|The Coen Career|
|Written by Chalupa|
|Thursday, 15 October 2009 07:20|
Now that both Joel and Ethan Coen have been in the business for a while, people seem to be looking back at their career and analyzing more than ever. I found a few articles that might be of interest to you on this topic.
Getafilm has been analyzing Joel and Ethan's films by decade. In the same way all of us grow up and change over time, it's also interesting to see how their art has changed over time. In the first ten years of their career, 1984 to 1994, they created Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, and The Hudsucker Proxy. I haven't seen their post on the second decade yet, but they did post a review on A Serious Man.
Here's something from MovieRetriever that ranks the top 10 Coen films. They left out A Serious Man and then dropped three other films to leave "the best 10." As you can guess, I don't exactly agree with their list because they rank Burn After Reading and The Big Lebowski as 10th and 9th, respectively - and that's cool.
Lastly, here are six filmmaking lessons to be learned from the dynamic duo.