Joel and Ethan Coen are among America's best-loved and most lauded independent filmmakers. With their latest work, O Brother, Where Art Though?, The Oscar-winning team returns to the period-piece films of their earlier career (Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy) and showcase once-again their pitch-perfect ear for hilarious and outrageous dialogue, as well as their penchant for the fantastic.
Based on Homer's Odyssey, the movie stars George Clooney as Ulysses Everett McGill, along with Coen-mainstay John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson as fugitives from a chain gang who embark on a mystical and musical journey through 1930s Mississippi. History and allegory are expertly entwined as, along the way, the three escapees encounter a blind prophet, are tempted by sirens, do battle with a Cyclops (in the form of a one-eyed Klansman), fall in with George "Baby Face" Nelson on a bank heist, and cut a blues record with a young guitar prodigy who bears a striking resemblance to the real-life Robert Johnson.
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Joel and Ethan Coen have made eight critically-acclaimed feature films together. The recipients of numerous awards, they received an Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1997 for Fargo.
The Brothers Coen (of Fargo fame, among others) have an uncanny ability to up the quirky cinematic ante with each new project. This, their latest effort (featuring George Clooney in his Golden Globe Award-winning performance as Everett Ulysses McGill) is a Homerian epic meets Preston Sturges comedy. Three prison chain gang escapees are on the lam in Depression-era Mississippi. Throughout their odyssey, they encounter a cyclops (an ominous, eye-patch-wearing salesman), numerous sirens, and a rogue claiming to have compacted with the Devil to trade his soul for mastery of the Delta blues guitar. This edition emphasizes the text and offers very little in the way of camera shots, angles, and points of view. The Coens' ever-broadening fan base should make this popular in all film collections.
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Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110571205186