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The Brothers Coen : unique characters of violence

Author: Ryan P Doom
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2009.
Series: Modern filmmakers.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Brothers Coen: Unique Characters of Violence spans the career of the two-time Oscar-winning producer/director team, exploring the theme of violence that runs through a genre-spanning body of work, from the neo-noir of Blood Simple to the brutal comedy Burn After Reading. In chapters focusing on major characters, author Ryan Doom looks at the chaotic cinematic universe of the Coens, where violent acts inevitably  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Joel Coen; Ethan Coen; Joel Coen; Ethan Coen; Ethan Coen; Joel Coen; Ethan Coen; Joel Coen; Ethan Coen; Joel Coen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan P Doom
ISBN: 9780313355981 0313355983 9780313355998 0313355991
OCLC Number: 320193638
Description: xv, 208 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: violently original --
Murder most simple: Blood simple (1985) --
Babies, bikers, and buffoons: Raising Arizona (1987) --
The professional kill: Miller's crossing (1990) --
Life of the imaginary mind: Barton Fink (1991) --
Reinventing the circle of suicide: The Hudsucker proxy (1994) --
What's the deal with greed and wood chippers?: Fargo (1996) --
Abiding by Chandler: The big Lebowski (1998) --
Three convicts and the KKK: O brother, where art thou? (2000) --
Cutting Cain's law: The man who wasn't there (2001) --
Cruel intentions: Intolerable cruelty (2003) --
The killing joke: The ladykillers (2004) --
The unrelenting country: No country for old men (2007) --
Burning paranoia: Burn after reading (2008).
Series Title: Modern filmmakers.
Responsibility: Ryan P. Doom.

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