O mundo dos Coen por Finlay MacKay

Javier Bardem, reprising his role as the mysterious and deadly Anton Chigurh in "No Country for Old Men," surprises Kelly MacDonald while she questions her fate in the draw of the cards.

Javier Bardem, reprising his role as the mysterious and deadly Anton Chigurh in "No Country for Old Men," surprises Kelly MacDonald while she questions her fate in the draw of the cards.

JEFF BRIDGES, a k a the Dude from "The Big Lebowski," loses his way (again) as he tries to grasp the unfolding

JEFF BRIDGES, a k a the Dude from "The Big Lebowski," loses his way (again) as he tries to grasp the unfolding

Waiting for a sign, HOLLY HUNTER studies the landscape as she did in "Raising Arizona." The police might be on their way, or it might be her husband with their stolen baby. Either way, she's ready.

Waiting for a sign, HOLLY HUNTER studies the landscape as she did in "Raising Arizona." The police might be on their way, or it might be her husband with their stolen baby. Either way, she's ready.

There's always a heavy, and JON POLITO, who plays some version of a tough guy in many Coen brothers films, is puzzled by the terrorizing nihilism of AIMEE MANN and DAVID THEWLIS in "The Big Lebowski." Like many of California's cultists, their philosophy has gone from dogma to vengeance.

There's always a heavy, and JON POLITO, who plays some version of a tough guy in many Coen brothers films, is puzzled by the terrorizing nihilism of AIMEE MANN and DAVID THEWLIS in "The Big Lebowski." Like many of California's cultists, their philosophy has gone from dogma to vengeance.

Even bimbos need a place to hide, and TARA REID, better known as Bunny Lebowski, seeks refuge in TIM BLAKE NELSON'S roadside motel. True to her luck, she has picked an inopportune moment to check in.

Even bimbos need a place to hide, and TARA REID, better known as Bunny Lebowski, seeks refuge in TIM BLAKE NELSON'S roadside motel. True to her luck, she has picked an inopportune moment to check in.

The West is the land of outcasts, iconoclasts and lost souls, and JOHN TURTURRO as Barton Fink, the man-of-the-people playwright turned blocked screenwriter, is constantly looking for inspiration. Until meeting SAM ELLIOTT, swigging a white Russian as the Dude did in "The Big Lebowski," Fink had never considered writing a cowboy movie. He wonders: Is there any way to mix social realism with the West?

The West is the land of outcasts, iconoclasts and lost souls, and JOHN TURTURRO as Barton Fink, the man-of-the-people playwright turned blocked screenwriter, is constantly looking for inspiration. Until meeting SAM ELLIOTT, swigging a white Russian as the Dude did in "The Big Lebowski," Fink had never considered writing a cowboy movie. He wonders: Is there any way to mix social realism with the West?

JULIANNE MOORE, the artistic Maude Lebowski, is restless. Like many a rebel, she finds the East Coast stultifying and is heading on the Greyhound west. In California, she hopes, they will comprehend her particular greatness. There, she will be championed!

JULIANNE MOORE, the artistic Maude Lebowski, is restless. Like many a rebel, she finds the East Coast stultifying and is heading on the Greyhound west. In California, she hopes, they will comprehend her particular greatness. There, she will be championed!

Sadly, sometimes things just don't work out. STEVE BUSCEMI, who has died over and over in Coen brothers films, meets that bad end once again. Even in the West, dreams do not always come true. If you lie and cheat and steal, you may end up in the trunk of a car. Or you might get lucky. That's the chance you're looking for; it's a risk worth taking.

Sadly, sometimes things just don't work out. STEVE BUSCEMI, who has died over and over in Coen brothers films, meets that bad end once again. Even in the West, dreams do not always come true. If you lie and cheat and steal, you may end up in the trunk of a car. Or you might get lucky. That's the chance you're looking for; it's a risk worth taking.

Nota: Ensaio que saiu no New York Times há uns dois anos atrás. O que me fez lembrar disso foi o título dessa notícia: The Dude Meets The Duke in Coens’ ‘True Grit’. Finalmente alguém dará um tapa-olho ao Sr Bridges, só para ficar ainda mais evidente o quão foda ele é.

2 thoughts on “O mundo dos Coen por Finlay MacKay

  1. Já reparou que o Chigurh no filme dos Coens é a cara do Oliver Reed?

    E sempre acho que a Kelly McDonald no filme é a versão caipira da Kate Winslet!

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    • É!!! Especialmente o Ollie em Paranoiac por ter aquele ar impassível enquanto comete atrocidades. Só quanto o Anton, pois normalmente o Bardem me faz ver um elo perdido entre Stacy Keach e Anthony Quinn.

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