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The Coen Brothers

Posted March 23, 2010 to photo album "The Coen Brothers"

Coen Brothers | Worthy of an Adjective
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Coen Brothers | Writers First

Coen Brothers | Writers First

For the Coen brothers, every film starts as screenplay. Since their first film, the two have been celebrated for their ear for dialogue and the ability to twist a phrase into doing whatever they ask. The two have been nominated five times for a WGA award, and have won twice (Fargo, No Country for Old Men). And while they weren’t nominated for The Big Lebowski, the Dude’s dialog (along with every other character’s) is freely quoted back and forth between fans. We look at their writing acumen in two articles: “Three Scenes from A Serious Man” and an excerpt from The Making of The Big Lebowski—“Sleeping and Severed Toes: Ethan Coen & Joel Coen on the Art of Screenwriting.”