“ From such cult hits as Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognisable voice in modern American cinema.
In The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, film critic Adam Nayman carefully sifts through their complex cinematic universe in an effort to plot, as he puts it, “some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness.”
The book combines critical text—biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators—with a visual aesthetic that honours the Coens’ singular mix of darkness and levity.
Featuring film stills, beautiful and evocative illustrations, punchy infographics, and hard insight, this book will be the definitive exploration of the Coen
author: Adam Nayman
editor: David Jenkins
art direction + cover: Ollie Stafford
lead designer: Sophie Mo (hi)
illustrators: Jason Ngai + Bobby Evans / Telegramme Co
project manager: Helen Jackson
senior editor: Eric Klopfer
production manager: Denise LaCongo
“…a marvelous mixture of well-designed coffee table book and thoughtful analysis of a filmmaking team…”
“Packed with full page color stills, behind-the-scenes stories, interviews and insightful analysis of each film, this book will put a smile on the
face of all film buffs.”
—The Detroit Free Press