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Postby 12ozLongneck on Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:14 pm

From best to worst:

Fargo
The Man Who Wasn't There
Barton Fink
The Hudsucker Proxy
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Intolerable Cruelty
Miller's Crossing
Blood Simple
Raising Arizona
The Big Lebowski
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Postby Drew Corleone on Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:22 pm

well I haven't seen them all... but here goes my stab...

Fargo
The Big Lebowski
Miller's Crossing
The Hudsucker Proxy
O Brother Where Art Thou
Raising Arizona
Barton Fink (the only one I didn't like... I was bored to tears)

haven't seen the others, but now that I'm back on Netflix, I'll check'em out.

BTW, Netflix is really great now... It takes ONE DAY to get DVDs here in Austin, and they've increased inventory.
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Postby 12ozLongneck on Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:33 pm

That's cool that the Netflix service has gotten better in Austin. It usually took two days when I was still down there. There's a distribution center in Coppell, so it only takes a day or so up here too.

I just sent The Big Lebowski back. I have no idea what people see in that movie. It had its moments, but overall it was annoying as hell.
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Postby HornMafia on Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:39 pm

The Big Lebowski is indeed overrated. I saw it once but didn't really care to remember it enough when it got real popular like two years after it came out.
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Postby Drew Corleone on Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:55 pm

That's how I felt at first. Then I watched it again and it gre on me. It's one of the most quotable movie's I've ever seen.
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Postby U2-Horn on Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:41 am

wow, Raising Arizona is clearly the best.
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Postby cheesesteakranch on Fri Jan 23, 2004 7:50 pm

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Postby Makaveli on Fri Jan 23, 2004 9:19 pm

1. Fargo
2. O Brother where Art Thou ?


The rest of that shit is overrated and marginally weird at best.

Barton Fink ?

WTF what that.
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Re: Coen Brothers movies

Postby 12ozLongneck on Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:57 pm

Fargo
No Country For Old Men
The Man Who Wasn't There
Barton Fink
The Hudsucker Proxy
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Intolerable Cruelty
Miller's Crossing
Blood Simple
Raising Arizona
Burn After Reading
The Big Lebowski
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Re: Coen Brothers movies

Postby OKC Longhorn on Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:28 pm

Big Lebowski
Millers Crossing
Raising Arizona
Fargo
Old Country For Old Men
O Brother Where Art Thou
Burn After Reading
Blood Simple
The Hudsucker Proxy
Barton Fink
The Man Who Wasn't There
Intolerable Cruelty
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Re: Coen Brothers movies

Postby Music City Mafia on Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:19 pm

Of the ones I've seen:

- O Brother, Where Art Thou? (The cinematic parallels with Homer's 'Odyssey' combined with the great acting and various cameos make this movie cool on so many levels. Solid soundtrack too)
- Raising Arizona (This is the role - and arguably the only one - Nick Cage was born for)
- Fargo (Watching Jerry Lundegaard's world unravel and all of the accompanying carnage and dark comedy that entails was well worht the ride)
- Barton Fink (The powerful scene with Goodman's character walking down the hotel hallway with flames running along the walls on either side is priceless, imho)
- The Hudsucker Proxy
- Miller's Crossing
- The Big Lebowski
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Re: Coen Brothers movies

Postby Music City Mafia on Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:37 am

Finally saw Burn After Reading. Underwhelming, imho. Pitt's character was pretty funny and I enjoyed the exchanges by the CIA top brass, but I found myself hoping every one of the characters would eat a bullet before all was said and done. The ending was definitely a rush job, too.
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Re: Coen Brothers movies

Postby 12ozLongneck on Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:00 pm

Revisiting this:

Fargo
No Country For Old Men
The Big Lebowski
The Man Who Wasn't There
True Grit
The Hudsucker Proxy
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Intolerable Cruelty
Miller's Crossing
Raising Arizona
Barton Fink
Blood Simple
Inside Llewyn Davis
A Serious Man
Burn After Reading
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Re: Coen Brothers movies

Postby Drew Corleone on Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:28 pm

Haven't seen The Man Who Wasn't There. But the rest of your list looks pretty spot on to how. I would rank, though I'd move up Millers Crossing above Intolerable Cruelty.
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Re: Coen Brothers movies

Postby eochs on Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:46 am

We watched True Grit finally around new years... very impressed with the entire thing... The acting was fantastic, dialogue was great, and the sweeping shots of the landscape were beautifully framed...
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