Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' First Official Look: Jared Leto As The Joker In 'Suicide Squad' First Official Look: Jared Leto As The Joker In 'Suicide Squad' Joss Whedon Says He Earned More Making 'Dr. Horrible' Than 'The Avengers,' Weighs In On Marvel Vs. DC Joss Whedon Says He Earned More Making 'Dr. Horrible' Than 'The Avengers,' Weighs In On Marvel Vs. DC Tom Hardy Met Mel Gibson And Made Him A Bracelet, Says Michael Fassbender Was "The Sh*t" In School Tom Hardy Met Mel Gibson And Made Him A Bracelet, Says Michael Fassbender Was "The Sh*t" In School Native Actors Walk Off Set Of Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous 6' Over Disrespectful, Insulting Script Native Actors Walk Off Set Of Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous 6' Over Disrespectful, Insulting Script Watch: Johnny Depp Rages As Whitey Bulger In First Trailer For Gangster Tale 'Black Mass' Watch: Johnny Depp Rages As Whitey Bulger In First Trailer For Gangster Tale 'Black Mass' Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' And More Added To Cannes Film Festival Lineup Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' And More Added To Cannes Film Festival Lineup First Look: Johnny Depp Goes Gangster In As Whitey Bulger In 'Black Mass' First Look: Johnny Depp Goes Gangster In As Whitey Bulger In 'Black Mass' Watch: Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Michael Fassbender And More Talk The Art Of Acting Watch: Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Michael Fassbender And More Talk The Art Of Acting Review: Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Starring Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson & More Review: Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Starring Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson & More Watch: Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, And More Talk The Art Of Filmmaking Watch: Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, And More Talk The Art Of Filmmaking Christopher Nolan's Favorite Sequence From His Movies Is The Airplane Kidnapping Scene From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Christopher Nolan's Favorite Sequence From His Movies Is The Airplane Kidnapping Scene From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Joss Whedon Calls Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' "The Best Script Marvel Ever Had," Warns Of Serialized Moviemaking Joss Whedon Calls Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' "The Best Script Marvel Ever Had," Warns Of Serialized Moviemaking The 41 Most Anticipated Movies Of Summer 2015 The 41 Most Anticipated Movies Of Summer 2015 Watch: First Teaser For 'Star Wars: Rogue One,' Plot Details Confirmed Watch: First Teaser For 'Star Wars: Rogue One,' Plot Details Confirmed The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

Watch: 40-Minute Documentary On The Coen Brothers

The Playlist By Ben Brock | The Playlist June 4, 2013 at 10:21AM

Have you heard of these guys, the Coen Brothers? Apparently they have some new movie coming out about American folk music or something, with that guy from “ER” in it. Yeah, we're not sure either. But that last movie they did, the one with Jeff Bridges and all the bowling, that was pretty good. Anyhow, to publicize the folk music movie, the BBC have made a documentary about them. But seriously folks, the Coens do have a movie about American folk music about to come out, called “Inside Llewyn Davies” (it made a big splash at Cannes -- we liked it a lot) and while you wait for December 6th, you could do a lot worse than revisit this 2000 documentary, made during the filming of “O Brother Where Art Thou?.”
1
The Coen Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis

Have you heard of these guys, the Coen Brothers? Apparently they have some new movie coming out about American folk music or something, with that guy from “ER” in it. Yeah, we're not sure either. But that last movie they did, the one with Jeff Bridges and all the bowling, that was pretty good. Anyhow, to publicize the folk music movie, the BBC have made a documentary about them. But seriously folks, the Coens do have a movie about American folk music about to come out, called “Inside Llewyn Davies” (it made a big splash at Cannes -- we liked it a lotand while you wait for December 6th, you could do a lot worse than revisit this 2000 documentary, made during the filming of “O Brother Where Art Thou?.”

It pushes the “reclusive geniuses” line a bit hard (the Coens have always just seemed like people more interested in making movies than being famous, rather than actual recluses), but it's a good look at the way two of the most celebrated Hollywood directors of today make their movies. Contributions come from the still fresh-faced George Clooney, their now-legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins, William H. Macy sporting a horrendous mustache (hopefully for a role?), and of course, the cheerfully downbeat brothers themselves, casually pointing out that it takes them a few weeks to write a script and that they have dozens of them lying around. One wonders how many of them they've put on film in the past thirteen years, and how many more are still to come...

Anyway, if you've got 40 minutes to spare, give this one a spin.

This article is related to: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Coen Brothers


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates