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The Coen Brothers Ronald Bergan

The Coen Brothers

Ronald Bergan

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ISBN : 9780752818146
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Why do you want to write a biography of us ? ... were boring was Joel Coens initial response to Ronald Bergan. He has a point. Choking on his kir in disbelief that they have never heard of Kieslowski, this former chronicler of the lives of JeanMoreWhy do you want to write a biography of us ? ... were boring was Joel Coens initial response to Ronald Bergan. He has a point. Choking on his kir in disbelief that they have never heard of Kieslowski, this former chronicler of the lives of Jean Renoir and Sergei Eisenstein might not seem ideally suited to writing about two fans of Doris Day musicals and the comedies of Cheech and Chong. That the book remains so readable is due to Bergans style, highly critical but, like the films covered, irreverent bordering on rudeness. Never over-cerebral, Bergan has clearly done his research as he covers their output from the earliest remakes (Lassie Come Home as Ed ... A Dog) to O Brother Where Art Thou? The brothers themselves, chain smokers who pepper their dialogue with heh-hehs, come across as Smart and Smarter. Joey Ramone lookalike Joel loves dog movies whereas Ethan is an outrageous sentimentalist. The Coen Brothers is not the ideal introduction for newcomers, nor for particularly sensitive fans, but for those who enjoyed, or were bemused by, Cheshire and Ashbrooks quirkier guide to the weird and wonderful Coen Brothers, this is a good follow up --Stephen Portlock