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.