How are they underrated?
Well, they hardly feature in anybody’s top 10 greatest filmmakers lists, but you’ll see their films crop up a lot in people’s greatest film lists. They hardly get the respect they deserve. It’s a bit sad how they have resorted to making films catering for the mainstream, in order to become more popular. My thinking is, if you don’t appreciate a Coen brothers film, you really do not deserve to watch them. Fargo, O Brother, The Big Lebowski are all fucking brilliant. They write some of the greatest dialogue ever. Their characters are so distinct, unusual and likeable. They’re soundtracks are always superb and they have the knack of getting their actors to give some of their greatest performances.