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Inside Llewyn DavisOf the many amazing films that were released in 2013, few looked as unique, or as stylistically gorgeous, as the Coens’ love song to the 1960′s NY folk scene, Inside Llewyn DavisOf course, Roger Deakins, the regular cinematographer for the Coen brothers, was not available to shoot the film, so the prolific filmmaking duo turned to another industry legend, acclaimed French DP Bruno Delbonnel, who is most known for his stunning work on Amélie. The fine folks at Cinefii recently sat down with Delbonnel at the Cameraimage Festival in Poland, where he revealed many of the techniques that he used to create the unique aesthetic of Inside Llewyn Davis, as well as some insights into what it’s like to work with Joel and Ethan Coen. More »

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Coen BrothersNo one does dark comedy quite like the Brothers Coen. (A pregnant police chief coming upon a bleach-blonde criminal feeding his partner’s body through a wood chipper, a perfect mixture of ruthless violence and Minnesota nice, is something only they could pull off.) There has been quite a lot of buzz circulating about their latest film Inside Llewyn Davis, but Joel and Ethan’s filmmaking journey began back in 1984 with their critically acclaimed neo-noir Blood SimpleThis 1999 BBC documentary reaches back into the Coens’ past to discuss not only their early films (pre-O Brother, Where Art Thou), but the sensibilities that started before they ever said “action”. More »

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Llewyn Davis Holding a CatWe know that motion picture film is going to stick around for a while on a large scale thanks to Kodak, but what happens when the biggest directors and DPs choose not to use it anymore? Is that when we’ll stop seeing it in theaters? In a recent interview with the New York Times, Joel and Ethan Coen discussed not only their newest film, Inside Llewyn Davis, but how technology and the industry have changed since they started making films. More »

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Coen Bros Llewyn DavisJoel and Ethan Coen have been writing and directing movies for almost 30 years and in 16 films have managed to tackle almost every genre, from the noir of their Independent Spirit award-winning debut, Blood Simple, to their twisted take on 30s’ comedies in The Hudsucker Proxy. Their new movie, a shaggy dog story about a failing folk singer, set in the New York folk scene of the early 60s, Inside Llewyn Davisjust played the Telluride Film Festival and is already getting significant buzz. Joel and Ethan did a great Q&A after the screening: click below to check out the newest flick from the Brothers Coen and hear from the director(s)! More »

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Storyboard_NCFOMStoryboarding serves many purposes in filmmaking other than being an illustrated representation of a film. They can help you “see” the film before you even turn on the camera, find storytelling issues, sell your idea, and get everybody working on the project on the same page. If you’re interested in knowing more about the world of storyboarding, who better to learn from than J. Todd Anderson, who has been the Coen Brothers’ go-to storyboard artist from Raising Arizona to Inside Llewyn Davis. More »

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adobe premiere pro creative suite cs6Though there have been some seriously divided opinions on the new Adobe Creative Cloud-only strategy, there is no question the company has made a dent into what was once Final Cut Pro and Avid territory. The Coen Brothers, Academy Award winners for Fargo and No Country for Old Men, have been editing their own films since they began their careers (under the name Roderick Jaynes), and they’ve been using Apple’s software until now: their newest film, which has not begun shooting, will be edited on Adobe Premiere. More »

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I remember reading in the book My First Movie: Twenty Celebrated Directors Talk about Their First Film how Joel and Ethan Coen had raised most of the financing for their first film, Blood Simple, from dentists. The Coen brothers aren’t known for doing a ton of press interviews, so that was a rare treat — as is this hour-long interview from the brand new Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at Lincoln Center. Here, the Coens talk with writer/director Noah Baumbach (auetur of one of my favorite Brooklyn-set films, The Squid and the Whale) about the opening scenes of their films. More »