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Peng Does Underseen Director#2: The Coens 
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StatGuy2000 wrote:
5. The Ladykillers (I'm surprised why so many here on Reelviews along with many online critics I'm familiar with disliked this film -- I thought it was hilarious, and perfectly in line with the Coen Brother's aesthetics, even though it is a remake of an earlier British caper comedy starring Alec Guinness and Benny Hill)

Benny Hill wasn't in the original "Ladykillers." I assume you're thinking of Peter Sellers. :ugeek:

As for who peng should cover next, I would suggest Alexander Payne, what with "Nebraska" still being fresh. I think he should do Darren Aronofsky as well when "Noah" comes out... or Wes Anderson when "The Grand Budapest Hotel" comes out.


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Don't overlook the Coen Brothers segment of Paris Je T'Aime. It's the funniest thing I've seen from them.

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ilovemovies wrote:
I found Burn After Reading to be smug and full of itself. It thinks it's oh so clever when all it does is show contempt for it's characters and the audience IMO. Worst movie by the Coen brothers by a landslide. In fact, it's the only movie of theirs that I didn't like.


The worst I've seen (partially, anyway) is The Ladykillers. Don't like Burn After Reading although I did like the bewildered CIA agents.

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Syd Henderson wrote:
Don't overlook the Coen Brothers segment of Paris Je T'Aime. It's the funniest thing I've seen from them.


And I did. Thanks for bringing that to my attention!


Coens' short film

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"Tuileries" (from Paris Je T'Aime) - 8/10

In a film where many directors (from Wes Craven to Alfonso Cuaron) get a chance to put their own stamps on the "City of Love", it wouldn't be in character of the Coens to not make their 5-minute short a little bizarre and twisted. That they chose Steve Buscemi for the lead should clue you in for the absurdity down the line. The Coens made two choices that make this short stand out: opting to make a cultural lesson for tourists instead of a love story, and giving no line to Buscemi. Watching him bewildered and exasperated in silent is a minor comic gem.

Watch it here.


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This video is not available in your country.

Grrrrrr!


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