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Coen Bros tribute thread.

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Basil, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Basil

    Basil Harbethian

    Don't worry, checked the front page of IMDB and neither of them has died...

    Just caught 'Romance and Cigarettes' on iPlayer...

    Apart from 'Intolerable Cruelty' have these guys made a bad film?

    Which is your fave?

    Impossible to pick one, but if forced at gunpoint, I'd pick 'No Country for Old Men'
  2. Wolfmancatsup

    Wolfmancatsup Linn Lad

    Wasn't too keen on The Ladykillers; pretty much love everything else they've done (not sure on IC though).

  3. Basil

    Basil Harbethian

    True, I'd forgotten that one...
  4. arthur

    arthur Banned

    'burn after reading' was pap beyond measure.

    '..Old men' the best I think. Or 'fargo'. Daft as the proverbial that one and some excellent belly laughs.
  5. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron You're home early...

    Fargo, it's the best. Sir, you have no call to get snippy with me......
  6. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron You're home early...

    Or as the guy with his wife in front of me said, "two for Read After Burning" please.
  7. arthur

    arthur Banned

    :D :D I do enjoy the very daft.
  8. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Of the Coen brothers films I've seen Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski (well, duh!), Fargo and O Brother, Where Art Thou are my faves, man.

    Intolerable Cruelty -- meh. Burn After Reading -- meh. Ladykillers -- what were they thinking?

  9. muzzer

    muzzer Numb Nut

    Got to be the Big L for me, liked Old Men and A Serious Man a lot.
  10. Basil

    Basil Harbethian

    I always forget 'O Brother, Where Art Thou' is a Coen film...

    Don't get old Joe...

    And hey, 'Romance and Cigarettes'... Steve Buscemi doesn't die in it...

    And a wonderful call out to The Big lebowski when Elaine Stritch tell's his character to 'Shut up'...
  11. blossomchris

    blossomchris pfm Member

    All films mentioned so far worth seeing again and again .
    I always liked Barton Fink, reminded me of my first attempt at wallpaper hanging, also Blood simple is worth catching
  12. Interzone

    Interzone pfm Member

    Don't forget the hudsucker proxy; can't think of a better scene that the rolling hoop.......
  13. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Can you hear Talvin Singh?

    For some reason I always think The Shawshank Redemption (five quid HMV) is one of theirs. Fargo, Lebowski and Blood Simple for me. Anyone attempting a remake of an Ealing comedy without Alec Guinness is riding for a fall though.
  14. Basil

    Basil Harbethian


    But I found my DVD at the supermarket for £3...

    Not my best bargain, picked up 'Annie Hall' for a quid in Morrisons!
  15. Greg

    Greg 2t5b

    I agree, though still have a soft spot for Barton Fink and Miller's Crossing.
  16. Interzone

    Interzone pfm Member

    Agreed, both awesome.
  17. Basil

    Basil Harbethian

    I think it's the attention to detail that give the Coen Bros films that... little something extra.
  18. arthur

    arthur Banned

    Haven't seen either. On my list they go.
  19. Richard S

    Richard S pfm Member

    Raising Arizona gets me every time, especially this exchange in a convenience store;

    Evelle: [about the balloons he just bought] These blow up into funny shapes and all?
    Grocer: Well no... unless round is funny.
  20. zener

    zener fluff

    I know which ones are not so good , which one is best ...are you kidding.

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