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The latest film from the brothers Coen


#1

It’s called, A Serious Man, & opens domestically on October 2nd.



I have no idea what to make of it, or even what the Hell it’s about, honestly.



So, here’s the trailer…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vNZ473LihY



My main concern w/ the Coens, as of late, is that it seems they’ve been somewhat over-saturating the market w/ themselves the past three years here. A film per year isn’t usually a wise decision.

People can get burnt out very easily on that sort of exposure to one type of film, &/or

film-maker(s), thereof. Anyways, that’s my pair of pennies.



Thoughts?


#2

Ahaha, I love it. “You’re gonna me fine” Boom Boom Boom “You’re gonna be fine” Boom Boom Boom “You’re gonna be fine”, ahaha. Looks very absurd and loved the costumes, atmosphere. But I didn’t get what the story is about, ahah.



ABout the fact, they’re overmarketing their work recently, I do agree that they do release too much movies in a row. One movie pro year is too much. And then you end up like Woody Allen. Though everybody is used to his frequent film release. Noone then reconsider his talent. But since it’s new for the Coen, someone will end up by saying they’re doing it for money, to get more commercial, and we have to face it might be less good. I didn’t like their latest feature, I think I explained why here at the time.


#3

I dig the originality of the trailer in its repetetiveness instead of over-exposing the film. The head against the blackboard is vintage CB it seems.



I believe the film is about a guy’s life going to shit so he seeks help from a few rabbis and experiences a bunch of problems with that.



I think its a step in the right direction.


#4

I’m only a fan since Burn After Reading, which I thought was excellent, so I’m far from oversaturation.



trailer looks very good


#5

[quote=“Col. Crazy Kenneth”]
I’m only a fan since Burn After Reading, which I thought was excellent, so I’m far from oversaturation.



trailer looks very good
[/quote]



You haven’t seen The Big Lebowski?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


#6

[quote=“F.W.”]




You haven’t seen The Big Lebowski?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
[/quote]

no I did see it, didn’t like it that much. Seen me No Country as well.


#7

[quote=“Col. Crazy Kenneth”]
I’m only a fan since Burn After Reading, which I thought was excellent, so I’m far from oversaturation.
[/quote]

What ??



Okay, then you’ve seen The Big Lebowski and No Country, didn’t love neither of them. I can’t understand but it’s your tastes.



What else have you seen ? I gotta know if it’s their whole style you don’t like or if you only dislike those two movies. That could have been a mistake. A misjudgement…


#8

Love it! Love them. I had no idea that it was being released this soon! It’s been so great to be getting a truly fantastic Coen brothers flick every year for the past few years now. This flick looks like it’s gonna be as good if not better than their last. And the trailer rocks.


#9

cant wait for their supposed western film they talked about a while back


#10

Thanks for all the input, fellas. You too, lili. :wink:



This is definitely the smart comedy I’m looking forward to this year.

The only one that looks to be even half as intelligent is

Soderbergh’s new flick, The Informant.


#11

ya know, i didnt really like Burn After Reading, which is surprising because i usually love anything they do…i dont know, after watching the movie I kinda felt like I just wasted time…movie is kind of pointless


#12

So is The Big Lebowski though.



Everything that happens means nothing to anything that happened before it.



That’s the brilliance. TBL handled it better than Burn After Reading though.


#13

Haha! Fantastic trailer!



I thought they were making a Jack Ford remake of a western?!



Oh well, these guys are making one film a year! By the end of their careers they might have around 30 or 40 tops!


#14

[quote=“F.W.”]




You haven’t seen The Big Lebowski?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
[/quote]

You’re way out of your element, Fucking Wanker!


#15

[quote=“Lt. BioBasterd”]
Haha! Fantastic trailer!



I thought they were making a Jack Ford remake of a western?!



Oh well, these guys are making one film a year! By the end of their careers they might have around 30 or 40 tops!
[/quote]

They’re remaking True Grit currently.


#16

[quote=“Lt. BioBasterd”]
You’re way out of your element, Fucking Wanker!
[/quote]



I am the Walrus.


#17

the only other movie ive seen was intolerable cruelty, which i remember being between ok and somewhat bad. i loved no country, but im only looking forward to their new stuff since burn after reading.


#18

Ok, then you know you have seen NO Coen in a way. Check out this list :

Blood Simple, Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo, The Man Who Wasn’t There.

And if you’re in a comedy mood, check out O Brother, Where Art Thou ? and Raising Arizona.


#19

the trailer looks cool but i thought they were supposed to adapt Michael Chabon’s book about the yiddish detective.


#20

[quote=“Cpt tonyanthony”]
the trailer looks cool but i thought they were supposed to adapt Michael Chabon’s book about the yiddish detective.
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They still are.



This was made as soon as Burn After Reading wrapped. All their other stuff that has been rumored (True Grit, Yiddish Police) are still going through.