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Nayman, Adam / Coen Brothers

SKU 9781419727405 / Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties The Films Together / Nayman
Author: Nayman, Adam
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“Fans . . . will appreciate this oversized guide to their offbeat oeuvre.” ?Newsday
“A great gift for any Coen fan-boy or fan-girl in your life.” ?NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour
“Filled with glossy, well-chosen pictures as well as thoughtful, eloquent analysis.” ?Filmmaker

Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema. They have given movie fans classics of all types—comedy, history, drama, romance. Their movies have a distinctive style and point of view: hilarious, sad, thoughtful, musical, sometimes all at once. When someone says a movie is Coen Brothers–like, every serious movie lover knows exactly what they mean.

In The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, film critic Adam Nayman carefully sifts through their complex cinematic universe in an effort to plot, as he puts it, “some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness.” He covers all their popular, award-winning, and unforgettable creations:
The Big Lebowski
Raising Arizona
Inside Llewyn Davis
O Brother, Where Art Thou
Barton Fink
Miller’s Crossing
Blood Simple
The Hudsucker Proxy
And more!
The book combines critical text—biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators—with a visual aesthetic that honors the Coens’ singular mix of darkness and levity. Featuring film stills, beautiful and evocative illustrations, punchy infographics, and hard insight, this book will be the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers’ oeuvre.

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