The Coen Brothers Book

The Coen Brothers


  • Author : Josh Levine
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550224245

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The Coen Brothers Excerpt :

Full biography of the renowned film directors, the Coen brothers, and how they came to write, shoot, and direct some of the most gruesome, exhilarating, and funniest films of our time, including Barton Fink, Fargo, Blood Simple and the forthcoming George Clooney film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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The Coen Brothers


  • Author : Joel Coen
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 1578068894

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The Coen Brothers Excerpt :

Collected interviews with the quirky and distinctive writer/director team of such films as Raising Arizona, Intolerable Cruelty, and Barton Fink

The Brothers Coen Book

The Brothers Coen


  • Author : Ryan P. Doom
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313355981

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This examination of the distinctive cinema of Joel and Ethan Coen explores the theme of violence in their wide-ranging body of work. * Chronology of each of the Coen brothers' 13 major films * Photos of major characters from each of the Coen brothers' films under examination.

The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers Book
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The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers


  • Author : Mark T. Conard
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813125268

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The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers Excerpt :

Many critics agree that Joel and Ethan Coen are one of the most visionary and idiosyncratic filmmaking teams of the last three decades. Combining thoughtful eccentricity, wry humor, irony, and often brutal violence, the Coen brothers have crafted a style of filmmaking that pays tribute to classic American movie genres yet maintains a distinctly postmodern feel. Since arriving on the film scene, the Coens have amassed an impressive body of work that has garnered them critical acclaim and a devoted cult following. From Raising Arizona and Fargo to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and No Country for Old Men, the Coens have left an unmistakable imprint on Hollywood. The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers investigates philosophical themes in the works of these master filmmakers and also uses their movies as vehicles to explore fundamental concepts of philosophy. The contributing authors discuss concepts such as justice, the problem of interpretation, existential role-playing, the philosophy of comedy, the uncertainty principle, and the coldness of modernity. The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers is not just for die-hard Lebowski Fest attendees, but for anyone who enjoys big ideas on the big screen.

The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia Book

The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia


  • Author : Lynnea Chapman King
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2014-10-10
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810885776

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The Coen Brothers Encyclopedia Excerpt :

This encyclopedia focuses on all aspects of the Coen Brothers’ work—from writing and directing Blood Simple (1983) to their involvement in the forthcoming television series, Fargo. This extensive reference contains material on all of the films the brothers have written, produced, and directed, as well as their sideline ventures.

The Coen   Hamworthy Combustion Handbook Book

The Coen Hamworthy Combustion Handbook


  • Author : Stephen Londerville
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 561
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439873342

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The Coen Hamworthy Combustion Handbook Excerpt :

The rigorous treatment of combustion can be so complex that the kinetic variables, fluid turbulence factors, luminosity, and other factors cannot be defined well enough to find realistic solutions. Simplifying the processes, The Coen & Hamworthy Combustion Handbook provides practical guidance to help you make informed choices about fuels, burne

The Coen Brothers Book

The Coen Brothers


  • Author : Ian Nathan
  • Publisher : Aurum
  • Release Date : 2017-11-02
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781317297

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The Coen Brothers Excerpt :

Through in-depth and informative text written by film journalist Ian Nathan, The Coen Brothers Archive re-examines the brothers' most famous work including Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men and True Grit. Plus, some of their cult films, like The Evil Dead, Paris je t'aime, and A Serious Man. Packed with stunning images from the Kobal archives, this book will also highlight their surprising involvement in recent films like Bridge of Spies and Unbroken, as well as looking at those who they frequently collaborate with.

The Coen Brothers  America Book

The Coen Brothers America


  • Author : M. Keith Booker
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-05-24
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538120873

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The Coen Brothers America Excerpt :

From Blood Simple and Raising Arizona to Inside Llewyn Davis and Hail, Caesar!, the films of Joel and Ethan Coen represent a sort of alternate reality of America. The author explores how the settings—geographical, cultural, and historical—of their films provide viewers with slightly skewed, though no less true, perspectives of life American life.

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The Coen Brothers


  • Author : Adam Nayman
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2018-09-11
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683353195

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“Color stills, behind-the-scenes stories, interviews and insightful analysis of each film...will put a smile on the face of all film buffs.” ?The Detroit Free Press 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 is the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers’ oeuvre.

The Films of Joel and Ethan Coen Book

The Films of Joel and Ethan Coen


  • Author : Carolyn R. Russell
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-11-17
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476616155

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The Films of Joel and Ethan Coen Excerpt :

Filmmaker brothers Joel and Ethan Coen got their start in the independent film business in 1984 with their debut feature Blood Simple, which won the award of Best Dramatic Feature at Sundance in 1985 and was hailed as one of the best films of the year by the National Board of Review. Since their early success, the Coen Brothers have built a name for themselves and gone on to create other big-name movies such as Raising Arizona, Fargo, and The Big Lebowski. This book is a comprehensive account of these four films and Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink and The Hudsucker Proxy. Production information and in-depth analysis and critique are provided, as well as discussions on how each movie functions in the broader context of the Coens’ work, and the themes, strategies, and motifs often utilized by the Coens.

