Sean Wizke, Supervillain:
It’s a horror movie. M. Emmet Walsh is the monster.
From Emma Peel Session 27 – I’ll show you a life of the mind. That post is the spiritual father of the #coencountdown meme on Twitter. Come up with your own ratings… IF YOU DARE!
Blood Simple, Theatrical Trailer:
Dashiell Hammett, Red Harvest:
This damned burg’s getting me. If I don’t get away soon I’ll be going blood-simple like the natives.
Sean Witzke, No Star Wars Part 6:
Blood Simple is a great film, maybe even a perfect one, but it could be made by someone else (and has been remade probably because of this). Raising Arizona is the first Coen Bros film proper. Most directors struggle for four or five films before they have a total grasp on what they style or voice is, but the moment a director has truly become an artist is when they make a movie that only they could make. The Coen Bros are the only ones who could make their films, their voice and style is something that could only exist if the Coen Bros are born.
From the widescreen DVD release of Blood Simple, Universal:
“We storyboarded the entire movie,” Joel explained in a recent interview, “and we had a fairly exhaustive pre-production period that enabled us to maximize the resources we had by minimizing the waste. That’s still pretty much the way we work.” For a low-cost film, the 48-day shooting schedule was rather luxurious and, says Joel, “a very wise decision. We’d raised enough money in order to be able to do that, and essentially put the money into the length of the shoot, as opposed to . . . paying anyone, for instance [laughs].” Coen felt that the lengthy shooting schedule was important, from the point of view of being able to do what they wanted to do on the movie.
(Via this site.)
A Simple Noodle Story, trailer: