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...Classic “auteur” criticism has had a tough time dealing with Stanley Kubrick, who, unlike Hitchcock, Hawks, Ford, and others, essentially “never made the same film twice.” That is, it is difficult to spot prima facie connections between...

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

Directed by

Joel Coen

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Ethan Coen

Written by

Joel Coen

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Ethan Coen

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...House at Night We are looking – through the rain-pelted windshield of a parked car – at a small, Spanish-style bungalow. The rattle of driving rain does not quite cover the sound from inside the house of drunken female laughter...

Miller’s Crossing (2002)

Directed by

Joel Coen

Written by

Joel Coen

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Ethan Coen

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...A Whiskey Tumbler It sits on an oak bar under a glowing green banker’s lamp. Two ice cubes are dropped in. From elsewhere in the room: ManoffI’m talkin’ about friendship. I’m talkin’ about character. I’m talkin’ about – hell, Leo, I ain’t...

Barton Fink (2002)

Directed by

Joen Coen

Written by

Joen Coen

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Ethan Coen

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...On Barton Fink He is a bespectacled man in his thirties, hale but somewhat bookish. He stands, tuxedoed, in the wings of a theater, looking out at the stage, listening intently to the end of a performance. In the shadows behind him an old...
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...Street A man in shades. His sunglasses and the windshield of the car he drives reflect palm trees flashing by on either side. He is well dressed, in his early forties, with a little rat ponytail. He slows in front of a swank Beverly Hills...

“Kubrick’s Cube”: Stanley Kubrick, Judaism, and His Jewish Heirs

After Kubrick : A Filmmaker’s Legacy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Rarely thought of as a Jewish director (whatever that may mean), Kubrick never denied his ethnicity but neither did he follow any religion. His parents, Jacques and Gertrude (née Perveler), were both Jewish, but they did not practice much...
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...The Ballad of Buster Scruggs This page is followed by a sheet of onionskin protecting a color illustration on slick paper. The overlay is turned to fully reveal the picture, done in the style of N. C. Wyeth: From a low angle a husky...

The Ladykillers (2004)

Directed by

Joel Coen

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Ethan Coen

Written by

Joel Coen

and

Ethan Coen

Screenplay

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...A Gargoyle We are close on the leering face of a demon carved in stone. Head credits play as we pull slowly back. Our move ends framed low to put the gargoyle against an overcast sky. A large black bird alights upon it as other birds –...

A Serious Man (2009)

Directed by

Joel Coen

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Ethan Coen

Written by

Joel Coen

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Ethan Coen

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...White letters on a black screen: A Serious ManEverything that happens to youRashi Fade in: Snowflakes Falling in Black The flakes drift lazily down toward us. Our angle looks straight up. Now an angle looking steeply down: the snow falls...
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...Black. Ed V.O. Yeah, I worked in a barbershop. But I never considered myself a barber … We track back from a barber’s pole. … I stumbled into it – well, married into it more precisely … We track back from a shopkeeper’s bell triggered...