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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 07:27 AM

This whole Russia/Trump thing is like a Coen Brothers movie.

It's one of the most common traits of their films;

What theme do the Coens know better than crime? Perhaps dark comedy? One integral theme interlocking film after film is crime, such as kidnapping, murder, ransoms, robbery, convicts, and conspiracy. From their bone-chilling debut “Blood Simple” to their recent ensemble epic “Hail, Caesar!”, kidnapping, blackmail, ransoms and crime gone wrong have been themes used for so many plotlines that it’s a wonder they haven’t been worn out on audiences.

The Coens experiment with styles, settings, characters and narratives, but their themes rarely drift from what they know: very messy, very convoluted, and very chaotically failed crime capers. I use the term “failed” in the way their characters fail, for although the perpetrator rarely gets away, their films (other than perhaps “The Ladykillers” and “Intolerable Cruelty”) never fail to hit their mark.

Read more: http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2016/the-10-most-distinct-traits-of-coen-brothers-cinema/2/#ixzz4cuDiyLAr

Nunes == Lundergaard from "Fargo":

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