#8 Greatest Director

This is the Zodiac speaking...
My apologies to all of you out there who chomp at the bit waiting for my newest posts, I'm looking at you Vietnam, but alas, this writing is just not paying the bills, so occasionally I have to go to work. In the past I have managed to post during my precious few hours off in between shifts but not this week. To make it up to you I promise that I will get this list of directors done before I again have to return to the toil that is life. With that said, where did we leave off.

#8 Joel and Ethan Coen
The Coen brothers are an Oscar winning duo that does it all, from writing, directing, producing, and even editing, under the pseudonym Roderick Jaynes, who has been up for a few Oscars himself. We all have seen at least a few of their movies from Barton Fink, Fargo, O' Brother Where Art Thou, one of the best adaptations of Homer's The Odyssey I've ever seen, and the Best Picture winning No Country for Old Men. Perhaps the best way to sum up their career is a quote from the Big Lebowski:
The Dude: Let me explain something to you. Um, I am not "Mr. Lebowski". You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.
Meaning, essentially, well shit, I don't know, however that is still a great quote. All of their movies are full of quotable moments, that's just good writing. Not to sound like a broken record here but one of the main reasons they made the list is for a movie they just made last year; True Grit. I can't wait until all those horrible John Wayne movies are remade with decent actors. Much applauding and accolades to the men brave enough to remind us that the Duke sucks ass. I'm gonna change the name of my blog to John Wayne sucks but that would be redundant.
The Coen brothers films stand for themselves, not all winners, but a definite majority.
Watch this: The Big Lebowski, Fargo, No Country for Old Men
Skip this: Intolerable Cruelty


Nman said...

To be honest i haven't seen many of the Coen Bro's movies. I have seen the new True Grit and thought it was pretty good. I'm not a huge Jeff Bridges fan......the first movie I saw with him was Starman so ever since then I can't not picture him as some weird alien guy. Much like with Dustin Hoffman always has a little rain man in him. I guess the main thing is their style of movies just aren't my style for the most part.

Zodiac said...

Nman with the double negatives, if you were to watch only one more film with Jeff Bridges make it The Big Lebowski. He won't be Starman anymore, he'll only be "The Dude"