Coen Brothers Collection: 4dvd: Box Set
Boxset of 4 feature films directed by the Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan. Featuring THE BIG LEBOWSKI, THE HUDSUCKER PROXY, BARTON FINK and BLOOD SIMPLE. The Coen Brothers debut feature, BLOOD SIMPLE, is an intricately plotted film noir. When a bar owner discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife, a complex web of deceit and double crosses ensues in a small Texas town.
THE BIG LEBOWSKI: Jeff Lebowski, known as the Dude, a laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money. having his rug soiled, sending him spiraling into the Los Angeles underworld. As usual in Coen brothers films, the dialogue is hysterically warped; the plot is confusing, complicated, and kinetic; the soundtrack is virtually another character; and the acting is weirdly stellar. Never previously released on DVD, THE HUDSUCKER PROXY opens with a spectacular shot of snow falling over a beautiful city. The camera pans in slowly over the rooftops until it comes upon the Hudsucker Industries building, with a huge clock about to ring in the New Year--and a man about to jump to his death. BARTON FINK, the Coen brothers' apocalyptic masterpiece about the creative process. John Turturro stars as the title character, an idealistic young man who believes that writing should be about the living truth, revealing the hopes, the dreams, the tragedies of the common man. When Hollywood comes calling for him to write a wrestling picture for Wallace Beery, Fink suddenly finds himself in Los Angeles with a severe case of writer's block.
posted originally by andy over a month ago - well worth a 2nd posting