Coen really top ten?
Posted on 12 December 2012 | 8:12 am
Resolved Question: Name of movie might be
I was watching shows on the channel IFC independent film channel and they had a commercial where they showed a bunch of movies or tv shows that ifc played and one had a short clip of a guy sitting up in his bed just screaming. It might have been by Joel and Ian? Or ethan I don't really know it just looked neat and now it's bugging me. Ty
Posted on 17 February 2012 | 7:47 am
Resolved Question: Based on these early
If there’s one thing to admire about Joel and Ethan Coen as auteurs (besides… well, just about everything), it’s their ability to bounce around from genre to genre, while always managing to churn out films that are identifiably and uniquely their own.
The Oscar-winning siblings plan to venture into pure horror territory in the future, but their next project – which now has a title, Inside Llewyn Davis – will concern a strikingly different subject matter: the New York folk music scene during the 1960s.
Variety has the lowdown on the film, which reunites the Coens with their No Country for Old Men and True Grit producer Scott Rudin. StudioCanal is co-financing and handling international sales, but the project has not yet secured a distributor. Expect that to change soon.
Inside Llewyn Davis chronicles its namesake’s attempts to make a living as a folk musician “during the genre’s 1960s heyday in New York City.” The main character is said to be partially modeled off real-life musician Dave van Ronk, whose experiences were recorded in the posthumous memoir “The Mayor of MacDougal Street” (in reference to the artist’s nickname).
Quick history lesson: van Ronk worked in a variety of different musical genres (ballards, blues, gospel, jazz, swing), but his main inspiration is said to have been famed blues and gospel guitarist Gary Davis, a.k.a. Reverend/Blind Gary Davis. He was a prominent member of the Greenwich Village coffeehouse folk culture back in the day, and worked alongside the likes of Bob Dylan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and Joni Mitchell, among others.
In summation – he’s definitely the sort of colorful real-life inspiration who would be an animated character in the Coens’ hands.
Among the early tidbits of information revealed about Inside Llweyn Davis (tip of the hat to /Film for these) are that it will feature a good amount of live-performance music and also, according to the Coens, resemble Noah Baumbach’s Margot at the Wedding, in terms of its naturalistic atmosphere and dialogue. That description alone also definitely prompts comparisons to the collective work of the late Robert Altman (MASH, Nashville, Gosford Park, etc.).
This sounds like one of the more interesting Coen Brothers projects (isn’t that saying something) simply because the pair are known for being extremely meticulous and planning out everything in their films well in advance – to the point that they always storyboard their scripts before pitching them to studio heads. So a film that feels more on-the-fly and sporadic could be an interesting change of pace. It should also be the most music-oriented Coen production since O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which is good news for those who loved how the filmmaking siblings incorporated old-fashioned tunes into that period comedy.
BQ: Who would you cast?
Posted on 31 August 2011 | 5:57 am