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The philosophy of the Coen brothers

Author: Mark T Conard
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2009.
Series: Philosophy of popular culture.
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From "Raising Arizona" to the academy-award-winning "No Country for Old Men", the films of the Coen brothers have made an unmistakable imprint on Hollywood. This book explores concepts such as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Philosophy of the Coen brothers.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2009
(OCoLC)608428494
Named Person: Joel Coen; Ethan Coen; Ethan Coen; Joel Coen; Joel Coen; Ethan Coen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark T Conard
ISBN: 9780813125268 081312526X
OCLC Number: 213840231
Description: vii, 296 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Raising Arizona as an American comedy / Richard Gilmore --
The human comedy perpetuates itself : nihilism and comedy in Coen neo-noir / Thomas S. Hibbs --
Philosophies of comedy in O brother, where art thou? / Douglas McFarland --
No country for old men : the Coens' tragic western / Richard Gilmore --
Deceit, desire, and dark comedy : postmodern dead ends in Blood simple / Alan Woolfolk --
"And it's such a beautiful day!" : shame and Fargo / Rebecca Hanrahan and David Stearns --
Justice, power, and love : the political philosophy of Intolerable cruelty / Shai Biderman and William J. Devlin --
Ethics, heart, and violence in Miller's Crossing / Bradley L. Herling --
"Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners" : laziness as a virtue in The big Lebowski / Matthew K. Douglass and Jerry L. Walls --
No country for old men as moral philosophy / Douglas McFarland --
Heidegger and the problem of interpretation in Barton Fink / Mark T. Conard --
The past is now : history and The Hudsucker proxy / Paul Coughlin --
"A homespun murder story" : film noir and the problem of modernity in Fargo / Jerold J. Abrams --
"What kind of man are you?" : the Coen brothers and existentialist role playing / Richard Gaughran --
Being the barber : Kierkegaardian despair in The man who wasn't there / Karen D. Hoffman --
Thinking beyond the failed community : Blood simple and The man who wasn't there / R. Barton Palmer.
Series Title: Philosophy of popular culture.
Other Titles: Coen brothers
Responsibility: edited by Mark T. Conard.
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