Joel and Ethan Coen

Joel and Ethan Coen With landmark films such as Fargo O Brother Where art Thou Blood Simple and Raising Arizona the Coen brothers have achieved both critical and commercial success Proving the existence of a viable

  • Title: Joel and Ethan Coen
  • Author: R. Barton Palmer
  • ISBN: 9780252071850
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback
  • Joel and Ethan Coen

    With landmark films such as Fargo, O Brother Where art Thou , Blood Simple, and Raising Arizona, the Coen brothers have achieved both critical and commercial success Proving the existence of a viable market for small films that are also intellectually rewarding, their work has exploded generic conventions amid rich webs of trans textural references In Joel and Ethan CoenWith landmark films such as Fargo, O Brother Where art Thou , Blood Simple, and Raising Arizona, the Coen brothers have achieved both critical and commercial success Proving the existence of a viable market for small films that are also intellectually rewarding, their work has exploded generic conventions amid rich webs of trans textural references In Joel and Ethan Coen, R Barton Palmer argues that the Coen oeuvre also forms a central element in what might be called postmodernist filmmaking Mixing high and low cultural sources and blurring genres like noir and comedy, the use of pastiche and anti realist elements in films such as The Hudsucker Proxy and Barton Fink clearly fit the postmodernist paradigm Palmer argues that for a full understanding of the Coen brothers unique position within film culture, it is important to see how they have developed a new type of text within general postmodernist practice that Palmer terms commercial independent Analyzing their substantial body of work from this generic framework is the central focus on this book.

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    One thought on “Joel and Ethan Coen

    1. Jacqueline Valencia

      R Barton Palmer is a great writer His analysis makes me want watch all of the Coen brothers films again with a critical eye In fact, I ll go watch Barton Fink now.

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