Must Watch: BBC's 40-Minute Documentary on The Coen Brothers

June 4, 2013
Source: The Playlist

Coen Brothers

We've got nearly the entire second half of 2013 to wait until the new film from Joel and Ethan Coen hits theaters. Inside Llewyn Davis premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last month, and our own Alex Billington called it "charming folk perfection" and even named the film as his second favorite of the festival. In the meantime, fans of The Coen Brothers should take a journey into the past with this short but sweet 40-minute documentary that BBC Two crafted in the year 2000 during the making of O Brother Where Art Thou? Did you know it takes them only a few weeks to write a script and they have dozens lying around?

Here's the BBC Two documentary profile on The Coen Brothers, found via The Playlist:

Joel and Ethan Coen are writing and directing Inside Llewyn Davis which is partly based on Dave van Ronk's memoir The Mayor of MacDougal Street, which chronicles the musician's time as a larger-than-life presence in the 60's folk music scene in Greenwich Village, known for the famous folk-music haunts and mentoring musicians such as Bob Dylan. Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, Adam Driver and more star in the film which also brings back O Brother Where Art Thou music producer T-Bone Burnett working with Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons. CBS Films picked up Inside Llewyn Davis and has the film scheduled to arrive on December 6th late this year.

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The bit with the secretary of junior high school talking about hairstyles was funny. Seems like something Joel and Ethan would put in their movies.

Isildur_of_Numenor on Jun 4, 2013


Excellent!! Watched every minute of it!

conradthegreat on Jun 4, 2013

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