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Coen Marathon: True Grit

“I am struck that LaBoeuf is shot, trampled, and nearly severs his tongue, and not only does not cease to talk, but spills the banks of English!” “You must pay for everything in this world, one way and another. There … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: A Serious Man

“I am the junior rabbi. And it’s true, the point-of-view of somebody who’s older and perhaps had similar problems might be more valid. And you should see the senior rabbi as well, by all means. Or even Minda if you … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: Burn After Reading

“If you ever carried out your proposed threat you would experience such a shitstorm of consequences my friend your empty little head would be spinning faster than the wheels of your Schwinn bicycle back there.” “Talking here about department heads … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: The Ladykillers

“You, madam, are addressing a man, who is in fact quiet… and yet, not quiet, if I may offer to you a riddle.” “The apostle John said, ‘Behold, there is a stranger in our midst come to destroy us.’” “This … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: Intolerable Cruelty

“Attila the Hun. Ivan the Terrible. Henry the Eighth. What do they have in common?”   “Middle name?” “I’m gonna nail yo ass” “Bitch! That’s my Daytime Television Lifetime Achievement Award!” The opening of “Intolerable Cruelty” features Donovan Donaly (portrayed by … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: The Man Who Wasn’t There

“He told them to look not at the facts, but at the meaning of the facts. Then he said the facts had no meaning.” “They got this guy, in Germany. Fritz Something-or-other. Or is it? Maybe it’s Werner. Anyway, he’s … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Most people remember “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” for the massive hit soundtrack that the movie spawned but forget that the movie itself is very good.  This is the closest that the Coens have come to doing an outright musical.  The … Continue reading

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