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Genius of the Coen Brothers. [Apr. 7th, 2004|07:48 am]
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I did like their remake of The Ladykillers, and I thought that Blood Simple was pretty good too.

You may know them as responsible for The Big Lebowski.

I also liked Raising Arizona.

Oh, the film Fargo was pretty popular among the crowd.

Screw it. Here are their bios:

http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001054/ (Joel Coen)

http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0001053/ (Ethan Coen)

I just watched O Brother, Where Art Thou?

I liked it . . . very much.

Enough about what I think. The critics who panned O Brother should be ashamed. That was enough to keep me out of the theatres back in 2000 when it first played.

Thankfully, we have home video.

At least, the same mistake didn't happen twice, with regards to critics and the Coens. The Ladykillers, while it is a remake, still is worth the money paid to see it.

The character in that film, The General, was pretty good . . . a man of few words, but the words count every bit.

Anyway, O Brother is the type of film I like to watch when I pop in a movie . . . a quality film.

[User Picture]From: sm0t
2004-04-07 08:30 am (UTC)
The Coen brothers are my favorite directors. I think I have every single one of their movies except Raising Arizona (which didn't download properly).

I love the quirkiness of every single one of their characters, which allows them to be remembered long after the movie has been watched.

The dialogue. Well, what can I say other than brilliant again. Those two have come up with a plethora of memorable quotes for every occasion, especially in the Big Lebowski.

Cinematography wise... well... again they are brilliant.

The only movie I didn't like from them was The Hudsucker Proxy. I can't explain why, but all of the characters just rubbed me the wrong way. They were too exaggerated in my opinion.

Anywho. Coen Brothers are top notch. Amen.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-04-07 09:32 am (UTC)

I knew you were big on Lebowski.

So am I . . .

I'm actually going to watch The Hudsucker Proxy not too long from now.

I'll be sure to add what I think about it when I do.
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[User Picture]From: heatherface
2004-04-07 12:34 pm (UTC)
My boyfriend's a huge fan of them, took me to see The Ladykillers a bit ago and is trying to convince me to give The Big Lebowski another chance (I've seen it once and don't like it). It's in the middle of funny and cute, he makes me wanna laugh and say "Aww" at the same time.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-04-07 07:39 pm (UTC)
What didn't you like about it?

Coens, like all folks in film, get mixed reviews. The Ladykillers is getting only a little over half good reviews, even though it was a lot more deserving of rave reviews than in comparison to Dawn of the Dead, the remake.
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[User Picture]From: heatherface
2004-04-07 08:12 pm (UTC)
I think the main reason I didn't like Lebowski was cause my guy and his friend raved the hell out of it, so I was expecting a good movie, but it's just a stupid guy movie. I really don't like how Donny dies in the end, that was just random and un-needed, and for whatever reason I simply couldn't get into the movie. My favorite part is the chatting scenes with Sam Elliot, the cowboy, who of course made me want to watch Tombstone after.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-04-07 09:23 pm (UTC)
I hate it when folks bill a movie as wonderful and it turns out to be completely unlike what was expected.

That's exactly what happened with Dawn of the Dead, the remake. For me, I expect a decent story in remakes, and there were so many goofs . . .

I liked the Marmot scene.

Also, I really enjoyed John Goodman's performance.

He was the perfect oddball.
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From: puppytron
2004-04-08 12:52 pm (UTC)
i listen to the soundtrack over and over again. so good. :-)
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-04-08 01:03 pm (UTC)
I really liked the scenes by the fire.

The glow of the fire on the characters, and the general post-digital wash-outs of all the normal color into the dust-bowly style really made my morning yesterday.

I also enjoy most of the Coen characters, as they are just oddball enough for me to stop and say . . . hmmm . . .

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