Directors DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of JOEL COEN & ETHAN COEN

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  1. Jim_K

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of JOEL COEN & ETHAN COEN

    Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

    JOEL COEN & ETHAN COEN

    True Grit (2010)

    A Serious Man (2009)
    Burn After Reading (2008)
    To Each His Cinema (2007) (segment "World Cinema")
    No Country for Old Men (2007)
    Paris, je t'aime (2006) (segment "Tuileries")
    ... aka Paris, I Love You (Hong Kong: English title)
    The Ladykillers (2004)
    Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
    The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
    The Big Lebowski (1998)
    Fargo (1996)
    The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
    Barton Fink (1991)
    Miller's Crossing (1990)
    Raising Arizona (1987)
    Blood Simple. (1984)
     
  2. Jim_K

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    Ratings out of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    JOEL COEN (1954 - ) & ETHAN COEN (1957 - )


    True Grit (2010) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Serious Man (2009) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Burn After Reading (2008) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    To Each His Cinema (2007) (segment "World Cinema") [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    No Country for Old Men (2007) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Paris, je t'aime (2006) (segment "Tuileries")
    The Ladykillers (2004) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Intolerable Cruelty (2003) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
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    The Big Lebowski (1998) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Fargo (1996) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Barton Fink (1991) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Miller's Crossing (1990) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Raising Arizona (1987)
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    Blood Simple (1984) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

     
  3. SteveGon

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    Seen 'em all except The Ladykillers (not high on my to-see list).
     
  4. Eric Peterson

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    1. The Big Lebowski [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    2. Fargo [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    3. Blood Simple [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    4. A Serious Man [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    5. No Country For Old Men [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    6. Miller's Crossing [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    7. Barton Fink [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    8. O Brother Where Art Thou [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    9. True Grit [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    10. Raising Arizona [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    11. The Man Who Wasn't There [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    12. Intolerable Cruelty [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    13. The Hudsucker Proxy [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    14. The Ladykillers [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    *1. Fargo - A
    *2. The Big Lebowski - A
    3. Raising Arizona - A
    *4. Barton Fink - A
    *5. Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? - A-
    *6. The Hudsucker Proxy - A-
    *7. Miller's Crossing - A-


    8. True Grit - A-
    9. No Country for Old Men - A-
    10. Burn After Reading - A-
    *11. Blood Simple - A-
    *12. The Man Who Wasn't There - B+
    13. Intolerable Cruelty - B+
    14. The Ladykillers - B+
    15. Paris Je t'aime (segment "Tuileries") - B+

    16. A Serious Man - B

    Own: 8
     
  7. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    JOEL & ETHAN COEN

    Seen: 5
    Like: 0
    Own: 0

    Rank order:

    Fargo (1996)
    Blood Simple (1984)
    The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
    Raising Arizona (1987)
     
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    1. The Man Who Wasn't There
    2. Raising Arizona
    3. Fargo
    4. Miller's Crossing
    5. A Serious Man
    6. Burn After Reading
    7. Blood Simple
    8. No Country for Old Men
    9. O Brother Where Art Thou
    10. Barton Fink
    11. The Ladykillers
    12. Intolerable Cruelty
     
  9. Eric Peterson

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    Wow! I'm surprised George. I know that you're a Wilder fan, and I've read multiple place to my complete agreement that the Coens continue the lineage of great film comedy started by Lubitch through Sturges and Wilder to The Coens.

    Personally, "The Big Lebowski" is easily the funniest movies of the last 20 years, and maybe 30. I can't think of anything that makes me laugh even close to that much until you get back to Mel Brook's 1974 with "Blazing Saddles" & "Young Frankenstein"
     
  10. Bill McA

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    Rated from (Own the Blu)

    Seen 17
    Own 14
     
  11. Steve Christou

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    The Ladykillers (2004) [​IMG]
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Big Lebowski (1998) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Fargo (1996) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Miller's Crossing (1990) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Raising Arizona (1987) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Blood Simple. (1984)
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    I'm not a fan but I did enjoy three of their films.

