Over thirty years of beautiful filmmaking… you’re goddamn right we’re living in the past. The release of Hail, Caesar! last month served as the inspiration for us to revisit the films of The Coen Brothers for our latest premium podcast, but rather than do a “Greatest Hits”-type episode, we opted to simply cover their first seven films from Blood Simple to The Big Lebowski (which, let’s face it, includes plenty of greatest hits anyway). On this episode we discuss a variety of things including their love of film noir, their influence on the indie film boom of the ’90s, the music of Carter Burwell and the cinematography of both Barry Sonnenfeld and Roger Deakins. Why did Ethan Coen not get credited as a director on their early films? Is the main character in Miller’s Crossing gay? What does the hula hoop symbolize in The Hudsucker Proxy? Is the cult of The Big Lebowski a bane or a boon? Enjoy a fountain of conversation by downloading this month’s premium podcast below.
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