Tag Archives: Ethan Coen

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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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: Fargo

“I’m not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Lou.” “Blood has been shed, Jerry” During Christmas break in the year 1996, by my guess anyway, my friend Jake Wilkinson and I went to our local … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: The Hudsucker Proxy

“You know, for kids.” Toward the beginning of the film, we quickly discover that Waring Hudsucker (Charles Durning) has had enough.  While his board chatters on about business on the 44th floor of the Hudsucker skyscraper, Waring Hudsucker sets down a … Continue reading

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Coen Marathon: Barton Fink

“Look upon me!  I’ll show you the life of the mind.  Ahhhhh!” After his Coen debut in “Miller’s Crossing” where he had a key monologue out in the woods where mob men execute their victims, John Turturro was ready for … Continue reading

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