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  Joel and Ethan Coen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Joel and Ethan Coen, commonly known as "The Coen Brothers" have written and directed numerous successful films, such as comedies O Brother Where Art Thou, Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowski, as well as darker film noir dramas such as Fargo, Miller's Crossing and Blood Simple.
Joel Coen was born November 29, 1954, and has been married to actress Frances McDormand since 1984; they have an adopted baby named Pedro.
Ethan Coen was born September 21, 1957, and is married to film editor Tricia Cooke.
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 Joel and Ethan Coen: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Until recently, Joel got sole credit for directing the films, and Ethan for producing, but the two brothers work so closely together and share such a strong vision of what their film is to be that actors report that they can approach either brother with a question and get the same answer.
Joel Coen was born November 29 1954, and has been married to actress Frances McDormand (Frances McDormand: frances mcdormand (born june 23, 1957) is a character actress with tv, stage, and...
The Coen brothers' earlier films made extensive use of wide-angle lens (wide-angle lens: A camera lens having a wider than normal angle of view (and usually a short focal length); produces an image that is foreshortened in the center and increasingly distorted in the periphery) es.
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 Joel and Ethan Coen: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Blood simple is a neo noir film, the debut of joel and ethan coen, writers and directors of fargo, the man who wasnt there, and raising arizona,...
Millers crossing is an early (1990) film noir example of the work of joel and ethan coen in which the filmic qualities of cross and double-cross are ruthlessly...
The big lebowski is a 1998 film written and directed by joel and ethan coen starring jeff bridges as "the dude", (or jeff lebowski), john goodman,...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/j/jo/joel_and_ethan_coen.htm   (3319 words)

  
 Joel and Ethan Coen
Joel and Ethan wrote, directed and produced the film, a working regime they have maintained thus far in their career.
Joel and Ethan Coen do not employ pastiche to resolve a dearth of ideas, they actively examine the texts they draw from as a means to building a bridge to the past.
Joel and Ethan Coen are often censured for failing to commit to moral or ethical positions and chastised for constructing worlds of artificiality.
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 Mediajonez.com - Director's Spotlight: Joel and Ethan Coen - The Coen Brothers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The two brothers make their films pretty much in tandem, but it was decided early on that Joel would be credited as director on all of their films, with Ethan hoisting the perennial producer spot.
With those Academy Awards, the Coen's had been recognized for film making on their own terms, making the films they dreamed of and proving those films could be successful in every demographic, from indie lovers to members of the Academy.
Directed by Joel Coen and produced by his brother Ethan, the film explores the plains of Arizona with the McDonnoughs, watching closely as they attempt to steal a little happiness.
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 The Coens
Joel and Ethan were also listed as executive producers on the 2003 Terry Zwigoff film Bad Santa, a story that came from one of their original ideas.
Working alongside his brother Joel, Ethan Coen is widely considered one of the most visionary and idiosyncratic filmmakers of the late 20th century.
In 2003, Ethan and Joel were credited as executive producers on Terry Zwigoff's hit comedy Bad Santa largely due to the fact that the origin of the film's story came from the Coens.
www.coenbrothers.net /coens.html   (1354 words)

  
 Apple - Pro/Film - Joel and Ethan Coen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Joel and Ethan Coen have always written, directed, edited and produced their own films.
And even though the Macs could be set up to accommodate the way Joel and Ethan worked on physical film, it’s a really effective way for editors and directors to work together cutting in a very simple and economical fashion.
The Coens’ wry humor pops up everywhere — not only in their darkest films, but also in interviews, Ethan Coen’s published stories, even in their film credits.
www.apple.com /pro/film/coen   (1053 words)

  
 Joel and Ethan Coen's Upcoming & Other Projects
Written by the Coen brothers and set in the South, the picture revolves around a crusty old landlady who unwittingly rents rooms to a group of thieves looking to use her haunt as a hideout.
Now, according to Daily Variety, director Joel and writer-producer Ethan Coen are tuning up for an encore to their Oscar-nominated (and Grammy-winning) folksy Depression-era musical odyssey and are eyeing the oversized godfather of The Sopranos to strut his stuff in the lead role.
Of course, this isn't a Coen brothers film, but it does have a strong connection to their films with Ethan Coen contributing to the script (but not producing) and with the Coen's storyboard artist J. Todd Anderson directing and also co-writing.
www.coenbrothers.net /other.html   (1321 words)

