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Old March 9 2014, 08:17 PM   #31
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I am convinced that No Country for Old men had been delivered, as is, no changes whatsoever, accept that the it said "written adn directed by Steven Spielberg" it would have been panned for the atrocity it is (that's even considering that Spielberg has a far more diverse resume than the Coen's in terms of genres).

The film is praised because, well, it's the Coens. To the film community, they can do no wrong.
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Old March 9 2014, 08:21 PM   #32
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Just because he's an incidental character doesn't mean he can't provide the film with "a great detail" (assuming your quoting Siskel and Ebert correctly).

As for the nebulously defined "film community" you describe as saying the Coen brothers "can do no wrong," I direct you to the reviews of their remake of The Ladykillers.
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Old March 9 2014, 08:25 PM   #33
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I am convinced that No Country for Old men had been delivered, as is, no changes whatsoever, accept that the it said "written adn directed by Steven Spielberg" it would have been panned for the atrocity it is (that's even considering that Spielberg has a far more diverse resume than the Coen's in terms of genres).
If you say so. I don't see the point in arguing with such an implausible hypothetical.
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Old March 9 2014, 08:35 PM   #34
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Just because he's an incidental character doesn't mean he can't provide the film with "a great detail" (assuming your quoting Siskel and Ebert correctly).
about the 4 min timestamp
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Old March 9 2014, 08:35 PM   #35
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It's always dangerous to speak objectively about art, but saying the Coen Brothers are bad writers is pretty much objectively wrong (I exaggerate, but just a little!). To add to it, No Country For Old Men is adapted, in many cases word for word, from Cormac McCarthy.
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Old March 9 2014, 08:58 PM   #36
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I don't care what critics say, or even popular opinion. I've been bringing up specific points from the films.
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Old March 10 2014, 02:34 AM   #37
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...the above exchanges are proof positive that "Fargo" is not for everybody...IMO, it is most of that tremendous cast's best work, and if I ever had the chance to ask them, I would hope they would agree...

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Old March 10 2014, 08:24 PM   #38
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And now, time for a tangent that I can't believe hasn't been mentioned yet.

Anyone heard of Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter? It's been sweeping the buzz at Sundance, & it looks really, cool. The premise is that Kumiko lives in a cluttered, cramped apartment in Tokyo with her pet rabbit, Bunzo. She works as an office lady, robotically preparing tea and fetching dry cleaning for her nitpicky boss. But on her own time, she obsessively watches a well-known American film on a weathered VHS tape: Fargo. Rewinding and fast-forwarding repeatedly, she meticulously maps out where a briefcase of castaway loot is buried within the fictional film. After hours of intense research—convinced that her destiny depends on finding the money—Kumiko heads to the United States and into the harsh Minnesota winter to search for it. It's inspired by a Japanese urban legend of a woman doing a similar trip, & starts Kikuchi Rinko of Pacific Rim fame.
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Old March 11 2014, 08:05 AM   #39
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Cue "Fargo" music and white out the screen...meld white out screen slowly to resolution, we see a new "Pulsar" Class star ship, the U.S.S. North Dakota, do a flyby of the car dealership...Jerry Lundegaard points skyward, and flees the scene...fade and cue Pink Floyd, "Money", done as an instrumental with LOTS of French horns...roll intro credits...
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Old March 29 2014, 10:42 AM   #40
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Here's a bit more about the story and cast. Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman are in this

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Old March 29 2014, 05:02 PM   #41
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Martin Freeman said that he took the job because it was short-term but he's open to coming back for more.
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Old March 30 2014, 04:28 PM   #42
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"Yeah, but that tru-coat..."
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Old April 28 2014, 04:30 PM   #43
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Slightly necro'ing the thread but is anyone watching this?
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Old April 28 2014, 04:47 PM   #44
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I am. Really enjoying it so far. They have the tone just right, and an excellent cast.
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Old April 28 2014, 04:57 PM   #45
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I'm loving it. Billy Bob is on excellent dangerous-creepy-dude form, and it really does fit in well with the Coen way of doing things.
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