Tuesday, March 8, 2011
best of the coen brothers
the coen brother's directing style would be described as eccentric, sarcastic, brutally violent, and ironic. i love watching their films. you never know exactly what to expect from them and that's what makes them so fascinating i think.
my personal favorites:
charlie: i could tell you some stories...
barton: sure you could and yet many writers do everything in their power to insulate themselves from the common man, from where they live, from where they trade, from where they fight and love and converse and.....so naturally their work suffers and regresses into empty formalism and... well i'm spouting off again, but to put it in your language, the theatre becomes as phony as a three-dollar bill!
charlie: well i guess that's a tragedy right there!
"the world is full of complainers. but the fact is, nothing comes with a guarantee. i don't care if you're the pope of rome, president of the united states, or even man of the year--something can always go wrong. and go ahead, complain, tell your problems to your neighbor, ask for help--watch him fly. now in russia, they got it mapped out so that everyone pulls for everyone else-- that's the theory, anyway. but what I know about is texas...and down here...you're on your own."
"so that was mrs. lundegaard on the floor in there. and i guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper. and those three people in brainerd. and for what? for a little bit of money. there's more to life than a little money, you know. don'tcha know that? and here ya are, and it's a beautiful day. well. i just don't understand it."
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
parole board guy: you're not just tellin' us what we wanna hear?
h.i. mcdunnough: no sir, no way.
parole board guy: cause we just want to hear the truth.
hi: well, then i guess i am tellin' you what you wanna hear.
parole board guy: boy, didn't we just tell you not to do that?
hi: yes sir.
parole board guy: ok then.