It looks like you've lost connection to our server. Please check your internet connection or reload this page.

Coen Brothers Essay Examples

251 total results
Hollywood's Role in the Regulation of Writing and Authorship
The 1991 film Barton Fink provided several disparate views on
Hollywood's role in the regulation of writing and authorship. The Coen
brothers focused on the toxic atmosphere of Hollywood and its effect on
individuals. Hollywood is the capitol of film production, but it is also
the subject of their film. Highlighting the dif...
2,448 words
5 pages
Analyzing "The Big Lebowski" as a Cultural Critique
Behind “The Dude” From first glance, The Big Lebowski may seemed like a mindless comedy that was written for the sole purpose of entertainment, but if we look deeper into the film and try to analyze it as cultural critics we can see that The Big Lebowski is actually a movie that is a parody to the issues of the time. If we...
1,942 words
4 pages
Irvin Westiemer and the History of Big Brothers Association
In 1903 a man by the name of Irvin F. Westiemer encountered a young boy in an alley. This boy was searching for food in a garbage can. This unfortunate sight inspired him to organize an agency, which would be responsible for providing little boys who have no father figure, a male role model. This concept led to the creatio...
1,727 words
4 pages
Comparing O Brother Where Art Thou to The Odyssey
Is it possible for an ancient Greece hero and an escapee from prison to be seen in the same light? At first glance, one would say that they are from two different realms and never be considered the same, but with closer examination, the two could be considered kindred spirits. Looking at the movie, O’ Brother, Where Art Tho...
687 words
2 pages
An Analysis of the Film The Man Who Wasn't There
One of my favorite films is The Man Who Wasn't There. It is done by the Coen brothers in the style of "Film Noir" a term meaning (black or dark) film. It was a common style used in the 50s gangster films and remains popular today. It stars Billy Bob Thorton and a whole cast of great actors as well. First, Ed Cr...
476 words
1 page
A Review of O Brother, Where Art Thou, an Adventure Comedy Film by the Coen Brothers
From Blood Simple to Barton Fink to Fargo and The Big Lebowski, Joel and Ethan Coen have been masters of eccentric storytelling and their latest -- O Brother, Where Art Thou? -- is no exception. Based on Homer's Odyssey, no less, it follows the bizarrely ragtag adventures of three escaped convicts who fled a Depression-e...
451 words
1 page
An Analysis of The Big Lebowski, a Film Noir by the Coen Brothers
All the Dude wants is his rug back. When thinking about the film noir genre, ones thoughts usually turn to a private detective in a dark alley smoking a cigarette, wearing a trench coat and a fedora. What about a lazy bum in a bowling alley drinking a white russian and wearing a pair of jelly sandals? Believe it or not, t...
963 words
2 pages
A Comprehensive Movie Analysis of the Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski     All of the relationships among the elements in the film the Big Lebowski may seem to be enigmatic with each other, but this style of film creates an integrated system of disunity. The Coen brothers demonstrate this style through various motifs through out the film, from the main character's name to wha...
566 words
1 page
A Critical Review of the Elements in the Movie The Big Lebowski by the Coen brothers
All of the relationships among the elements in the film the Big Lebowski may seem to be enigmatic with each other, but this style of film creates an integrated system of disunity. The Coen brothers demonstrate this style through various motifs through out the film, from the main character's name to what he drinks. The film...
563 words
1 page
An Analysis of the Main Characters in the Film the Big Lebowski
All of the relationships among the elements in the film the Big Lebowski may seem to be enigmatic with each other, but this style of film creates an integrated system of disunity. The Coen brothers demonstrate this style through various motifs through out the film, from the main character's name to what he drinks. The film...
563 words
1 page