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The Resource The cinema of the Coen brothers : hard-boiled entertainments, Jeffrey Adams, (electronic resource)

The cinema of the Coen brothers : hard-boiled entertainments, Jeffrey Adams, (electronic resource)

Label
The cinema of the Coen brothers : hard-boiled entertainments
Title
The cinema of the Coen brothers
Title remainder
hard-boiled entertainments
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Adams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The films of the Coen brothers have become a contemporary cultural phenomenon. Highly acclaimed and commercially successful, over the years their movies have attracted increasingly larger audiences and spawned a subculture of dedicated fans. Shunning fame and celebrity, Ethan and Joel Coen remain maverick filmmakers, producing and directing independent films outside the Hollywood mainstream in a unique style combining classic genres like film noir with black comedy to tell off-beat stories about America and the American Dream. This study surveys Oscar-winning films, such as Fargo (1996) and No Country for Old Men (2007), as well as cult favorites, including O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and The Big Lebowski (1998). Beginning with Blood Simple (1984), it examines major themes and generic constructs and offers diverse approaches to the Coens' enigmatic films."--
Member of
Assigning source
Publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, Jeffrey Todd
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Directors' Cuts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coen, Joel
  • Coen, Ethan
  • Coen, Ethan
  • Coen, Joel
  • Coen, Ethan
  • Coen, Joel
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion pictures
Label
The cinema of the Coen brothers : hard-boiled entertainments, Jeffrey Adams, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Wallflower Press book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index
Contents
Blood Simple: 'It's the same old song' -- Raising Arizona: a state of mind -- Miller's crossing: 'a handsome movie about men in hats' -- Barton Fink: 'for the common man' -- The Hudsucker Proxy: a comedy of reinvention -- Fargo: in the land of tall tales -- The Big Lebowski: 'the dude abides' -- O Brother Where Art Thou?: the hayseed epic -- The Man Who Wasn't There: recreating classic film noir -- No Country for Old Men: darkness in the new west -- A Serious Man: parable and paradox -- Conclusion: the ends of the auteur -- Drawing conlcusions about Coen Brothers movies
Control code
ssj0001551394
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 216 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780231174602
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2016297631
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001551394
Label
The cinema of the Coen brothers : hard-boiled entertainments, Jeffrey Adams, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"A Wallflower Press book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index
Contents
Blood Simple: 'It's the same old song' -- Raising Arizona: a state of mind -- Miller's crossing: 'a handsome movie about men in hats' -- Barton Fink: 'for the common man' -- The Hudsucker Proxy: a comedy of reinvention -- Fargo: in the land of tall tales -- The Big Lebowski: 'the dude abides' -- O Brother Where Art Thou?: the hayseed epic -- The Man Who Wasn't There: recreating classic film noir -- No Country for Old Men: darkness in the new west -- A Serious Man: parable and paradox -- Conclusion: the ends of the auteur -- Drawing conlcusions about Coen Brothers movies
Control code
ssj0001551394
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 216 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780231174602
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2016297631
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001551394

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