Benjamin Angrisano, long-time friend of the Filmlings and Coen Brother’s enthusiast, joins Alex and Jonathan to talk about some of the Coen’s darker films: Blood Simple. (1984), Fargo (1996), and No Country for Old Men (2007). We talk about infusing humor into darker themes, opposing mindsets and worldviews of characters, and how ambiguity can make a film more impactful.
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Skip to: Blood Simple. (7:18), Fargo (30:23), No Country For Old Men (50:22), Overall (1:10:43), Coming Attractions (1:38:08)
Resources referenced in this episode:
- Storyboarding Blood Simple.
- Every Frame a Painting: Shot Reverse Shot
- Alex on Twitter: @AlexGeringer
- Jonathan on Twitter: @JSSatchell
Next week we look at the Shakespearian adaptations of Kenneth Branagh: