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Naked and O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Politics and Poetics of Epic Cinema

Simon Goldhill

in Homer in the Twentieth Century: Between World Literature and the Western Canon

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298266
eISBN:
9780191711602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298266.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter compares and contrasts two films, both of which are deeply engaged with Homer's Odyssey: the Coen Brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and Mike Leigh's Naked (1993). Its ... More


Love and Bullshit in Santa Rosa: Pastiche in The Man Who Wasn’t There

George M. Wilson

in Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199594894
eISBN:
9780191731440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594894.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Among contemporary American directors, the Coen brothers are particularly reputed to favor pastiche as a narrative strategy. Pastiche is the mixing of incongruous genres, normally joined with the aim ... More


Ventilating the Tradition: Rashbam and the Coen Brothers

Adam Zachary Newton

in Jewish Studies as Counterlife: A Report to the Academy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283958
eISBN:
9780823286096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283958.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

With a performative and unlikely coupling of rabbinic commentary and postmodern filmmaking that pivots around the vagaries of storytelling, this chapter aims to circulate air not only within the ... More


Love and Bullshit in Santa Rosa: Pastiche in The Man Who Wasn’t There

George M. Wilson

in Understanding Love: Philosophy, Film, and Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195384512
eISBN:
9780199350452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384512.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Among contemporary American directors, the Coen brothers recurrently favor pastiche as a narrative strategy. Pastiche is the mixing of incongruous genres, normally joined with the aim of subverting ... More


The Tag: Out of Film

Tom Mankiewicz

in My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey through Hollywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136059
eISBN:
9780813141169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136059.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mankiewicz retires from show business and enjoys people from all walks of life. He buys racehorses, becomes involved with the LA Zoo, enjoys hanging with the regulars at the Palm West Hollywood. He ... More


The Coy Cult Text: The Man Who Wasn’t There as Noir SF

Mark Bould

in Science Fiction Double Feature: The Science Fiction Film as Cult Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381830
eISBN:
9781781382363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381830.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter first discusses the genre proficiency and playfulness of the Coen brothers. It then considers the ways in which the Coens situate specific objects in their mise-en-scéne so as to imbue ... More


Those Dying Generations: No Country for Old Men

Sean Cubitt

in Anecdotal Evidence: Ecocritiqe from Hollywood to the Mass Image

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190065713
eISBN:
9780190065751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065713.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Like other films analysed here, No Country for Old Men (Ethan and Joel Coen, 2007) abandons humanism, but rather than offer recoding as a solution for historical impasses, it acts out two modes of ... More


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