The Coen Brothers' Fargo

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, 2004 - Performing Arts - 162 pages
0 Reviews
Fargo is the most commercially and critically successful film of Ethan and Joel Coen. Immediately recognized as an important work, it was nominated for five Academy Awards and received two, an exceptional achievement for a low budget, independently produced film without major stars. This volume explores Fargo from a variety of methodological perspectives. Providing a detailed account of the film's production, reception and place within the career of the Coen brothers, it explores issues and themes that are important to current film discourse, including genre, gender and sexuality, race, history, culture and myth.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Fargo in Context
10
3 Motherhood Homicide and Swedish Meatballs
33
4 Fargo or the Blank Frontier
55
5 Kinda Funny Lookin
77
6 Fargo
92
7 Closer to the Life Than the Conventions of Cinema
109
8 ColdBlooded Scheming
119
9 Carter Burwell in Conversation
128
10 Review of Fargo
137
11 Prairie Home Death Trip
142
Filmography of Joel and Ethan Coen
151
Selected Bibliography
157
Index
159
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information