Ambiguity

June 11, 2010

“The question is: Where would it get you if something that’s a little bit ambiguous in the movie is made clear? It doesn’t get you anywhere.”

– Joel Coen

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Coens drop trailer for “A Serious Man”

July 30, 2009

Is this a comedy?  A “Fargo”-esque “man caught up in shit beyond his control” nightmare?  I don’t know, but the trailer is a masterpiece; I’ve rarely felt so uncomfortable watching a simple preview.


Coens drop the red band trailer for their next movie

June 18, 2008

Diane,

I’m probably a day or two or a week or two or fuckit maybe a year late on this, but I just found the red band (naughty language!) trailer for the new Coen Bros. movie, “Burn After Reading.”  Here tis.  I’m very optimistic – a lot of the trailer is really funny even as a dead body makes an appearance, and nobody does pitch black humor better than those guys.  And the cast is outstanding: awesome bit players like Tilda Swinton and J.K. Simmons, Coen regular Francis McDormand, John Malkovich, George Clooney doing something even farther afield from whatever his usual role used to be… and Brad Pitt.  Brad Pitt is one of those guys who often fearlessly plays with his pretty boy image, but his performance here – judging from the trailer alone, of course – looks to be a special thing indeed.