‘Coen Country’, A Short Video Essay Exploring the Various Recurring Themes in the Films From the Coen Brothers

Coen Country” is a short video essay created by Irish broadcaster Steven Benedict that explores the various recurring themes in films from Joel and Ethan Coen over the course of both of their impressive movie-making careers.

While other essays have assembled several recurring visual tropes: elevators, dogs, dream sequences, bathrooms etc., this essay has the characters talk to one another across the films so we can more clearly hear the Coens’ dominant concerns: identity, miscommunication and morality. Taken as a trinity, these elements indicate that the Coens’ true subject is the search for value in a random and amoral universe.

via The Awesomer

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