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Question: Vote for your favorite Coen Brothers titles
Blood Simple (1984) - 2 (3.2%)
Raising Arizona (1987) - 10 (16.1%)
Miller's Crossing (1990) - 2 (3.2%)
Barton Fink (1991) - 3 (4.8%)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) - 2 (3.2%)
Fargo (1995) - 11 (17.7%)
The Big Lebowski (1998) - 13 (21%)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - 7 (11.3%)
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) - 1 (1.6%)
Intolerable Cruelty (2003) - 0 (0%)
The Ladykillers (2004) - 1 (1.6%)
No Country for Old Men (2007) - 4 (6.5%)
Burn After Reading (2008) - 1 (1.6%)
A Serious Man (2009) - 2 (3.2%)
True Grit (2010) - 3 (4.8%)
Total Voters: 25

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« on: September 14, 2011, 07:53:14 PM »

I'm a Coen Brothers fan. Not everything they make succeeds, but in general I love what they bring to the cinema table. I'm just curious what a pole would reveal on favs for the members of the board. 3 votes allowed. Tell me what your favorite Coen Brothers films are.
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2011, 08:24:19 PM »

I voted FARGO. But I do like OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU as well.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 08:37:45 PM »

Miles ahead of their other films I've opted for The Big Lebowski.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2011, 09:02:06 PM »

I went with Miller's Crossing, The Big Lebowski, and No Country for Old Men.

I'm pretty much a fan of almost everything they've done, except for their slump of Intolerable Cruelty, The Ladykillers, and Burn After Reading.

I also really like A Serious Man, which I think is the Coen's at their most evocative, if not entertaining.

(Also, it should be "poll." The phrase "Coen Brothers Pole" would sound really dirty if their was an apostrophe in there.)
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 10:21:37 PM »

I went with Miller's Crossing, The Big Lebowski, and No Country for Old Men.

I'm pretty much a fan of almost everything they've done, except for their slump of Intolerable Cruelty, The Ladykillers, and Burn After Reading.

I also really like A Serious Man, which I think is the Coen's at their most evocative, if not entertaining.

(Also, it should be "poll." The phrase "Coen Brothers Pole" would sound really dirty if their was an apostrophe in there.)

Fair enough, although I do like Intolerable Cruelty.
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 10:42:10 PM »

The Big Lebowski and No Country For Old Men are 2 of my favorites. Out of the other choices I like O Brother, Where Art Thou? the best.
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2011, 03:27:19 AM »

I voted for Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowski. Both very quirky and unique, they seem to stand out more from the rest of the bros. filmography along with Fargo too. Took me a while to really "get" the Big Lebowski but now I totally love it and could watch it over and over and over again. I also think Nicholas Cage should go back to doing black comedies like Raising Arizona, as those roles seem to suit him so much better than ones where he's trying to be some kind of action star.
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2011, 08:02:35 AM »

I voted for The Big Lebowski, Fargo and Barton Fink although I also really like Raising Arizona and o Brother Where Art Though.
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2011, 11:00:34 AM »

BARTON FINK, A SERIOUS MAN and RAISING ARIZONA.  It was really hard to leave off FARGO, though.

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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2011, 11:20:02 AM »

BARTON FINK, A SERIOUS MAN and RAISING ARIZONA.  It was really hard to leave off FARGO, though.

People often don't believe me when I tell them I've never seen THE BIG LEBOWSKI.

That's an easy fix. WATCH IT!
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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2011, 11:23:39 AM »

I voted for Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowski. Both very quirky and unique, they seem to stand out more from the rest of the bros. filmography along with Fargo too. Took me a while to really "get" the Big Lebowski but now I totally love it and could watch it over and over and over again. I also think Nicholas Cage should go back to doing black comedies like Raising Arizona, as those roles seem to suit him so much better than ones where he's trying to be some kind of action star.

I agree that's what he should do. However, I doubt he will ever work with the Coens again. His relationship with them during Raising Arizona was respectful but strained. He didn't like how autocratic they were. He would try to suggest things and they would ignore him.
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2011, 11:28:10 AM »

The only ones I've seen are Raising Arizona and Fargo.  Raising Arizona was a really fun little movie, easily the best thing I've ever seen Nick Cage in.  Fargo was an okay movie, I'm baffled by all the hype around it though. 
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2011, 11:55:54 AM »

Loved Raising Arizona when I first saw it years ago, and now that I'm a Dad I find it even funnier.

O Brother Where Art Thou? is my other Coen Bros. fave. It's delightfully odd-ball.
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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2011, 12:24:48 PM »

Big Coens fan, seen all their films.
I voted:

The Big Lebowski
A Serious Man
Fargo
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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2011, 08:09:21 PM »

I voted for Fargo 'cause it's their only movie I've seen. I've always wanted to see Blood Simple, though. I remember it from back in the rental days it seemed to always be in the 'horror' section and I thought it looked pretty neat. Don't know why I never picked it up.  Question
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