Coen-bros-224x113I 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.

The video's a little dark, but the facility is brand new, so presumably successive videos will be brighter. Also, I think for copyright reasons they can't show the clips, but hopefully at this point you've seen the films being discussed:

[via FilmmakerIQ]