The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers

Mark T. Conard
University Press of Kentucky, 12 dic. 2008 - 304 páginas

Many critics agree that Joel and Ethan Coen are one of the most visionary and idiosyncratic filmmaking teams of the last three decades. Combining thoughtful eccentricity, wry humor, irony, and often brutal violence, the Coen brothers have crafted a style of filmmaking that pays tribute to classic American movie genres yet maintains a distinctly postmodern feel. Since arriving on the film scene, the Coens have amassed an impressive body of work that has garnered them critical acclaim and a devoted cult following. From Raising Arizona and Fargo to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and No Country for Old Men, the Coens have left an unmistakable imprint on Hollywood. The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers investigates philosophical themes in the works of these master filmmakers and also uses their movies as vehicles to explore fundamental concepts of philosophy. The contributing authors discuss concepts such as justice, the problem of interpretation, existential role-playing, the philosophy of comedy, the uncertainty principle, and the coldness of modernity. The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers is not just for die-hard Lebowski Fest attendees, but for anyone who enjoys big ideas on the big screen.


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Before collaborating on the writing and directing of over 13 films, Joel Coen studied film at New York University, while Ethan Coen studied philosophy at Princeton University. In this text, 14 ... Leer reseña completa

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Shame Justice and Virtue
Nihilism and Comedy
Philosophies of Comedy in O Brother Where Art Thou?
The Coens Tragic Western
Postmodern Dead Ends in Blood
And Its Such a Beautiful Day Shame and Fargo
The Political Philosophy of Intolerable
Laziness as a Virtue in The
No Country for Old Men as Moral Philosophy
Postmodernity Interpretation and the Construction
History and The Hudsucker Proxy
Film Noir and the Problem
What Kind of Man Are You? The Coen Brothers and Existentialist
Kierkegaardian Despair in The Man Who Wasnt
Blood Simple and The

Ethics Heart and Violence in Millers Crossing

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Mark T. Conard is assistant professor of philosophy at Marymount College. He is the series editor of The Philosophy of Popular Culture series and the editor of numerous books, including The Philosophy of Film Noir, The Philosophy of Neo-Noir, and The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese.

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