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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (142 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cathleen Falsani Narrator: Allen Secher Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Fans of the eccentric and edgy films of the Coen brothers know there’s more going on in their films than meets the eye. Award-winning author and columnist Cathleen Falsani is the perfect guide for Coen fans, inviting them to take a deeper look at the popular films, from their debut Blood Simple to the recent Burn after Reading and all the strange and wonderful films in between. Falsani looks at the deeper meanings that can be mined from each quirky and enduring Coen film, including such cult favorites as Fargo, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and No Country for Old Men

With a journalist’s keen analysis, she unpacks the theological, mythological, ethical, and philosophical content. Readers will discover that the critically acclaimed Coen brothers speak to eternal questions with darkly intelligent humor. Coen fans, churched and unchurched of all faiths or none, will find in this book a spirited, thoughtful conversation with a good friend (who happens to be a film buff.) Readers will appreciate this examination of the intersection of popular culture and spirituality.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Magnus | 1/8/2014

    " Some chapters are able to get more in depth on the films than others. I only read the chapters in which I had seen the film. So as not to ruin other movies I had yet to see. This was about 4 to 5 chapters. I think the book would have been better had it gone more in depth on titles instead of largely rehashing plots in the films. Interesting perspective though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lauren | 12/30/2013

    " I am a HUGE Lebowski fan. In fact, I have a tattoo on my ankle that reads "abide." I think I gave this book 3 stars instead of 2 because I love the idea that Cathleen Falsani would write this book. I think I like the idea of it better than the book itself. As an English teacher, I kept hearing myself say to Ms. Falsani, "Expand...tell me more...yeah, so?" She spent more time summarizing the movies rather than analyzing them. I wanted more of her analysis because, clearly, she is a smart, insightful woman and the fact that she loves all things Coen makes me love her more. I would have read this no matter what so I wished it had even more words! I wanted her to dig deeper! But...that's, just like, my opinion, man. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dean Anderson | 12/29/2013

    " Sadly, much of the content of the book was just a rehashing of the plots of the Coen Brother's films. I'm a Christian who loves the Coens, but didn't get much out of this. The title and book cover are cool, though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Greg | 12/29/2013

    " This book was no good. Dont buy it. "

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