Coen Brothers movies (poll)

..and why not?

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Blood Simple
8
7%
Raising Arizona
7
6%
Miller's Crossing
13
11%
Barton Fink
6
5%
The Hudsucker Proxy
5
4%
Fargo
25
21%
The Big Lebowski
23
19%
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
10
8%
The Man Who Wasn't There
2
2%
Intolerable Cruelty
1
1%
The Ladykillers
0
No votes
No Country for Old Men
14
12%
Burn After Reading
0
No votes
A Serious Man
3
3%
Inside Llewyn Davis
1
1%
Hail, Caesar
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 118

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Re: Coen Brothers movies (poll)

Postby driftin » 07 Mar 2017, 09:57

Fargo, No Country, Big Lebowski are the three best but Inside Llewyn Davis and A Serious Man are the most under-appreciated and easily make up the rest of the top 5.

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Re: Coen Brothers movies (poll)

Postby Jumper K » 07 Mar 2017, 10:03

Theres lots to like in most of them but I find it really hard to love any of them. Its the contrivance that puts me off and the fact that most have a 1 idea plot with lots of frivolous frippery glossing over the rest. They mostly look fabulous though.
I do really like Millers Crossing and Lebowski is one of the best sketch shows you will ever see.

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Re: Coen Brothers movies (poll)

Postby joels344 » 07 Mar 2017, 12:28

The Big Lebowski
Miller's Crossing
Barton Fink

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Re: Coen Brothers movies (poll)

Postby joels344 » 07 Mar 2017, 12:30

driftin wrote:Inside Llewyn Davis and A Serious Man are the most under-appreciated and easily make up the rest of the top 5.



Agree with this statement 100%.

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Re: Coen Brothers movies (poll)

Postby Hightea » 28 Apr 2017, 01:39

Miller's Crossing saw it at a screening before it came out and was blown away.
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Fargo

like most of the others
haven't seen Inside Llewyn Davis
I thought Hail, Caesar was awful

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Re: Coen Brothers movies (poll)

Postby hippopotamus » 28 Apr 2017, 14:04

K wrote:
Mike Boom wrote:If you haven't seen the Hudsucker Proxy you should do yourself a favor and see it, its their best along with The Big Lebowski and Fargo in my book

This was my 3. However I love a lot of their stuff: Raising Arizona, Barton Fink. Burn After Reading and Hail Caesar are all favourites. Slightly disappointed with No Country... but it just couldn't compete wiht the book



Also my 3.
Hudsucker is under-rated
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Re: Coen Brothers movies (poll)

Postby Matt Wilson » 28 Apr 2017, 16:02

No time for True Grit then, eh? No matter...

I see not many of us care for anything in the 21st century save No Country for Old Men. Methinks they've peaked.
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Re: Coen Brothers movies (poll)

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 28 Apr 2017, 16:19

Minnie the Minx wrote:I turned off 'No Country' after ten minutes. No stomach for it.


The violence? 'cos that certainly bothered me. And I'm not that squeamish.
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Re: Coen Brothers movies (poll)

Postby Matt Wilson » 28 Apr 2017, 16:40

There was no violence in that movie!
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Re: Coen Brothers movies (poll)

Postby Goat Boy » 28 Apr 2017, 16:41

Yeah I'm not sure what they are referring to really. The dog getting shot?
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Postby Matt Wilson » 28 Apr 2017, 16:41

All the violence was offscreen.
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Re: Coen Brothers movies (poll)

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 28 Apr 2017, 16:45

You must be joking.
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Re: Coen Brothers movies (poll)

Postby Goat Boy » 28 Apr 2017, 16:46

It wasn't gory or gruesome though
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Re: Coen Brothers movies (poll)

Postby Matt Wilson » 28 Apr 2017, 16:49

Maybe I don't remember the movie then. Remind me of a violent scene.
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Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 28 Apr 2017, 16:52

He uses the rivetter to blast someone between the eyes. Outside in the road, I think. That really turned my stomach.
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Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 28 Apr 2017, 16:53

The stuff in the gas station too
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Re: Coen Brothers movies (poll)

Postby Goat Boy » 28 Apr 2017, 17:03



I mean, it's badass but...
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Re: Coen Brothers movies (poll)

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 28 Apr 2017, 17:11

Yeah, well you like all that shit - people getting their heads blown off. As far as I'm concerned it's extremely disturbing.

Just that whole thing with the compressed air canister he carries around - there's always the threat of violence. And it's more sinister than the usual stuff, for obvious reasons.
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Re: Coen Brothers movies (poll)

Postby Goat Boy » 28 Apr 2017, 17:19

It's true! I like violence in films. I get why it's disturbing. It's sorta humdrum. He's so cold, disconnected, which is the point of course cos he's Death.
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Re: Coen Brothers movies (poll)

Postby Matt Wilson » 28 Apr 2017, 17:33

I dunno, my skin's pretty thick, I guess. To me, the gas canister scene wasn't violent.
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