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Shit, I tried to start listening to this on the side while working and it's too great and nerdy not to pay full attention to. I'll have to revisit this tonight. Great combo of people talking here. 

 

I still don't think I liked Inside Llewyn Davis, nor really understood it maybe. I have to revisit it some time but it felt similarly aimless like I thought Barton Fink was and it's not like I don't like surreal movies. Somehow Barton Fink also doesn't do anything for me outside of its beautiful sets. 

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7 hours ago, Bloodporne said:

Shit, I tried to start listening to this on the side while working and it's too great and nerdy not to pay full attention to. I'll have to revisit this tonight. Great combo of people talking here. 

 

I still don't think I liked Inside Llewyn Davis, nor really understood it maybe. I have to revisit it some time but it felt similarly aimless like I thought Barton Fink was and it's not like I don't like surreal movies. Somehow Barton Fink also doesn't do anything for me outside of its beautiful sets. 

I was lukewarm on Inside Llewyn Davis when I saw it in the theater, but I watched it again a few years afterwards and I now consider it to be in the top 2 or 3 best Coen Bros. films.  I would say it's very much worth revisiting.

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Jesus...what did I miss? Maybe I wasn't in the mood. I remember really liking the main guy's performance and the locations mainly.

 

I've seen most of their filmography at this point I think but my favorite is actually still The Big Lebowski. They have an impressive amount of incredibly good movies, damn.

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At one point I tried to watch as many of their films as I could, but looking at the list, I've only seen nine of them. The two (or three) movies they reference the most in this interview are ones I haven't seen.

 

But of the ones I've seen, I'll always gravitate more towards Lebowski and O, Brother, with a nod towards The Hudsucker Proxy as I think an underrated gem. I think in general their films tend to leave you wondering what the hell you should be feeling. A lot of times it's an empty and/or confused feeling. No Country was like that at first viewing, but the second viewing (or more) helps to aid your understanding, and I think that's true of most of their work (another good example of that is Fargo). Because these films don't tell you how to feel,  your own personality, life experiences, whatever are going to determine what you make of them, and for many that takes a while.

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Inside Llewyn Davis is probably my second favorite behind Barton Fink.

 

https://www.indiewire.com/2016/01/why-inside-llewyn-davis-might-be-the-most-subversive-film-the-coen-brothers-have-ever-made-86156/

 

This is a pretty good article about the movie. One of the things I loved about the movie was that it was about failure not through lack of talent or trying but rather through luck, or lack thereof. During the moment where history is being made Llewyn Davis is getting his shit kicked in in a back alley, and for every one person who gets to be Bob Dylan there are 1,000 Llewyn Davis' out there.

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