  
 Miller's Crossing: The Coen Brothers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Director Joel Coen received much critical praise for his handling of the stylish crime drama "Blood Simple", which marked his directorial debut, and Raising Arizona, a comedy about an unconventional couple whose obsessive desire for a child leads them to redefine the rules of parenthood.
Ethan and his brother previously collaborated on the screenplays for Blood Simple and Raising Arizona, on which they also functioned as producer and director, respectively.
Ethan has been interested in film since he was old enough to buy a theatre ticket, but never seriously thought about it as a career until after graduating college.
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 Joel and Ethan Coen aka The Coen brothers
Joel and Ethan Coen aka The Coen brothers
Although Joel is credited as director and Ethan as producer on all Coen movies, their collaboration -- like their conversation -- involves much more give and take than the separate titles would imply.
Joel: "We had a fairly good idea, early on in the writing, what the resolution of the main part of the story -- the Charlie and Barton part -- would be.
cinepad.com /coens.htm   (1992 words)

  
 IGN: Interview with Joel Coen
There are Joel and Ethan Coen film societies and college classes devoted to the subject of decoding their films.
The latest addition in an incredibly prolific few years for Joel and Ethan Coen is The Man Who Wasn't There, which brings them back to the noir genre of their debut, Blood Simple, which put them on the map as filmmakers.
Joel and Ethan are as often chastised as they are regaled for their interesting choice of characters.
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 Joel and Ethan Coen (The Big Lebowski)
The rascally Coen brothers have never been the best interview subjects, possibly because they rankle at the constant questions about their relationship with each other.
Ethan: And there was something attractive about having the main character not be a private eye, but just some pothead intuitively figuring out the ins and outs of an elaborate intrigue.
Joel: Yeah, Jeff Dowd [an indie producer's rep and friend of the Coens] is certainly one of those types that the Dude is based on.
www.industrycentral.net /director_interviews/JOCO01.HTM   (605 words)

  
 Bronx Banter: BRONX BANTER INTERVIEW: ETHAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
I worked for Joel and Ethan Coen for roughly one calendar year, between the late summer of 1996 through the fall of 1997.
Joel had no interest in the game at all, but Ethan seemed vaguely aware of what was happening.
Ethan and Joel were been busy mixing the sound to their latest movie this spring, a big-budget studio comedy—-a romantic comedy—-fittingly titled “Intolerable Cruelty.” (George Clooney and Catherine Zeta Jones star, and the film will be released in October.)
www.all-baseball.com /bronxbanter/archives/002791.html   (832 words)

  
 Ethan Coen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joel and Ethan Coen's next film will be an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "No Country for Old Men." Word is that Tommy Lee Jones will play one of the old men.
The Coen brothers are negotiating to write and direct a remake of British fl comedy "The Ladykillers." The Disney project would be their next film after "Intolerable Cruelty." more...
Joel and Ethan Coen are negotiating a seven-figure deal to write an update of the 1966 British caper comedy "Gambit," which will be fashioned as a potential starring vehicle for Hugh Grant, Variety reports.
www.rottentomatoes.com /p/ethan_coen/news.php   (1041 words)

  
 Joel and Ethan Coen - Cranky Critic® StarTalk - Movie Star Interviews
At least sort of, Joel explains during a brief press day set aside to promote the re-release of their film debut.
The Coens have clearly learned a lot since their initial foray into filmmaking over 10 years ago.
Coen fans will have a chance to compare their debut feature with their more ambitious take on Preston Sturges, O Brother Where Art Thou, a Depression-set comedy starring George Clooney and inspired by Homer's The Odyssey.
www.crankycritic.com /qa/pf_articles/coenbrothers.htm   (816 words)