    Ranking

    1)Fargo
    2)The Big Lebowski
    3)Miller's Crossing
     
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    yes, the wait is finally over, you are redeemed [​IMG]
    for my favorite director(s), out of 5 [​IMG]

    The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Big Lebowski (1998) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Fargo (1996) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Barton Fink (1991) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Miller's Crossing (1990) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (my least favorite of theirs)
    Raising Arizona (1987) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Blood Simple. (1984) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    CJ
     
  13. george kaplan

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    I haven't seen all of the Coen films, including that one, so maybe I'll yet add one of their films to my collection.
     
  14. Brook K

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    I would say they are closest to Sturges, in that both love to use "25 cent words" in their writing and play with language as being funny in and of itself, particularly by using little used funny-sounding words and phrases in place of more common terms. They also both like to play with casting, reusing many of the same actors but casting them in very different kinds of roles.

    While in some ways you are right about Intolerable Cruelty Bill, I think it is worth seeing just for the Wheezy Joe scene alone. That had me doubled over in the theater. I missed the next 4-5 lines I was laughing so much.

    Goofed on my "own" number. Got carried away, I only own 8. I'd heard Raising Arizona was subpar when it came out so I didn't buy it, always holding out for a better version that doesn't seem like Fox is interested in putting out.
     
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    The Ladykillers (2004)
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    Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
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    The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
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    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
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    The Big Lebowski (1998)
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    Fargo (1996)
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    The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
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    Barton Fink (1991)
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    Miller's Crossing (1990)
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    Raising Arizona (1987)
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    Blood Simple. (1984)
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    Own 'Intolerable Cruelty', 'The Man Who Wasn't There', 'The Big Lebowski', 'Fargo', 'Barton Fink', 'Miller's Crossing' & 'Blood Simple.' Plan to get all -- holding out for SE's of Raising Arizona and 'The Hudsucker Proxy'
     
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    JOEL & ETHAN COEN

    The Ladykillers (2004) - only one not seen [​IMG]
    Intolerable Cruelty (2003) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Big Lebowski (1998) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Fargo (1996) - [​IMG][​IMG]
    The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Barton Fink (1991) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Miller's Crossing (1990) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Raising Arizona (1987) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Blood Simple. (1984) - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1. Ranking (damn this is tough!):
    2. O Brother, Where art Thou? - damn, we're in a tight spot
    3. Raising Arizona - Ya et sand? wea et sand
    4. The Big Lebowski - Dude! not on the carpet!
    5. Miller's Crossing - Always put one in the head boys!
    6. The Hudsucker Proxy - you know, for kids
    7. Blood Simple
    8. Intolerable Cruelty
    9. The Man Who Wasn't there
    10. Barton Fink
    11. Fargo

    And "To the White Sea" would be one of their very best films if they ever get that incredible script financed!
     
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    Intolerable Cruelty (2003) - C-
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - C
    Fargo (1996) - A
    The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) - B+
    Raising Arizona (1987) - B
    Blood Simple. (1984) - I picked this up cheap a couple of weeks ago but I haven't watched it yet.
     
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    Out of 4 [​IMG]s


    The Ladykillers (2004) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Intolerable Cruelty (2003) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]1/2
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Big Lebowski (1998) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]1/2
    Fargo (1996) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Barton Fink (1991) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] :
    Miller's Crossing (1990) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Raising Arizona (1987) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Blood Simple. (1984)[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I tend to agree with everything you've said here. I think the context of the quote that I originally mentioned was alluding more to the impact that each had on comedy during their generation(s). Their careers nearly connect (end-to-end). An argument could easily be made that each of the names listed were the primary forces of off-beat comedy during their careers.
    • Lubitsch (1915-1948)
    • Sturges (1940-1955) (Peak Years 1940-1944)
    • Wilder (1942-1981)
    • Coens (1984-???)
     
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    Fargo (1996) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Big Lebowski (1998) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Miller's Crossing (1990) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Raising Arizona (1987) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Blood Simple. (1984) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Barton Fink (1991) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Intolerable Cruelty (2003) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    just haven't seen The Ladykillers (2004) yet
     

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