History Creator / TheCoenBrothers

18th Feb '16 1:27:31 PM NedCberry
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* ParvumOpus: Although they're still considered decent films, fans generally view "The Ladykillers" and "Intolerable Cruelty" to be a bit beneath the rest of the Coen brothers' work.
18th Feb '16 1:25:13 PM NedCberry
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* PavrumOpus: Although they're still considered decent films, fans generally view "The Ladykillers" and "Intolerable Cruelty" to be a bit beneath the rest of the Coen brothers' work.

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* PavrumOpus: ParvumOpus: Although they're still considered decent films, fans generally view "The Ladykillers" and "Intolerable Cruelty" to be a bit beneath the rest of the Coen brothers' work.
18th Feb '16 1:24:43 PM NedCberry
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* PavrumOpus: Although they're still considered decent films, fans generally view "The Ladykillers" and "Intolerable Cruelty" to be a bit beneath the rest of the Coen brothers' work.
29th Jan '16 5:59:53 PM spasskysteve
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** [[http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-13408854]]Awarded the Dan David Prize in 2011
28th Dec '15 1:56:26 AM SeptimusHeap
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27th Dec '15 8:36:26 PM jormis29
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26th Dec '15 6:17:17 PM nombretomado
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* {{Eagleland}}: Each of their movies so far is about a particular time and place in America, or in some respects the AmericanDream.

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* {{Eagleland}}: Each of their movies so far is about a particular time and place in America, or in some respects the AmericanDream.UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream.
23rd Dec '15 10:58:58 PM spirasen
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* NewOldWest: ''Film/BloodSimple, Raising Arizona'', and ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen''. ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' is mistaken for one by the narrator.

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* NewOldWest: ''Film/BloodSimple, Raising Arizona'', Film/RaisingArizona'', and ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen''. ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' is mistaken for one by the narrator.



* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Often and successfully averted. The dialog is as meticulous as the cinematography.
** Perhaps the best example of this comes from ''Film/{{Fargo}}''. All of the [[VerbalTic jas and jeezes]], as well as all of Jerry's stutters, were specifically written. Also, Peter Stormare first read the line "Where is pancakes house?" as "Where's the pancake house?", thinking it was a typo. The Coens put him in his place, saying "We don't make typos".
** Played extremely and intentionally straight in ''TrueGrit''; the diction itself (for instance, the lack of contractions) is in fact authentic, but the dialogue itself is practically Shakespearean.
* RunningGag:
** The commemorative DVD releases of several of their films (such as ''Film/BloodSimple'' and ''Film/TheBigLebowski'') contain introductions (and, in the case of ''Blood Simple'', an entire [[DVDCommentary commentary]]) by "Forever Young Films", a fictional organization dedicated to preserving "classic" films (but really the Coens' way of poking fun at self-important cinephiles and pretentious film critics).
** The Coens like to make it seem like Roderick Jaynes, the credited editor on all their films, is a real person. It's really just the pseudonym they use due to guild restrictions on shared editing credit.

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* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Often and successfully averted. The dialog dialogue is as meticulous as the cinematography.
** Perhaps the best example of this comes from ''Film/{{Fargo}}''. All of the [[VerbalTic jas and jeezes]], as well as all of Jerry's stutters, were specifically written. Also, Peter Stormare first read the line "Where is pancakes house?" as "Where's the pancake house?", thinking it was a typo. The Coens put him in his place, saying "We don't make typos".
typos."
** Played extremely and intentionally straight in ''TrueGrit''; ''Film/TrueGrit''; the diction itself (for instance, the lack of contractions) is in fact authentic, but the dialogue itself is practically Shakespearean.
* RunningGag:
RunningGag:
** The commemorative DVD releases of several of their films (such as ''Film/BloodSimple'' and ''Film/TheBigLebowski'') contain introductions (and, in the case of ''Blood Simple'', an entire [[DVDCommentary commentary]]) by "Forever Young Films", a fictional organization dedicated to preserving "classic" films (but really the Coens' way of poking fun at self-important cinephiles and pretentious film critics).
critics).
** The Coens like to make it seem like Roderick Jaynes, the credited editor on all their films, is a real person. It's really just the pseudonym they use due to guild restrictions on shared editing credit.