  
 Ethan Coen
With his director brother Joel, producer Ethan Coen is one of the most highly regarded talents on the contemporary American film scene.
While Joel is always credited as the director and Ethan as the producer, their roles -- from conception through post-production -- are not as distinct and compartmentalized as those individual titles might suggest.
Ethan Coen wrote the stories or screenplays for some non-brothers films as well: THE NAKED MAN (1998), A FEVER IN THE BLOOD (2002) and BAD SANTA (2003).
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 Joel and Ethan Coen specs at MSN Shopping
Proving the existence of a viable market for "small" films that are also intellectually rewarding, their work has exploded generic conventions amid rich webs of transtextual references.
More Ethan Coen, R. Barton Palmer argues that the Coen oeuvre also forms a central element in what might be called postmodernist filmmaking.
Palmer argues that for a full understanding of the Coen brothers unique position within film culture, it is important to see how they have developed a new type of text within general postmodernist practice that Palmer terms commercial/independent.
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 Scripts on the net - Fargo - by Joel and Ethan Coen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Set in the midst of the bleak midwinter snow drifts of the American Midwest, Fargo is a story of murder and mayhem.
Joel Coen was born in 29 November 1954, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Ethan Coen was born in 21 September 1957, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
www.rosebud.com.br /fargo.htm   (116 words)

  
 Mike Zoss Productions
Ethan Coen was born Weldon Lowenstein in 1931 in Youngstown, Ohio.
He was working as a salesman in a Cincinnati hardware store when he met Arthur Ludlam, the man who would later be named Joel Coen, at a twelve-step meeting in a church basement in 1962; Ludlam was a traveling sales agent for the Hormel Company of Austin, Minnesota.
Joel and Ethan Coen, as it is now proper to call them, wrote the screenplay for 1972's The Way We Were, which earned them the first of their four Academy Award nominations.
www.mikezoss.com /who.html   (496 words)

  
 Gerald Peary - interviews - Joel and Ethan Coen
Joel: "What I think you are referring to is to the fact that we often resist the efforts of...
Next up was Frances McDormand, wife of director Joel Coen, Oscar winner as the cornflakes Minnesota cop, Marge, in Fargo, and acclaimed as the protective mom in Almost Famous.
Finally, the Coens: Joel, the taller one with the longer hair, director and co-writer; Ethan, producer and co-writer.
www.geraldpeary.com /interviews/abc/coens.html   (634 words)

  
 Fargo (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fargo is a 1996 neo noir film created by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen.
Based on the presence of sedatives in her system and a letter sent to her family, her death was ruled a suicide.
The scene in the car dealership where Jerry talks to the couple about the TruCoat on the car is based on Ethan's actual experience with a car salesman.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fargo_(movie)   (801 words)

  
 IGN: Featured Filmmakers: Joel and Ethan Coen
After becoming acquainted with Sam Raimi while working on The Evil Dead, the Brothers Coen were soon to make their impact upon the big screen with a startling fresh noir debut, Blood Simple, which demonstrates quite clearly the cinematic voice of the two siblings.
Although Joel gets sole credit for directing the films, it is generally understood that both brothers participate in the direction of their films, just as they co-write them.
Joel and Ethan Coen to film To the White Sea starring Brad Pitt.
filmforce.ign.com /articles/315/315580p1.html   (910 words)

  
 Joel and Ethan Coen: A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Libraries
Joel and Ethan Coen established a reputation as original filmmakers with their first movie, 'Blood Simple,' and their subsequent films have continued to earn critical acclaim.
The achievement of the Coen brothers is discussed.
The Coen brothers express their surprise at the success of "Fargo", coming after the box-office flop of"The Hudsucker proxy", and comment on the nature of independent cinema.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /MRC/coenbib.html   (3390 words)

  
 Movies030598, Joel Coen, Twilight, Krippendorf's Tribe, Dark City, Kissing a Fool, Alan Smithee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
No, the brothers Coen remain the brothers Coen: a tad eccentric, a trifle recalcitrant and unceasingly amused by the celebrity foisted upon a couple of guys from Minnesota who simply enjoy making their own movies.
It's obvious that the brothers Coen won't be hopping in bed with the big-screen "establishment" in the near future.
No, the Coens will just get back to the business of making movies on their terms, probably finishing one of several works in progress which they admit to having around.
www.sunnews.com /entertain/movies98/movies030598.htm   (2124 words)

  
 Gods of Filmmaking Joel, Ethan Coen Directors of Fargo, The Big Lebowski
They typically list themselves as both writing, Ethan producing, and Joel directing, though they are both strongly involved in every aspect of their filmmaking process (they also both edit under the pseudonym Roderick Jaynes).
John Goodman's hellish decent down the hotel's hallway near the end of the film is one of the greatest visual moments in Coen brother history.
The story is about a man or a seemingly empty shell of a man, and his struggles to gather together enough cash to invest in the wave of the future: dry cleaning.
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