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6 filmmaking lessons from the Coen Brothers

“Coen Brothers and the making of Blood Simple. (as told to Stephen Lowenstein)

Ethan and Joel Coen have put together some of the most fascinating and memorable films since making their debut in 1984. Last year, they won an OSCAR for ‘No country for old men.’ Before that, they were most famous for ‘FARGO’ and the cult favorite ‘The Big Lebowski.’ But everyone of their films were special.

To achieve success while playing OUTSIDE the Hollywood studios is what made Coens very admirable filmmakers.

Coens write, produce, direct, and even edit their own movies, often on a reasonably low budget so that they won’t be hostage to Hollywood. A filmmakers’ dream.

Here are excerpts from an interview with very useful insights on how they got their start with BLOOD SIMPLE.”- Taken from the book ‘My First Movie’ – by Stephen Lowenstein. Penguin Press.”

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