Cover image for The Coen brothers' Fargo
Title:
The Coen brothers' Fargo
Author:
Luhr, William.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xiv, 162 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:

Title Subject:
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780521808859

9780521005012
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
PN1997.F3456 C64 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

The most commercially and critically successful film of Ethan and Joel Coen, Fargo was nominated for five Academy Awards and received two, an exceptional achievement for a low budget, independently produced film. This volume explores Fargo from a variety of perspectives. Providing a detailed account of the film's production, reception and place within the career of the Coen brothers, it covers issues and themes significant to current film discourse, including genre, gender and sexuality, race, history, culture and myth.


Table of Contents

1 IntroductionWilliam Luhr
2 'A lot can happen in the middle of nowhere': Fargo and the films ofJoel Ethan Coen and David Sterritt
3 Motherhood, homicide, and Swedish meatballs: the quiet triumph of the maternal inFargo Pamela Grace
4 Fargo, or whiteout of the American frontierChristopher Sharrett
5 'Kinda' funny lookin': Steve Buscemi's disorderly bodyMikita Brottman
6 Fargo: 'Far removed from the stereotypes of ...'William Luhr
7 Interview with the Coen brothersMichael Ciment and Hubert Niogret
8 Cold-blooded scheming (on Roger Deakins, Fargo's cinematographer)Chris Probst
9 Cinesonic Interview withCarter Burwell (Fargo's composer)
10 Cineaste review of FargoThomas Doherty
11 Prairie home death trapHarvey R. Greenberg
12 Filmography ofJoel Ethan Coen