In 1984, the Coen brothers produced, wrote and directed their first feature film. This is a dark, twisted movie that deserves your attention. In many ways it is a prototype to No Country For Old Men Set in an anonymous small town in
Take the time to watch the following trailer. Put it on full screen and really watch it. Look at that opening shot of the freshly plowed field, sound of a shovel digging as the camera slowly pans to a man digging a grave by the headlights of his parked car. This is a chilling movie. If you were at all a fan of No Country For Old Men, than you really need to watch Blood Simple. It is every bit as good. Well, maybe not. But it’s in the ballpark. For a debut film, can you ask for more?
Miller's Crossing is the third movie made by my buddies (Raising Arizona was between them). This is a prohibition,
This is the first time the Coens worked with two main stays, John Turturro and Steve Buscemi. Both joined the cast of regulars that include John Goodman, Francis Mcdormand and Charles Durning that would be featured in about every other Coen movie from here on out.
The following are two clips from the movie. The first is the opening scene in which the conflict between the two main factions is laid out. The Irish mob boss Leo and the Italian up-and-comer