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Spike Jonze on Her: American Hustle:
Posted On 06 Jan 2014

Best Director: McQueen, Daniels Edge towards Making History

In 86 years of Oscar history only two African-American directors have ever been nominated for an Oscar — John Singleton and Lee Daniels.  It isn’t that the Academy leans towards white American filmmakers to be exclusionary. It’s more a function of the fact that...
Posted On 09 Sep 2013

The T Bone Burnett and Coen Brothers Tribute at Telluride

One of the driving forces behind the Coen brothers’ magnificent Inside Llewyn Davis is the musical contribution of T Bone Burnett, their longtime collaborator who brought the O Brother Whereart Thou soundtrack to 8 million sold. Burnett’s desire to preserve and reveal American...
Posted On 31 Aug 2013

Cannes review: A Man of Constant Sorrow – Inside Llewyn Davis

Those of us who know Bob Dylan’s story well can point to his profound influence on the folk music scene in Greenwich Village in the early sixties. What is remarkable is how Dylan had shaped his own unique style from an amalgam of folk singers of the time, borrowing what he needed...
Posted On 18 May 2013

Inside Llewyn Davis – Cannes teaser trailer

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountab...
Posted On 08 May 2013

CBS Films acquires the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis

(Press release): LOS ANGELES – February 19, 2013 – CBS Films announced today it has acquired US rights to INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS. Written and directed by Academy Award©-winners Joel and Ethan Coen and produced by Scott Rudin and Joel and Ethan Coen, the film stars Oscar Isaac, Carey...
Posted On 19 Feb 2013

Coen bros scripted Gambit, trailer and poster

Trailer for the original 1966 Gambit, after the cut. The poster is proud to announce Screenplay by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. I’ll add that Gambit is directed by Michael Hoffmann (The Last Station) because I feel bad for him.
Posted On 21 Sep 2012

Download 8 screenplays by Christopher Nolan

@CineVue and @Raindance tweet links to a great resource at raindance.org where you can read and download 8 scripts by Christopher Nolan — Following, Memento, The Prestige, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Keys to the Street (unproduced).  ...
Posted On 10 Jul 2011

The Coen Bros get phrenological head trip treatment

MGM announced a couple of days ago that they would be bringing 3 Coen brothers classics to Blu-ray on August 30. Miller’s Crossing, Blood Simple and Raising Arizona can each be purchased individually, but we now see that they’ll be offered together with Fargo in a...
Posted On 13 Jun 2011