The Cinema of the Coen Brothers Book
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The Cinema of the Coen Brothers


  • Author : Jeffrey Adams
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-14
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231850810

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The Cinema of the Coen Brothers Excerpt :

The films of the Coen brothers have become a contemporary cultural phenomenon. Highly acclaimed and commercially successful, over the years their movies have attracted increasingly larger audiences and spawned a subculture of dedicated fans. Shunning fame and celebrity, Ethan and Joel Coen remain maverick filmmakers, producing and directing independent films outside the Hollywood mainstream in a unique style combining classic genres like film noir with black comedy to tell off-beat stories about America and the American Dream. This study surveys Oscar-winning films, such as Fargo (1996) and No Country for Old Men (2007), as well as cult favorites, including O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and The Big Lebowski (1998). Beginning with Blood Simple (1984), it examines major themes and generic constructs and offers diverse approaches to the Coens' enigmatic films. Pointing to the pulp fiction of Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, and Raymond Chandler, the study appreciates the postmodern aesthetics of the Coens' intertextual creativity.

The Coen Brothers and the Comedy of Democracy Book

The Coen Brothers and the Comedy of Democracy


  • Author : Sara MacDonald
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-12-31
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498555173

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The Coen Brothers and the Comedy of Democracy Excerpt :

This book provides an analysis of five of the best known comedies of the award winning American film makers Joel and Ethan Coen. It demonstrates that their films, while popular and entertaining, also contain substantial philosophic and political ideas, particularly focusing on the nature of liberal democracy.

Summary of Jeff Coen s Family Secrets Book

Summary of Jeff Coen s Family Secrets


  • Author : Everest Media,
  • Publisher : Everest Media LLC
  • Release Date : 2022-05-23T22:59:00Z
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9798822522015

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Summary of Jeff Coen s Family Secrets Excerpt :

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Nick was a technician, and he would stalk his victims, following them and learning as he watched them move. He would figure out how to kill them, and then disappear. #2 Nick was in the mob, and he was afraid to quit. He was a quiet man, and the mob appreciated that. He was given a job, and in a Chicago lunch-bucket kind of way, it got done. #3 The Chicago Outfit was a group of six street crews that controlled everything from gambling to pornography. They were not so much geographic territories as seats of power. #4 The Chicago Outfit had many capos, or leaders, who were in charge of different crews. The top two were Joey Doves Aiuppa and his second in command, Jackie Cerone. They demanded absolute loyalty and could impose their will with just a look or a gesture.

Trieste Book
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Trieste


  • Author : Dasa Drndic
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547725819

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In Italy, an elderly mother awaits a reunion with the son stolen from her by the Nazis—“A darkly hypnotic kaleidoscope of a book” (The Jewish Daily Forward). Haya Tedeschi sits alone in Gorizia, in northeastern Italy, surrounded by a basket of photographs and newspaper clippings. Now an old woman, she waits to be reunited after sixty-two years with her son, fathered by an SS officer and stolen from her by the German authorities as part of Himmler’s clandestine Lebensborn project. Tedeschi reflects on her Catholicized Jewish family’s experiences, in a narrative that deals unsparingly with the massacre of Italian Jews in the concentration camps of Trieste. Her obsessive search for her son leads her to photographs, maps, and fragments of verse, to testimonies from the Nuremberg trials and interviews with second-generation Jews, and to eyewitness accounts of atrocities that took place on her doorstep. From this broad collage of material and memory arises the staggering chronicle of Nazi occupation in northern Italy that “explores the 20th century’s darkest chapter in an original way . . . an exceptional reading experience” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune).

Constructing the Coens Book

Constructing the Coens


  • Author : Allen Redmon
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-02-02
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442244856

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The films of Ethan and Joel Coen have been embraced by mainstream audiences, but also have been subject to intense scrutiny by critics and cinema scholars. Movies such as Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, and Raising Arizona represent the filmmakers’ postmodern tendencies, a subject many academics have written about at length. But is it enough to reduce their features as expressions of postmodernism or are there other ways of viewing their work—not only their individual films but their entire output as a collective whole? In Constructing the Coens: From Blood Simple to Inside Llewyn Davis, Allen H. Redmon looks beyond the postmodern sensibilities of every film written and directed by the Coens to find an unexpected range of recurring ideas expressed in and about contemporary film. In this volume, Redmon tackles all of the films in the Coen brothers’ canon by examining—among other topics—narrative coherence in The Man Who Wasn’t There, intertextuality in No Country for Old Men, and sexuality in Burn after Reading and O Brother, Where Art Thou? Additional chapters look at their films through the prisms of gender studies, adaptation studies, and a constructivist sensibility weaved throughout their work. Considering the whole of the Coens’ output, as well as many of the topics being discussed in contemporary film studies, this book challenges viewers to reexamine their initial responses to these movies. By engaging both the familiar and foreign elements in each film, Constructing the Coens will appeal to fans of the brothers’ cinema, but also to students and scholars of film theory, adaptation studies, queer theory, and gender studies.