Dirk’s Five – Coen Moments

Dom-Dirk has a theory that the best films are made up of memorable sequences. This may explain the success of the Coen Brothers who have made their career on creating films with memorable sequences.

It could be argued that their latest, TRUE GRIT, is a series of set-pieces strung together, masterfully strung together, but strung together nevertheless, which culminates in brilliant re-enactment of Rooster Cogburn’s confrontation with the Kelly gang; reins clamped between his teeth, riding and firing at will.

There are so many to choose from, so here we go …

“These men are nihilists”

1) The glass in the boardroom has been changed in HUDSUCKER PROXY (1994) stopping suicide in its tracks.

2) Steve Buscemi’s white socks disappear in a wood-chipper in FARGO (1996)

3) “What’s the most you have lost on the toss of a coin?” heads you lose in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2007)

4) Jesus Quintana licks and strokes his balls in THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998)

“You know … for kids”

5) I can’t think of ANYTHING memorable about INTOLERABLE CRUELTY (2003)

Looking forward to yours …

One response to “Dirk’s Five – Coen Moments

  1. * Taking a ride out to Miller’s Crossing

    * Any scene featuring John Goodman

    “Is this your homework Larry? Is this your homework Larry? Look Larry… have you ever heard of Vietnam?”
    “I’ll show you the life of the mind!”

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