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The Resource The philosophy of the Coen Brothers, edited by Mark T. Conard

The philosophy of the Coen Brothers, edited by Mark T. Conard

Label
The philosophy of the Coen Brothers
Title
The philosophy of the Coen Brothers
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mark T. Conard
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many critics agree that Joel and Ethan Coen are one of the most visionary and idiosyncratic filmmaking teams of the last three decades. Combining thoughtful eccentricity, wry humor, irony, and often brutal violence, the Coen brothers have crafted a style of filmmaking that pays tribute to classic American movie genres yet maintains a distinctly postmodern feel. Since arriving on the film scene, the Coens have amassed an impressive body of work that has garnered them critical acclaim and a devoted cult following. From Raising Arizona and Fargo to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and No Country for Old Men, the Coens have left an unmistakable imprint on Hollywood. The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers investigates philosophical themes in the works of these master filmmakers and also uses their movies as vehicles to explore fundamental concepts of philosophy. The contributing authors discuss concepts such as justice, the problem of interpretation, existential role-playing, the philosophy of comedy, the uncertainty principle, and the coldness of modernity. The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers is not just for die-hard Lebowski Fest attendees, but for anyone who enjoys big ideas on the big screen
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
791.4302/330922
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.C6635
LC item number
P45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Conard, Mark T.
Series statement
The philosophy of popular culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coen, Joel
  • Coen, Ethan
Label
The philosophy of the Coen Brothers, edited by Mark T. Conard
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223106688501
  • 31223106688519
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Mark T. Conard -- The Coen Brand of Comedy and Tragedy. Raising Arizona as an American Comedy / Richard Gilmore -- The Human Comedy Perpetuates Itself: Nihilism and Comedy in Coen Neo-Noir / Thomas S. Hibbs -- Philosophies of Comedy in O Brother, Where Art Thou? / Douglas McFarland -- No Country for Old Men: the Coens' Tragic Western / Richard Gilmore -- Deceit, Desire, and Dark Comedy: Postmodern Dead Ends in Blood Simple / Alan Woolfolk -- Ethics: Shame, Justice, and Virtue. "And It's Such a Beautiful Day!": Shame and Fargo / Rebecca Hanrahan and David Stearns -- Justice, Power, and Love: The Political Philosophy of Intolerable Cruelty / Shai Biderman and William J. Devlin -- Ethics, Heart, and Violence in Miller's Crossing / Bradley L. Herling -- "Takin' 'er Easy for All Us Sinners": Laziness as a Virtue in The Big Lebowski / Matthew K. Douglass and Jerry L. Walls -- No country for old men as moral philosophy / Douglas McFarland -- Postmodernity, Interpretation, and the Construction of History. Heidegger and the Problem of Interpretation in Barton Fink / Mark T. Conard -- The Past Is Now: History and The Hudsucker Proxy / Paul Coughlin -- "A Homespun Murder Story": Film Noir and the Problem of Modernity in Fargo / Jerold J. Abrams -- Existentialism, Alienation, and Despair. "What Kind of Man Are You?" The Coen Brothers and Existentialist Role Playing / Richard Gaughran -- Being the Barber: Kierkegaardian Despair in The Man Who Wasn't There / Karen D. Hoffman -- Thinking beyond the Failed Community: Blood Simple and The Man Who Wasn't There / R. Barton Palmer -- God, Man, and Nature -- How Job begat Larry: the Present Situation in A Serious Man / K.L. Evans -- "A Lead Ball of Justice": The Logic of Retribution and the Ethics of Instruction in True Grit / David LaRocca
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Updated ed.
Extent
vii, 344 p.
Isbn
9780813134451
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012013546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20140210-117
System control number
(OCoLC)786002569
Label
The philosophy of the Coen Brothers, edited by Mark T. Conard
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223106688501
  • 31223106688519
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Mark T. Conard -- The Coen Brand of Comedy and Tragedy. Raising Arizona as an American Comedy / Richard Gilmore -- The Human Comedy Perpetuates Itself: Nihilism and Comedy in Coen Neo-Noir / Thomas S. Hibbs -- Philosophies of Comedy in O Brother, Where Art Thou? / Douglas McFarland -- No Country for Old Men: the Coens' Tragic Western / Richard Gilmore -- Deceit, Desire, and Dark Comedy: Postmodern Dead Ends in Blood Simple / Alan Woolfolk -- Ethics: Shame, Justice, and Virtue. "And It's Such a Beautiful Day!": Shame and Fargo / Rebecca Hanrahan and David Stearns -- Justice, Power, and Love: The Political Philosophy of Intolerable Cruelty / Shai Biderman and William J. Devlin -- Ethics, Heart, and Violence in Miller's Crossing / Bradley L. Herling -- "Takin' 'er Easy for All Us Sinners": Laziness as a Virtue in The Big Lebowski / Matthew K. Douglass and Jerry L. Walls -- No country for old men as moral philosophy / Douglas McFarland -- Postmodernity, Interpretation, and the Construction of History. Heidegger and the Problem of Interpretation in Barton Fink / Mark T. Conard -- The Past Is Now: History and The Hudsucker Proxy / Paul Coughlin -- "A Homespun Murder Story": Film Noir and the Problem of Modernity in Fargo / Jerold J. Abrams -- Existentialism, Alienation, and Despair. "What Kind of Man Are You?" The Coen Brothers and Existentialist Role Playing / Richard Gaughran -- Being the Barber: Kierkegaardian Despair in The Man Who Wasn't There / Karen D. Hoffman -- Thinking beyond the Failed Community: Blood Simple and The Man Who Wasn't There / R. Barton Palmer -- God, Man, and Nature -- How Job begat Larry: the Present Situation in A Serious Man / K.L. Evans -- "A Lead Ball of Justice": The Logic of Retribution and the Ethics of Instruction in True Grit / David LaRocca
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Updated ed.
Extent
vii, 344 p.
Isbn
9780813134451
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012013546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20140210-117
System control number
(OCoLC)786002569

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