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Coen, Joel

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O brother, where art thou? by Joel Coen ( Visual )
254 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 6,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", three escaped chain gang convicts have to travel home to try and recover buried loot from a bank heist. Along the way they meet up with some strange characters
Fargo by Joel Coen ( Visual )
200 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 4,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A midwestern policewoman investigates a series of brutal and interconnected crimes. Steadily, she tightens the net on the killers and their accomplices in a kidnapping scheme gone wildly wrong
No country for old men by Joel Coen ( Visual )
78 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Llewelyn Moss stumbles onto a drug deal gone monumentally wrong while hunting in the parched Texas scrubland near the Mexico border. A satchel filled with $2 million seems to be a ship finally arrived, and he dreams of moving his wife Carla Jean out of the trailer park and into the good life. It isn't long before he's being tracked by Anton Chigurh, a psychopathic "debt collector." Sheriff Bell sets out to find Llewelyn, not so much for the propriety of recovering the money but to protect one of his citizens from Chigurh, an evil like nothing Bell has ever seen. The border is a hard land, yet Bell finds that the reflexive murders Chigurh inflicts upon others transforms the lonely vistas, somber deserts, and austere mountains into something horrendous--into no country for old men--or for young ones
True grit by Henry Hathaway ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested
Raising Arizona by Joel Coen ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ex-con and a police officer decide to get married and start a family. To their dismay, they discover that they can neither have nor adopt children. Desperate, they resort to kidnapping one of the newborn quintuplets of the wealthy Arizona family. However, their attempt at living a normal life is complicated by neurotic co-workers, two fugitives, and a mysterious bounty hunter
Intolerable cruelty by Universal Pictures Corporation ( Visual )
46 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miles Massey is a high-powered Los Angeles divorce lawyer nearing a midlife crisis. While representing his wealthy client Rex Rexroth, Miles meets his match in Rex's gold-digging wife, Marilyn. He's impressed by her similarly heartless ways of using marriage to fuel an expensive lifestyle, but Miles still manages to defeat her in court. With Marilyn looking to get her revenge and Miles finding himself attracted to her, the two engage in a ruthless romantic pursuit to out-swindle each other
Burn after reading by Joel Coen ( Visual )
41 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Osbourne Cox is a CIA analyst who quits his job after being demoted. He decides to write a memoir about his life in the CIA. His wife, Katie, wants a divorce and, based on the advice of her divorce lawyer, she downloads many of his personal and financial files onto a disc. Katie's lover is Treasury agent Harry Pfarrer. The disc eventually finds its way to Hardbodies, a workout gym. An employee of the gym, Chad Feldheimer obtains the disc and ascertains that it contains classified government information. Along with his fellow employee, Linda Litzke, he intends to use the disc to blackmail Osbourne. When blackmailing him fails, Linda decides to take the information to the Russian embassy. At the embassy, she hands the disc over to the Russians, promising that she will give them more information. Linda and Chad don't have any more information, so they decide to break into Cox's house. This brings about a series of events that no one forsees
A serious man by Joel Coen ( Visual )
43 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik (Stuhlbarg) can't believe his life. His wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior, and mortality
Blood simple by Joel Coen ( Visual )
81 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A jealous husband hires a detective to murder his wife and her lover
The ladykillers by Ethan Coen ( Visual )
44 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marva Munson is a spry, elderly woman who is looking for a tenant for the spare room in her house. Goldthwait H. Dorr moves in and gains Munson's permission to use the basement for rehearsals with his "medieval music ensemble." Dorr is masterminding the robbery of a riverboat casino, and the fellow musicians in his ensemble are actually the crew he's assembled to pull off the job. Despite their best efforts, Munson finds out about their scheme and Dorr decides the best solution is to silence her permanently
Barton Fink by Joel Coen ( Visual )
130 editions published between 1050 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A trendy playwright is trying to write a simple movie script, but to his misfortune has a bit of writer's block
Inside Llewyn Davis by Joel Coen ( Visual )
24 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles; some of them of his own making
The man who wasn't there by Joel Coen ( Visual )
64 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a sleepy Northern California town in the 1940s, Ed Crane, a humble barber, suspects that his wife Doris is having an affair with her boss. When a stranger comes into town hinting that there is a fortune to be made in investing in the new invention of dry cleaning, Ed hatches a blackmail scheme he hopes will make him rich and get him some revenge at the same time. His plan goes horribly awry when he accidentally commits a murder for which Doris is blamed, landing her in jail, and Ed at the mercy of big-city lawyer Freddy Riedenschneider
Miller's Crossing by Joel Coen ( Visual )
63 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During prohibition two gangland bosses struggle for control over a city, with one of the boss's lieutenants caught in the middle
Paris, je t'aime Paris, I love you ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and French and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world's top directors and some of America's top stars create a panoramic portrait of Paris. Find yourself transported by these sexy, romantic, haunting, dramatic, and beautiful stories
Blood simple by Joel Coen ( Book )
30 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and German and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Deep in the heart of Texas, a jealous bar owner hires a private eye to kill his wife and her lover. The sleazy hitman double-crosses the husband killing him instead and pocketing the cash. The perfect crime, or so it seems, but disposing of the corpse is not so simple." [box cover note]
The Hudsucker proxy by Joel Coen ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Waring Hudsucker, head of a successful company commits suicide, the board of directors has a plan to make a lot of money, so they decide to appoint a moron to run the company. Mailroom clerk Norville Barnes is exactly what Hudsucker is looking for to be president. They hope that as soon as the stock falls low enough, the director and his friends will buy them up cheaply, take over the company and they will be successful again. However, a tough reporter is suspicious and decides to investigate Hudsucker
The Coen brothers : interviews by Joel Coen ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of their most important interviews spans 20 years and is the most comprehensive yet published on the brothers
Paris, je t'aime by Olivier Assayas ( Visual )
29 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Each director was invited to tell a story set in one of the Paris neighborhoods. the result is a kaleidoscope of stories about joy, separation, unexpected strange encounters and most of all, about love
Fargo by Ethan Coen ( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the midst of the bleak midwinter snow drifts of the American Midwest, Fargo is a story of murder and mayhem. Jerry Lundegaard plots the kidnapping of his wife to rescue his precarious financial situation, but events career out of control when one of the perpetrators he has hired to do the job goes haywire. In a senseless universe, it falls to Marge Gunderson (chief of the Brainerd Police Department and the moral centre of the film) to set things to rights
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Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.07 for How to ana ... to 0.84 for Le cinéma ...)
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