Coen brothers yyds! !

Jayda 2022-04-21 09:02:03

The Coen brothers are really geniuses at telling stories. Since I am reading and writing, so just remember something.

P1, why isn't the massacre of ballads on horseback and random taverns the biggest highlight of Westerns! The director's skillful use of breaking the fourth wall makes the audience feel like a companion of Buster (Old Bar, West Texas Tit, San Sabah Warbler), roaming the land of freedom and savagery in the West. And the abrupt ending and the drama enough to make the audience laugh, accompanied by the duet of the sharpshooters, set the perfect tone for the whole film - "We'll be there waiting for you, we can sing together." —The philosophy of existence of free will hhh.

Why does P2 say the Coen brothers are geniuses in storytelling? They can firmly grasp what you want to see, and present the main and secondary concisely and quickly, which is reflected in the ingenious setting of the scene and the arrival of emergencies - you can never imagine what will happen in the next second. What happens, but you are forever blown away by their creative approach. And the director's black humor is also brought out incisively and vividly in this part: when the protagonist is tried again, he says "First time?" Girls are fascinated by men.

At first glance, P3 looks a little mediocre, and the elements of Westerns are used the least, but it is a part of the characters with more emotional conflicts. The director deliberately used gray filters and snowy forests to express the indifferent and ignorant residents and backward regional characteristics. At the same time, he also proposed social thinking: When a world is ignorant and corrupt, can Jehovah really save mankind? When the crippled man and the bound animal have the same need for survival, is the real difference between them language? When barbarism and civilization collide, we have to choose in our hearts which side will we prefer? We can only stand in the most objective perspective, and it is nothing more than continuing to "drive into the impermanence of life".

P4 "The vast canyon is desolate and desolate." The director used soothing music and a lot of fixed shots to show this beautiful borderless land: vast forests, free creatures and gurgling water. It is not surprising that such beauty attracts gold prospectors. The director used a large amount of space to express the details of the life of the gold diggers, but at the sudden end he told us: when greed does not end, the cave of desire will eventually become a tomb of burial. When the film ends with a natural scene again, it also reinforces the irony of "destroying the canyon and leaving peacefully". Indeed, it is desolate.

P5 can be said to be the most perfect story to watch in all aspects (also recommended by the teacher), which is enough to show the director's ability to control the rhythm of the story: there is warmth as well as happiness and regret, perhaps an inadvertent flag is the ending The essential. Although the rhythm of the whole film is a little slow and the plot is a little lacking, it expresses the director's outlook on life, marriage, etc., and also has a sublime theme. As the longest part, it already has the potential of a long story. The handling of the last five minutes is a great example of story design, and those regrets are the re-layouts of the previous parts, which make up for the drama in a dramatic way.

P6 read, but did not fully understand. The whole film is filled with a lot of dialogue in a small space, and it also breaks the fourth largest wall in the whole film, but...

Summary: Although this film is not creative in terms of structure, it can tell all the stories through a book, and has a beginning and an end, hymns and ironies, interesting and aftertaste, which is rich in perception. In short, a serious design that starts with flipping the book and ends with closing the book is commendable. Coen brothers yyds!

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
8.5
2018 / USA / Drama Comedy Romance / Ethan Cohen Joel Cohen / Harry Millin Zoe Kazan

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Extended Reading
  • Madyson 2022-03-25 09:01:08

    A wild tale of the American West, where life and death change like a roulette wheel. Although it doesn't make much sense, the black style throughout is very Coen brothers. PS As expected, the shorter the story, the more testing the screenwriter will be~~~~~

  • Hildegard 2022-03-25 09:01:08

    This coolness decreases from front to back. The first two stories are very powerful, the viewers are happy and the parties are mourning, and they are very impressed by Cohen. What impressed me the most and felt the most complete was the story of the old gold digger and the woman in the caravan. Both stories used a lot of pen and ink to explain the environment and make the cause and effect especially complete. So very sad to see. The most speechless is the last one. It ended like this. I'm inexplicably upset. If it didn't end like this, I might give another star. Might revisit these last high-density conversations.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs quotes

  • Buster Scruggs (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"): Misanthrope? I don't hate my fellow man, even when he's tiresome and surly and tries to cheat at poker. I figure that's just a human material, and him that finds in it cause for anger and dismay is just a fool for expecting better.

  • Alice Longabaugh (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled): Gilbert had a saying for any situation. A ready bit of wisdom. He was very certain.

    Billy Knapp (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled"): He was a doughface?

    Alice Longabaugh (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled): ...He had fixed political beliefs. All of his beliefs were quite fixed. He would upbraid me for being wishy-washy. I never had his certainties. I suppose it is a defect.

    Billy Knapp (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled"): I don't think it's a defect at all. Oh no. Uncertainty. That is appropriate for matters of this world. Only regarding the next are vouchsafed certainty.

    Alice Longabaugh (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled): Yes.

    Billy Knapp (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled"): I believe certainty regarding that which we can see and touch, it is seldom justified, if ever. Down the ages, from our remote past, what certainties survive? And yet we hurry to fashion new ones. Wanting their comfort. Certainty... is the easy path. Just as you said.