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Joel Coen

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IMDb:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001054/

Date of Birth:29 November 1954, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Height:6' (1.83 m)

Trademarks:Frequently casts Steve Buscemi (6 times), spouse Frances McDormand (5 times), Jon Polito (5 times), John Goodman (5 times), John Turturro (4 times), George Clooney (3 times), Michael Badalucco (3 times), Charles Durning (twice), M. Emmet Walsh (twice), Peter Stormare (twice), Richard Jenkins (twice), John Mahoney (twice), Tony Shalhoub (twice), Stephen Root (3 times), and Billy Bob Thornton (twice). References to the films of Stanley Kubrick Films often center around or include a botched crime The Coens frequently focus on round spinning objects: hat in Miller's Crossing (1990), bowling balls and tumble-weed in The Big Lebowski (1998), hair pomade tins in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), UFO and a car wheel in The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) ...or the fans in Blood Simple. (1984). Often creates at least one lengthy sequence in most of his films where only music plays as a major event unfolds, i.e Raising Arizona (1987) when Nicolas Cage is being chased after robbing a store. Also sequences in Miller's Crossing (1990), The Big Lebowski (1998), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), and Fargo (1996). Often has a certain phrase that is repeated throughout the movie or a specific scene. Typically makes movies set during a specific time period, often in the near-past (Fargo (1996) takes place in 1987, The Big Lebowski (1998) in 1991, and No Country for Old Men (2007) in 1980). Films usually contain at least one fast-talking character Films often include characters or places with the stereotypes of the regions they take place in (the Mid-Western accents and snow-covered landscapes for Fargo (1996), the Southwestern accents and barren deserts of Arizona for Raising Arizona (1987), the Southern accents and dust-bowl landscape for_O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)_, Los Angeles accents and life-style in The Big Lebowski (1998), and the accents and cramped environments of Los Angeles in Barton Fink (1991)). His movies often have a victim of a crime who is completely unsympathetic (Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), Raising Arizona (1987)) Men often explicitly suffer bizarre and bloody deaths or indignities in their films, but women are typically harmed off-screen (Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), No Country for Old Men (2007), Barton Fink (1991)). Opening shot with the landscape of the area in which the movie is set and a voiceover (e.g. No Country for Old Men (2007), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)). Use of phones ringing for long periods of time before a character answers of at all. Tom Reagan in _Millers Crossing (1990)_, The Dude in The Big Lebowski (1998), Anton Chigurh in _No Country For Old Men (2007)_ and Barton Fink (1991). Elaborate, self-conscious homages to past films and filmmaking styles Highly exaggerated performances, particularly with eyes and voices Often begins movies with a voiceover by a southern character (see: _Blood Simple (1984)_, The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), The Big Lebowski (1998), No Country for Old Men (2007)). Films frequently contain adulterous wives or girlfriends. See: _Blood Simple (1984)_, Miller's Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), Burn After Reading (2008), A Serious Man (2009). Highly keen soundtracks (always handled by Skip Lievsay), in which mundane sounds are made to seem eerie or used for absurdist effect. Several Coen Brothers films feature a mysterious, purely evil antagonist, who are typically laconic, physically imposing and extremely violent Often has at least one male character with dated, unusual, or goofy hair Many of his films feature an amoral but intelligent character who works in business or law His protagonists are often ordinary people who find themselves caught up in extraordinary situations Almost all of his films involve a pivotal scene that takes place in a hotel room Several films contain scenes of graphic violence Dry humor A tense situation in a moving car. E.g. Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), _Burn After reading (2008)_ and Blood Simple. (1984). His films often feature a big male character who talks loudly or yells at the camera. E.g. John Goodman in The Big Lebowski (1998), Raising Arizona (1987), Barton Fink (1991) and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) Often casts Josh Brolin

Source:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001054/

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Blood Simple

Directed By: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen Starring: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 6th October 2017 Age Rating: 18 Runtime: 96 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

Suburbicon

Directed By: George Clooney Starring: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 24th November 2017 Age Rating: 15 Runtime: 104 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

The Big Lebowski

Directed By: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore...
Releasing in UK cinemas Monday 24th September 2018 Age Rating: 18 Runtime: 112 mins Language: English Next Showing: In 186 cinemas on Monday 24th September 2018. View Listings
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