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