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The philosophy of the Coen brothers [electronic resource] / edited by Mark T. Conard.

Contributor(s): Conard, Mark T, 1965-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Philosophy of popular culture: Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2009Description: 1 online resource (vii, 296 p.).ISBN: 9780813173238 (electronic bk.); 081317323X (electronic bk.); 9780813138695 (electronic bk.); 0813138698 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Coen, Joel -- Criticism and interpretation | Coen, Ethan -- Criticism and interpretation | Fine Arts | PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Direction & ProductionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Philosophy of the Coen brothers.DDC classification: 791.4302/330922 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part -- 1: The Coen Brand of Comedy and Tragedy; Part -- 2: Ethics: Shame, Justice, and Virtue; Part -- 3: Postmodernity, Interpretation, and the Construction of History; Part -- 4: Existentialism, Alienation, and Despair; List of Contributors; Index;
Summary: Many critics agree that Joel and Ethan Coen are one of the most visionary and idiosyncratic filmmaking teams of the last three decades. Combining thoughtful eccentricity, wry humor, irony, and often brutal violence, the Coen brothers have crafted a style of filmmaking that pays tribute to classic American movie genres yet maintains a distinctly postmodern feel. Since arriving on the film scene, the Coens have amassed an impressive body of work that has garnered them critical acclaim and a devoted cult following. From Raising Arizona and Fargo to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and No Country for Ol.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Many critics agree that Joel and Ethan Coen are one of the most visionary and idiosyncratic filmmaking teams of the last three decades. Combining thoughtful eccentricity, wry humor, irony, and often brutal violence, the Coen brothers have crafted a style of filmmaking that pays tribute to classic American movie genres yet maintains a distinctly postmodern feel. Since arriving on the film scene, the Coens have amassed an impressive body of work that has garnered them critical acclaim and a devoted cult following. From Raising Arizona and Fargo to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and No Country for Ol.

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Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part -- 1: The Coen Brand of Comedy and Tragedy; Part -- 2: Ethics: Shame, Justice, and Virtue; Part -- 3: Postmodernity, Interpretation, and the Construction of History; Part -- 4: Existentialism, Alienation, and Despair; List of Contributors; Index;

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