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The Coen brothers : this book really ties the films together
Nayman, Adam, author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Abrams, [2018]

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307 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
"From such cult hits as Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema. In The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, film critic Adam Nayman carefully sifts through their complex cinematic universe in an effort to plot, as he puts it, "some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness." The book combines critical text--biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators--with a visual aesthetic that honors the Coens' singular mix of darkness and levity. Featuring film stills, beautiful and evocative illustrations, punchy infographics, and hard insight, this book will be the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers' oeuvre."--Amazon.
An introduction -- Out of nowhere -- Blood simple -- Raising Arizona -- Miller's crossing -- Interview : Michael Miller -- Barton Fink -- Hits and misses -- The hudsucker proxy -- Fargo -- Interview : The Zellner Brothers -- The Big Lebowski -- Interview : Lisa Walker -- Can't stop what's coming -- O brother, where are thou? -- The man who wasn't there -- Interview : Carter Burwell -- Intolerable cruelty -- The ladykillers -- Mysterious ways -- No country for old men -- Interview : Roger Deakins -- Tuillries & world cinema -- Burn after reading -- A serious man -- Interview : J. Todd Anderson -- That's entertainment! -- True grit -- Interview : Mary Zophres -- Inside Llewyn Davis -- Hail, Caesar! -- Interview : Jess Gonchor -- An outroduction.
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