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Movies 101: Films by the Coen Brothers

Raising Brother

Dan Webster, Mary Pat Treuthart, and Nathan Weinbender discuss the films of the Coen Brothers. Joel and Ethan Coen are widely considered among the most visionary and idiosyncratic filmmakers of the late 20th century. Combining thoughtful eccentricity, wry humor, arch irony, and often brutal violence, the films of the Coen brothers have become synonymous with a style of filmmaking that pays tribute to classic American movie genres -- especially film noir -- while sustaining a firmly postmodern feel.
The episode was recorded at SPR Goes To The Movies held last January at the Bing Crosby Theater.

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