The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together (Hardcover)

The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together By Adam Nayman, Telegramme Paper Co. (with Oliver Stafford and Jason Ngai) (Illustrator), Little White Lies (Producer) Cover Image

The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together (Hardcover)

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In The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, film critic Adam Nayman carefully sifts through their complex cinematic universe in an effort to plot, as he puts it, “some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness.”
 
Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema. They have given movie fans classics of all types—comedy, history, drama, romance. Their movies have a distinctive style and point of view: hilarious, sad, thoughtful, musical, sometimes all at once. When someone says a movie is Coen Brothers–like, every serious movie lover knows exactly what they mean.
 
Combining critical text—biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators—with a visual aesthetic that honors the Coens’ singular mix of darkness and levity, Adam Nayman covers all their popular, award-winning, and unforgettable creations:
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Raising Arizona
  • Fargo
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou
  • Barton Fink
  • Miller’s Crossing
  • Blood Simple
  • The Hudsucker Proxy
  • And more!
Featuring film stills, beautiful and evocative illustrations, punchy infographics, and hard insight, this is the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers’ oeuvre.
 
“Fans . . . will appreciate this oversized guide to their offbeat oeuvre.” ―Newsday
 
“A great gift for any Coen fan-boy or fan-girl in your life.” ―NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour
 
“Filled with glossy, well-chosen pictures as well as thoughtful, eloquent analysis.” ―Filmmaker
Adam Nayman is a contributing editor for Cinema Scope and writes on film for The Ringer, Sight and Sound, Reverse Shot, and Little White Lies. He has written books on Showgirls and the films of Ben Wheatley and lectures on cinema and journalism at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University.
 
Product Details ISBN: 9781419727405
ISBN-10: 1419727400
Publisher: Abrams Books
Publication Date: September 11th, 2018
Pages: 320
Language: English
“…fans of Joel and Ethan Coen will appreciate this oversized guide to their offbeat oeuvre…”
— Newsday

“...it would make a great gift for any Coen fan-boy or fan-girl in your life.”
— NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour

“..this detailed compendium is a cinephile’s delight.”
 
— BookPage

“…a marvelous mixture of well-designed coffee table book and thoughtful analysis of a filmmaking team…”
— Flavorwire

"...filled with glossy, well-chosen pictures as well as thoughtful, eloquent analysis..."
— Filmmaker Magazine

"… film critic Adam Nayman weaves biography, critical analysis, and interviews with Coen collaborators (including longtime cinematographer Roger Deakins) to present the definitive history of the Coen brothers oeuvre.”
— Indiewire

“Packed with full page color stills, behind-the-scenes stories, interviews and insightful analysis of each film, this book will put a smile on the face of all film buffs.”
— The Detroit Free Press

"...a deep dive into the Coen cinematic universe."
— PureWow

“...this book is sure to please the ultimate Coen brothers fan.”
 
— The Wichita Eagle

"...a king-sized guide to the filmmaker’s offbeat oeuvre combining critical text, biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators all in one big package."
— The Playlist