The Coen brothers : this book really ties the films together / by Adam Nayman
New York: Abrams Books, 2018.
Call No: 81 COE NAY Author: Nayman, Adam Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Abrams Books PubDate: 2018 PhysDes: 320 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 32 cm Subject: COEN, JOEL & ETHAN; BLOOD SIMPLE (US, Joel Coen, 1984); RAISING ARIZONA (US, Joel Coen, 1987); MILLER'S CROSSING (US, Joel Cohen, 1990); BARTON FINK (US, Joel Cohen, 1991); HUDSUCKER PROXY, THE (US, Joel Coen, 1994); FARGO (US, Ethan Coen, 1996); BIG LEBOWSKI, THE (US, Joel Coen, 1998); O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (US, Joel Coen, 2000); MAN WHO WASN'T THERE, THE (US, Joel Coen, 2001); INTOLERABLE CRUELTY (US, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 2003); LADYKILLERS, THE (US, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 2004); NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (US, Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, 2007); BURN AFTER READING (US/UK/FR, Ethan Coen/Joel Coen, 2008); SERIOUS MAN, A (US/UK/FR, Ehan Coen, Joel Coen, 2009); TRUE GRIT (US, Coen Brothers, 2010); HAIL, CAESAR! (UK/US, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, 2016) Summary: "From such cult hits as Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema. 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.” The book combines 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. Featuring film stills, beautiful and evocative illustrations, punchy infographics, and hard insight, this book will be the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers’ oeuvre." - taken from publisher's website. Notes: Includes bibliographical references. ISBN: 9781419727405 Contents: An introduction -- Out of nowhere -- Blood simple -- Raising Arizona -- Miller's crossing -- Interview: Michael Miller -- Barton Fink -- Hits and misses -- The hudsucker proxy -- Fargo -- Interview: The Zellner Brothers -- The Big Lebowski -- Interview: Lisa Walker -- Can't stop what's coming -- O brother, where are thou? -- The man who wasn't there -- Interview: Carter Burwell -- Intolerable cruelty -- The ladykillers -- Mysterious ways -- No country for old men -- Interview: Roger Deakins -- Tuillries & world cinema -- Burn after reading -- A serious man -- Interview: J. Todd Anderson -- That's entertainment! -- True grit -- Interview: Mary Zophres -- Inside Llewyn Davis -- Hail, Caesar! -- Interview: Jess Gonchor -- An outroduction -- Credits -- Bibliography More info
Constructing the Coens : from Blood Simple to Inside Llewyn Davis / by Allen H. Redmon
New York : London: Rowman & Littlefield, c2015.
Call No: 81COE RED Author: Redmon, Allen H. Source: US/UK Place: New York : London Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield PubDate: c2015 PhysDes: xviii, 173 pages ; 24 cm Subject: CRITICISM; COEN, JOEL & ETHAN; LADYKILLERS, THE (US, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 2004); BARTON FINK (US, Joel Cohen, 1991); RAISING ARIZONA (US, Joel Coen, 1987); HUDSUCKER PROXY, THE (US, Joel Coen, 1994); MAN WHO WASN'T THERE, THE (US, Joel Coen, 2001); INTOLERABLE CRUELTY (US, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 2003); NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (US, Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, 2007); BIG LEBOWSKI, THE (US, Joel Coen, 1998); O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (US, Joel Coen, 2000); BURN AFTER READING (US/UK/FR, Ethan Coen/Joel Coen, 2008); SERIOUS MAN, A (US/UK/FR, Ehan Coen, Joel Coen, 2009) Summary: "In Constructing the Coens: From Blood Simple to Inside Llewyn Davis, Allen Redmon looks beyond the postmodern sensibilities of every film written and directed by the Coens to find an unexpected range of recurring ideas expressed in and about contemporary film. Redmon tackles all of the films in the Coen brothers’ canon by examining—among other topics—narrative coherence in The Man Who Wasn’t There, intertextuality in No Country for Old Men, and sexuality in Burn after Reading and O Brother, Where Art Thou? Additional chapters examine the films through the prisms of gender studies, adaptation studies, and a constructivist sensibility weaved throughout their work." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-160), filmography (pages 161-163) and index ISBN: 9781442244849 Donation: Sense of cinema Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- 1: "It's a problem of 'perception'": identifying the Coens' constructivist sensibility -- 2: "You don't want to be tried and found wantin'": triggering the ongoing adaptation of the the Ladykillers -- 3: "I will destroy him": negotiating the image in Barton Fink and Raising Arizona -- 4: "That gag's got whiskers on it": achieving narrative coherence in the Hudsucker proxy and The man who wasn't there -- 5: "The coin don't have no say": examining intertextuality in the Hudsucker proxy, Intolerable cruelty, and No country for old men -- 6: "A lotta ins, a lotta outs": interweaving genres in the Big Lebowski and O brother, where art thou? -- 7: "Appearances can be deceptive" : investigating sexuality in O brother, where art thou?, Intolerable cruelty, and Burn after reading -- 8: "I haven't done anything funny": scrutinizing gender in the Coens' arrangements of a bunch of men around one woman -- 9: "Accept the mystery": resisting final construction of A serious man -- Conclusion -- bibliography -- filmography -- index -- about the author -- More info
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LADYKILLERS, THE : (UK, Alexander MacKendrick, 1955)
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LADYKILLERS, THE : (US, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 2004)
Peter Sellers : the mask behind the mask / Peter Evans
London: New English Library, 1980.
Call No: 81SEL EVA Author: Evans, Peter Source: UK Place: London Publisher: New English Library PubDate: 1980 PhysDes: 256 p.,  p. of plates : ports ; 18 cm Subject: ACTORS. UK; TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX; BOULTING, ROY; CHAPLIN, CHARLES; MILLIGAN, SPIKE; O'TOOLE, PETER; PARRISH, ROBERT; SELLERS, PETER; WILDER, BILLY; MANKOWITZ, WOLF; BEING THERE (US, Hal Ashby, 1979); CASINO ROYALE (UK, John Huston & Ken Hughes & Val Guest & Robert Parrish & Joseph McGrath, 1967); GOON SHOW, THE [TV] (UK, 1968); I'M ALL RIGHT JACK (UK, John Boulting, 1959); LADYKILLERS, THE (UK, Alexander MacKendrick, 1955); WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT (US, Clive Donner, 1965); THERE'S A GIRL IN MY SOUP (UK, Roy Boulting, 1970) Notes: Filmography: p248-250.
Includes index. ISBN: 0450050483 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info