Coen brothers Essays

  • Dynamic Bond In The Film Noir: The Coen Brothers

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    The Coen Brothers Ethan and Joel, were a dynamic duo who had influential effects on the film scene using many techniques of film noir. The Coen Brothers are most known for their crime and unravelling of character films often using techniques such as chiaroscuro, moving shots and quick character changes. The Brothers produced their first film in 1984 sparking their careers into film and especially film noir. Element one - Music A significant technique the Coen Brothers often use to add tension

  • Blood Simple Editing Analysis

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    Creating a suspenseful movie without it becoming boring, or creating a funny movie that’s not full of cheap jokes are both feats in their own right but the Coen brothers were able to combine the two into there one with their knockout debut Blood Simple. Blood Simples editing creates a suspenseful neo noir film that is full of dramatic irony. The audience knows going on behind the scenes but the characters don 't and they keep making the worst choices. The first edit I will look at in the film is

  • Character Analysis: The Coen Brothers

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    The Coen brother directing and writing team of Joel and Ethan Coen have just finished work on their newest project which is musical called “Hail, Caesar!” They are looking for a new project to work on. The Coen brothers are known for their style of black comedy which involves subjects normally considered to be tragic or drama material. However, the Coen brothers different sensibilities means that they are able to portray this dark subject matter in a manner which is humorous. Therefore, the latest

  • The Big Lebowski Sequence Analysis

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    The Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski was made in 1998 and is considered a cult classic. The brothers’ use of drug – induced dream sequences attract stoners like moths to flame. To establish a stoner – worthy dream sequence, that is a sequence meant to distort the viewer, the Coen brothers’ use of mise en scene, sound, and iris shot establish a connection between the viewer and The Dude, the stoner protagonist whom just wants his rug back. The Coen Brothers begin the dream sequence with a shot of

  • Symbolism In The Movie Barton Fink

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    In the film “Barton Fink” (1991 Coen Brothers), John Turturro takes on the extreme task of playing the role of the perplexed character, Barton Fink. His desires are to remain in tune with the common man, however, the success of his recent play in New York brought forth the opportunity to produce screenplays for movies in Los Angeles. This sudden change, ignites an ongoing feud within Barton Fink; should he write the movie Jack Lipnick (Michael Lerner) wants or go with his gut and stick to a story

  • Coen Brothers Film Analysis

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    It is a thriller, black comedy, drama, crime and neo-noir film written by the Coen Brothers in 1996. In this movie, all the characters are obsessed with money; for instance, Jerry is a pathetic loser who never stops improvising solutions in order to escape from the impasses he finds himself blocked by. He never stops bursting with activity, and I think that that almost makes him admirable. The only thing that attracted me after watching the movie was the music, and after researching, I noticed that

  • Ulysses Everett In The Odyssey

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    In the screenplay, O Brother Where Art Thou by the Coen Brothers, Everett is originally depicted as an egocentric individual who cares more about his own image than the wellbeing of his friends. His self- absorbed attitude is a direct comparison to Odysseus in the book The Odyssey by Homer, who is presented as self- centered for getting his men into trouble and leading many to death. While at the same time portrays his cleverness and his ability to think fast in a time of turmoil. Throughout the

  • Essay On Masculinity In Fargo

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    By examining the characters and their varying degrees of masculinity in the movie Fargo, we are able to see the role in which the Coen brothers stereotypically categorized the differing levels of machismo. Through the characters actions and personalities portrayed in the movie it becomes clear he exposes the differing testosterone regardless of gender. We are first introduced to Jerry - the incompetent man. He is a pathetic guy, who is bad at his job, a poor husband, lousy father and is characterized

  • The Blair Witch Project Analysis

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    Even from the beginning, this film both sets itself apart with the first-person “found footage” style, while at the same time, also has the chance to be not very different at all. Personally, I believe the movie certainly achieved the former statement; setting itself apart in a number of different ways. While taking from budget-cutting idea of Eduardo Sánchez’s The Blair Witch Project, using a camera carried by a character– in this case the protagonist– it also steers away from the horror genre that

  • Compare And Contrast The Virginian And True Gritian

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    analysis paper, I looked at the novels Shane by Jack Schaefer and The Virginian by Owen Wister and I focused on how one’s body motion/image can make a cowboy who he is. In my second paper, I analyzed the novel True Grit by Charles Portis and the Coen Brothers’ film version of No Country for Old Men and looked at how a characters dress shows how they are assumed to act but that does not mean that they will act that way. In this paper, I will examine the novels Shane, The Virginian, and True Grit and

  • American Consumerism In The Oyster Princess

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    I simply wrapped up The Oyster Princess, a beautiful Lubitsch film that by one means or another blends the two altogether different ingredients of anarchy and sophistication with lovely results. What truly got my attention was the scene of the film, where it is asserted that the film is a metaphor for American consumerism. As per my seeing; there are various understandings of the film through investigation, utilizing the four cinematic methods: Mise-en-scène, altering, cinematography, and sound.

