Coen Brothers - Virgin Film

Coen Brothers - Virgin Film

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Joel and Ethan Coen make up one of the most original and unconventional movie-making partnerships to come out of America at the end of the 20th century. From their debut tour de force "Blood Simple" to the hugely acclaimed "The Man Who Wasn't There", the brothers' films have attracted critical kudos and commercial success in equal measure due to their irreverent, individual and technically virtuoso nature. Each of their films defies categorisation, yet you're never in any doubt you're watching a Coen brothers movie. This exploration of the movie career of Hollywood's best-loved outsiders charts their rise from cult favourites to box-office contenders, whilst combining indispensable reference material and critical analysis of their films.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 26mm | 240.4g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0753512688
  • 9780753512685
  • 608,605

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"'Beautifully judged and carefully considered, it is a joy to read from start to finish' Film Review"show more

About Eddie Robson

Eddie Robson is an experienced journalist, and has covered film, television, music, books and computer games. His professional credits include the Guardian, Film Review, What DVD and SFX magazine.show more

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The Coen brothers make up one of the most original and unconventional filmmaking partnerships to come out of America at the end of the twentieth century. From their debut tour de force Blood Simple to the hugely acclaimed Fargo, the brothers' films have attracted critical kudos and commercial success in equal measure. Each of their films is unique, yet you're never in any doubt you're watching a Coen brothers movie. This guide is a chronological exploration of the filmmaking career of Hollywood's best-loved outsiders, charting their rise from cult favourites to box office contenders. The book combines indispensable reference material with critical analysis of their films, from the elegiac Miller's Crossing to the surrealistic Barton Fink and the Odyssean caper O Brother, Where Art Thou? Eddie Robson is a writer and journalist who has authored numerous books including Film Noir and Who's Next: An Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Doctor Who.show more

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"Beautifully judged and carefully considered, it is a joy to read from start to finish"show more

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