The Coens’ Next One

Minnesota natives Joel and Ethan Coen next film is being seen at the Cannes Film Festival this week.  It’s been awhile.

"No Country For Old Men" is a crime drama, the genre they’re best known for. It’s based on an acclaimed novel by Cormac McCarthy.  Their cast includes Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin,

Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson and others. 

I’ve been a Coen Brothers fan since their first movie "Blood Simple."  Then there’s "Barton Fink," "Raising Arizona" and "O Brother, Where Art thou?" I’m pretty sure everybody in the world has seen "Fargo."  It seems like it, anyway.

The story I’ve heard is that the Coens came up with the idea for "The Big Lebowski" while bowling at Red Ray Lanes in Grand Forks with their cast during the making of "Fargo."

"No Country For Old Men" is set to be released November 9.  For some of us not invited to Cannes, it’s going to be a long wait.

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  2. FireNuts

    “Mavis”, although it’s clear that is a made-up name, why did you choose this blog to spew your venom? You had many other options to vent your liberal rants. I suggest you choose one of those next time. TTFN.

  3. truth harvestor

    Raising Arizona is a masterpiece and O’ Brother..
    is a film that grows on me more and more , whenever either film pops up on the dish I can’t tear myself away.
    I thought Fargo was OK the first time I saw it , but really not that impressed, the violence and profanity being a turnoff. then it started turning up on TBS or TNT ,with the “cleaned up” version, and I got charmed in by that movie too. Now I accept it for the masterwork it is. Marge Gunderson may be one of the great screen heroes of all time. Think about it , a few weeks from bringing a baby into the world and she tracks down and captures the bad guys . I never saw John Wayne do that.

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