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03 October 2009 @ 11:03 pm
Nota bene  

If you have not done so already, for heaven's sake go see the new Coen Bros movie as soon as time allows.  My time is short at the moment for discussion, and I don't want to spoil any of this altogether astonishing movie, which I believe is the Coens best, which is saying a lot.  In a time when American film seems to be getting worse and worse, the Coens keep getting better and better.  This is their most fully realized, most deeply felt, most openly profound, most deeply mysterious movie.

Analysis of this complex screenplay will have to wait for the DVD release, but I welcome readers to discuss the movie under the fold.  There will be, no doubt, spoilers within, so those who haven't seen it should probably not venture beyond the link.free stats

Todd Alcotttoddalcott on October 7th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
Well, one of the key lines, repeated at least a dozen times by various characters, is "I didn't do anything." You get the sense that Larry, in his "life of the mind" (tying it back to Barton Fink has been kind of sleep-walking through his life, that he really hasn't been paying attention to his wife or his children, or even his work, and only now, now that it's all falling apart around him, does he sit up and say "Why is this all happening to me?!"