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View Poll Results: Choose you 3 favorite Coen Brother Movies
No Country for Old Men 32 44.44%
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O Brother Where Art Thou 38 52.78%
Fargo 28 38.89%
The Big Lebowski 43 59.72%
Raising Arizona 31 43.06%
Miller's Crossing 10 13.89%
Barton Fink 2 2.78%
The Hudsucker Proxy 3 4.17%
The Man Who Wasn't There 1 1.39%
Intolerable Cruelty 0 0%
The Ladykillers 1 1.39%
Paris, je t'aime 0 0%
Chacun son cinťma 0 0%
No Country for Old Men 12 16.67%
Burn After Reading 2 2.78%
A Serious Man 0 0%
True Grit 11 15.28%
Gambit 0 0%
Inside Llewyn Davisit 4 5.56%
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs 2 2.78%
The Tragedy of Macbeth 0 0%
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Otter 06:52 AM 05-16-2020
Everyone gets 3 picks:
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Groves 02:38 PM 05-17-2020
Not enough love for Burn After Reading!

Though it doesnít make my top 3 either. So many greats to choose from.


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Easy 6 03:26 PM 05-17-2020
Originally Posted by Groves:
Not enough love for Burn After Reading!

Though it doesnít make my top 3 either. So many greats to choose from.


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That was decent, but definitely not their best work... though seeing Pitt play a hapless goofball was interesting, since thatís not his typical role
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vailpass 03:44 PM 05-17-2020
Great poll Otter (no homo).

I got it narrowed down to six. Looking at poll results I feel like a lot of voters here haven't seen Miller's Crossing.
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Demonpenz 03:48 PM 05-17-2020
When Zune's came out before you could watch video on your phone I watched TBL every day until It drove me crazy.
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Easy 6 04:38 PM 05-17-2020
Originally Posted by vailpass:
Great poll Otter (no homo).

I got it narrowed down to six. Looking at poll results I feel like a lot of voters here haven't seen Miller's Crossing.
Just sooo underrated, you never see anyone talk about it

Albert Finney
Gabriel Byrne
John Turturro
Steve Buscemi
Jon Polito

Thatís a helluva cast, and itís a helluva story... been a long time since Iíve watched it, I need to see if Tubi or Yahoo have it available
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Frazod 05:36 PM 05-17-2020
Originally Posted by vailpass:
Great poll Otter (no homo).

I got it narrowed down to six. Looking at poll results I feel like a lot of voters here haven't seen Miller's Crossing.
IMO it is the equal of the first two Godfathers and Goodfellas. The Danny Boy scene is absolutely iconic.
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Otter 09:16 AM 05-18-2020
I'll have to watch Miller's Crossing again on the next rainy day.

I honestly thought "The Man who wasn't There" would get more rep. It's dark but it's really good.
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comochiefsfan 09:20 AM 05-18-2020
1. The Big Lebowski
2. Fargo
3. No Country for No Men
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oldman 09:50 AM 05-18-2020
Fargo - Frances McDormand was absolutely brilliant.
O Brother - You gotta love it when a bunch of dumb ass hillbillies do The Odyssey.
No Country - Tommy Lee Jones is one of my favorite actors. Perfect casting.
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sully1983 12:17 PM 05-18-2020
Originally Posted by Otter:
I'll have to watch Miller's Crossing again on the next rainy day.

I honestly thought "The Man who wasn't There" would get more rep. It's dark but it's really good.
The Man Who Wasn't There is on my watchlist . I still can't believe I haven't seen that yet . gotta get on that ASAP!
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DJ's left nut 12:44 PM 05-18-2020
It's occurred to me that I'm just not a big fan of the Coen Brothers. I know I'm supposed to be but I'm just...not.

Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing and True Grit. And ultimate True Grit shouldn't have gotten a vote there, it's just the John Wayne fan in me coming out (Damon really did a nice job with LaBeouf's part and any time you can take a John Wayne movie and remove Kim Darby from it, you've earned my money).
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DJ's left nut 12:49 PM 05-18-2020
Originally Posted by Frazod:
Miller's Crossing
True Grit (superior to the original in pretty much every way)
O Brother Where Are Thou

I haven't seen most of these, though.
Stuck to the source material better but it didn't have the Duke.

Worse still, they mangled the showdown between him and Lucky Ned Pepper something awful. Bridges mumbled the 'Fill your hands!' line so badly you could barely understand it and having him ride w/ twin pistols instead of twirling that Winchester lever action was just blasphemy.

I went to one of those dinner and a movie theatres with the recliners and beer with my old man to see it. Hardly had any complaints but man - that is one of the climactic moments in western history and while the cinematography is great, poor line reading and a weird stylistic choice just took some of the starch out of it.
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Chiefspants 12:51 PM 05-18-2020
Originally Posted by DJ's left nut:
It's occurred to me that I'm just not a big fan of the Coen Brothers. I know I'm supposed to be but I'm just...not.

Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing and True Grit. And ultimate True Grit shouldn't have gotten a vote there, it's just the John Wayne fan in me coming out (Damon really did a nice job with LaBeouf's part and any time you can take a John Wayne movie and remove Kim Darby from it, you've earned my money).
To borrow one of your phrases Iíve seen you use, do you think the Coenís get too attached to the ďsmell of their own fartsĒ at times? You used the phrase to describe Ad Astra and in some of the Coen brothers work I donít care for seems to fall into that category.
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DJ's left nut 01:05 PM 05-18-2020
Originally Posted by Chiefspants:
To borrow one of your phrases Iíve seen you use, do you think the Coenís get too attached to the ďsmell of their own fartsĒ at times? You used the phrase to describe Ad Astra and in some of the Coen brothers work I donít care for seems to fall into that category.
Maybe. Probably. Sometimes they just seem cute to be cute.

I feel like Peter Griffin here (though of course, not in relation to the Godfather...because jesus christ, who doesn't like The Godfather?)



I just want to sit here and smugly and nonsensically say "They insist upon themselves..." and not even know what I really mean by that.

I really came to the conclusion during Burn After Reading. I just got done with it and watched a PILE of incredible actors just be shoved into weird parts that didn't suit them and thought "well fuck, Coens, how'd you manage to make this so bizarrely unlikeable? Why'd you have to Coen it up?"

They just had to make it a 'Coen' property. That's why Hail Caesar failed so badly - same problem.

They're better when they're taking on harder, more 'serious' stuff, IMO. And maybe I'm in BL's camp of just not having seen TBL enough to appreciate it like I should, but in contrast to Raising Arizona where they nailed the humor, I don't see why I should have to watch it 5 times to accept it's greatness.

Some folks just fall in love with what makes them well known. Cruise did it for a bit, Denzel did as well; both guys spent a decade kinda playing themselves in slightly different places. Then Johnny Depp spent his entire latter career playing Captain Jack Sparrow. M. Night Shyamalan's goofy twist shit is the first example to come to mind with directors but Nolan's timeline things make his movies decidedly 'Nolan' movies as well (though I like just about everything he's done). Sometimes people fall in love with their brand and steer hard into it a little too much.

I dunno - they just don't quite hit the mark for me most of the time.
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DJ's left nut 01:12 PM 05-18-2020
And my word people, how does Miller's Crossing only get 8 votes? Byrne and Finney just throwing 100 mph the whole movie. Gotta just be a function of fewer people having seen it.

Definitely top of the CB list, IMO.
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