Coen Bros. - Music Banter Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > Community Center > Media
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-04-2010, 08:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
not really
 
Sparky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 5,223
Default

i was pretty disappointed with A Serious Man

but everything else was great.
Sparky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 08:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
love will tear you apart
 
TheCunningStunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Manchester, UK.
Posts: 5,107
Default

My favourite is a toss up between Fargo and No Country For Old Men.

I think Fargo just edges it though.
TheCunningStunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 09:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
Dr. Prunk
 
boo boo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Where the buffalo roam.
Posts: 12,137
Default

I still need to see Blood Simple, Millers Crossing, Man Who Wasn't There, Burn After Reading and Serious Man. But yeah, they're way up there among my favorites.

Raising Arizona is their best film IMO. No Country, Barton Fink, No Country, Fargo and Big Lebowski are also way up there for me.

Only films of theirs I don't really like are Intolerable Cruelty and Ladykillers.
__________________
It's only knock n' knowall, but I like it

http://www.last.fm/user/kingboobs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Strummer521
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crowquill View Post
I only listen to Santana when I feel like being annoyed.
I only listen to you talk when I want to hear Emo performed acapella.
boo boo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 09:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
love will tear you apart
 
TheCunningStunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Manchester, UK.
Posts: 5,107
Default

Their latest project has the potential to be great. although it's a western type. Been there, done that. Why don't they do something different? But meh, we'll see.
TheCunningStunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
joderu95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Washington
Posts: 93
Default

1. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
2. Fargo
3. The Big Lebowski
4. No Country For Old Men
5. Raising Arizona
6. The Man Who Wasn't There
7. Burn After Reading
8. The Hudsucker Proxy
9. Miller's Crossing
10. Intolerable Cruelty

And I'm guessing A Serious Man would be there if I'd seen it.
__________________
Did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage? ~Pink Floyd
joderu95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Nine Black Poppies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: A State of Denial
Posts: 357
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boo boo View Post
Only films of theirs I don't really like are Intolerable Cruelty and Ladykillers.
Same. And given that, I think I'd go something like this:

1. Barton Fink
2. Fargo
3. The Big Lebowski
4. Raising Arizona
5. No Country for Old Men
6. Miller's Crossing
7. Blood Simple
8. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
9. A Serious Man
10. The Man Who Wasn't There
11. The Hudsucker Proxy
12. Burn After Reading
13. Intolerable Cruelty
14. The Ladykillers
__________________
Like carnivores to carnal pleasures, so were we to desperate measures...
Nine Black Poppies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
Mate, Spawn & Die
 
Janszoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The Rapping Community
Posts: 24,593
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheCunningStunt View Post
Their latest project has the potential to be great. although it's a western type. Been there, done that. Why don't they do something different? But meh, we'll see.
They've never done a western.
Janszoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 09:49 PM   #18 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Nine Black Poppies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: A State of Denial
Posts: 357
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Janszoon View Post
They've never done a western.
NCfOM is a western, though. A modern/revisionist one, yeah--kind of a hybrid thriller, but I'd still consider it a western.
__________________
Like carnivores to carnal pleasures, so were we to desperate measures...
Nine Black Poppies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 10:27 PM   #19 (permalink)
Mate, Spawn & Die
 
Janszoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The Rapping Community
Posts: 24,593
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nine Black Poppies View Post
NCfOM is a western, though. A modern/revisionist one, yeah--kind of a hybrid thriller, but I'd still consider it a western.
Considering that westerns as a genre are largely defined by taking place during a particular time period, I would say no, No Country For Old Men is not a western. For that matter, the plot doesn't particularly resemble a western either.
Janszoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 10:59 PM   #20 (permalink)
Dr. Prunk
 
boo boo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Where the buffalo roam.
Posts: 12,137
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Janszoon View Post
Considering that westerns as a genre are largely defined by taking place during a particular time period, I would say no, No Country For Old Men is not a western. For that matter, the plot doesn't particularly resemble a western either.
Are you kidding?

The mood and narrative is totally like a western, and it is set in Texas, a place where a lot of people still have a cowboy mentality, which the 3 main characters in the film all have.

I mean, Chigruh is just your traditional mysterous badass that's typical of many westerns, Tom Bell is your kind hearted sheriff trying to do right and Moss is a conflicted guy who does some questionable things in the persuit of a better life and is in way over his head.

They're modern takes on old archtypes that go back to Ford, Leone, Peckinpah and all those guys. The coens themselve cite Peckinpah as a major influence in particular.

No Country takes conventions of the western genre, puts them in a modern context and adds a more existential and nihilistic perspective and a less romanticized point of view, similar to what Peckinpah and Leone did in their own era. I think of it as a modern western (or 80s western to be more specific), in the same way that Firefly, Cowboy Bebop and Trigun are furtistic sci fi westerns.
__________________
It's only knock n' knowall, but I like it

http://www.last.fm/user/kingboobs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Strummer521
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crowquill View Post
I only listen to Santana when I feel like being annoyed.
I only listen to you talk when I want to hear Emo performed acapella.

Last edited by boo boo; 04-08-2010 at 11:14 PM.
boo boo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2024 Advameg, Inc.