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Thread: Revisiting Match Cut Directors Consensus - Joel and Ethan Coen

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    Revisiting Match Cut Directors Consensus - Joel and Ethan Coen

    With A Serious Man coming out, I'd thought it would be good to fire up the ole' consensus thread on the greatest contemporary filmmakers.



    A Serious Man
    Burn After Reading
    No Country for Old Men
    The Ladykillers
    Intolerable Cruelty
    The Man Who Wasn't There
    O Brother Where Art Thou?
    The Big Lebowski
    Fargo
    The Hudsucker Proxy
    Barton Fink
    Miller's Crossing
    Raising Arizona
    Blood Simple
    Sure why not?

    STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (Rian Johnson) - 9
    STRONGER (David Gordon Green) - 6
    THE DISASTER ARTIST (James Franco) - 7
    THE FLORIDA PROJECT (Sean Baker) - 9
    LADY BIRD (Greta Gerwig) - 8


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    Burn After Reading - 8.5
    No Country for Old Men - 10
    The Ladykillers - 7
    Intolerable Cruelty - 7.5
    The Man Who Wasn't There - 8.5
    O Brother Where Art Thou? - 9
    The Big Lebowski - 10
    Fargo - 10
    The Hudsucker Proxy - 10
    Barton Fink - 10
    Miller's Crossing - 10
    Raising Arizona - 10
    Blood Simple - 8.5
    Sure why not?

    STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (Rian Johnson) - 9
    STRONGER (David Gordon Green) - 6
    THE DISASTER ARTIST (James Franco) - 7
    THE FLORIDA PROJECT (Sean Baker) - 9
    LADY BIRD (Greta Gerwig) - 8


    "Hitchcock is really bad at suspense."
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    Blood Simple - 8
    Raising Arizona - 4
    Miller's Crossing - 8
    Barton Fink - 9
    The Hudsucker Proxy - 5
    Fargo - 10
    The Big Lebowski - 9
    O Brother Where Art Thou? - 6
    The Man Who Wasn't There - 7
    The Ladykillers - 3
    No Country for Old Men - 9

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    Burn After Reading - 6
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    The Big Lebowski - 8.5
    Fargo - 8
    Barton Fink - 8.5
    Miller's Crossing - 7
    Blood Simple - 7
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    The Man Who Wasn't There - 9
    O Brother Where Art Thou? - 8.5
    The Big Lebowski - 10
    Fargo - 9
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    Miller's Crossing - 10
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    The Big Lebowski 6
    Fargo 9
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    Burn After Reading
    No Country for Old Men - 10
    The Ladykillers - 7
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    O Brother Where Art Thou? - 9
    The Big Lebowski - 9
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    The Hudsucker Proxy - 7
    Barton Fink - 10
    Miller's Crossing - 7
    Raising Arizona - 8.5
    Blood Simple - 7

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    Burn After Reading - 6
    No Country for Old Men - 10
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    O Brother Where Art Thou? - 6
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    Blood Simple - 6.5
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    Hudsucker Proxy - 8
    Fargo - 7
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    O Brother, Where Art Thou? - 7.5
    The Man Who Wasn't There - 7
    Intolerable Cruelty - 5
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    No Country For Old Men - 7.5
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    Burn After Reading (2008) 8.0
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    O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000) 7.5
    The Big Lebowski (1998) 7.5
    Fargo (1996) 8.0
    The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) 5.5
    Barton Fink (1991) 6.5
    Miller's Crossing (1990) 9.0
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    Blood Simple (1984) 8.0
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    Burn After Reading - 7.5
    No Country for Old Men - 8.5
    Intolerable Cruelty - 5
    The Man Who Wasn't There - 8
    O Brother Where Art Thou? - 5.5
    The Big Lebowski - 9.5
    Fargo - 9
    The Hudsucker Proxy - 7
    Barton Fink - 8.5
    Miller's Crossing - 7
    Raising Arizona - 7
    Blood Simple - 9

    I'll be giving a few of these rewatches in the coming weeks.

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    A Serious Man: 7.0
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    The Man Who Wasn't There: 6.5
    O Brother Where Art Thou?: 6.5
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    Raising Arizona: 8.0

    I like them more than these grades individually represent.
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    The Big Lebowski - 9
    Fargo - 7.5
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    The Big Lebowski - 8.5
    Fargo - 10
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    Miller's Crossing - 9
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    Blood Simple - 8.5
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    Rating/ranking the Coens is a tradition over at Icine, heh. And I really must see more, as I've liked everything I've viewed from them so far:

    Burn After Reading-9.5
    No Country for Old Men-10.0
    O Brother Where Art Thou?-9.0
    The Big Lebowski-10.0
    Fargo-10.0
    Blood Simple-10.0

    On the 100 scale (last time I checked, anyways) only Fargo and The Big Lebowski get 100's. Blood Simple and No Country for Old Men come close, though.

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    I've seen all of their movies, but it's been far too long for most of them.

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    O Brother Where Art Thou? - 7
    The Big Lebowski - 8
    Fargo - 9
    The Hudsucker Proxy - 4.5
    Barton Fink - 7.5
    Miller's Crossing - 8
    Raising Arizona - 9
    Blood Simple - 7
    The Princess and the Pilot - B-
    Playtime (rewatch) - A
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    The Comedy - D+
    Kings of the Road - C+
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    The Hunger Games - D-
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    Tangled - C+

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    Blood Simple - 8
    Raising Arizona - 9.5
    Miller's Crossing - 7.5
    Barton Fink - 5.5
    The Hudsucker Proxy - 7.5
    Fargo - 10
    The Big Lebowski - 8.5
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? - 8
    The Man Who Wasn't There - 7
    The Ladykillers - 7
    No Country for Old Men - 9.5
    Burn After Reading - 8
    A Serious Man - 8

    Barton Fink probably deserves a rewatch, but I recall finding the experience unpleasant.

    Has A Serious Man not been released outside of Minnesota?

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    I notice a disturbing lack of enthusiasm for The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    In other disturbing news, you've apparently never seen Raising Arizona

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    O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000) 5.5
    The Big Lebowski (1998) 10.0
    Fargo (1996) 10.0
    The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) 5.0
    Barton Fink (1991) 7.5
    Miller's Crossing (1990) 8.0
    Raising Arizona (1987) 7.0
    Blood Simple (1984) 8.0

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