What The Coen Brother's First Film Teaches Us About Their Style - Blood Simple


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I've done Wes Anderson, Christopher Nolan, Terrence Malick, and now the Coen Brothers. Who should I do next?

2 months ago

Spielberg using Duel or perhaps even his episode of Columbo. Soderbergh with Sex Lies and video Tape.

1 month ago

Great channel. I'd ask for Gaspar Noe, Denis Villeneuve, Lynne Ramsay, or Yorgos Lanthimos.

2 months ago

Hi Thomas,

I appreciate your videos and the clarity of thought you display in them.

For suggested videos in the Directors Before Series:

Guillermo del Toro
Alfonso Cuarón
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Stanley Kubrick
Edgar Wright
Quentin Tarantino
Akira Kurosawa
George A. Romero
Paul Thomas Anderson


I'm sure that any of those directors would yield rich, interesting, and informative studies of style through their feature-length directorial debuts.

Best,
Ross

2 months ago

Yor are best work of before series

3 weeks ago

A dirt field night scene from Blood Simple reminds me of a similar scene from The Onion Field by Harold Becker. I like to catch imagery from old movies that may have inspired later directors.

1 month ago

I just noticed how much they used Frances McDormand then I learned Joel was married to her.
Edit: I looked it up and noticed it before you mentioned it at the end durr on me lol

1 month ago

I have watched so many of your videos since I came across you. I am so glad that i found this channel, and get to watch this great content. Thank you, Thomas.

2 months ago

The only thing I don't love about there movies is seeing the same actors /actresses over and over again

2 months ago

It’s such a wonderfully structured noir. I loved how the various characters and motives just Crash together at the end. But what makes it so great is that it kind of jokes about how complicated the plot is at the end, and it ends up being literally the funniest thing in the movie in the movie’s final lines. After all the carnage, I laugh so hard at the end of that movie, to this day.

2 months ago

The Coens are masters at making the characters paramount to the story.

2 months ago

It's too bad Barry Sonnenfeld never quite took off in his film career like he likely expected to. Had he stayed a DP, he may have been just as formative to the Coens' signature as Roger Deakins

2 months ago

You should do Kubrick in the directors befores series

2 months ago

Great writers.

2 months ago

Do Paul Thomas Anderson!

2 months ago

Please do Cronenberg! I find him the most underrated director out there

2 months ago

I just watched Stereo a few months ago! He's a fascinating director.

2 months ago

I think you should do spike lee's "she's gotta have it", Scorsese's "who's that knocking at my door", Tarkovsky's "Ivan's childhood", Damien chazelle's "guy and Madeline on a park bench", roman Polanski's "knife in the water", David Lynch's "eraser head" and Tarantino's "reservoir dogs" for this series

2 months ago

Thanks for the video! I'm a huge fan of the Coen brothers and Blood Simple is a great film!

2 months ago

Great vid! You gonna do Kubrick? Would be interesting, as his first film is a bit of a dumpster fire!

2 months ago

Blood Simple: in my top 10 films (i tried to walk out when I first saw it because of the violence but my husband pulled me back down and said "Sit! This is brilliant!" He was right.

2 months ago

You should do Danny Boyle next!

2 months ago

Your videos about Director's debut films are such a good idea (and very well executed) ! You can learn a lot about a director and their influences by looking at their early work. Looking forward to more of these videos in the future.

2 months ago

Scorsese next please

2 months ago