  • Postman Always Rings Twice Analysis

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    James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934) was both successful and controversial. Containing passages of violence and sex not commonplace at the time of its release, the crime story was banned in the city of Boston. Modern Library named the book one of the best one hundred novels. The novel has been produced for the screen seven times, the best-known version being a 1946 film noir. Frank Chambers, the first person narrator of the book, is a young man who is a drifter in California. He

  • Symbolism In O Brother Where Art Thou

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    The Coen brothers write about the Odyssey in their film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?. O Brother, Where Art Thou? mimics the Odyssey in a surreal sense. The writing from the Coen brothers depicts many parallels between the two stories, almost as if O Brother, Where Art Thou? parodies the Odyssey. The Coen brothers accurately portray the Odyssey and Odysseus’ struggles. The Coen brothers take careful thought into remastering Homer’s writings. The movie, though somewhat of a parody, still crafts the

  • To Kill A Mockingbird Characterization Essay

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    Characterization of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses Jean Louise (Scout) Finch as the narrator. Scout is now an adult and reflects on three very crucial summers during her childhood days. When Scout is first described in the novel, she is prone to violence, labels people based on class, denigrates people, uses racist language, and is prejudice (Seidel 1). All of these things show that she is childish at the beginning of the novel. A mature character would

  • Odysseus's Life Exposed In O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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    her own battle to resist the suitors gathering in her home in an attempt to marry her. Their son, Telemachus, battles a mostly internal war in both missing his father and disliking the suitors who are ruining his home and taking over his life. In O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the three main characters Everett McGill, Pete Hogwallop, and Delmar O’Donnell escape from a prison chain gang. Everett convinced his fellow inmates that he has hidden a treasure that must be recovered before his hometown is flooded

  • Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus Analysis

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    Through the centuries, ancient Greek myths have attracted the attention of many authors, artists, and sculptors. One of the more highly regarded and most popular myth is that of the fable of Daedalus and his son Icarus. Daedalus and Icarus were being kept on the island of Crete by King Minos. Daedalus had invented many creations that had caught the attention of King Minos leading him and his son to work for the King and creating useful inventions inside a cave near the palace. After staying in the

  • How Does Technology Affect Our Society Today

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    Technology and Children in Our Society Today Technology has always been progressing thus it is rampant in our society today. We use technology; depend on technology in our daily life and our needs and demands for technology keep on rising (Ramey, 2012). Wherever you look, you will see people holding different kinds of technology like cell phone, laptop, tablets and etc. It appears to most of us that technology is a necessity to the point where we can no longer live without it. The current study

  • Don Quixote Quotes

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    “Don Quixote” is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes, written in the 1600s. It is about a man named, Alonso Quixano, a nobleman who after reading many novels about knights decides to go out and looking for adventures fitting for a knight. He renames himself Don Quixote and takes off with his neighbor Sancho, who he calls his squire. Don Quixote seems to have an idea of what is right and wrong. He does his best to right what he believes is wrong in the name of knighthood. However, these attempts

  • 1984 Essays: Linguistic Brainwashing: Newspeak And Its Subject

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    Linguistic Brainwashing: Newspeak and Its Subjects Each language provides a worldview or the “reality of the world” for the people who speak it. It carries the consciousness of people using it and ideologies employed to explain how lives should be lived. George Orwell’s 1984 is a dystopian novel which explores the world if individualism were nonexistent and wars and violence were the norm. These characteristics of a “totally imperfect world” were mainly illustrated through violence and the regulation

  • The Totalitarian Society In 1984 And George Orwell's 1984

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    dodging the many obstacles that piled before him. Despite the fact that Orwell’s 1984 was published in 1949 and centers around a tyrannical future controlled by a totalitarian regime, both the strict authoritarian society ruled by the omnipresent Big Brother and today’s modern world contain several similarities. “The instrument (the telescreen, it was called) could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely” (2). In 1984, almost all public and private places harbor large TV screens