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Blood Simple (1984)

Directed by

Joel Coen

Written by

Joel Coen

and

Ethan Coen

Screenplay

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...Landscapes An opening voice-over plays against dissolving Texas landscapes – broad, bare, and lifeless. Voice-Over The world is full of complainers. But the fact is, nothing comes with a guarantee. I don’t care if you’re the Pope of Rome,...

Miller’s Crossing (1990)

Directed by

Joel Coen

Written by

Joel Coen

and

Ethan Coen

Screenplay

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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...

Fargo (1996)

Directed by

Joen Coen

Written by

Joen Coen

and

Ethan Coen

Screenplay

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...Flare to White FADE IN FROM WHITE Slowly the white becomes a barely perceptible image: white particles wave over a white background. A snowfall. A car bursts through the curtain of snow. The car is equipped with a hitch and is towing...
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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...

Stormy Monday (1988)

Directed by

Mike Figgis

Written by

Mike Figgis

Screenplay

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...Soho Street – Night Two men, Patrick and Tony, are walking down Frith Street towards Soho Square. They are each carrying a briefcase and an overnight bag. It has been raining. The streets are still quite wet. Tony and Patrick are London...

A Ball ‘This Big’

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

Book chapter

...The ‘empty silence’ now filled my head with the buzz of a swarming beehive. The ‘nothing’ turned into dark. No. Not dark, it turned into lifeless black. It was cold. Bone-freezing cold.Pain, deep, dull, heavy pain… I was on my back… Fear...

The Great Dane from America

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Mussolini had three loves. The first, most sincere, all-engrossing love of his life was, naturally, himself. Aviation and voluptuous actresses were vying for second and third positions. Very much like Howard Hughes. With the passing years...

Guardian Angels

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Coincidence again put me on the top of the world on the tundra. My nickname, Bandi, and snow forced the coincidence. Except for being white, the snow on the Rothorn above Lenzerheide was quite different from the snow of the tundra, where...

No Angels Fly Barefoot

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fragments : Portraits from the Inside

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...‘The war to end all wars’ officially ended on 4 June 1920. The peace treaty of Trianon was signed. Good old naïve USA pulled the hot potato out of the fire, won the war for ClemenceauGeorges Clemenceau (1841–1929), the French premier who...

Billion Dollar Battles

Andre de Toth

Andre de Toth now lives in Los Angeles where he is finishing his third novel. His motto is: ‘Don't be careful – have fun!; I did.’ Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Faber & Faber, 2011

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...‘Join the services and see the world.’ If you are in the motion picture industry and want to see the world join the makers of the Bond films; the slogan fits better. When Broccoli and Saltzman split, Harry, not wanting to be outdone...