Current Movie: Fargo – Jan 19
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“…and I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper.”
The Coen Brothers’ first real break-out picture! A brief 9 years after Raising Arizona hit small theaters, Fargo is released to critical acclaim and Oscar-winning renown. Yet another kidnapping-based plot (are see seeing a pattern?), Fargo retells a true account of extortion and ransom gone very wrong.
A more intentional film, Fargo was nominated for Best Editing, Best Supporting Actor (William H. Macy), Best Cinematography (snow is tough to shoot in; it was bested by the English Patient which was shot largely on sand), Best Director (Joel), and Best Picture (Ethan). Francis McDormand’s performance won the Best Actress Oscar, as did Joel & Ethan’s original screenplay.
Come down to the Egyptian to see some real movie magic as the Coen Brothers hit their stride!
Jerry Lundegaard is in a financial jam and, out of desperation, comes up with a plan to hire someone to kidnap his wife and demand ransom from her wealthy father, to be secretly split between Jerry and the perpetrators. Jerry, who is not the most astute of individuals, hires a couple of real losers from the frozen northern reaches of Fargo, North Dakota for the job. Then things begin to slip from bad to worse as Jerry helplessly watches on
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- brilliant performances
- ensnaring plot
- a woodchipper