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Re: Favorite Coen Brothers Movie
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2004, 04:31 PM »
I felt the same way about Ocean's 11 when I saw that...still haven't seen the original.

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Re: Favorite Coen Brothers Movie
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2004, 02:46 PM »
I'm going to say Fargo...its a good movie, love Steve Buscemi too
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Re: Favorite Coen Brothers Movie
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2004, 03:43 AM »
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Yeah, it did the same for me. I have it on order at Amazon but I'm too cheap to pay for shipping seperate on it. It'll get here sometime before the end of the month with some other crap.

From all accounts Guiness is great in it, sly and funny. That seems to show through in most of his stuff, even humorless roles like Old Ben. So I'll be interested to see this.

(I was about to veer wildly off topic on a prequel rant about underusing Ewan M, but, alas).

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Re: Favorite Coen Brothers Movie
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2008, 09:26 AM »
I watched No Country last night...phenomenal in a lot of ways but I kept thinking this is just a reworked Fargo.  Chigurh was absolutely phenomenal and played the Coen's role of Unstoppable Evil way better than any of the previous Super Coen Bros movies.  Definitely not my favorite but it was still really good.  I really like how they skipped years of time at the end there and sort of really screwed with your mind

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Re: Favorite Coen Brothers Movie
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2008, 11:57 AM »
This is a tough one for me.  I'd have to put The Big Lebowski on top though.  It's just a fantastic film, and I think it's amazing at bridging the real and the surreal.  Plus it gives me an excuse to drink White Russians!

O Brother, Where Art Thou? is another favorite.  The music alone is great.  I listen to the soundtrack all the time.  But the story, characters and actors are a tremendous combination.  And somehow John Goodman manages to dominate his own scenes in the process.

Miller's Crossing was my own introduction to the Coen Brothers.  I didn't even know who they were when this came out.  But then I don't know if they were as well known as a directing team before Fargo came out.  Anyhow, I would put Miller's Crossing up as one of the great gangster movies of all time.  Perhaps not as epic as The Godfather or Goodfellas, but it seriously holds it's own against a lot of films in that genre.

I haven't seen No Country For Old Men yet, but I hope to soon.  I've heard such great things about the movie, and I regret not having seen it in the theater.
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Re: Favorite Coen Brothers Movie
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2008, 12:09 PM »
At this point for me it's No Country without question.  That movie was so phenomenal I couldn't stand it.

Big Lewbowski and Fargo are tied for next.

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Re: Favorite Coen Brothers Movie
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2008, 01:24 PM »
I've only seen Lebowski once and it really didn't float my boat in any way shape or form, I should give it another spin here soon

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Re: Favorite Coen Brothers Movie
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2008, 01:27 PM »
It gets better with every successive viewing.  After a few screenings you'll feel compelled to go to the grocery store in your bathrobe.
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Re: Favorite Coen Brothers Movie
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2008, 07:01 PM »
I've only seen Lebowski once and it really didn't float my boat in any way shape or form, I should give it another spin here soon

I was watching it with my wife a few years ago and she hated it, so I didn't even get to see the end of it.  I didn't hate it, but I didn't think it was all that great either.  I'd like to give it another try some day though.

As for Fargo, that one I did hate.  Yawn...

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Re: Favorite Coen Brothers Movie
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2008, 10:26 AM »
By far, Raising Arizona is the best.

Oh Brother would be second.

Lebowski and Hudsucker could tie for third.

For all it's hype, I saw No Country, and I just liked it...wasn't blown away, and probably forgettable for me.  Maybe I'm missing something.
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Re: Favorite Coen Brothers Movie
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2008, 04:11 PM »
Don't feel bad, you're not the only one with mixed feelings about No Country.  Too much hype maybe?

But I would put Lebowski at #1 - no question.


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Re: Favorite Coen Brothers Movie
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2008, 08:40 AM »
the big lebowski is my fave, then fargo and no country
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Re: Favorite Coen Brothers Movie
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2009, 07:37 PM »
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Re: Favorite Coen Brothers Movie
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2009, 01:25 PM »
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