LAMBCAST #199: DIRECTOR RETROSPECTIVE – THE COENS

by Dylan · January 12, 2014 · Featured, LAMBcast, Podcasts · 1 Comment

BRITAIN PREMIEREIf it seems as though we just keep getting more and more ambitious with these lookbacks/retrospectives…well, that’s pretty much true.  That said, we’re not insane.  The Coen Brothers had 15 films in their filmography prior to Inside Llewyn Davis; as much as we might have liked to watch all 15, that would make for at least a four-hour podcast, to say nothing of the time involved in watching/rewatching all of them (in a timely fashion) prior to recording.  So we narrowed the list down to eight (don’t ask how), consisting essentially of their first six films, as well as two of their lesser-seen ones from the early 2000s:

* Blood Simple

* Raising Arizona

* Miller’s Crossing

* Barton Fink

* The Hudsucker Proxy

* Fargo

* The Man Who Wasn’t There

* The Ladykillers

On hand for the rumpus was Jay Cluitt, Matt Stewart, Tom Clift (triumphant return!) and host Dylan Fields.  Since the feature discussion was still super-sized, we skipped out on Rants/Raves as well as any games.

A few notes:

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One Response to LAMBCAST #199: DIRECTOR RETROSPECTIVE – THE COENS

  1. The Vern says:

    Great show. I loved hearing your thoughts about Barton Fink. That was one movie I was really confused when I first watched it. I never really got the whole hell reference right away. Fargo was comical because it does put these horrific crime elements inside a place that has really nice people You just wouldn’t suspect it. Im from Minnesota and after this came out. A lot of people were upset about the accents. It’s exaggerated slightly, but the way people try to hide foul language isnt

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