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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: The Big Lebowski

“The Stranger:  How have things been going? The Dude:  Well, you know, strikes and gutters, ups and downs.” “Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.” A tumbleweed blows through the SoCal desert and enters the City of … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: Raising Arizona

What is the greatest Nicholas Cage movie of all time?  The Coen Bros second feature film may very well be a contender.  Every once in awhile, I see lists about the funniest films of the 1980s and I don’t recall … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: “Blood Simple”

The first time I encountered a Coen Bros movie was in high school when my friend, Jake, recommended we check out “Fargo” from our local movie rental store “Video Update” (remember when we had movie rental stores?).   Watching the film at the … Continue reading

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