** [[InvertedTrope Turned on its head]] in their adaptation of ''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'', which shows the protagonists making many stupid and[=/=]or rash decisions, or simply being unable to cope, in the face of a [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy frighteningly competent]] and [[ImplacableMan relentless assassin.]]
* TheVerse: Several of their films seem to take place in the same universe. The hotel fire from ''BartonFink'' is referenced in a newspaper article in ''MillersCrossing'' (''Crossing'' was produced first, but the films were written simultaneously) and the law firm "Whitehall and Marsh" is mentioned in both ''Film/BurnAfterReading'' and ''Film/ASeriousMan''. The mysterious blue volkswagon from ''Blood Simple'' reappears in ''The Big Lebowski''.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory:

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** [[InvertedTrope Turned on its head]] in their adaptation of ''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'', which shows the protagonists making many stupid and[=/=]or and / or rash decisions, or simply being unable to cope, in the face of a [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy frighteningly competent]] and [[ImplacableMan relentless assassin.]]
* TheVerse: Several of their films seem to take place in the same universe. The hotel fire from ''BartonFink'' ''Film/BartonFink'' is referenced in a newspaper article in ''MillersCrossing'' ''Film/MillersCrossing'' (''Crossing'' was produced first, but the films were written simultaneously) and the law firm "Whitehall and Marsh" is mentioned in both ''Film/BurnAfterReading'' and ''Film/ASeriousMan''. The mysterious blue volkswagon volkswagen from ''Blood Simple'' ''Film/BloodSimple'' reappears in ''The Big Lebowski''.
''Film/TheBigLebowski''.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory:



** TheNarrator in ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' seems to believe that he's in a {{Western}}

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** TheNarrator in ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' seems to believe that he's in a {{Western}}{{Western}}.



28th Nov '15 3:00:51 PM eroock
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'''Joel David Coen''' (born November 29, 1954) and '''Ethan Jesse Coen''' (born September 21, 1957) have been making films and thumbing their noses at traditional genre boundaries since 1984. Bouncing from FilmNoir to screwball comedy, from quirky indies to big-budget studio pieces, they function as a two-man writer-director-producer-editor SiblingTeam.

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'''Joel
Joel
David Coen''' Coen (born November 29, 1954) and '''Ethan Ethan Jesse Coen''' Coen (born September 21, 1957) have been making films and thumbing their noses at traditional genre boundaries since 1984. Bouncing from FilmNoir to screwball comedy, from quirky indies to big-budget studio pieces, they function as a two-man writer-director-producer-editor SiblingTeam.



* EasterEgg: They occasionally hide jokes in the credits; for example, ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'' has a credit for "the one right tool" (referencing a line from one of Chigurh's {{Hannibal Lecture}}s during the film), and ''Film/ASeriousMan'' has a disclaimer at the end of the credits assuring the audience that "No Jews were harmed during the making of this film.", ''TrueGrit'' credits Ethan Coen's son Buster as ''Mr. Damon's Abs Double" and BurnAfterReading credits "The Walrus".

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* EasterEgg: They occasionally hide jokes in the credits; for example, ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'' has a credit for "the one right tool" (referencing a line from one of Chigurh's {{Hannibal Lecture}}s during the film), and ''Film/ASeriousMan'' has a disclaimer at the end of the credits assuring the audience that "No Jews were harmed during the making of this film.", ''TrueGrit'' credits Ethan Coen's son Buster as ''Mr. Damon's Abs Double" and BurnAfterReading ''Film/BurnAfterReading'' credits "The Walrus".



** Played with twice in ''BurnAfterReading'': Chad and Linda try to pull this on Osbourne, whereupon HilarityEnsues. Later, Linda tries to invoke this with the Russians to secure Chad's release [[spoiler:not realizing that he's already been killed by Harry.]]

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** Played with twice in ''BurnAfterReading'': ''Film/BurnAfterReading'': Chad and Linda try to pull this on Osbourne, whereupon HilarityEnsues. Later, Linda tries to invoke this with the Russians to secure Chad's release [[spoiler:not realizing that he's already been killed by Harry.]]



* TheVerse: Several of their films seem to take place in the same universe. The hotel fire from ''BartonFink'' is referenced in a newspaper article in ''MillersCrossing'' (''Crossing'' was produced first, but the films were written simultaneously) and the law firm "Whitehall and Marsh" is mentioned in both ''BurnAfterReading'' and ''Film/ASeriousMan''. The mysterious blue volkswagon from ''Blood Simple'' reappears in ''The Big Lebowski''.

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* TheVerse: Several of their films seem to take place in the same universe. The hotel fire from ''BartonFink'' is referenced in a newspaper article in ''MillersCrossing'' (''Crossing'' was produced first, but the films were written simultaneously) and the law firm "Whitehall and Marsh" is mentioned in both ''BurnAfterReading'' ''Film/BurnAfterReading'' and ''Film/ASeriousMan''. The mysterious blue volkswagon from ''Blood Simple'' reappears in ''The Big Lebowski''.
15th Nov '15 11:48:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ScrewballComedy: Many of their films are inspired by this genre. ''Film/TheHudsuckerProxy'' and ''IntolerableCruelty'' could even be considered throwbacks.

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* ScrewballComedy: Many of their films are inspired by this genre. ''Film/TheHudsuckerProxy'' and ''IntolerableCruelty'' ''Film/IntolerableCruelty'' could even be considered throwbacks.
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