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Question: What do you think is the best Coen Brothers movie?
Blood Simple - 1 (3.8%)
Raising Arizona - 4 (15.4%)
Miller's Crossing - 2 (7.7%)
Barton Fink - 1 (3.8%)
The Hudsucker Proxy - 1 (3.8%)
Fargo - 5 (19.2%)
The Big Lebowski - 3 (11.5%)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? - 7 (26.9%)
The Man Who Wasn't There - 0 (0%)
Intolerable Cruelty - 0 (0%)
The Ladykillers - 1 (3.8%)
No Country For Old Men - 1 (3.8%)
Total Voters: 26

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« on: November 25, 2008, 12:22:39 PM »

not sure if I've missed any out...gone for Fargo. tough choice between that and Big Lebowski IMO
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 12:27:34 PM »

The one I enjoyed most was "Raising Arizona", I totally love that film. That be my vote  Twirling
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 12:29:56 PM »

Easily for me the Big Lebowski. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008, 12:39:39 PM »

I haven't seen THE BIG LEBOWSKI (blushes), or the latest four movies, so my answer is qualified.  But it would be hard to beat BARTON FINK.  It's obviously not for everybody, but it's their most personal and honest work, full of their trademark humor and quirkiness, plus it struck a nerve very deep inside me.  Honorble mentions to RAISING ARIZONA and FARGO.
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2008, 01:04:36 PM »

Fargo is the only one I've seen, and I thought it was masterful. There are a couple others on that list I plan on seeing when I get around to it.
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2008, 01:55:41 PM »

Their latest BURN AFTER READING was released this fall.

I'm a fan of most of their work (haven't seen BURN, though) but I have to go with FARGO.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2008, 02:57:55 PM »

I have soft spots for all of them, but think "O Brother Whereart Thou?" is them at their mythic peak --
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2008, 05:17:46 PM »



I'm personally a huge fan of Blood Simple.

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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2008, 05:20:33 PM »

Even though I've seen it I have absolutely no memory of INTOLERABLE CRUELTY.

Was it that forgettable... or was I just drunk?
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2008, 08:33:33 PM »

My vote would be for O Brother, Where Art Thou?.  I figured there'd have been more votes for Big Lebowski.

Even though I've seen it I have absolutely no memory of INTOLERABLE CRUELTY.

Was it that forgettable... or was I just drunk?
It was an OKAY movie, but one I wouldn't buy on dvd or watch all that often.  I've seen far worse.
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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2008, 04:11:36 PM »

I've only seen two of the movies listed: "O, Brother Where Art Thou" and "The Ladykillers," and "O, Brother Where Art Thou" was clearly superior (IMHO) to "The Ladykillers," so that was my poll pick.
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2008, 10:16:23 PM »

I voted for FARGO.
Awesome movie!  I own it on DVD and can watch it over and over again and never get tired of it.

To those who haven't seen it, "The Man Who Wasn't There" is very good.  Thumbup
Billy Bob Thornton turns in a masterful performance.
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2008, 02:49:28 AM »

After seeing all of their films, I can say, conclusively in my opinion, that No Country For Old Men is their opus. I have never felt so involved in a movie before. The cast was brilliant, the sparse Texas scenery was photographed with the utmost care, and the Tommy Lee Jones character mouthing Cormac McCarthy's elegant, poignant soliloquy at the end chills me to the bone every time. It is truly a wonder. Again, in my opinion.
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2008, 08:42:13 AM »

I voted O BROTHER,WHERE ART THOU? ,mostly because of the music. I like the music alot!
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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2008, 06:03:34 PM »

They started out early in their career with Sam Raimi. They even worked with Sam and Bruce in Crimewave, you can see the influence in some of the camera work in Raising Arizona. Also check out the cabin in the end of "Oh Brother" there's even a little audio cue that should make you think, this cabin looks familiar.... Wink
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